7:12 Cultural Ambassador

The evolution of music made with devices powered by electricity and/or computers, with Paul Berrington aka DJ B-Lo...featuring Detroit electro-techno outfit Drexciya who first came into the public eye in 1994 with Aquatic Invasion

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Photo: Drexciya

7:35 New Horizons

Wellington singer Louis Baker is in the spotlight in this week's New Horizons with a debut album of remarkably taut and tight soul.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World  - White Gold

Are lithium-powered electric vehicles as 'green' as we think they are?

In tonight's Window on the World, Linda Pressly travels to Argentina to see what impact lithium mining has, high in the Andes.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, journalist and science communicator Damian Christie travels to Italy to discover what impact the brown marmorated stink bug is having on their fruit industry and find out what lessons New Zealand can learn.

A brown marmorated stink bug on a damaged pear in Italy, where the bug has become a major pest.

A brown marmorated stink bug on a damaged pear in Italy, where the bug has become a major pest. Photo: Damian Christie / Aotearoa Science Agency

9:30 International Correspondent: Motoko Kakubayashi

Bryan talks to Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi who now resides in Tokyo and works for University of Tokyo's Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.

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Photo: Motoko Kakubayashi

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition, Music 101 host Charlotte Ryan speaks with Savage about his new song. Sampa the Great performs a live session and we pay tribute to waiata Maori composer Tommy Taurima.

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