7:12 Economics - Brian Easton

Are the current protests in Chile a result of 40 years of neoliberal economics and might we be heading down the same road in New Zealand?

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7:30 Song Crush

Kanye goes gospel - but is he just cashing in on the Christian dollar? The Song Crush team, Kirsten, Yadana and Tony, this week contemplate Kanye's intentions. Plus a woozy missive from Frank Ocean, a powerful message from Onehunga's SWIDT, and more.

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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

In tonight's Window on the World, astronomer Seth Shostak tackles questions about whether we are alone in the universe.

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9:07 Stories from the Wild

Lani Wendt Young

Lani Wendt Young Photo: Lani Wendt Young

Reading and writing in the digital era is celebrated by Lani Wendt Young, who argues in her 2019 Book Council Lecture that the democratisation of literature is one of the outstanding legacies of an era in which traditional, canonical, publishing is under threat. The result? More brown voices. More Pacific voices. More LGBTQ voices. And more people reading than ever before as they find writing which speaks to them individually.

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 Worlds of Music

On Worlds of Music after 11, Trevor Reekie features an exclusive interview with David Harrington, a classically trained violinist who founded the Kronos Quartet in 1973, talking about this extraordinary album called Ladilikan recorded with Trio Da Kali, 3 supremely talented Griots from Mali. It's an album that has been credited with giving a new voice to timeless sounds. It's just been announced that the Trio Da Kali will be appearing at Womad 2020 which takes place on the 13-15 March 2020 at the glorious Brooklands Park in New Plymouth.

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet-David Harrington - centre

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet-David Harrington - centre Photo: Supplied - Jay Blakesberg