7:12 A Local's Guide to Wuhan

Sebastian Xu has made hs home in Wellington but hails from the city of Wuhan in China where most of his family still live.  He's here to give us a local's guide to the city.

General view of a street in Wuhan on January 26, 2020, a city at the epicentre of a viral outbreak that has killed at least 56 people and infected nearly 2,000. - China on January 26 expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000,

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7:35 NZSO Kick off 2020

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs a work inspired by pop and minimalist rock from lauded American composer John Adams this Friday, 31 January. This is the first NZSO concert for 2020 and also the first under Hamish McKeich's new title "NZSO Principal Conductor in Residence" after several years as NZSO Associate Conductor - we talk to Hamish about the concert and his new role.

Sinfonietta Concert, NZSO's Shed series

Sinfonietta Concert, NZSO's Shed series Photo: Hadyn Green

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

Former British politician Douglas Alexander talks to people with personal tales about how we might all raise our game and disagree better, among them a relationship counsellor, an ex-soldier, a peace broker and a foster mother. 

9:10 Nights Sport

RNZ Pacific's Vinnie Wylie joins us for the first time as our Monday sportscaster.

9:30 Insight

government's school donation scheme gets underway this year, but already schools have been looking for ways to push its rules to the limit. John Gerritsen investigates how far they will go to give students the best education they can.

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 Nashville Babylon

on Nashville Babylon, Mark Rogers has birthday tunes for Elmore James, Lucinda Williams, and Peter Bruntnell. There's also a classic duet between Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson plus classic Honky Tonk courtesy of Wayne Hancock.

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