7:12 Income Inequality Is Rising 

Nights Economist, Brian Easton joins us in the studio once again.  Tonight he's taking a look at Income Inequality.

Close-up of New Zealand fifty dollar banknotes

Photo: 123RF

7:30 Song Crush

The Song Crush team have self-empowerment anthems and songs that pose existential questions amongst their varied selections this week 

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

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

People from around the world describe how Bach's cantata changed their lives. 

JS Bach

JS Bach Photo: Public Domain

9:07 Raising The Bar

Prof. Benedikt Fischer

Prof. Benedikt Fischer Photo: University of Auckland

Two diverse subjects are explored in informal talks from University of Auckland lecturers - the case for cannabis law reform, and the interconnections between digital surveillance and the history of propaganda. We'll hear from Professor Benedikt Fischer and Dr Ethan Plaut talking in front of sold-out audiences in a city bar during the Raising the Bar night held last August.

Dr Ethan Plaut, lecturer in media at University of Auckland.

Dr Ethan Plaut, lecturer in media at University of Auckland. Photo: Supplied

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

After 11, on Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview recorded in 2006 with a Grammy Award winning Mexican born singer & songwriter Lila Downs who played Womad NZ in 2007. The daughter of an American father and a Mixtecha Indian mother, Lila Downs started her career playing bars and cantinas in Mexico, eventually becoming a huge star in Mexico with a strong back catalogue of albums and awards to her credit. Given Lila hadn't been informed and scheduled the interview it was a cofusing introduction for her to receive a phone call from New Zealand while she was cooking dinner. 

Lila Downs

Lila Downs Photo: Michael Flynn