7:12 Novelist Elizabeth Knox on Imagination

Novelist Elizabeth Knox recently made a speech the New Zealand Festival of the Arts’ Writers Programme 2020 about imagination.  She joins us to tell us more.

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7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at three films that attempt to fill the gap made by a number of postponed blockbusters.  They include crusading drama Dark Waters,  comic-book favourite Bloodshot, and Downhill, an American cover-version of a Swedish comedy.

8:10 The Hump

The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.

Tonight's prize is a couple of vinyl records. You'll remember our Sofa Session with a band called O Juliet - well they've sent a limited edition vinyl copy of their latest album Unleash The Boats and we've added that to another fantastic compilation - Murray McNab's E-Music Collection

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

Funeral punks. A new wave of end of life rituals is emerging across northern England.  

9:07 Book Reading - The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox.

Vintner's Luck The Baroness Aurora  became the possessor of several secrets  in yesterday's  reading from Elizabeth Knox's novel The Vintner's Luck.  She learned about the existence of the Angel Xas. . A shattering knowledge  for someone who is a confirmed atheist. . . .and Sobran's wife  revealed that her husband is not the father of the child she is carrying.  But those revelations are eclipsed by what unfolds in tonights's episode

9:30 Measuring a Welcome

Just how welcoming is New Zealand? We're joined by Humanities head at Massey and applied linguistics professor Cynthia White who  has been researching the effectiveness of the Welcoming Communities programme developed with Immigration New Zealand and adopted by councils around NZ 

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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 Inside Out

After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping looks at the legacy of McCoy Tyner, who played piano in John Coltrane's legendary quartet, and who also forged a significant solo career.