7:12 The Pandemic and The Economy

Chief Economist at The New Zealand Initiative and Nights Regular, Eric Crampton has been taking a look at potential economic policy responses to Covid-19 pandemic.  He joins us with more.

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7:30 Song Crush

The Song Crush team have some comfort-listening suggestions, as well songs echoing Krautrock, David Lynch, and Italian disco. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Jana Te Nahu Owen, and Waveney Russ.

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8:10 The Lockdown and Your Sobriety.

For many people this is a time of hightened anxiety and for alcoholics and addicts in recovery this can be a trying time for their sobriety.  Self-described comedian and depressed alcoholic James Nokise is on the line to start a converstaion about coping strategies and finding help.

James Nokise

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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, Adrian Owen tells Jim Al-Khalili about his search for awareness in brain-injured patients.

9:07 Smart Talk - Rajorshi Chakraborti

What can the power of women achieve in a world run by men? Rajorshi Chakraborti’s just-released novel Shakti, is a fast-paced story of standing up for what is right in a world going very wrong. Mind-reading, wish-granting goddesses, right-wing regimes and the everyday trials of life in India collide. RNZ’s Lynn Freeman talks to Rajorshi about writing fantastical fiction which provides insights to the contemporary world of populism and religious intolerance in this highlight from the 2020 New Zealand Arts Festival.

Rajorshi Chakraborti and the cover of his book Shakti

Rajorshi Chakraborti and the cover of his book Shakti Photo: supplied / Sasha Calhoun / Penguin

10:17 Lately

Bryan Crump brings us some of the highlights of the day.

11:07 Worlds of Music

On Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with welsh harpist Catrin finch and Senegalese Kora player Seckou Keita. They played Womad 2020 delivering a performance that totally endorsed glowing reviews they have been showered with from playing sold out Concert Halls around Europe and the UK. The interplay between both musicians is fascinating and remarkable. When one performer takes a lead, the other offers support with vibrant arpeggios and harmonies. The cultures of Wales and Senegal may differ, but these artists share their musical histories with honesty and enthusiasm.

Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch live

Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch live Photo: Supplied