7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Planet Adolescent

Charlie Cuff joins us once again to give us his take on the current global situation.

Charlie Cuff with his home-built computer.

Charlie Cuff with his home-built computer. Photo: Tim Cuff www.timcuff.com

7:35 Space: Why should we bother?

Making her Nights debut, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom the Co-Founder of SpaceBase is on the line.  She'll be discussing why New Zealand should bother exploring space.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral carrying 60 Starlink satellites on November 11, 2019 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Starlink constellation will eventually consist of thousands of satellites for high-speed internet service.

Photo: AFP

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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

We visit the Netherlands, where human sewage is being recycled into a valuable phosphate fertiliser.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance is off to GNS Science to meet the experts who measure air pollution in New Zealand, and she finds a virologist and a chemist to explain why soap is the ultimate coronavirus buster.

Bar of wet white soap

Photo: Picture Partners

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Australia

Another debut tonight, Rhanna Collins is the Executive Editor of Indigenous News & Current Affairs at National Indigenous Television in Sydney.

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Photo: NITV

10:17 After Ten

Bryan takes a look back at the day's events and stories.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

Chaitanya Rajapurkar (middle), with Aslam and Aftab Khan

Chaitanya Rajapurkar (middle), with Aslam and Aftab Khan Photo: supplied

On this week's Pocket Edition young Auckland Chaitanya Rajapurkar tells Tony Stamp about his experience interning as a sound engineer in Mumbai, recording music for Bollywood productions. Plus Waveney Russ interviews Dana Margolin, from the acclaimed indie band Porridge Radio, and Elliott Childs has a chat and a bit of a guitar demo from Lou Reed’s former guitar tech Stewart Hurwood.

Stewart Hurwood performs Lou Reed Drones

Stewart Hurwood performs Lou Reed Drones Photo: NZ Festival of The Arts