7:12 Essential and Local

Dr Paul Johns

Dr Paul Johns Photo: Cromwell Medical Centre

Regular listeners will be familiar with "Grumpy from Wanaka" He's been sending us quite a few interesting and very entertaining texts since the Covid emergency broke.

In real life, Grumpy is a GP called Paul Johns who works at a clinic in Cromwell.  He joins us to talk about the covid front line.

The Central Otago town of Cromwell.

The Central Otago town of Cromwell. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

7:30 Song Crush

Once again we're finding new ways to bring you the radio you love.  We chat to RNZ Song Crush's Kirsten Johnstone on the phone to get her pick of the latest music.

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

So that they can best focus their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific, RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in its regular format. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to one of their reporters for a daily update.  Tonight Bryan Crump talks to Johnny Blades.

8:30 Window on the World

In tonight's Window on the World, Elizabeth Fisher, Professor of Neurogenetics at University College London, talks to Jim al-Khalili about why it took 13 years to introduce human chromosomes into mice.

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Photo: 123rf

9:07 Smart Talk

At the NZ Arts Festival 2020, Rebecca Priestley (one of New Zealand’s leading science writers), talks with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Juliet Gerrard about her book Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica. A highlight from the 2020 New Zealand Arts Festival’s writers programme. 

Rebecca Priestley, Juliet Gerrard

Rebecca Priestley, Juliet Gerrard Photo: NZ Festival of the Arts

10:17 After10

We speak to Auckland Councillor Josephine Bartley about efforts to help vulnerable communities in the city cope with the current crisis.

Josephine Bartley

Josephine Bartley Photo: supplied

11:07 Worlds of Music

After 11 on Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features a collection of stripped down acoustic sessions recorded by a small team of RNZ personnel in the Conference Room at the Autolodge Motel in New Plymouth.

Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch

Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch Photo: Supplied