7:12 Covid-19 and Digital Inclusion

How can we make sure all New Zealanders have access to the internet they need to keep them working and learning and safe. Kirkpatrick Mariner from the Digital Inclusion Work Programme at the Department of Internal Affairs wrote an article in E-Tangata at the weekend and join us to talk about the hurdles to digital inclusion..

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7:30  At The Movies

On At the Movies, Dan Slevin continues looking for new films that are available for home viewing during the Lockdown. He reviews Adopt a Highway which stars Ethan Hawke as a ex-con who finds a baby in a dumpster; The Operative about a mysterious woman who spies for the Israeli government in Iran; and samples some music from the great Studio Ghibli anime movies that have just landed on Netflix

7:55 Keeping it Moving

Hana Wilkinson is an In-Home Strength and Balance Physiotherapist with Sport Gisborne/Tairawhiti  and she has devised some nice easy exercises to make sure the older adults amongst us keep moving during lockdown. 

Hana Wilkinson

Hana Wilkinson Photo: Sport Gisborne

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.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in it regular format so that they can concentrate their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to one of their reporters for a daily update.  Tonight Bryan Crump talks to Jamie Tahana.

8:30 Window on the World

Neal Razzell takes a closer look at the state of Oklahoma, in the heart of tornado alley, where the public is regularly drilled on storm awareness.

But when the largest storm ever recorded formed on the outskirts of Oklahoma City last year, people ignored the best advice and nearly died in their thousands.

Tornadic supercell in western Oklahoma.

Tornadic supercell in western Oklahoma. Photo: Jessica Moore via AFP

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

Elizabeth Knox's  story of 19th century love, life and angels, the Angel Xas is more of a fallen angel than ever before. He now longer carries the twin signature brand that once graced his side, his wings have been amputated, and he is both earthbound and resentful today's episode of The Vintner’s Luck.

9:30 In Splendid Isolation with Octavia Cade

As Massey University’s sci-fi writer-in-residence, Octavia Cade is locked down in Palmerston North’s Square Edge Community Arts flat overlooking the deserted central square in Palmy.

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10:17 After10

  • 10:20 Think about How You Shop

Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is asking us to think about how we shop.

People queue up to shop at Mount Wellington, Auckland.

People queue up to shop at Mount Wellington, Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

  • 10:30 The Vinyl Single Returns to Aotearoa

Do you want your music to feature on the first ever vinyl pressed single in NZ for 30 years – Joel Woods from Holiday Records has the details

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  • 10:40 Life in Lockdown - Manurewa Community Gardens

We get a little slice of live in lockdown with Bonita Misilisi from community gardens in Manurewa.

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  • 10:50 Midweek Mediawatch with Hayden Donnell

Hayden Donnell from RNZ's Mediawatch joins us once again with his midweek eye on the media.

Friday's edition of the Beacon

Friday's edition of the Beacon Photo: su

11:07 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week Nick plays tracks inspired by places around the world, including Cassandra Wilson with the Tennessee Waltz, Chick Corea’s Spain, and Bill Charlap with Autumn in New York.