7:12 Sofa Session - Neil MacLeod

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We're very excited to be able to host guests back in the RNZ Studio and tonight even more so as Wellington electronic pop and experimental live performer Neil MacLeod returns for a Sofa Session.

7:30  At The Movies

Simon Morris is back On At The Movies! He 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.

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

A Science in Action programme from the BBC about Covid -19. Infections in Brazil and deaths related to the pandemic may be much higher than official figures show. A remarkable study from South Africa shows just how easily the virus can spread around a hospital, with a single infected person infecting many. And an early warning system for outbreaks of the virus or second waves may come from analysis of sewage.

Coronavirus structure. Computer illustration showing a coronavirus with the RNA (ribonucleic acid) inside and proteins on the surface.

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9:07 Spitfire: The People's Plane

Women Take Control - The new Spitfires need to be flown to RAF bases desperate for reinforcements. That's the job of the ATA Girls - the female flyers of World War Two.

A still from the 2018 documentary Spitfire

A still from the 2018 documentary Spitfire Photo: British Film Company

9:30 Scottish Gaelic Mouth Music

We're getting a lesson in Scottish Gaelic Puirt-a-beul (mouth music) from musician and broadcaster, Mary Ann Kennedy.

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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

It's an uncomfortable fact that jazz and the civil rights struggle have always been interconnected. Jazz's inherent message of social justice often gets drowned out by its appeal as entertainment.  

After 11 on Inside out, Nick Tipping checks out songs of protest by Nina Simone and Terri Lyne Carrington, John Coltrane's Alabama, and Billy Holiday's searing Strange Fruit.