7:12 The Political Economy of Covid-19

Bryan Roper, our Marxist economist join us to dissect the political economy of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lockdown, and the ensuing global economic crisis. 

NZ Recession Graphic

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7:30 Song Crush

In place of Song Crush tonight, we have another chance to listen to an interview from February 2019 when Australian musician Julia Jacklin toured NZ just prior to the release of her second album Crushing, which went on earn rave reviews. She visited RNZ to chat with Tony Stamp, and perform two songs.

Julia Jacklin in the RNZ Auckland studio

Julia Jacklin in the RNZ Auckland studio Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Song Crush will be back next week.

8:10 Bedtime Stories

We delve into the RNZ storytime website to bring you a little bedtime story every Tuesday just after 8.

Storytime is RNZ's collection of free children's audio books

Storytime is RNZ's collection of free children's audio books Photo: SCREENSHOT

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

Billions of desert locusts are swarming across East Africa - destroying crops and threatening livelihoods. It's a race against time to prevent a plague. 

65-year-old Turkana farmer Lochom Ekiru assing the severe damage of his maize crops after hopper bands of desert locust ravaged them in Kalemngorok, Turkana County, Kenya.

65-year-old Turkana farmer Lochom Ekiru assing the severe damage of his maize crops after hopper bands of desert locust ravaged them in Kalemngorok, Turkana County, Kenya. Photo: AFP or licensors

9:07 After The Virus

After the Virus is the podcast and video series hosted by Guyon Espiner, about life after the pandemic. Today, he's talking about the economy; will it ever be the same? Should it be?

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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 Worlds of Music

On Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with Andrew Cronshaw, a prolific British multi-instrumentalist who's instrument of choice  is the 74-stringed electrified chord Zither.

British musician Andrew Cronshaw

British musician Andrew Cronshaw Photo: Supplied

Since the early 1970s Cronshaw has assembled a back catalogue of 9 solo albums as well as 2 albums with a band he formed in Finland called Sans that includes Armenian duduk player Tigran Aleksanyan, and Australian born reeds player and multi-instrumentalist Ian Blake…. Together they make serene, often beguiling music.