7:12 The Thai Caves Rescue and Anaesthesiology

Professor Simon Mitchell is Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University of Auckland's School of Medicine and Editor of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. He joins us to talk about the innovations that were used and the previously held rules that were broken during the rescue of 12 young football players and their coach from flooded caves in Northern Thailand.

Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during the early stages of the rescue operation.

Photo: AFP / Royal Thai Navy

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris gets ready for the new-look, on-line and virtual International Film Festival.  He asks the new Director, Marten Rabarts how it's likely to work, and more important, what's on the programme.

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.

Tonight's prize is Cristina Sanders' new novel Jerningham, based on the story of Edward Jerningham Wakefield,  the wild-child of the Wakefield family that set up the New Zealand Company to bring the first settlers to this country.

Jerningham by Cristina Sanders book cover.

Jerningham by Cristina Sanders book cover. Photo: Christina Sanders

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

How tech is tackling wildlife trafficking. The exciting new tools helping to save some of our most endangered animals.

A Lemur Vari sits on a branch near the Vohibola forest, Madagascar.

A Lemur Vari sits on a branch near the Vohibola forest, Madagascar, Photo: AFP or licensors

9:07 Spitfire: The People's Plane

The Spitfire's designers struggle to find a safe place to improve their plane to deal with Germany's latest fighter developments.

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9:30 Audio Description Improving Access to the Arts

Auckland company Audio Described Aotearoa has received international recognition for its efforts in providing audio description for blind and low vision arts patrons, particularly during New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown.

At its 2020 Achievement Awards in Audio Description, the American Council of the Blind presented eight awards to individuals and organisations for their outstanding contributions to the establishment and development of significant audio description programmes.

Co-director of Audio Described Aotearoa, Nicola Owen joins us.

Audio Descripber Nicola Owen talks into a stenomask.

Audio Descripber Nicola Owen talks into a stenomask. Photo: Arts Access Aotearoa

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

Chill-out jazz: Jazz to soothe your troubled soul this week- a collection of ballads and low-energy grooves, including a new EP by the Pukerua Bay-based NaM Trio.

Cover art for NaM Trio - 3 Mikes

Cover art for NaM Trio - 3 Mikes Photo: NaM Trio