7:12 The 5 Month Journey Home to New Zealand

Merja Myllylahti, co-director of AUT's Centre for Journalism, Media, and Democracy joins us to talk about her recent 5 month journey home to New Zealand as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world.

AUT’s School of Communication Studies Research Fellow Dr Merja Myllylahti.

AUT’s School of Communication Studies Research Fellow Dr Merja Myllylahti. Photo: supplied

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris finds himself missing the once sneered-at blockbusters, and consoles himself with three smaller movies: Endings Beginnings, God of the Piano and A Bump Along the Way. 

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 Paula Green's book Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women's Poetry.

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Photo: Massey University Press / illustrated by Sarah Laing

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

Why did world leaders fail to work together to prevent the spread of Covid-19? 

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9:07 Spitfire: The People's Plane

The final episode of this BBC World Service podcast tells the story of 15 September, 1940 - a day that changed the course of World War Two.

A still from the 2018 documentary Spitfire

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

9:30 How has the World changed for LGBTQ+ People?

 We talk to South African author, Mark Gevisser about his latest book The Pink Line: The World’s Queer Frontiers which documents how LGBTQ+ Rights have become one of the world's new human rights frontiers.

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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

After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping checks out Wellington drummer John Rae's new album, in which John explores his Scottish roots through a mix of traditional tunes and originals.

John Rae

John Rae Photo: John Rae