7:12 - Sofa Session - Bill Hickman and Dusty Burnell.

Tonight we're joined live in the studio by lyrical Wellington singer/songwriter Bill Hickman performing with multi-instrumentalist Cameron 'Dusty' Burnell, on the mandolin. 

Bill Hickman and Dusty Burnell

Photo: Bill Hickman

7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a new album from The Chicks - formerly Dixie Chicks - in which the personal is political; a four-continent collaboration under the South African banner Keleketla (pronounced ke-le-kay-tla), and a tough, unsentimental set from Chrissie Hynde and her longstanding band The Pretenders. 

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Photo: Harmony Gerber from Los Angeles | Orange County, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

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 The Unthinkable

A new series which deals with a topic many of us find hard to contemplate, let alone talk about. In The Unthinkable, Kate Gudsell and Sam Arcus open up the most difficult experience of their lives.

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Photo: RNZ/Jayne Joyce

9:10 Nights Sport

Helene Elliott from the LA Times is tonight's sportscaster.

9:30 Eating Fried Chicken in The Shower

Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower is back for another season! Host James Nokise invites comedian Rose Matafeo  into his safe space to talk health, happiness and headspace.

Rose Matafeo

Rose Matafeo Photo: RNZ

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 Nashville Babylon

After 11, on Nashville Babylon, Mark Rogers has new music from Bill Frisell, birthday tunes for Bobbie Gentry, southern soul courtesy of Eddie Hinton plus classic blues from Junior Kimbrough.

Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell Photo: supplied