7:12 The Morality of Abusing A Robot

We're joined by Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck of the Human Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab NZ) in the University of Canterbury's College of Engineering and creator of the Human-Robot Interaction Podcast

Christoph and PhD student Merel Keijsers have written a paper on The Morality of Abusing A Robot.

7:35 The Sampler

To mark the 40th anniversary of Split Enz's True Colours album, Nick Bollinger calls a Sampler Summit. Guests are The Phoenix Foundation's Luke Buda, music journalist Silke Hartung and Enzology producer Jeremy Ansell.    

Split Enz - True Colours album artwork

Photo: RNZ

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

Abood Hamam often risked death to send pictures of Syria's war around the world. But no-one knew his name. Now he's broken cover to celebrate the many colours of his native Raqqa.

A destroyed suburb of Raqqa.

Photo: Mahmoud Bali (VOA) / Public domain

9:10 Nights Sport

Tonight's sportscaster Zoe George should have been at the Olympics.  She'll be talking about the calls for an independent investigation into abuse in New Zealand gymnastics.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7/8/2016
Women's Artistic Gymnastics.


9:30 Eating Fried Chicken in The Shower

Host James Nokise invites scientist Siouxsie Wilkes into his safe space to science, social media and sleep.

Microbiologist Dr. Siouxsie Wiles.

Microbiologist Dr. Siouxsie Wiles. 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 courtesy of Jo Meares, blues from Lil' Armstrong and Joe Turner plus classics from Neil Young, Uncle Tupelo, Elvis and Mark Mulcahy.

Big Joe Turner in Hamburg 1973

Photo: Heinrich Klaffs / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)