7:12 Theatre in the time of Covid-19

A Slightly Isolated Dog Theatre Company were supposed to be starting a run of their hugely sucsessful production of Jekyll and Hyde this week but with restrictions in mass gatherings, they've have had to postpone.

We'll finding out what they're doing with their new-found free time and also have a chat about making theatre in these very uncertain times.

7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger gives us a sneak preview of a long-overdue set from versatile Auckland vocalist Caitlin Smith; a vocal excursion from local jazz guitarist Dan Sperber; and a surprising study of the Bob Dylan songbook from Australian singer Emma Swift.    

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin Smith Photo: Supplied

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

The BBC's Food Chain programme introduces us to a chef fighting to bring true Native American cuisine back from the brink of extinction.

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Photo: By Deavmi [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

9:10 Nights Sport - Rikki Swanell

Tonight's sportscaster is Rikki Swanell.

An empty football stadium.

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9:30 Eating Fried Chicken in The Shower

Host James Nokise invites Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua into his safe space to talk about rebuilding a team from zero and what it means to be pure. 

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua with host James Nokise.

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua with host James Nokise. 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 plays a selection of his favourite Van Morrison tracks to commemorate the legendary performer's 75th birthday. There'll also be songs to mark the recent passing of Peter Green plus a handful of tunes to welcome in the Spring courtesy of Nina Simone and Kathleen Edwards.

Peter Green: The guitarist of the Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac - with founder 90s | usage worldwide

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