7:12 World Car Free Day, Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Isabella Cawthorn, blogger and consultant who specialises in urban design and transport joins us to talk about World Car Free Day happening tomorrow. 

Taffic jam on highway during peak or rush hour.

Photo: 123RF

7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the quietly instructive narratives of Bill Callahan; songs of lost innocence from The Flaming Lips; and the history-steeped rock'n'roll of Chuck Prophet.

Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan 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

Must the Netherlands' world-beating cows be sacrificed to save the country's environment? The Netherlands - small and overcrowded - is facing fundamental questions about how to use its land, following a historic court judgment forcing the state to take more urgent action to limit nitrogen emissions.  

Cows walk to pasture after milking, Wyns, Friesland, Netherlands

Cows walk to pasture after milking, Wyns, Friesland, Netherlands Photo: Mischa Keijser / Cultura Creative / Cultura Creative via AFP

9:10 Nights Sport

Tonight's sportscaster is Shannon Byrne from ABC Sport in Darwin, where the the NTFL (Aussie Rules) season starts in 2 weeks and there are a lot of players In mandatory quarantine just to play and the latest from the Supercars.

Scott McLaughlin, Sydney SuperSprint, Australia Supercars Championship.


9:30 Eating Fried Chicken in The Shower

In the final episode of the series, host James Nokise invites actor/singer Maaka Pohatu into the shower.

Actor and musician Maaka Pohatu with host James Nokise.

Actor and musician Maaka Pohatu 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 celebrates the birthday of Leonard Cohen with an hour long special devoted to his music. As well as a number of Cohen classics there'll also be versions of his songs from the likes of Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, the Handsome Family and Roberta Flack.

Leonard Cohen has died, aged 82.

Leonard Cohen has died, aged 82. Photo: AFP