7:12 Julian Assange and the Future of the Press

We speak to the president of the  Media section at the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in Australia, Marcus Strom about the Julian Assange Case and about the implications of the case for press freedom and journalism around the world.

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate outside the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) after Julian Assange appeared in court for a full extradition hearing on the last day of the trials in London, United Kingdom  Hasan Esen / Anadolu Agency

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7:35 The Sampler

This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses a stock-taking set from Bruce Springsteen; lockdown songs from Adrianne Lenker; and a previously unreleased album by the late Ian Morris

Bruce Springsteen

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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 

How can dolphins be saved from stranding on beaches? We meet the team improving survival rates and explore the AI tech that could decipher dolphin communication to save even more. 

Dolphins swim alongside traditional boats transporting tourists during a dolphin-watching excursion at sunrise in the waters off Lovina Beach on Bali island's Singaraja regency on October 30, 2020. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

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9:10 Nights Sport

Our sportscaster tonight is Shannon Byrne from the ABC in Darwin.

A dejected looking Dave Rennie at the post-match press conference. Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match. Australia Wallabies v New Zealand All Blacks. ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 31st Oct 2020.

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9:30 Best of The West

Best of the West we head to the Going West Festival in 2017 and a poetry reading from Selina Tusitala Marsh following her appointment as New Zealand Poet Laureate. 

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh Photo: Emma Hughes

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

On this week's show Mark has new music from Jim White, Otis Gibbs and Miles Calder, previews French For Rabbits' NZ tour, plays a live track from Sonny Terry and Brown McGhee and a birthday tune for Bert Jansch.

French For Rabbits

French For Rabbits Photo: Ebony Lamb