7:12 Can our Labour Government Really be Transformational?

Our mainly Marxist political historian Brian Roper joins us once again.  Tonight he's looking at just how transformational Jacinda Ardern's Labour government will be or or whether it will be just another varient of third way social democracy.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Labour Party's after party after victory in the the country's general election in Auckland on October 16, 2020.

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7:30 Song Crush

Song Crush host Tony Stamp is joined by RNZ Music's Yadana Saw, and from Checkpoint (and formerly of the band Great North), Matthew Hutching. Together they discuss new music from local balladeer Edward Castelow (formerly of Dictaphone Blues), local hip hopper JessB, and local acid house-inflected rock/ pop courtesy of the duo DUAL, with help from The Mint Chick's Kody Neilson.   

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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

What do you think is your status in society? Is it something we can define ourselves or is it dependent on the opinion of others? Can it be bought?

9:07 The Arts Hour

This week on The Arts Hour from the BBC World Service with Nikki Bedi, Actor Elisabeth Moss discusses her latest role playing the writer Shirley Jackson and working on The Handmaid's Tale during Covid, bestselling novelist Lee Child on handing over the writing of his Jack Reacher novels to his brother Andrew Grant... opera star Joseph Calleja  (Ka leya)  tells us about looking after his voice and himself during lockdown and Director Sofia Coppola talks about reuniting with actor Bill Murray for her latest film On The Rocks

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Elisabeth Moss attends the premiere of Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" Season 2 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.   Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Hulu/AFP

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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 Worlds of Music

After 11, on Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with Blick Bassy from Cameroon.

Blick Bassy ; photo by Michael Flynn

Blick Bassy ; photo by Michael Flynn Photo: photo by Michael Flynn

A charismatic and gentle man, Blick played Womad 2018 to a rapturous reception despite being relatively unknown. Blick sings in his native tongue of Bassa (one of 270 languages spoken in Cameroon) and broke through internationally when one of his songs (sung in Bassa) was used globally in a TVC for Apple I-phone 6. Recorded in his hotel room in New Plymouth at Womad in 2018 Blick Bassy was a pleasure to encounter.