7:12 Remembering Kiwi Cars of the 1950s to the 1980s.

As pandemic times encourage Kiwis to rediscover domestic travel and road trips, we talk to writer and auto enthusiast Steve Barnett about his new book Life with Cars: New Zealanders' motoring memories 1950s-1980s.

7:35 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger discusses the killer riffs and retrograde lyrics of AC/DC, the musical wanderings of German-born, Melbourne-based Hachiku, and the 31st album from Elvis Costello.    

Elvis Costello

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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 

Ahead of the release of his memoirs, former President of the United States, Barack Obama talks to historian and broadcaster David Olusoga. 

Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a drive-in rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden in Miami, Florida on November 2, 2020. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

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He discusses his motivations for writing the book and the challenges he faced confronting political, cultural and racial divisions in America, as the first African American to hold the nation's highest office.

9:10 Nights Sport

Rikki Swannell joins us once again with a look at the latest sports stories.

9:30 The Best of The West

Tonight we hear Witi Ihimaera reading from the second volume of his memoir, Native Son, with accompaniment from multi-instrumentalist Kingsley Spargo recorded at the book’s official launch at Going West 2019.

Going West

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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 Nashville Babylon

After 11, On Nashviulle Babylon, Mark Rogers has a live RNZ session track from Reb Fountain, birthday tunes for songwriting legend Hoagy Carmichael plus music from Talking Heads, the Wailers and a north London classic courtesy of the Arlenes.

Reb Fountain

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