7:12 "English Has Broken My Heart"

Alice Te Punga Somerville is one of 24 Māori scholars who've shared their personal experiences of what it means to be Māori in their particular corner of the academic world, in a new book, Ngā Kete Mātauranga: Māori scholars at the research interface.

Alice Te Punga Somerville.

Alice Te Punga Somerville. Photo: Supplied.

Alice's writing on the study of English was particularly thought provoking - so much so that it was re published in the online Sunday magazine, E-Tangata. Alice joins us to talk us though some of what she wrote.

"I lose faith in my discipline quite often. English has broken my own heart several times, and it has been used for generations to make our community feel small. It's awkward."

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris looks three films aimed at an audience of a certain age - The Food Club, Never Too Late and the touching Supernova, starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth.

8:10 The Hump

The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.

Tonight's prize is the book Letters of Denis Glover Selected and edited by Sarah Shieff. 

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Here's Harry Ricketts's review on Nine to Noon last weeek:

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 Fragments: First-Hand Accounts of the 2011 February Earthquake

Continuing Fragments: First-Hand Accounts of the 2011 February Earthquake we take up the story of the CTV Building collapse and the medical response in nearby Latimer Square.

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9:07 World Hearing Day

To mark World Hearing Day, we talk to Dr David Welch, Head of Audiology, at the University of Auckland about their "Dangerous Decibels" education, screening programmes for hearing loss in New Zealand.

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9:40 Champions of The Pacific

In Champions of The Pacific, Koro Vakauta and Talei Anderson talk to a couple of Basketball heroes in Glen Innes, there's an amazing story of resilience and recovery from an horrific injury and coconut husking, a competitive sport in the Cook Islands.

Koro Vakauta and Talei Anderson present a new weekly show, Champions of the Pacific

Koro Vakauta and Talei Anderson present a new weekly show, Champions of the Pacific Photo: supplied

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 Inside Out

After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping features Wes Montgomery, alongside the Maria Schneider Orchestra and alto player Kenny Garrett.

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Maria Schneider Orchestra Photo: supplied