7:12 A Polar Law approach to climate change?

Who is legally responsible for protecting our ice caps? Could a Polar approach to climate change strengthen political and legal responses to climate change and other human activities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions?

Flags of Argentina, New Zealand, Chile, and Russia at the ceremonial South Pole, with sundog. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Jan. 14, 2010.

Photo: Amble, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

We're joined by University of Canterbury Law Professor Karen Scott co- editor of the Polar Law Research Handbook which explores these and other questions of law and policy relating to the Antarctic and Arctic in their new book, published in December 2020.

University of Canterbury Law Professor Karen Scott

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7:35 Cultural Ambassador - The Music of Persia

Sima Bina

Photo: Ali Ghazvini, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Cultural Ambassador for Persian Music, Sharam Aryan introduces us to notable Iranian traditional musician, researcher and teacher, Sima Bina.

Tracks Played


1- Track title: Delbar (Del-bar) = Soulmate (a popular love song from City of Birjand)
From Album: Parishaan (Music of Khorasan - Kho-raa-saan is northeast province of Iran)
Sima Bina (vocal)
Arrangement: Hossein Hamidi
Instruments: Balaban, Ney, Neylabak, Qoshmeh, and Sorna Played by Hossein Hamidi
Also we heard Kamancheh, Setar, Dotar, Dohol and Daf

2- Track title: Dotar and Vocal (avaz from Khorasan)
Sima Bina (vocal), Dotar (unknown)
[Do-tar is two strings lute instrument from Khorasan province)

3-Track: Esfahan: Khojasteh [Kho-jas-teh] - in mood (scale) of Isfahan
Poem from the 14th century poet: Hafiz
PERFORMER: Hossein 'Omoumi (ney), Sima Bina (vocal), Majid Derakh-shani (tar)
(Persian flute, made from a hollow reed like bamboo, with its breathy low notes and piping
high register)

4-Track: Esfahan: Tasnif Esfahan
Hossein 'Omoumi (ney), Sima Bina (vocal), Majid Derakh-shani (tar), Majid Khalaj (tombak)

5- Track title: Amiri Tabiri (folk songs from province of Mazandaran - North of Iran (mazi
Sima Bina (vocal), Jamal Mohamadi (kamancheh)

6- Track title: Ye Ghal Do Ghol (from Gilan province - North of Iran (Gilaki language)
SimaBina (vocal)

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 February 2011 Earthquake

Through liquefaction, over rubble and under broken buildings, some survivors escape the city while others journey in to search for loved ones.

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9:10 Nights Sport

Our Sportscaster, Helene Elliot is on the line from LA with news of the ongoing sports seasons in the US and how they are shaping up under covid and she's been thinking ahead to what the Tokyo Olympics might look like with fewer fans and less integration between athletes.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 15, 2020 the logo of the Japanese Olympic Committee is displayed at an entrance of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo.

Photo: AFP

9:30 Paul Morley

Paul Morely spoke to Cynthia Morahan on RNZ Concert's DayBreak programme about his latest book on Classical Music. It's called A Sound Mind: How I fell in love with classical music.

A Sound Mind by Paul Morley

A Sound Mind by Paul Morley Photo: Bloomsbury 1408868768

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 Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has birthday tunes for John Cale and Micky Dolenz plus tracks courtesy of Nadia Reid, Delaney Davidson, Emmylou Harris and Planxty.

Nadia Reid Out of My Province album cover

Nadia Reid Out of My Province album cover Photo: supplied