7:12 Is the US a Globally Hegemonic Superpower in Decline?"

Marxist Historian, Bryan Roper joins us once again.  He's talking about Imperialism in the 21st Century: Is the US a Globally Hegemonic Superpower in Decline?

A view of the New York Stock Exchange in Wall Street with US national flag on Election Day.

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7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp checks out the latest from Rwanda-NZ rapper Raiza Biza, Christian indie strummer Julien Baker, and a collection of seventies Nigerian funk curated by the resourceful record label Analog Africa.

Analog Africa label

Analog Africa label Photo: Supplied

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Koroi Hawkins joins Bryan to chat about a call for a global ban on deep sea mining from Pacific civil society organisations; commemorations in New Zealand for Pacific service people with a war memorial; and Pacific netballers are hoping for regional competition after the cancellation of the World Youth Cup in Fiji.

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 do you solve a problem like America? A land where speech is free - but hate rules the airwaves. A land of opportunity - where 40 million people live in poverty. A land of democracy - where the majority of Americans are under-represented in national government.

White House on deep blue sky background

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9:07 Smart Talk

The mental health of Kiwi men is the focus of two very personal books published in 2020: The Longest Day and This Is Not How It Ends. Their authors Matt Calman and Jehan Casinader talk to Ekant Veer from the University of Canterbury in one of the highlights from the 2020 Word Christchurch Writers Spring Festival. 

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

On Worlds Of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with Chinese Pipa player Wu Man, an extraordinary musician and woman who has, been described by The Boston Globe as : "…one of the rare musicians who has changed the history of the instrument she plays."

Wu Man and her Pipa

Wu Man and her Pipa Photo: photo by Stephen Kahn supplied