7:12 Places, Names & Identity in the Landscape

Nights Geographer Louise Richards is back with us again.  She's invited Professor Robin Kearns from the School of Environment at The University of Auckland to talk about the significance of place names.

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Photo: Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp absorbs a posthumous release from Auckland musician Reuben Winter (performing here as Milk), the first solo album by Dianne Swann (also in The Bads, and formerly of When The Cats Away and The Julie Dolphin), and a collection of laidback Los Angeles beats assembled by ex-pat UK artist Somni, and designed for the early hours of the morning.

Up Too Early Vol 2 cover

Up Too Early Vol 2 cover Photo: supplied

8:15 Pacific Waves

Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific

8:30 Window on The World 

We continue our global, topical weekly show examining climate change and finding the best ways to respond to it and as more companies are rolling out carbon dioxide emission labels on products to help us make greener choices.  Our Climate Question tonight :Is carbon the new calorie? 

Carbon dioxide emissions control concept. 3d rendering of co2 cloud on fresh spring meadow with blue sky in background.

Photo: 123RF

9:07 Smart Talk

Pip Adam discusses her novel Nothing to See - one of the most talked-about books of 2020 - with Carl Shuker in this highlight of the 2020 Word Christchurch Spring Festival.

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Photo: Supplied / Ebony Lamb Photography

10:17 Lately

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Photo: RNZ

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

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight featuring Mose John Allison Jr. - an American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter.

Mose John Allison Jr.

Mose John Allison Jr. Photo: Mattb4310 (en.wp user), GFDL , via Wikimedia Commons