7:12 Getting A Vaccine To The World

Eric Crampton, Chief Economist at the New Zealand Initiative joins us once again.  Tonight he's asking if the idea to void vaccine patents will improve worldwide access to a covid vaccine in reality, or are the bottlenecks elsewhere in the system?

The production line inside the pharmaceutical plant Fareva.

The production line inside the pharmaceutical plant Fareva. Photo: AFP or licensors

7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp listens to Auckland singer-songwriter Lontalius' stripped-back third album, the tenth anniversary reissue of Welling-ton metal band Beastwars' debut album, and an EP recorded and produced on an iPhone by New York singer Hannah Jadagu. 

Hannah Jadagu

Hannah Jadagu Photo: supplied

8:10 Malcolm Black's Family Release Posthumous Album.

Exactly two years on from the passing of music industry luminary Malcolm Black, his family today releases his posthumous album Songs For The Family, recorded a mere two months before his untimely death at age 58 from cancer.

The 2018 APRA Silver Scrolls Awards
Spark Arena 4 October 2018.

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Credit Topic/ James Ensing-Trussell

Photo: Images Copyright Topic Images Ltd

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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8:30 Window on The World 

From fruit rotting in fields, to retailers turning down funny shaped vegetables, and consumers scraping leftovers into the bin, food waste is everywhere. It's estimated that around a third of all our food ends up not being eaten. If we could sort this, total greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by around eight percent. To put that in context, the only countries that are responsible for emissions of that size are China and the US.  Tonight's Climate Question is Why can't we crack our food waste problem?

A volunteer empties a bin containing many hamburger buns and organic waste collected from McDonald's fast food restaurant.

Photo: Nicolas Guyonnet / Hans Lucas

9:07 Smart Talk

Celebrating 50 years of the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, Paula Morris, Vincent O'Sullivan, Bill Manhire, Carl Nixon and Fiona Farrell read their letters to Mansfield about a wide variety of subjects. 

Paula Morris, Vincent O’Sullivan, Fiona Farrell, Carl Nixon and Bill Manhire with Rachel King.

Paula Morris, Vincent O’Sullivan, Fiona Farrell, Carl Nixon and Bill Manhire with Rachel King. Photo: WORD Christchurch

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 Paul Bosauder, a flamenco guitarist and a composer of New Zealand origin. Paul has lived and worked as a flamenco guitarist in Spain, after having completed his studies in concert flamenco guitar and he has performed in Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, France, Lebanon, UK, USA and New Zealand.

Paul Bosauder Flamenco Guitarist

Paul Bosauder Flamenco Guitarist Photo: Supplied