7:12 Materials: Fact of Fiction - The Force

Geoffrey Weal, PhD student at the University of Otago in the lab of MacDiarmid researcher Anna Garden gives us his scientific take on The Force From Star Wars.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Year : 1999 USADirector : George LucasEwan McGregor.

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7:35 Deeply Human

The experiences of being a teenager are deep and lasting - first break-ups, fierce arguments with parents, that time a friend tried to skateboard off the roof. Why is that time of life experienced so intensely and remembered so vividly?

Dessa finds that many answers lie in neuroanatomy and the way our brain rewires as we grow. She meets teens and a brain scientist to find out why the rollercoaster highs and lows of teenage life might be good for us in ways adults just don't get.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dessa visits SiriusXM Studios on November 20, 2019 in New York City.   Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Dia Dipasupil / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Photo: 2019 Getty Images

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 

Another People Fixing the World from the BBC World service - There are thousands of oil and gas platforms in the world's oceans and in the coming decades many will become obsolete.

Oil platform at sunset in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland (Photo by Raphael Sane / Biosphoto / Biosphoto via AFP)

Photo: Raphael Sane / Biosphoto

Some people think that instead of treating them as industrial waste, we should embrace the ecosystems they've created and leave them in the sea as artificial reefs. This approach has been adopted by some US states, and scientists are considering whether this could also work in the North Sea.

9:07 Our Changing World

Conservation writer Dave Hansford presents the first episode of Fight for the Wild, a four-part film and podcast series exploring the notion of Predator Free 2050 in Aotearoa. In episode 1, Dave charts the loss of New Zealand’s biodiversity caused by a rogue’s gallery of introduced predators: rats, stoats and possums.

Fight for the Wild - Episode 1: Loss

Fight for the Wild - Episode 1: Loss Photo: Fisheye Films

9:30 Overseas Correspondent

We speak to our Overseas Correspondent in Sudan, Reem Abbas in Khartoum.

Sudanese demonstrators gather to commemorate for people who lost their lives in 2019's protests demanding a civilian transition government, in Khartoum, Sudan.

Sudanese demonstrators gather to commemorate for people who lost their lives in 2019's protests demanding a civilian transition government, in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP

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 Music 101 pocket edition

After 11 in this week's Pocket Edition, Tony Stamp and Charlotte Ryan discuss some  local music documentaries that have captured their eyes and ears. Harper Finn - the latest musical talent of the Finn clan shares his new song, and enduring reggae act Sons of Zion are this week’s Musical Chairs

Harper Finn

Harper Finn Photo: supplied