7:12 Can We Make Rugby Safer?

Nick Draper, Professor of Sports Science at the Universirty of Canterbury's Health and Human Development department joins us to talk about rugby concussion and what's being done to make the game safer.

The referee (R) tends to Clermont's French scrum-half Morgan Parra (Bottom) suffering from concussion during the European Rugby Champions Cup match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Northampton Saints at the Marcel-Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand


7:35 Sci-Fi and Climate Change

Our Sci-fi geek, Eleanor Tremeer joins us once again.  Tonight she's asking how does scifi affects our perception of climate change? Does it incentivise us to take action, or instill a sense of apathy and helplessness?

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8:15 Pacific Waves

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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 

Science in Action from the BBC World Service.  Tonight's topics include making 3D scans of the entire insect collection at the Natural History Museum in London, climate lawsuits, spacecraft returning to Venus in the next decade and a smart face mask that can detect covid on your breath. 

UK, London, Aerial view of Natural History Museum in Kensington

UK, London, Aerial view of Natural History Museum in Kensington Photo: Photo by Paul Campbell / Image Source / Image Source via AFP

9:10 Nights Sport

Shannon Byrne joins us from Darwin.

9:30 Matangireia

Hone Harawira has for most of his life been at the frontline of protest movements - from the Maori Land March in the 1975 - to the Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi in 2004. Harawira joins Maiki (MIKE - EE) Sherman for a korero...it's part one of our encore broadcast of Matangareia.

Hone Harawira, Matangireia Series 2

Hone Harawira, Matangireia Series 2 Photo: Aotearoa Media Collective

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

After 11, on this week's Nashville Babylon, Mark Rogers has birthday tunes for Mavis Staples and Christine McVie, a track from Lambchop's latest album Showtunes, plus gospel courtesy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and a country classic from Johnny Cash.

Mavis Staples

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