7:12 Language and Disability

De Bres Dr. Julia de Bres, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Massey University takes a look at how we use language around disability and those with disabilities.

17 June 2020, Brandenburg, Ludwigsfelde: A pictogram for a disabled parking space and a shadow of a person can be seen on the asphalt.

Photo: PATRICK PLEUL / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP

7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp shares his perspective on Anthonie Tonnon's melding of music and political musings, the shiny pop of Onono's self-titled album, and Wellington five-piece Grawlixes' beautiful songs about wanting to kill each other.


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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 

Scientists say that climate change had made the recent North American heatwave 150 times more likely. They also warn that, if global warming continues, about one-third of the world's population will become threatened by extreme heat. Tonight's Climate Question  - Does our attitude to extreme heat need to change? 

A child looks at his water bottle as the sun sets on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California as temperatures soar in an early-season heatwave.

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9:07 Smart Talk

Anna Miles, Ane Tonga, Scott Lawrie and Deborah Rundle discuss a time of change for visual art, including calls for gender diversity, the rise of indigenous art, the effect of a COVID year and the rise of NFTs. A session recorded in May at Creative Matakana.

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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

After 11, on Worlds Of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview recorded in 2006 with Lila Downs.

Lila Downs, June 2007. Luminato - Masters of World Music

Photo: Ivan Hernández from Toronto, Canada, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The daughter of an American father and a Mixtecha Indian mother, Lila Downs started her career playing bars and cantinas in Mexico, eventually becoming a successful artist. A multi Grammy Award winning musician, Lila has recently released a new single called Dark Eyes, a song about essential workers - in particular, workers from Native American communities, who - she says - are often overlooked.

Lila Downs

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Her concern is that there is still is a lot of discrimination and racism in the US  and it's a difficult thing to face, especially when they are the people who are providing much of the food and services.