7:12 Are We Addicted to Coal? 

Patrick Phelps from Minerals West Coast asks if our problems with coal are about supply or demand.

Coal Worker With Handful Of Coal (Photo by Monty Rakusen / Cultura Creative / Cultura Creative via AFP)

Photo: Cultura/Monty Rakusen

7:30 The Sampler

Tony Stamp highlights ten of his favourite albums of the year so far, from Māori neo-soul to Saharan psych-rock.

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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

Climate change is going to shape young people's lives, but how do you teach young children about something so big and scary? And how should adults deal with the hopelessness that some young people feel when faced with a crisis they feel powerless to change? Tonight's Climate Question: What do we tell the kids?

Young protesters with pro-climate banners are seen in Gdansk, Poland, on 25 September 2020

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9:15 Crowdscience

A gamer uses a PS4 controller as he plays at the new Ubisoft video game "Watch Dogs Legion"

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Today, up to 3 billion people around the world play video games, from candy based mobile puzzles to virtual battlegrounds filled with weapons. Many people have turned to gaming during the pandemic as a way of staying connected - but what does science really say about the impact of gaming? Does playing violent video games lead to violence in the real world? Do brain training apps really work? How much gaming is too much - can videogames really be addictive? 

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 with FLOR DE TOLOACHE recorded at Womad in 2020 as well as new music from the founding member, vocalist and violinist Mireya Ramos. The back story is that after Womad 2020 Mireya and her partner decided to stay in New Plymouth during the American Covid lock downs.

Flor Dev Toloache - Mireya Ramos - right

Flor Dev Toloache - Mireya Ramos - right Photo: photo by Andy Averbuch

They ended up staying for over a year and in that time played a few select shows as well as record new material for a solo album that Mireya is planning. Extraordinary music and extraordinary musicians.