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12:16 It's a library, but not as we know it

Nelson writing for Te Ha Tangata.

Nelson writing for Te Ha Tangata. Photo: Supplied: Sophie Goulter

In a unique partnership between Massey University students and Wellington's Compassion Soup Kitchen, Te Ha Tangata brings to light the stories of those affected by homelessness.

It's a landmark project that will culminate in the Human Library on Homelessness.

12:35 Kiwi artist shines at renowned Venice Biennale

Lisa Reihana.

Lisa Reihana. Photo: New Zealand at Venice / Michael Hall

The big arts news this week has been the gigantic event in Venice -- the fabled Biennale. Standing Room Only's Lynn Freeman was there, partly to be bowled over by New Zealand's contribution -- Lisa Reihana's in Pursuit of Venus (infected) -- and partly to be knocked out by the amazing art from the rest of the world.

12:46 A new exhibit for New Zealand's founding documents

A new exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand is about to open on May 20th. It's called He Tohu and it boasts three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa. So, what are they? Simon Morris speaks to He Tohu lead curator Stefanie Lash.

He Tohu lead curator Stefanie Lash.

He Tohu lead curator Stefanie Lash. Photo: Supplied

1:10 At The Movies

1:34 Music can make or break a film

The Phoenix Foundation.

The Phoenix Foundation. Photo: Supplied: Will Moore

One of the most important decisions a film-maker has to make is "How much music to put in?"   

In New Zealand, the go-to composers these days are the prolific band The Phoenix Foundation. Their track record speaks for itself - films like Eagle versus Shark, Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople for Taika Waititi.

Simon Morris speaks with the band's three composers, Sam Scott and Conrad Wedde.

1:50 From the streets to the classrooms

Fiso Siloata aka Flowz.

Fiso Siloata aka Flowz. Photo: Supplied

A Wellington rapper is bringing 20 years of experience into the classrooms of low decile schools.

Fiso Siloata, also known as Flowz, has been up and down the country helping foster emerging talent amongst children.

And after four years of teaching rap at Whitireia, he's heading back to his roots in Wellington's Eastern suburbs to help a group of local kids.

2:06 The Laugh Track - Ed Gamble

British comedian Ed Gamble is a one-man civil war between the North and South. Originally from Wimbledon - the home of the Wombles - he went to university up in Durham, which is where he began his comedy career. He's appeared on most British TV comedy shows, often in tandem with Ray Peacock. But he's also spent a lot of time at the Edinburgh Fringe.

British comedian Ed Gamble.

British comedian Ed Gamble. Photo: Supplied

2:25 Featherston celebrates third Booktown festival

Booktown kicks of in Featherston this weekend.

Booktown kicks of in Featherston this weekend. Photo: Supplied: Katie Farman

The Booktown festival is on right now in Featherston. We'll cross live to the event's creative director Kate Mead.

2:40 What makes a good song?

Time for our monthly dip into our musical history with Audio Culture's Chris Bourke. Chris is looking at our great songwriters.

Chris Bourke.

Chris Bourke. Photo: Supplied

2:49 Lighting of the Sails: Audio Creatures

Audio Creatures by Ash Bolland.

Audio Creatures by Ash Bolland. Photo: Supplied

Vivid Sydney is a huge event showing off the city to the world.  

And this year one of the event's major attractions, a light-show over the Opera House, will be shown for the first time by a New Zealander, director Ash Bolland.

Ash's light installation is called Audio Creatures, described as a "morphing, mesmeric artwork, set to the music of Brazilian electronic producer Amon Tobin".

3:06 Drama at 3 - The Fat Man by Emma Willis

In this week's drama, 'Fat Man', Herbert Muskie, returns to his hometown - bent on revenge.

As he insinuates himself into the lives of the unsuspecting locals, beneath his charming manner lurks a calculating man moving with sinister and horrifying purpose.

The Fat Man was dramatised from the novel by Maurice Gee.

Artist: Annie Lennox
Song: Into the West
Composers: Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore
Album: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (soundtrack)
Label: Reprise
Played at: 12:12pm

Artist: Randy Newman
Song: If I Didn't Have You
Composer: Randy Newman
Album: Monsters, Inc.
Label: Walt Disney
Played at: 12:32pm

Artist: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Song: Falling Slowly
Composers: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Album: Once soundtrack
Label: Overcoat Recordings
Played at: 12:58pm

Artist: Three 6 Mafia
Song: It's Hard out Here for a Pimp
Composers: DJ Paul, Juicy J, Cedric Coleman
Album: Hustle & Flow soundtrack
Label: Atlantic Grand Hustle
Played at: 1:10pm

Artist: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Song: City of Stars
Composer: Justin Hurwitz
Album: La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Interscope
Played at: 1:47pm

Artist: Ryan Bingham
Song: The Weary Kind
Composers: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Album: Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: New West Records
Played at: 1:58pm

Artist: Eminem
Song: Lose Yourself
Composer: Marshall Mathers
Album: 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
Labels: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope
Played at: 2:03pm

Artist: Bret McKenzie
Song: Man or Muppet
Composer: Bret McKenzie
Album: The Muppets
Label: Walt Disney
Played at: 2:34pm

Artist: Melissa Etheridge
Song: I Need to Wake Up
Composer: Melissa Etheridge
Album: An Inconvenient Truth
Label: The Island Def Jam Music Group
Played at: 2:50pm

Artist: Idina Menzel    
Song: Frozen
Composers: Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert Lopez
Album: Frozen
Label: Walt Disney
Played at: 2:57pm

Artist: Sam Smith
Song: Writing's on the Wall
Composers: Sam Smith Jimmy Napes
Album: Spectre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Decca Records, Universal Music Classics
Played at: 3:58pm