6:00 am Good Friday Morning with Stuart Keith
An early morning miscellany of music, stories and random thoughts
8:30 am The Face of Fear
Sonia Sly deconstructs fear and looks at the many manifestations of our fears (Pt 1 of 5, RNZ)
9.06 Global Perspectives: The War of the Camphor Laurels
A million camphor laurel trees have spread throughout the Bellinger valley in northern New South Wales. It’s only taken them a hundred years. As one lover of Australia’s native bush says, 'Big is beautiful in tree aesthetics. To a tree-lover they look magnificent, while to a lover of native forest they look like giant weeds.' Nothing grows under a camphor laurel - or nothing much.
10:30 am Abbey Road Reunion
A major new entry in Beatle scholarship emphasising recording techniques and analogue equipment.
11:06 am What If…We Could All Speak to Joi Ito?
The Head of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Future Media Lab, Joi Ito, discusses what an internet-powered future will be.
12:00 pm The World at Noon
Radio New Zealand news, followed by Worldwatch
12.30 The Man Behind The Prophet
The Prophet is the most famous work of the Lebanese-American poet and artist, Kahlil Gibran. Presented by Ian Skelly, this programme visits Gibran’s home in the mountains of Lebanon, the small village of Bcharre, and retraces his steps to find out how a young boy, who was raised in poverty and received no formal education as a child, and who by the age of 15 had lost his brother, sister and mother to TB and cancer, went on to become one of the most popular writers of the century.
2:06 pm Three Records from Sundown
Producer Joe Boyd remembers Nick Drake who died in 1974.
4:04 pm World Book Club
Harriett Gilbert talks to Romesh Gunesekera about his multi-award-winning book 'Reef' (BBC)
5:00 pm The World at Five
Radio New Zealand national and international news, followed Worldwatch.
5:30 pm The Face of Fear
Sonia Sly deconstructs fear and looks at the many manifestations of our fears (Pt 2 of 5, RNZ)
7:06 pm What if Humans and Robots Sat Down Together?
A discussion on how will we learn from robots and how will robots learn from us (BBC)
Navigator is an essential New Zealand album for its all-embracing fusion of soul, reggae, hip-hop and Pacific sounds. Nick Bollinger discusses it in detail in this episode adapted from his book 100 Essential Albums, published by Awa Press (RNZ)
9:06 pm Country Life
Memorable scenes, people and places in rural New Zealand (RNZ)
10:00 pm News and Late Edition
Radio New Zealand news, including Dateline Pacific and the day's best interviews from Radio New Zealand National
11:06 The Shed – A Whole New World of Music
Award-winning former British broadcaster Mark Coles presents his pick of the best new music releases and demos from around the planet. A glorious mix of brand new sounds from all over the world, real conversations with music makers and tales of everyday life as seen from an English garden shed. (MCM)