8am to Midday, Friday 2 April 2010

8:15 am Hijacked On Remote by Vicky Yiannoutsos

A teenage girl, full of the wisdom and insight of the inexperienced, laments her mother's indecision and weakness in the face of relationship troubles.

9:45 am Amazing Grace

Max Cryer explores the story behind the well-known Hymn - Amazing Grace.

10:06 am Traffic Islands: dividing lines

Not all islands are idyllic vacation destinations - some are surrounded by traffic. This programme explores the collective narrative created by people in the US whose lives intersect in different ways with traffic islands .(Soundprint)

11:04 am Death Diminishes Me

Four New Zealand men who, have been HIV positive for more than 20 years and have lost both lovers and friends to the disease - talk about how they are now isolated by the same things that connect them - infection, guilt, loss and hope.

12:00 pm The World at noon

A roundup of today's news and sport

12:30 pm IMPROV FM

Improvised comedy recorded before a live audience at Circa Theatre in Wellington

1:06 p.m. Troubled Man - The Marvin Gaye Story

Perhaps Motown's most gifted and influential talent, Marvin Gaye went from being a jobbing house musician for Berry Gordy to sing and write some of the greatest music ever. Whether it's quality '60s dance tracks, superb romantic pop duets, a conceptual masterpiece about the world's problems or just solid get-in-the-groove love music, then Marvin Gaye is your man. But with this genius came uncertainty, paranoia and drug problems that led to his murder by his own father. World music expert, Charlie Gillett, tells the tragic, yet fascinating life story of Marvin Gaye.

2:04 pmBeauty in Broken Places: The Healing Arts of Lily Yeh

Lily Yeh is a remarkable woman who has found a way to love life that is both ingenious and inspirational. As an artist, she has taken her work altogether out of the studio and into the streets. Not just any streets, but the mean streets of inner city Philadelphia, where vacant lots riddle a ruined landscape.

A World of Possibilities feature from Mainstream Media productions

3:06 pm In the Spirit

Nick Bollinger provides a guide to the rich and powerful tradition of black American religious music. (RNZ)

4:06 pm Colin Gibson, Hymn-writer

Colin Gibson, Emeritus Professor of English at Otago University, member of the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust, writer of hymns and musical settings, and Australasian editor for the Dictionary of World Hymnodyin conversation with Kim Hill. (RNZ)

5:00 pm The World at 5

A roundup of to day's news and sport including, at 5.12 pm Worldwatch

5:12 pm Global Business (BBC)

6:06 pm Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Music and The Magic

An overview of the career of pop duo Daryl Hall & John Oates From their first hit in 1974 through their heyday in the '80s, their smooth, catchy take on Philly soul brought them enormous commercial success, including six number one singles and six platinum albums. Hall & Oates' music was remarkably well construced and produced; at their best, their songs were filled with strong hooks and melodies that adhered to soul traditions and incorporating elements of new wave and hard rock. (Sony)

7:06 pm When The Green Flag Drops

Life behind the microphone with race commentator Tony Lee (Part 1 of 2, RNZ)

7:30 pm Spiritual Journeys

A three-part BBC series tracing the spiritual journeys of three writers through their fiction and poetry, a place where they can question, challenge and celebrate their faith.

8:06 pm Electric Ladyland

The making of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's third and final studio release, Electric Ladyland (Pt 2 of 2, Sony/Legacy)

9:06 Country Life

News and views from rural New Zealand (RNZ)

10:00 The News at Ten

Radio New Zealand news and sport

10:15 What's the Word?

Sally Placksin looks at 20th-century Irish author Samuel Beckett's work and influence (NRP)

11:06 Tapestry of the Times

his week, Gourd banjo music from Mike Seeger, a rare recording of a young Bob Dylan, vocal harmonies from the Bahamas, the gentle touch of Brazilian guitar master Luiz Bonfa. Plus: a cowboy ballad from Lead Belly, and "Mean Talking Blues" from Woody Guthrie. Real music, real people and the stories behind the sounds (Pt 8 of 12, Smithsonian/WYPR)