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7:12 BBC Witness

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Louise Hidalgo of the BBC World Service History programme 'Witness" talks to farmer Michael Eavis, who began the Glastonbury music festival in 1970 and whose family still runs it today.

7:35 New Horizons - The Floral Clocks

The Floral Clocks - Richard von Sturmer and Gabriel White

The Floral Clocks - Richard von Sturmer and Gabriel White Photo: Parbhu Makan/The Floral Clocks

William Dart takes a listen to a new album from the Auckland duo The Floral Clocks - musician Gabriel White and lyricist Richard Von Sturmer.

8:12 Nights' Culture - Fergus Barrowman

Swing into the second hour of Nights with the smooth sound of jazz.  Our culture vulture with sax appeal tonight is Fergus Barrowman who's intruducing us to the joy of sax...and all that jazz.  (...and I think we've run out of jazz cliches!)

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Photo: By Jimmy Baikovicius from Montevideo, Uruguay [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

8:30 Window on the World

FOR WATER TAX story - Generic cow

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Why do farmers feed their cows sweets? What are the implications for the animals' health, the environment and the taste of our meat? From the mystery of a rural US highway covered in Skittles, to chocolate-flavoured steak selling for hundreds of dollars, The Food Chain explores the impact of feeding cows the byproducts of human food production.

9:07 Our Changing World

On the rain-soaked ramp at its deployment base at Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand. NASA's SOFIA flying observatory is ready for a mission to study Southern Hemisphere celestial objects.

On the rain-soaked ramp at its deployment base at Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand. NASA's SOFIA flying observatory is ready for a mission to study Southern Hemisphere celestial objects. Photo: NASA

This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance heads to the stratosphere with NASA's SOFIA mission, to observe the birth of stars and the supermassive black hole at the centre of our universe.

9:30 This Way Up

Can we grown tasty food with a food computer and is the wildly popular exercise movement CrossFit emerging as a modern religion?

CrossFit as a new religion

CrossFit as a new religion Photo: (Jon Tyson via unsplash.com)

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition with Yadana Saw, Kirsten Johnstone speaks with Shonen Knife's Naoko Yamato about Nirvana, ramen and rock; Leilana Momoisea introduces us to some new hip hop acts; and 15-year old pop prodigy Billie Eilish makes her first visit to NZ.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish Photo: supplied