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The Beths: 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'

VIDEO – Auckland four-piece The Beths were named Best New Act of 2018 by the American music magazine Paste. They cover a seasonal classic in our Auckland studio. Video, Audio


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Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

12:05 Music after Midnight; 12:30 The Compass (BBC); 1:05 Our Changing World (RNZ); 2:05 Heart and Soul (BBC); 2:35 Hymns on Sunday (RNZ); 3:05 Baking Night by Elizabeth Smither read by Michelle Amas (2 of 2, RNZ); 3:30 CrowdScience (BBC); 4:30 Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi (RNZ) 5:10 Michael King's History of New Zealand (7 of 30, RNZ); 5:45 Historical Highlights (RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

The Go Cart, by Cindy Maguire Todd, told by Peter Hambleton; Diggity, by Anna Kenna, told by Esther Green; Going for a Swim, by Victor Rodger, told by Victor Rodger; Maddy West and the Tongue Taker, by Brian Falkner, told by Miranda Harcourt; Little Brother's Haircut, by Joy Cowley, told by Ole Maiava; The Bones in the River, by Jane Buxton, told by Whetu Fala (RNZ)

7:10 AM. Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman

A fresh attitude on current affairs, the news behind the news, in-depth documentaries, sport from the outfield, politics from the insiders, plus Mediawatch, 'The House' and music

7:35 The House

Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

8:10 Insight

An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)

9:06 Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

12:12 PM. Two Cents Worth

A weekly podcast on the news that will affect your back pocket - with Bernard Hickey, Nikki Mandow, Jenee Tibshraeny and Gyles Beckford (RNZ)

12:30 PM. Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman

It's an 'all access pass' to what's happening in the worlds of arts and entertainment

1:10 At the Movies

A weekly topical magazine programme about current film releases and film-related topics (RNZ)

2:05 The Laugh Track

3:04 PM. The 3 O'Clock Drama

Weightless' by Allen O'Leary                
A couple of script writers are commissioned to write a feature film. (RNZ)

4:06 PM. The Sunday Feature

Contemporary Feminism: Religion - In a discussion marking Suffrage 125, Kim Hill and panellists Saziah Bashir, Caroline Blyth, Reverend Jean Malcolm and Lilia Tarawa discuss contemporary feminism and faith. How do feminists reconcile contradictions between feminism and faith? What can religious communities do to support gender equality? And what happens when you lose faith? (2 of 2, RNZ)

5:00 PM. The World at Five

A roundup of today's news and sport

5:10 PM. Heart and Soul

Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world (BBC)

5:40 PM. Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi

A weekly roundup of news on Maori issues (RNZ)

6:06 PM. Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

6:40 PM. Voices

A weekly feature where the focus is ethnic communities (RNZ)

7:05 PM. The TED Radio Hour

A crafted hour of ideas worth sharing presented by Guy Raz (NPR)

8:06 PM. Sunday Night with Grant Walker

An evening of music and nostalgia (RNZ)

10:00 PM. The 10 O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:12 PM. Mediawatch

Critical examination and analysis of recent performance and trends in New Zealand's news media (RNZ)

10:45 PM. The House

Legislation, issues and insights from Parliament (RNZ)

11:04 PM. The Retro Cocktail Hour

An hour of music that's "shaken, not stirred" every week from the Underground Martini Bunker at Kansas Public Radio (KPR)

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