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INTERVIEW: Billie Eilish warts and all

30 Mar 2019

U.S. pop sensation Billie Eilish performs in Auckland tonight. Yadana Saw delves beneath her staunch exterior in a conversation about horseriding, clothing as armour, fanhood and skin maladies. Video, Audio

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12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:06 Music after Midnight; 12:30 Insight (RNZ); 1:05 Country Life Story (RNZ); 1:45 More or Less (BBC); 2:05 The Forum (BBC); 3:05 Civilisation written and read by Steve Braunias (2 of 10, RNZ); 3:30 Diversions (RNZ) 4:30  Bulford Kiwi (RNZ); 4:40 Suffrage Stitching (RNZ); 4:50 Book Review (RNZ); 5:10 Witness (BBC)

6:00 AM. Morning Report

RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews, bulletins on the hour and half-hour, including:

6:20 and 6:50 Business News

6:26 Rural News

6:48 and 7:45 NZ Newspapers

9:06 AM. Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Current affairs and topics of interest, including:

10:45 The Reading: Highlighting New Zealand writing and performance

Noon Midday Report

RNZ news, followed by updates and reports until 1.00pm, including:

12:16 Business News

12:26 Sport

12:34 Rural News

12:43 Worldwatch

1:06 PM. Jesse Mulligan

An upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time (RNZ)

4:06 PM. The Panel with Wallace Chapman

An hour of discussion, featuring a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests (RNZ)

5:00 PM. Checkpoint

RNZ's weekday drive-time news and current affairs programme

6:30 PM. Trending Now

Highlighting the RNZ stories you're sharing on-line

7:06 PM. Nights with Bryan Crump

RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information

7:35 PM. At the Movies

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

8:15 PM. Dateline Pacific

A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news (RNZ)

8:30 PM. Windows on the World

International public radio features and documentaries

9:06 PM. The Worst Sitcom in the World: an anatomy of failure

Around 25 years ago New Zealand television embarked on a scheme to produce the best Kiwi sitcom ever. The show was called Melody Rules and was a tremendous flop. Why? It had everything going for it when the process began (7 of 8, Down Low Concept/RNZ)

9:30 PM. Fall of the Shah

'The Collapse' - February 14th 1979. With two governments declaring sovereignty, and an army at breaking point, the American Embassy finds itself surrounded (8 of 9, BBC)

10:00 PM. News at Ten

A roundup of today's news and sport

10:15 PM. Lately with Karyn Hay

A late night radio show with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories (RNZ)

11:06 PM. Inside Out with Nick Tipping

Nick Tipping brings you classic recordings and modern masterpieces from the world of jazz (RNZ)

This week’s schedule