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Morri 2 Africa

1 Apr 2019

In 2018 Laura Morrison began her epic odyssey, driving her 1958 Morris Minor from Aberdeen to Capetown and thus fulfilling her late father's dream. Laura joins Bryan to discuss how it all came together. Audio

Friday 19 April 2019

 

7:12 Overseas Correspondent - Canada

Peggy Revell joins us once again from Medicine Hat, Alberta with her take on the big news stories from Canada.

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Photo: Makaristos [Public domain]

7:35 New Horizons

Rhiannon Giddens leads a group of four musicians on a new album from the Smithsonian Folkways label, putting the lot of African American women into historical and musical context. William Darts calls it epoch-making.

Our Native Daughters: Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah

Our Native Daughters: Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah Photo: Concerted Efforts publicity: http://concertedefforts.com/roster/our-native-daughters/

8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

Restaurateurs with guns, chefs wielding knives, and severed heads in bin bags. Life as a food inspector is a lot more fraught than you might think. Emily Thomas meets three food safety officers from around the globe who reveal what it's like to be one of the most feared people in the industry.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Kee [Public domain]

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance is at ESR hearing about a new technique to find DNA from fingerprints and she also has all the latest kakapo news.

The amount of DNA that fingerprints carry depends on the person and other factors such as how long ago they washed their hands.

The amount of DNA that fingerprints carry depends on the person and other factors such as how long ago they washed their hands. Photo: Alicia Haines / ESR

9:30 The Podcast Hour

Out of the the Blocks 1200 Edmondson

Out of the the Blocks 1200 Edmondson Photo: (Supplied/Images by Wendel Patrick)

Out of the the Blocks logo (Supplied)

Out of the the Blocks logo (Supplied) Photo: Supplied

Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour takes a look at Out Of The Blocks from the public radio station WYPR in Baltimore.

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

Matt Corby

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In this week's Pocket Edition we speak to Australian chart-topper Matt Corby, and Damon Krukowski from Galaxie 500 explains his podcast Ways of Hearing, which tackles the ways digital audio is changing us.

Drummer and author Damon Krukowski

Drummer and author Damon Krukowski Photo: Damon Krukowski