Nights for Monday 29 June 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:20 Better Lives

James O'Loghlin, Australian author, comedian and broadcaster.

Advice for those who want to a happier more stressfree life - from his book How to Your Balance Your Life: Practical Ways to Acheive Work/Life Balance.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 The Final Whistle

Penny Miles,sports journalist, Dominion Post.

Analysis of the state of play from recent recreational activities.

This week, netball, tennis and honouring olympians.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 1

9 pm News & Weather


A current affairs programme direct from RNZ news.

9:40 Romania Report

Andra Suciu - freelance correspondent.

News and cultural insights from Romania, South East Central Europe, pop. 22,246,862 (2008).

This week, buying your first home and the summer festivals.

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 2

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Birth of the Blues

Willie Dixon, one of America's greatest songwriters, put it this way, "The blues is the roots and the rest are the fruits."

Today the roots have born fruits all over the world.

Jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul music, even rap all have blues as a foundation. On the surface blues is simple, sometimes just three chords, sometimes just one chord with lyrics that repeat themselves. But below the surface there is an emotional sophistication that makes the blues one of the most intense music forms you'll ever hear.


Bring It on Home tells how in the early '60s, America was listening to re-constituted country blues, while England was experimenting with its own version of electric blues. It wasn't long before both camps came together and coloured the sound of rock in the late '60s and early '70s, capping off a decade of unprecedented blues popularity among whites.

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