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Dr Kate Amore

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7:12 Homelessness in New Zealand

Dr Kate Amore from the University of Otago, Wellington's He Kainga Oranga/Housing & Health Research Programme shares her research on the growing number of New Zealanders who don't have a house to call home.

7:35 New Horizons

In anticipation of NZ Opera's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, William Dart spins a few Sondheim tracks.

8:12 Nights' Culture - Hip Hop

University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke talks about the links between hip hop and violent death and highlights some tracks by, and some about, dead rappers.

8:30 Window on the World

Blind Man #1 of 3 - When Peter White jets, sails or walks into a new city, it is the sounds, not the sights, which assail him. In this programme he explores Nairobi through the sounds of this African city. In Nairobi he finds a city struggling to reconcile expansion and commercialisation with the hit and miss access to disabled facilities and the worries about safety around the city. He is forced to navigate a strange environment without being able to see his way around: "Having been born blind, I've always travelled blind - and for me, sightseeing is more a case of 'sound-hearing."

9:07 Our Changing World

Tonight on Our Changing World - keen volunteers on the Kapiti Coast are saving everything from rare sand dune plants to geckos, in an ambitious conservation project inspired by nearby Kapiti and Mana islands.

9:30 This Way Up

Simon Morton visits a local 'bug startup'- a new business in Christchurch that's started selling insects into New Zealand restaurants.

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

The Morning Report theme gets a remix, we meet Queen Neptune, wellington producer Jet Jaguar reviews his 20 year career, plus tunes from Adam Torres, Sampha and Willis Earl Beal.