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7:12 Feel no evil: Animals and pain 

The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? ” – Bentham (1789). Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, Dr Preet Singh has been looking at whether animals feel pain. 

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Photo: Massey University

7:35 Upbeat

If you don't like classical guitar, you'll change your mind once you've seen and heard Spanish virtuoso Pablo Sainz Villegas. He's considered one of the greatest classical guitarists Spain has produced. He's even had a concerto written for him by five-time Academy Award winner John Williams. He's on tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and it's not hard to see why he's popular - Pablo plays from the soul and means every note. He's passionate, effervescent and mesmerizing to watch.

8:12 Nights' Science - Physics 
Prof. Shaun Hendy director of Te Pūnaha Matatini at the University of Auckland on the study of matter, energy, and the interactions between them... 

8:30 Window on the World

Inside Trans Pakistan explores the tension between the emerging transgender identity in Pakistan and the established 'third gender' culture. Mobeen Azhar meets Kami and Mani, one of the few openly transgender men in the country.

9:30 Insight

This week, Insight explores the effect of big data and digital messaging on recent overseas elections and asks what might happen here

Next week, Insight heads to Solomon Islands to ask if peace can continue after the end  of the security and rebuilding mission and the spending to several hundreds of millions of dollars from New Zealand and Australia. 
 

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Another episode of Nashville Babylon.