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New China Eyewitness tells the story of how Canterbury Museum came to acquire the largest collection of Chinese art in New Zealand after a group of prominent New Zealanders visited the People’s Republic of China in 1956. We talk to co-authors James Beattie & Richard Bullen about the book, the story and what it means for our relationship with China today.

7:35 Upbeat

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The deep sea sounds of whales was the inspiration of the 2017 Todd Young Composer Competition winner . His piece Nga Aria o Tangaroa offers a textured musical experience for the audience. He explains his inspiration, what it was like being mentored by Sir James McMillan, and what winning the title means for his future.

8:12 Enough about me...what about you..what do you think of me?

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There has been considerable discussion in popular culture about whether younger generations are increasingly narcissistic. Yet in the scientific literature suggests that there is no scientific evidence that narcissism is on the increase (generationally or otherwise). Nights' psychologist Michael Philipp talks narcissism and how these stereotypes develop in older generations.

8:30 Window on the World

Emily Thomas examines why food from the African Continent is not readily found on the world stage. She talks to chefs from Nigeria, Senegal and Eritrea to hear what they think is holding their food back from achieving global prominence - is it economics, culture or taste? And what can be done about it?

9:10 Night Mail

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9:30 Insight

This week, Insight explores whether the last election is  an example of MMP working or a sign that change is needed.

10:17 Late Edition

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

11:07 Nashville Babylon

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On Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues.  This week Mark spins tunes from the Byrds, the Felice Brothers, Dr John and Ray Charles, festive faves from the Handsome Family and Patsy Raye & The Beatniks, plus a demo version of a Graham Nash classic.