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7:12 Nights Philosophy

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Photo: Michiel van Mierevelt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Nights' philosophy pundit Ann Kerwin joins us again.  Tonight she has Dutch humanist and jurist Hugo Grotius on her mind.

7:30 The Sampler

The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses a dark but hopeful third album from Wellington's Eb and Sparrow; the blood-and-gutsy songs of 20-year-old Sophie Allison, otherwise known as Soccer Mommy; the life-and-death concerns of Zola Jesus, and a few family favourites - as you've never heard them before - from Johnny Dowd.

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Eb and Sparrow Photo: Ebony Lamb Photography

8:10 Night Mail

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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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

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Fireflies lit up the evenings of Kashif Qamar's childhood in Karachi. With his friends he'd collect 'jugnu' as they are called in Urdu into a large jar which then became a living lamp in the intense darkness. But the fireflies have gone - artificial light means they disappear and Kashif's young daughters will never see their flickering magic. So Kashif sets out to make a present for his daughters - a collection of memories from history, poetry and music all of which have the jugnu or firefly at their centre.

9:07 China Meets Kenya

Taiwan-born broadcaster and economist, Linda Yueh is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School,. She's director of the China Growth Centre at Oxford University and a Visiting Professor at Peking University. She also has links with the London School of Economics and is an occasional radio and TV presenter for the BBC where she was Chief Business Correspondent until 2015. In this week's Tuesday feature, we find her on the ground in Kenya where ten thousand Chinese have gone to live and work as part of a massive Chinese development programme.

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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features new music from Senegalese Kora player Bao Sissoko, Spanish 7 piece band El Naan described as: one of the most interesting musical proposals from the Iberian Peninsula and something from Sister Rosetta Tharpe who has been inducted into the into the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for her early contribution to American Gospel and the beginnings of rock & roll.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1938 Photo: Supplied