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7:12 Hot, Hot Summer

Dr Sam Dean NIWA's Chief Scientist for Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards joins us to talk about the science of our long hot summer.

Birthday cake ice cream.

Birthday cake ice cream. Photo: RNZ

7:35 Upbeat

The New Zealand School of Dance had its fiftieth birthday last year, and in January its director Garry Trinder chalked up twenty years at the helm. He speaks with Eva Radich.

New Zealand School of Dance Director Gary Trinder

New Zealand School of Dance Director Gary Trinder Photo: Supplied

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

What happens if you give every adult in a village $22 a month, no strings attached, for 12 years? In rural Kenya, researchers are trying to find out. They're conducting the world's largest study of 'universal basic income' - giving 'free money' to nearly 200 villages, to see whether this could kick-start development and bring people out of poverty.

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Photo: By CIAT (2DU Kenya 86) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9:10 Nights Sport

Peter Lampp us for a look at the Commonwealth Games, New Zealand netball and childhood obesity.

9:30 Insight

Are the plans to build thousands of new homes going to  cater for large and multi-generational Maori and Pasifika families?

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Tu Maia Ki Te Ao - new social housing on Massey Road, Otahuhu. crp Photo: RNZ Insight/Eva Corlett

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 Nashville Babylon

Every Monday on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and soul and blues. On this week's show Mark spins a classic gunfighter ballad from Marty Robbins, blues from Little Willie John, ska from Prince Buster and alt.country from Son Volt. There's also a soul cut from PP Arnold and tracks from the latest albums from Marlon Williams, Kim Richey and Bennett, Wilson, Poole.

Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams Photo: Steve Gullick