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7:08 Spoken word poet Sarah Kay sarah kay

Sarah Kay is a spoken word poet from New York. She began performing her poetry at 14, and in 2006, she joined the Bowery Poetry Club's Poetry Slam Team, NYC Urbana, and competed in the 2006 National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas - at which she was the youngest competitor. She has performed in venues across the country including Lincoln Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the United Nations, where she was a featured performer for the launch of the 2004 World Youth Report. Sarah also co-founded and co-directed Project VOICE, which teaches spoken word poetry in schools and workshops all over the world. She talks about truth, creativity, and storytelling.

7:30 Insight - Paritutu tragedy

In 2012, a Spotswood College outdoor education trip ended in disaster with two students and an instructor drowning off New Plymouth's Paritutu rock. The outdoor education centre running the rock-climbing trip has admitted it failed in its safety duty to the students and staff involved. Radio New Zealand's Taranaki reporter, Juliet Larkin, investigates safety and risk in school outdoor education programmes, and asks what can be done to prevent more deaths.

8:15 Windows on the World - Return to Mawson's Antarctica

Alok Jha and Andrew Luck-Baker continue to follow the scientists on the ongoing Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013. They go out on fieldwork trips with the researchers studying how the wildlife that lives in this inhospitable environment is responding to climate change. Zoologist Tracy Rogers searches for leopard seals with underwater microphones. From a safe distance she takes a small sample from a Weddell seal to find out what it's been eating. Ornithologist Kerry-Jayne Wilson discovers that an iconic breeding colony of Adelie penguins at Cape Denison, the rocky area where Douglas Mawson built his expedition hut, has depleted numbers as the fast ice has grown. (Part three of four.)

8:40 Spooky New Zealand - Napier prison

We visit some of New Zealand’s most reportedly haunted locations to find out the stories behind them. This week, we hear a wealth of stories from the owner of the old Napier Prison buildings.

9pm News and weather

9:05 Sports by night - Pinball

We cover the sports that are best played after dark - particularly those that don't require speed or heavy lifting. This week we speak to genuine pinball wizard, Bowen Kerins, who's one of the best players in the world.

09:15 Sports by night

We cover the sports that are best played after dark – particularly those that don’t require speed or heavy lifting.

9:25 Music - Hidden Gems of 2013

Wellington musician and writer Matthew Backhouse explores some of music's hidden gems from the past year. Listen to all Matthew's selections on Spotify. (Part two of three)     

Step - Vampire Weekend

Exposure - Glasser

Attracting Flies - Aluna George

Retrograde - James Blake

Latch - Disclosure

Back to the Middle - Deerhunter

Paper Trails - Darkside

10:15 Late Edition

A review of the day's news.

10:30 Michael A Crawford on the brain and eating fish

Professor Michael A Crawford is the director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, in the UK. He explains how omega-3 fatty acids – and in particular, docosahexaenoic acid – are responsible for brain growth, evolution and function, and what is known scientifically about the link specifically with eating fish.

11:06 Can't Quit the Blues - Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy tells his own story, looking back on his life and career as only he can. He begins the story with his poor, sharecropping roots in Louisiana, and guides us through all his stops along the way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - the first time he met the blues on a John Lee Hooker record, the birth of his trademark guitar style while regularly jamming for customers at a gas station, his explosion on the Chicago blues scene and his influence on many of rock's great guitarists.

Music played in this show

Artist: Elvis Costello
Song: Down Among The Wine and Spirits
Comp: Costello
Album: Secret, Profane and Sugacane
Label: Hear Music
Broadcast Time: 20:07pm

Artist: Cults
Song: Go Outside
Comp: Follin, Obilvion
Album: Cults
Label: Sony
Broadcast Time: 20:10pm

Artist: Camera Obscura
Song: Every Weekday
Comp: Tracyanne Campbell
Album: Desire Lines
Label: 4AD
Broadcast Time: 20:40

Played during Matthew Backhouse's hidden gems of music in 2013:
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Song: Step
Comp: Koenig, Vampire Weekend
Album: Modern Vampires of the City
Label: XL
Broadcast Time: 21:29

Artist: Glasser
Song: Exposure
Comp: Glasser
Album: Interiors
Label: True Panther
Broadcast Time: 21:34

Artist: AlunaGeorge
Song: Attracting Flies
Comp: Francis, Reid
Album: Body Music
Label: Island
Broadcast Time: 21:39

Artist: James Blake
Song: Retrograde
Comp: James Blake
Album: Overgrown
Label: Atlas
Broadcast Time: 21:43

Artist: Disclosure
Song: Latch
Comp: Lawrence,Lawrence
Album: Settle
Label: Island
Broadcast Time: 21:47

Artist: Deerhunter
Song: Back to the Middle
Comp: Bradford Cox
Album: Monomania
Label: 4AD
Broadcast Time: 21:52

Artist: Darkside
Song: Paper Trails
Comp: Darkside
Album: Psychic
Label: Matador / Other People
Broadcast Time: 21:56

And our intro music was:
Artist: Gorillaz
Song: To Binge (with Little Dragon)
Comp: Gorillaz, Nagano
Album: Plastic Beach
Label: Parlophone
Broadcast Time: 19:06