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Kiwi singers pay respect to Aretha Franklin

Enjoy Aaradhna, Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo and Esther Stephens performing Aretha Franklin classics at the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival. Audio

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Today’s Schedule

12:04 AM. All Night Programme

Including: 12:05 Music after Midnight (RNZ); 12:30 Laugh Track (RNZ); 1:15 From The World (BBC); 2:05 NZ Live: White Chapel Jak (RNZ); 2:55  Go Ahead Caller (RNZ); 3:05 Chappy by Patricia Grace told by Jim Moriarty and Simon Leary (6 of 12, RNZ); 3:30 The Week(RNZ); 4:30 In the Balance (BBC); 5:10 Witness (BBC); 5:45 Voices (RNZ)

6:08 AM. Storytime

A Strange tale of Peter's Grandfather, by David Somerset, told by Davina Whitehouse; Sophie, by John Lockyer, told by Tina Cleary; Iris La Bonga and the Locked Door, by Margaret Mahy, told by Donna Akersten; The Purple Swamp Hen, The Rat and The Octopus, by Sarah Powell, told by Judith Gibson; Song of the Washing Machine, by Jane Buxton, told by Peter Kaa; The Parkhurst Boys, by Margaret Beames, told by William Kircher (RNZ)

7:10 AM. Country Life

Memorable scenes, people and places in rural New Zealand (RNZ)

8:10 AM. Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

A mixture of current affairs and feature interviews, until midday (RNZ)

12:11 PM. The Podcast Hour

In The Podcast Hour, Richard Scott curates a selection of the best podcasts from New Zealand and around the world.(RNZ)

1:10 PM. Music 101

The best songs, music-related stories, interviews, live music, industry news and music documentaries from NZ and the world

5:10 PM. Focus on Politics

Analysis of significant political issues presented by Radio New Zealand's parliamentary reporting team (RNZ)

5:30 PM. Tagata o te Moana

Pacific news, features, interviews and music for all New Zealanders, giving an insight into the diverse cultures of the Pacific people (RNZI)

6:06 PM. WOMAD Taranaki 2018

Dragon - Local legends Dragon draw on their four decades worth of rock anthems for lively and blistering rendition of crowd favourites (RNZ)

7:06 PM. Saturday Night with Phil O'Brien

An evening of requests, nostalgia and musical memories (RNZ)

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