Nights for Friday 31 October 2008

7pm News and Weather

7:30 pmMusical Chairs

8pm News & Weather

8:10 New York Marathon

Former Couch Potato Louise Mullane

8:30 DNA Files

8:50 Conundrum:

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9pm News & Weather

9:06 Country Life:

Rural news & features.

10pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11pm News & Weather

11:06 WOMAD 2008

Music feature

Saving the Planet - Your Thoughts Please

Every fourth Monday, the Nights team ponders the future viability of the Earth's biosphere; especially the prospects of a biosphere where we humans can live comfortably.

This Monday we want your thoughts.

What's the best way of saving the planet?

A: opting out of the global economy and becoming self sufficient?

B: Pressing on with globalisation because only economic growth can provide us with the wealth and technology we need to survive?

We want you to choose, and when you do, explain how the option of your choice will keep us out of the proverbial.

We'll read out the best emails during our Environment Chat with Professor Ralph Chapman from Victoria University's department of environmental studies, and our "green entrepreneur" Peter Salmon from the Moxie Design Group.

So, do you put your faith in gardening or globalisation?

Write to And then tune to Nights this Monday from from 8.40pm to 9pm.