Nights for Monday 3 November 2008

7 pm News & Weather

7:20 Feature Interview: Near Death

Dr Sam Parnia - Fellow in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine UK

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries

8:45 Sustainability: Self-sufficiency vs Globalisation

Prof Ralph Chapman & Green Entrepreneur Peter Salmon

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 1

9 pm News & Weather


RNZ News in-depth analysis of a topical issue

9:40 Sport

Joseph Romanos

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 2

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.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06Beale St Caravan:

Live blues concerts with David Knowles.

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.