Nights for Friday 20 March 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:30 pm Access All Areas: The musical mutations of Eugene Chadbourne

Eugene Chadbourne is many things: a hillbilly improviser, a self-made raconteur, and a new music eclectic who mashes jazz, folk, experimental noise and neo-vaudeville.

Once described as a direct threat to the American way of life by a White House spokesman, Eugene Chadbourne recently toured NZ bemusing and entertaining audiences with his electric rake, and a mixture of improvised and folk banjo playing …

Trevor Reekie catches up with the mercurial and enigmatic Dr Eugene Chadbourne.

8 pm News & Weather

8:10 Grapes & Guinea Pigs

Peter Yealands - winery owner, Yealands Estate

A guinea pig experiment - are these the ideal little critters to graze under the vines to manage pest plants while also reducing the need for fertiliser and mechanical mowing?

8:30The Vault: "Here Comes Trouble"

Producer Sonia Yee delves into Radio New Zealand Sound Archives\Nga Taonga Korero to take us into the world of Bodgies and Widgies and the arrival of the teenager in the late 1950s.

8:50 Conundrum:

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Country Life:

Rural news & features.

10 pm 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

11:06 The 2008 NZ Country Music Awards

Gore Gold Guitar showcase concert (RNZ)