Nights for Tuesday 19 May 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Deep Economy

Bill McKibben - climate activist.

Climate change, local economies and the significance of a fair global climate treaty.

7:30 The Sampler

New music reviews with Nick Bollinger.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 The Administration - political systems

Brian Roper - political historian, University of Otago.

How and why the world's diverse political institutions came to be ... Trotsky, his fight with Stalin, and how Russia could have been a different type of country.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Tuesday Feature:Ngā Uruora - The Groves of Life Ecology and History in a New Zealand Landscape

The continued survival of a fragile Nikau Scenic Reserve is linked to the story of the Western Black Petrel. (Part 5 of 6, RNZ)

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 4

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.

11:06 Charlie Gilett's World of Music

Britain's guru of world music radio presents a personal selection (BBC)

Fall of Families thumb11:36 Bedtime story: The Fall of the Families by Phillip Mann

The second novel of Phillip Mann's epic chronicalling the struggle by aliens to regain their civilisations - lost to ruthless humans who colonised the galaxy exterminating all opposition.