Nights for Thursday 16 July 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Why Kids Kill

Peter Langman, clinical director, KidsPeace - National Centre for Kids Overcoming Crisis.

The author of Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, Langman explores what possesses young people to take such extreme actions.

7:30 Spectrum:

People, places and events in New Zealand.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 Body Parts - human biology

Professor Jean Fleming, endocrinologist, University of Otago.

Biology of the human body boiled down

This week, viral and bacterial infections.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 7

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Our Changing World:

Radio New Zealand's science and environment programme.

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 8

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 Frank Zappa - the Radio is Broken

The Music Mix is in hiatus until Thursday 23 July, and a series on the late-great mother of invention, Frank Zappa takes its place.

In The Radio is Broken, Jim Gardner traces a personal thread through Zappa's 35 year career.

According to biographer Greg Russo, in his book 'Cosmik Debris: The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa':

"A very creative and intelligent five-part series on the musical career of Frank Zappa was created by James Gardner for Radio New Zealand Concert... With its expert editing and insightful analysis by Gardner, the program is the most definitive radio-oriented work on Zappa."