Nights for Monday 3 August 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:20 Sottosuolo

Larry Ray, retired radio and TV broadcaster and historian

The city beneath the city of Naples, Italy.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 The Final Whistle

Joseph Romanos, sports journalist, The Wellingtonian

Analysis of the state of play from recent recreational activities... Michael Schumacher is back!

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 1

9 pm News & Weather


A current affairs programme direct from RNZ news.

9:40Solomon Islands Report

Dorothy Wickham, freelance correspondent

News and cultural insights from The Solomon Islands in Melanesia, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands, pop. 552,438 (2005) ... reporting from the Pacific Islands and the World: The Global Economic Crisis conference, Brisbane.

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 2

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 Beale Street Caravan

David Knowles and The Beale are back with the best in blues from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

Bernard Allison is first up with his "take no prisoner" approach to his music. Son of Luther, and influenced by him and other greats, it's obvious that Bernard has inherited Luther's knack for igniting audiences. His style is a unique mix of traditional and modern influences. This set is from B.B. King's in Memphis.

And if that's not enough, how about rising star John Németh, a harmonica player of great style and virtuosity. His decade long career has found him opening for Robert Cray, Keb Mo', and Earl Thomas. Set your wireless on fire with his music from the 2008 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport, Iowa.

But wait, there's more! Guest host Cybil Shepherd tells us about Women and the Blues.