Nights for Tuesday 8 September 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 The perfect pearl

Professor Dean Jerry - Aquaculture Genetics Research, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University

Getting right down to the genes in creating the "perfect" pearl.

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 Prayers - religion

Professor Paul Morris Religions Scholar, Victoria University

Exploring the spiritual dimension of the human psyche ... religion and the Fiji crisis.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 The Tuesday Feature

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 2009

The Next 100 Years (Pt 5 of 5)

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.