Nights for Tuesday 24 November 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Back to Wax

Tom Rodwell, blues musician

Recording music in the old style, by wax cyclinder.

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 Ignition - energy

Professor Ralph Sims, director of Centre for Energy Research, Massey University

The challenges of getting warm, keeping cool or just driving from point A to B... if most of New Zealand's high rate of greenhouse gas emissions (on a per capital basis) is to do with individual consumers (rather than big industry), should it be ordinary consumers footing the bill?

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 The Tuesday Feature: The Massey Lectures

The City of Words, by Alberto Manguel - the first programme in his five-part Canadian series in which Argentinian-born author Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at some of the problems we face building societies with common values, and suggests we look at stories to help us perceive ourselves and others (Pt 5 of 5, CBC)

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)

11:36 Nightshift

A series dedicated to those who work while the nation sleeps, and who make life a lot easier when we wake up.

Roxanne McKerras, clinical team co-ordinator, Christchurch Hospital

Some of the hardest working night-shifters are those looking after the ill and injured. The Canterbury District Health Board has over four hundred doctors-in-training, all of whom, together with the nurses telephone operators and many other staff either work permanently at night or do a stint of night shift duty.