Nights for Tuesday 15 December 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 City Sculptures

John Radford - artist

The sculptures in Western Park in Ponsonby, inspirations and the latest creative endeavours.

See images in the Night's Art Gallery.

DOO, with E & F in background, copyright John Radford 2009.

DOO, with E & F in background, copyright John Radford 2009.

Footage of the This Other City project which briefly interacted with the intersection of Karangahape Road and Pitt Street.

Edited footage of the Auckland based Transplastic Projects in which a pub, a bus and seven cars were covered in clay and then allowed to disintegrate.

Wellington received a major Transplastic Project in the 2006 International
Festival of the Arts when John used the Cuba Mall Bucket Fountain as the site object for a major Transplasticism.

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.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 The Tuesday Feature: The Macmillan Brown Lectures

The 2009 Macmillan Brown lectures explore how Maori culture operates as a force for New Zealand's social and scientific advancement.

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.

Janice Elliot - supermarket shelf stacker

When you're hustling in the aisles with your trolleys, spare a thought for those who made sure there was something on the shelves to be hustling for.