Nights for Wednesday 18 May 2011
7:10 Irish Diaspora
Professor Bronwen Walter from Anglia Ruskin University about what's it was like to be Irish down under.
7:30 At the Movies
Films and movie business with Simon Morris.
8:00 News & Weather
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
Radio New Zealand Music programmes manager John Pilley takes us across the range from folk to bluegrass, country, soul, gospel, and rock and is put on the spot as to whether "Americana is country music made and enjoyed almost entirely by liberals"...
The optimistic plan is: 'Looking at Louvin Brothers gospel county who had a track covered by Gram Parsons with Emmylou Harris, and Emmylou sings on Dylan Le Blanc's new album, which has a song with virtually the same title (but different song) as Ray La Montagne latest album (using rural and biblical imagery) and a track from a rare 2011 Record Store only release by La Montagne which has the Secret Sisters backing him, and they opened for Amos Lee (who we finished with last time on Nights Americana) when I saw Amos in Washington, and if we have time - finish with a Secret Sisters track'.
8:59 Conundrum - Clue 5
9:00 News & Weather
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show
Highlights from A Prairie Home Companion (PHP)
9:59 Conundrum - Clue 6
10:00 News & Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11:00 News & Weather
11:06 Jazz at Lincoln Center
A new series of performances from the House of Swing (Murray Street Productions).