Nights for Wednesday 7 September 2011
7:10 Elderly Motherhood
Orange Prize for Fiction winner, Nashville author Ann Patchett's latest book State of Wonder sends a female scientist working in pharmaceuticals on a dangerous mission to uncover the secrets of an Amazonian tribe whose women remain fertile throughout their entire lives.
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.
8:40 Arts: Hip Hop
Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke from the University of Auckland on the musical genre that developed as part of hip hop culture, and is defined by four key stylistic elements: rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing... the phase of rap where it became "pop" in the mid 1980s.
Run-DMC's version of Walk This Way with Aerosmith's Steve Tyler and Joe Perry
9:00 News & Weather
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Student Shorts 2011
A selection of the top short plays written by participants in Radio New Zealand's latest round of workshops for emerging creative writers.
10:00 News & Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11:00 News & Weather
11:06 Jazz Footprints
Colette Jansen introduces the music of past, present and future jazz greats.