Nights for Monday 3 December 2012
7:15 Sport: United Kingdom
Goals from behind the net with British sports journalist Richard Fleming... rise in racism within football stadiums, Manchester United goalkeeper expresses his frustration at homophobia, and it's sport awards time – there are a few contenders in what has been an unforgettable 12 months for British sport.
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 Thinkers: History Of Science
Before our own times, there were three great revolutions in scientific thought: the Copernican Revolution (c. 1550 - 1650), the Chemical Revolution (c. 1750 - 1800), and the Darwinian Revolution (c. 1850 - 1900); with philosopher Prof. Alan Musgrave from the University of Otago... in 1642, the year Galileo died, Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England on Christmas Day – considered the greatest English mathematician of his generation, most people popularly believe that once when Newton was sitting under an apple tree, an apple fell on his head, and he suddenly thought of the Universal Law of Gravitation.
9 pm News and weather
9:10 Japan's Nuclear Re-Think
Support for the use of nuclear power by the Japanese has waned over the past fifty years, and there is now a growing skepticism since the earthquake and tsunami disaster of March 2011 – more with Fulbright researcher at Tokyo University, A.Prof Daniel Aldrich.
10 pm Late Edition
11 pm News and weather
11:06 Blues City
A ten-part, regional exploration of the blues hosted by Gary Pitts. Each week visits a different city or region. We explore all eras, beginning at the turn of the 20th century moving all the way up to today. And we move through all types of blues, from Delta, country blues, Chicago and urban, blues rock, and even the British blues. Episodes feature historical background and interesting tid-bits about each music selection and artist.
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