Nights for Tuesday 4 December 2012
7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Uncovering The Clan
Earlier this year, Jeff Rule set about tracing the roots of his family's first European ancestor in New Zealand – back to the stormy hillocks near Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands.
Right: Jeff's ancestor James Sutherland (1799-1980)
7:30 The Sampler
A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.
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 The World At Night: Japan
Motoko Kakubayashi was raised in Palmerston North but now resides in Tokyo and works for the Science Media Centre of Japan, pop. 127,450,459 (est. 2010)... a senior citizen serial killer mastermind recently arrested; Japan has the second largest number of twitter users in the world; and why the word "Osprey" is the most used word by the Japanese in 2012.
9:00 News and Weather
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: In Alistair Cooke's Footsteps
Alvin Hall travels the USA revisiting the insights and observations of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America, on subjects as diverse as jazz, immigration and the American Dream.
Letter From America was Alistair Cooke's weekly radio broadcast that ran continuously for 58 years on the BBC, from 1946 to 2004. Cooke had set himself a challenge that seemed deceptively simple: to explain the United States to Britain and the world.
10:00 News and Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 WOMAD Taranaki 2012
Performances from WOMAD Taranaki 2012.