Nights for Wednesday 10 July 2013
7:10 For The Love of Jane
Why the books of Jane Austen are still so adored, even though Jane's most famous novel Pride and Prejudice was published 200 years ago – with Janet Todd from Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge.
8:40 Arts - Jazz
Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman on the sizzle and pop of a snazzy bebop beat. Featuring Aki Takase, Mark Lockheart and the Spoilers of Utopia.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 2 of 15)
The story of the warrior who became the first Maori King, adapted from King Potatau: An Account of the Life of Potatau Te Wherowhero the First Maori King by Pei Te Hurinui and read by Selwyn Muru and Rangi Chadwick.
Radio New Zealand's economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara considers the future of manufacturing in New Zealand and the challenges it faces from a high New Zealand dollar – is it in crisis as some claim? To discuss the sector's prospects, its importance to the country, and whether it needs more help from the government, Patrick is joined by the chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, John Walley; Dr Oliver Hartwich, executive director of the business group, New Zealand Initiative; and Stephen Newman, founder and chief executive of the transport technology company Eroad.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz-O-Rama - 1929
"Talking pictures, Popeye, Tintin, color TV – just a few things that came to flourish in 1929," says Jazz-O-Rama host Joe Bev, who hosts an hour of re-mastered 78 RPM records from that year. Highlights include 'When My Dreams Come True' from the Marx Brothers movie The Cocoanuts and 'I'm on a Diet of Love' by the George Olsen Orchestra.