Nights for Wednesday 14 August 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 Professor Janet Todd from Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 7 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.
A series of half-hour current affairs programmes, featuring Radio New Zealand's most experienced correspondents.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 New Jazz Archive
Delving into the many shades of jazz. Digging in the archives and selecting from the standards and classics to the modern masters and future movers and shakers.
This week, the life and music of swing anti-hero Artie Shaw. Biographer Tom Nolan talks about Artie’s reluctant rise to stardom during the 1930s and dissects his much publicised rivalry with Benny Goodman. And we’ll take a look at Artie’s abrupt Shakespearean exit from the music business in the 1950s and explore what made Artie Shaw one of the most innovative and complex voices of the swing era.