Nights for Tuesday 20 August 2013
7:10 Our Own Odysseys - Ceremonies With Swords In Syria
When Chris Chapman was in Syria in 1999, he got to attend a most extraordinary (if not rather secretive) ceremony.
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 Global Neighbours - Palestine
Reporting from Ramallah in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories, pop. 4,152,102 (est. 2010) is freelance journalist Nida' Tuma.
9:06 The Tuesday Feature - Appeasing 499 Hungry Ghosts: The Ventnor Documentary
On the 28 October 1902 the S.S. Ventnor struck a reef and sank off the coast of Hokianga. Along with coal destined for Hong Kong, it was carrying the exhumed bones of 499 Chinese miners who had died while toiling the gold fields of New Zealand. Their last dying wish was for their remains to be re-interred with loved ones back home in China.
10 pm Late Edition
11:06 The Putumayo World Music Hour
Hosted by Rosalie Howarth, The Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures around the world.
This week we hear from a new generation of French musicians who honour their melodic past while embracing the future, injecting the nouvelle scene with irreverent humour and classic French flair.