Nights for Wednesday 4 September 2013
7:10 Middle East Forum
The mission of the Middle East Forum is to define and promote American interests in the Middle East and protect Western values from Middle Eastern threats. We talk with its founder – the American historian, writer and political commentator Dr Daniel Pipes.
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.
8:40 Arts - Jazz
Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman on the sizzle and pop of a snazzy bebop beat.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 10 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 - Chet Baker
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 brilliant and tumultuous life of Chet Baker. Biographer James Gavin talks about Chet’s life and music – from his unlikely breakthrough as one of the most popular trumpeters of the 1950s to the drug addiction which nearly unravelled his career. And we’ll explore Chet’s surprising, controversial work as a jazz vocalist and trace his role in bringing new life to one of jazz’s most treasured standards.