Nights for Monday 16 September 2013
7:10 Sport: United States of America
LA Times sports journalist Helene Elliott has a penchant for fast games with pucks and sticks on ice. The National Football League has agreed to pay a group of former players about $US750 million to compensate for head injuries that have affected their lives; and sprinter Ben Johnson, who lost his 1988 Olympic medal after it was proved that he used banned drugs and is now working with anti-doping authorities to get rid of cheaters.
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 Pundit - History of Science
University of Otago philosophy professor Alan Musgrave on the three great revolutions in scientific thought before modern times – the Copernican Revolution (c. 1550 - 1650), the Chemical Revolution (c. 1750 - 1800), and the Darwinian Revolution (c. 1850 - 1900). And the life of Charles Darwin continued.. "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." (Charles Darwin)
9:10 Drama in Dramatic Places
The importance of theatre for refugees and asylum seekers is demonstrated by Handala, an Alrowwad Theatre production at Aida Refugee camp in Bethlehem, and the inspiration behind the concept of 'Beautiful Resistance' with Dr Rand Hazou, Lecturer in Theatre with the Expressive Arts programme at Massey University.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Beale Street Caravan
Live performances drawn from concerts recorded in the US for The Blues Foundation who are based in Memphis Tennessee.
This week, multi-talented Tasha Taylor is the daughter of blues and soul great Johnny Taylor, but that's just the beginning. She is creating a solid career on her own merits, which includes songwriting, music producing and acting. Rod Piazza is a fine harpist and frontman for the band that he formed some thirty years ago with his wife, blues pianist Honey Alexander. All members of The Mighty Flyers are top-line players and their enjoyment of this reunion show shines through the performance.