Nights for Tuesday 17 September 2013
7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Night Jump
Organising and taking part in a jump one evening at an Opera in the Park-type event with 250,000 people watching below, with Gareth Jacobs, CEO of the NZ Sky Diving Association.
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: Midwest America
Research analyst Deborah Thornton from the Public Interest Institute reporting from Iowa, where education funding is almost half of the state budget, but plans for new infrastructure may mean new taxes. The weather in the Midwest has been problematic – the corn and soybeans are suffering badly – and many American states and cities haven't enough money to pay the promised pensions...
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: The TED Radio Hour - The Pursuit Of Happiness
Being happy is a universal human yearning, but this simple goal often eludes us. If we're truly able to attain happiness, then how do we find it? Three TED speakers offer some big ideas for achieving happiness.
10:00 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.
Tonight, Europe’s cultural borders are blending and blurring these days, and immigrants are bringing in new musical influences. Join us as we explore the hip hybrid sounds heard in clubs from Paris and Madrid, to Frankfurt and Milan (Putumayo)