Nights for Tuesday 5 November 2013
7:10 Our Own Odysseys - Penniless in Peru
Back in the '70s, Tom White bussed, trucked, trained, river boated and hitch-hiked through South America and got as far south as Santiago, Chile. But by the time he had made it round to Peru, he had run out of money.
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 - Mexico
Reporting from the 11th most populous country and the most populous Hispanophone country in the world is our correspondent Myles Estey. Tonight, celebrations for Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos); the huge problem of kidnapping; and a new presidential law has seen the first person set free – an indigenous activist from Chiapas who had been in jail for 13 years – despite overwhelming evidence he was nowhere near the scene of the crime.
Link: Myles Estey's blog
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: TED Radio Hour - Building A Better Classroom
Getting a good education is important, but does the current model nurture real learning? Here, we look at powerful ideas on how to change education: flipping classrooms, rethinking lesson plans and re-imagining the role of teacher and student. Drawing on three TED talks: Sir Ken Robinson: How Do Schools Suffocate Creativity? Salman Khan: How Can Videos "Flip The Classroom?"John Hunter: How Can 4th Graders Solve World Problems?
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Womad Taranaki 2013 - Vieux Farka Toure and Antibalas
Over three days in March 2013, the Womad Festival brought a rich mix of musical and cultural flavours from around the globe to Taranaki. Radio NZ National was on hand to record the performances and talk to the performers.
Tonight we feature the Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, who has been tagged as the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’. Vieux is the son of Grammy Award winning guitarist Ali Farka Toure, and although he is only in his early 30s, he has stepped out from his father’s remarkable shadow with a growing catalogue of releases that embraces cultural collaboration, Malian musical roots and his pyrotechnic guitar abilities. Also in this programme is a performance by New York 12-piece band Antibalas (Spanish for 'bulletproof'). Already blessed with a global reputation for delivering a repertoire modelled on the musical legacy of Nigerian Afro-funk pioneer Fela Kuti, Antibalas delivered a set that had a capacity crowd on their feet from their opening notes.