Nights for Wednesday 19 March 2014
7:10 Dial a Diet
Why smartphone technology could help discipline dieters in resisting the types of temptations which can lessen the willpower of a weight watcher, with obesity researcher Heather McKee, now of the British Lung Foundation.
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 Ambassador - Jazz
Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman on the sizzle and pop of a snazzy beat.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Dead Man's Shoes
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz-O-Rama - British Dance Bands
British dance band is a genre of popular jazz and dance music that developed in British dance halls and hotel ballrooms during the 1920s and 1930s, often called a Golden Age of British music prior to World War II. Thousands of miles away from the true origins of jazz in the United States, British dance bands of this era typically played melodic, good-time music that had jazz and big band influences but also maintained a peculiarly British sense of rhythm and style which came from the music hall tradition. Often comedians of the day or music hall personalities would sing novelty recordings backed by well-known British dance band leaders. Some of the British dance band leaders and musicians went on to fame in the United States in the swing era (9 of 12, PRX)