Nights for Tuesday 27 May 2014
7:10 Our Own Odysseys - The Queensland Coast
In 1999, Murray Grimwood and his partner Jennie Upton with their two pre-teen sons Ishmael and Jaryd, took a Seawind 24 catamaran (bought via Trade-a-Boat magazine) and sailed up the Queensland coastline of Australia.
Gallery: Queesland Coast
7:30 The Sampler
A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.
8:10 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 - India
Our correspondent in the second-most populated nation of the world, India, pop. 1,210,193,422 (census. 2011) is Bangalore-based, Shoba Narayan. The world's largest democracy has overwhelmingly elected a new government, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) headed by Narendra Modi.
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: The TED Radio Hour - Giving it Away (NPR/TED)
You can give away almost anything – your time, money, food, your ideas. Giving helps define who we are and helps us connect with others. And thanks to the internet and a rise in social consciousness, there’s been a seismic shift not only in what we’re giving, but how. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are “giving it away” in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.
Firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go as expected, but ended up teaching him an important lesson.
Gardener Ron Finley wants to help make his community in South Central LA more healthy, by letting people take fruit and vegetables from his roadside gardens.
Activist Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities.
And musician Amanda Palmer tells us how she developed a more trusting relationship with her fans by not charging for her music.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Wayne's Music
Wayne Mowat presents a selection of tunes too good to be forgotten (RNZ)