Nights for Friday 15 August 2014
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:10 Me Kōrero - Commuter Rail
Cantabrian travel correspondent Mike Yardley on whether the rejection of commuter rail for the main line north is the right decision for Christchurch.
8:25 Music Feature
Jerry Schultz and Robert Schoenholt opened Slug's Saloon in New York’s Lower East Side in 1964, providing a raw alternative to Manhattan’s glitzy jazz clubs and attracting a who’s who of 60s' jazz. Jerry Schultz ran Slug’s for eight years before heading first for India, then to Golden Bay, where he's been living a quieter life as Gopal Krishna. Daniel Beban talks to him about his memories of the seminal jazz club.
Players from Garageland, Grand Prix and A Twin Moon all left the big smoke for the blossoms and shimmering light of Hawkes Bay where they eventually met and formed Golden Curtain, who’ve released their second album Dream City. Nick Atkinson checks in with the band.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 WOMAD Taranaki 2014: The Boomerang Project
Tonight’s programme features an incredible musical and cultural collaboration that explores the links between Celtic, Aboriginal and Maori cultures. Celebrating the ‘Indigenous Commonwealth’ with bagpipes, taonga pūoro and didgeridoo, The Boomerang Project performed for the first time at Womad New Zealand before moving on to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. (8 of 13, RNZ)