Nights for Tuesday 28 April 2015
7:10 Our Own Odysseys - The Reunification
In 1995, Michael Goldfinch was in Hanoi when Viet Nam celebrated the 20 year anniversary of 'The Reunification' (or as the Vietnamese say, the end of the 'American War').
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 Left Thinking
University of Otago political historian A. Prof Brian Roper deconstructs public policies from around the globe – implications of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement), a proposed regional free trade deal between 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including New Zealand; negotiations began in 2005 and were supposed to be concluded in 2012, but due to certain issues, some parties have not yet found common ground.
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: BBC World Book Club with Guenter Grass
Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize-winner and author of The Tin Drum, died on April 13, 2015 aged 87. Before his death he had been described as "the world’s most important living writer".
Harriet Gilbert of the BBC Word Book Club looks back to the day she spent with Guenter after he invited her into his home in Germany to put listeners' questions to him about his internationally-celebrated novel The Tin Drum.
Bitter and impassioned, the book charts the rise and fall of Nazism through the mischievous eyes of Oskar Matzerath, a dwarf who decided to stop growing at the age of three. First published half a century ago, The Tin Drum was re-published in new translations all over the world to mark its 50th birthday in 2009. (BBC World Service).
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Global Village
A selection of world music along with jazz, rock, folk and other styles, artists and songs with world and roots influences chosen and presented by Wichita radio host Chris Heim (5 of 13, KMUW)