Nights for Wednesday 10 June 2015
7:10 Synthetic Biology
Explorations on how our natural environment is becoming something more artificial, with Dr Josh Wodak of UNSW Art & Design faculty, who has an artwork of a fragment of coral that has been included in a 'Cabinet of Curiosities' in the Deutsches Museums' Welcome to the Anthropocene' exhibition.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:10 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
Editor of the International section of Estado de Minas, the main daily newspaper of Minas Gerais, Pablo Pires Fernandes reports from the Federative Republic of Brazil, pop. 201,032,714 (est. 2013). The on-going Petrobras scandal, now Brazil's congress wants to reduce presidential power, the role of the media (which is mostly controlled by eight families) in this scandal, and the Inhotim art museum.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: 'Window', by Lucy O'Brien
A woman invites a door-to-door Christian prosthetist into her house on a rainy afternoon. The young woman peddles her faith with the desperation of the lost, while the older woman deals with her own losses by playing out her powerlessness at the expense of the visitor (RNZ)
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy
By George Pt 2: The music of composer, pianist and painter George Gershwin. This tribute features many of his songs from the 1920s and '30s and comments of some of his friends and colleagues (2 of 13, PRX).