Nights for Wednesday 17 June 2015
7:10 Wrong Interpretations
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.
It is the second-largest country by total area and the northernmost country of the North America continent, journalist for Medicine Hat News, Peggy Revell reports from Canada, pop. 35,675,834 (est. 2014)... the history-making provincial election in Alberta that just occurred which toppled a 40-year political dynasty in Canada's richest province; and the ceremonial end and release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on residential schools - The horrific practice where for decades thousands upon thousands of First Nations children were taken from families and placed in church-run schools where there was extensive abuse, etc...
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: 'The Great Charter' by Matthew Solon
To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this innovative drama charts the fight for rights and freedoms in the 21st Century’s supra-state: the Internet, re-imagining the conflict which gave birth to the original Magna Carta in a fictional future, to explore the current debate around digital rights. In 2025 the most powerful men and women in the world gather for a summit at Runnymede. Their purpose, to discuss a possible fusion of the G20 with the i5 - the world’s largest internet companies controlling the planet’s data and digital access. But a communications system failure signals the start of an escalating cyber-attack that will sow panic and disorder across the globe. This is zero-day vulnerability. (BBC/Goldhawk)
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy
My Kind of Town Chicago was a muddy, windy town in the mid-1800s, but in 1893 (World's Fair) it had come of age. By 1920, if you couldn't find the jazz you liked in Chicago it probably didn't exist (3 of 13, PRX)