Nights for Tuesday 23 June 2015
7:10 Our Own Odysseys: The City Of Samsun
Seventeen-year-old Rotary Exchange Northland student Hamish Duley is living with a Turkish family (who speak little English) in a city next to the Black Sea.
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 Military History
Historian and author of New Zealand and the First World War 1914-1919, Damien Fenton on the wherewithal of war... the Battle of France (May-June 1940).
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: In Search of The Real Searchers
Sixty years ago John Ford travelled to Monument Valley to make his greatest Western, The Searchers. Based on Alan LeMay’s novel, it is still a powerful tale of race, violence and redemption as Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) searches for his niece Debbie, abducted by a Comanche raiding party on the Texas frontier. But, as Mark Burman discovers, The Searchers is a gateway to the real and powerful story of the forging of Texas statehood and the rise and fall of the Comanche empire. This is an epic journey, with real searchers, real loss and an epic struggle for survival at its core. It begins in Monument Valley and reaches across the vast expanses of Texas and Oklahoma to explore both the making of a classic film and the bloody history of the true West.
Mark Burman hears from Pippa Scott, one of the last surviving cast members of John Ford’s film, gets a guided tour through Monument Valley from a local Navajo expert to search for the last relics of the location shoot, encounters the last resting place of a true American hero and real searcher, and hears from Comanches who grew up with their communal stories shot down on screen by John Wayne. (BBCWS)
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 (F, KMUW)