Nights for Wednesday 29 July 2015
7:10 pm Photographing the past
Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in the History of Photography Dr. Mirjam Brusius from University of Oxford's History of Art, on Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer in photography from the Victorian era and his interest in deciphering some of the oldest writing in human history.
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.
8:40 pm India
our correspondent in the second-most populated nation of the world, India, pop. 1,210,193,422 (census. 2011) is Bangalore-based, Shoba Narayan.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: The Man that Lovelock Couldn't Beat, by Dean Parker
Was the iconic Jack Lovelock beaten by a little known Maori runner, Tommy Morehu? A play does not just question the record books; it questions the class-driven basis for deciding who makes it, and who doesn't, as a 'national hero'.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy
Stride: Stride piano emerged in the 1920s on the East Coast and very quickly became a favourite thanks to performers like James P Johnson and Fats Waller. Listen to the movement of the pianist 's left hand while it keeps the beat normally accented by the bass player. Besides Johnson and Waller, also featured are Willie "The Lion" Smith, Art Tatum, Dick Hyman, Hank Jones and Butch Thompson (9 of 13, PRX)