Nights for Tuesday 4 August 2015
7:10 Our Own Odysseys: One Thousand Desert Dunes
Crossing the 'dead' centre of Australia, the Simpson Desert as part of a vehicle safari with your tour operator Steve Beston of NZ 4x4 Treks.
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.
'Eating the berry' with Eru Rerekura from Radio New Zealand's Te Manu Korihi team; from the proverb 'Ko te Manu kai Ana I te Miro nona te Ao' (the Bird that eats the Berry owns the World), encapsulating the idea of a seed when eaten gives insight to the one who consumes it... the significance of the traditional diet, plus grief support for tangata whenua.
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: The Cook, the Carpenter and the Migrants
As the first port of call for most of the boats that survive the journey from North Africa, Italy has more first-hand experience than most European countries of the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Emma-Jane Kirby meets ordinary Italians to hear about the practicalities of the arrival of so many desperate people and how they are coping emotionally seeing such sadness and suffering in close proximity.
Housewife Maria Gratzia is a volunteer chef with a big heart and a big voice. Each week she doles out hundreds of kilos of pasta to the newly arrived migrants.
Emma talks to a grave digger who has buried many of the bodies washed up on the beach, a hospital director who has had to completely reorganise his hospital to cope with the new patients, an optician who rescued dozens of drowning migrants on a weekend sailing trip and a carpenter who makes crosses for migrants from the wrecks of the boats that brought them to Europe. (BBC World Service)
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 The Shed
Award winning former British broadcaster Mark Coles presents his pick of the best new music releases and demos from around the planet. A glorious mix of brand new sounds from all over the world, real conversations with music makers and tales of everyday life as seen from an English garden shed (6 of 13, MCM)