Nights for Wednesday 26 August 2015
7:10 Photos by other machines
The history of the camera-less photo, with Dr Geoffrey Batchen, professor of art history at Victoria University of Wellington.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:10 Amerasians: Children of the Dust
Trista Goldberg looks at the story of Vietnamese Amerasians - children fathered by American servicemen during the Vietnam War. A great number were lost to illness and malnutrition in those challenging post-war years and those who survived were widely ostracized by a society still coming to terms with the war. Trista Goldberg was one of a minority who managed to escape the country as a baby and was raised by an adopted family in the U.S. In both America and Vietnam she discovers how Amerasians have survived in the forty years since the end of the war.
8:40 Papua New Guinea
The drought crisis affecting the Papua New Guinea Highlands region (and what the government is doing about it) - with RNZI senior correspondent Johnny Blades.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: And the Sun Stood Still by Dava Sobel
10:00 Late Edition
The First Lady of Radio: Vaughn de Leath's recording career began in 1921, which lead to hundreds of titles over the next decade, and she was accompanied by some of the leading jazz artists of the day including Eddie Lang, Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols and Miff Mole (F, PRX)