Nights for Friday 9 October 2015
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:10 Me Kōrero
An affable end-of-the-week evening exchange of ideas, advice, evocations and/or opinions.
8:25 Music Feature: Global Beats: Ghana Pt. 2
Seven up-and-coming Ghanaian musicians perform songs especially for the BBC and talk about what inspires them in Ghana and beyond. In part two of Global Beats: Ghana Edition, London-based DJ Rita Ray continues her search for a new generation of Ghanaian musicians, who perform songs and talk about what inspires them in Ghana and beyond.
9:06 Country Life
Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, overpopulation, peak oil and climate change, Olmec and Melisa Sinclair employ permaculture principals to develop resilient solutions for food production, shelter, energy and water at their organic lifestyle block near Cheviot. Also, some days up to 100 people see Lloyd Franklin's sign and pull in to have a chat to him at his Kuaotunu property. Lloyd hand-forges knives. He’s been doing it for 29 years now and he sells them around the world. The knives start as a piece of a car spring, then it’s hours and hours of painstaking, hot and sometimes dangerous work to craft them into a well-balanced, flexible, durable and extremely sharp ‘one-off’ knife.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 Strange Celestial Road
A journey into the music and myths of Sun Ra: Earthly Beginnings (1 of 4, RNZ)