NIGHTS on Radio New Zealand National 
skipper. Bryan Crump & navigator. Robyn Rockgirl Walker

Wednesday rundown...

on Christmas Eve 1973, Wellingtonian Lesleigh Salinger accompanied her Jewish husband who was keen to learn more about his heritage, to volunteer at Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in the Beth She'an Valley, close to the Israeli border with Jordan...

Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin

Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin Photo: Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin

7:30pm Going Begging - Auckland begging regulations and by-laws  

Lisa Thompson looks at begging and the law in the country's biggest city. Why sometimes authorities move folk on and other times, leave then alone.

7:45pm Going Begging - Beggars or choosers

The incidence of begging appears to be rising in Christchurch. Katy Gosset meets some of them.

8:12pm Windows on the World (international public radio documentaries) - HARDTalk: Jonathan Franzen

8:43pm NIGHTS Overseas Correspondents
roster: Liat Collins (Jerusalem, Israel); Motoko Kakubayashi (Tokyo, Japan); Will Flockton (Brighton, England); Shoba Narayan (Bangalore, India); Silver Tambur (Tallinn, Estonia); Nida' Tuma (Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine); Eri Garuti (Saint-Genis-Laval, France & Italy); Pablo Pires Fernandes (Belo Horizonte, Brazil); Peggy Revell (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada); Lien Hoang (Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam); & Tabu Butagira (Kampala, Uganda)

our correspondent in the second-most populated nation of the world, India, pop. 1,210,193,422 (census. 2011) is Bangalore based, Shoba Narayan, who, given we're talking about it here, discusses begging in her own country. Of course, there was a time when we thought begging only happened in places like India, not New Zealand.

8:59pm NIGHTS conundrum clue 5

Grace Taylor - My Own Darling

Grace Taylor - My Own Darling Photo: Grace Taylor

9:07pm The Wednesday Drama - Auckland Theatre Company's production of My Own Darling by Grace Taylor
A personal journey towards self worth and inner strength. Adapted and dramatised for the stage from the spoken word poetry of Grace Taylor. Recorded live at Mangere Arts Centre, South Auckland on  Monday 19th October. Directed by Mia Blake. Cast features Grace Taylor, Gaby Solomona and Fasitua Amosa

9:59pm NIGHTS conundrum clue 6

10:17pm Late Edition (a round up of today's Radio New Zealand news and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International)

11:07pm Eleventh Hour Music [Jazz] - Night Lights Classic Jazz - The Work Song in Jazz and Popular Music

Work Songs by Ted Gioia

Work Songs by Ted Gioia Photo: Duke University Press

... nights' time is the right time...