Nights for Thursday 7 April 2016
7:12 Trombone Day
How, out of all the horn instruments that exist in the world, has the trombone somehow found a day to dedicate to itself? - Bryan talks with Hadyn Godfry & Ben Zilber of trombone octet Aucktet.
7:30 At the Movies
Simon Morris joins the rest of the country at Taika Waititi's Hunt For The Wilderpeople, and has a rare look at the notorious "straight to DVD" shelf at the video store. What kept American Ultra and Z For Zachariah away from the cinemas?
8:12 Nights' Culture - Comics & Graphic Novels
Why do readers of superhero comics love to see their favourite characters go head to head? We ask cartoonist, writer, illustrator Adrian Kinnaird.
8:30 Window on the World
Food and smells have a powerful impact on our brains, instantly evoking memories, so much so that one company using nostalgia to help people with dementia regain their appetites. Manuela Saragosa explores the power food has to evoke memory and how memory impacts the food we eat.
9:07 Our Changing World
The search for early signals of dementia in people with Parkinson's Disease, smart fabrics and e-textiles, the complex interactions between rivers and the ocean, and Hector's dolphins.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
Kirsten Johnstone catches Low performing an impromptu acapella. Zac Arnold doubles down Americana style with Aucklander Will Wood and Trevor Reekie gets 3 feet high with De La Soul at this year's WOMAD festival.
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