Nights for Monday 11 April 2016
7:12 Ioannis Michaloudis - Space tech art
Self declared "Cloud Hunter" Associate Professor in Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University, Dr. Ioannis Michaloudis creates airy artworks from nanomaterial silica aerogel.
Naxos Record label founder German entrepreneur Klaus Heymann discusses being a world leader in digital music streaming and looks ahead to how we will consume, purchase and listen to music in the future.
8:12 Nights' Science chat - Body parts
Professor Emerita in Science Communication at the University of Otago Jean Fleming, on (quirky) human anatomy. This week: cataracts and recent work on regrowing the eye lens with stem cells.
8:30 Window on the World
Back in 2008 South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa. It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The 'Next Einstein' slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had founded to bring Africa into the global scientific community - through investment in maths and physics, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. This programme visits the first 'Next Einstein Forum' - a meeting held in March 2016 in Senegal which celebrated the Next Einstein Fellows and also make the case for greater investment in scientific research in Africa.
This week on Insight, the BBC reports from The British Virgins Islands on how a law firm there has been used by rogue states and oppressive regimes, including North Korea and Syria, to set up shell companies.
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 At the Eleventh Hour
Memphis meets New Orleans this week on Beale Street Caravan with local favourites, Marcella and Her Lovers. Marcella Simien has a delicious voice and the talent to use it. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that she's the daughter of Terrance Simien, a Grammy award winner for his mastery of Louisiana-roots music! Also on the show there'll be raw electric Memphis blues/rock from Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen. Ted successfully combines his early punk efforts with Mississippi Hill Country music to create his own style of blues.
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