Nights for Tuesday 24 May 2016
7:30 The Sampler
On May 8th, genre-defying Oxfordshire quintet Radiohead released their ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool. To explore its depths and details, Nick Bollinger has called a Sampler Summit with local musicians Dianne Swan, Sean Donnelly and Jol Mulholland.
8:12 Nights' Pundit - Religion
Why is Switzerland banning the building of minarets? We ask Religious studies Prof. Douglas Pratt from the University of Waikato.
8:30 Window on the World
Rebel Song - On the last days of the civil war in Sri Lanka, in 2009, surviving in a bunker with what was left of his family, the only thing Santhan wanted to do was to sing. He lost his son and daughter in a shell attack. The other son was arrested. All was lost including his music. Santhan's music was completely erased. Priyath Liyanage tells Santhan's story - a story of the music that was lost and the tragic consequences of war.
9:07 Tuesday Feature
Gene Genie - An important discussion about what our DNA, our genes, our genomes mean for health, medicine, society, evolution, the law and how its changing science.
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
This week Global Village a special edition of the show exploring music of the Tuareg. These nomads of the Sahara have captured international attention over the past decade and a half (following the release of the groundbreaking Radio Tisdas Sessions from the pioneering band, Tinariwen) with a contemporary guitar band sound rooted in Tuareg traditions. Over time a number of groups have emerged, bringing new influences into the music as well. We'll explore everything from the earliest international Tuareg releases from Tinariwen and Tartit to impressive new albums from Bombino, Imarhan, and EZZA