Nights for Thursday 23 June 2016
7:12 Life is Plastic - Peter Walker
Recently retired plastic surgeon Mr Peter Walker reflects on his career, which included his pioneering work as New Zealand's first (and currently only) surgeon to perform male to female gender reassignment surgery.
7:35 At the Movies
Simon Morris and New Zealand International Film Festival Director, Bill Gosden, preview this year's highlights - from German comedies and an award-winning French film starring Twilight's Kristen Stewart, to Frank Zappa and the Poi E documentary.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Jamaican Music
Miles Buckingham explores the moment when dancehall got conscious, including a track inspired by outrage at a batch of insecticide contaminated flour killing 17 people.
8:30 Window on the World
Bias in Music - Britain's music scene today is a rich, multi-cultural feast that draws on talent from all corners of society. Unless, that is, your passion is classical music. In Britain, and across Europe, performers, composers, teachers and institutions remain resolutely, predominantly white. Joseph Harker explores some ideas that could help classical music to engage and reflect the full diversity of contemporary society.
9:07 Our Changing World
Restoring hearing, biocontrol for weeds such as Darwin's barberry, the Australian Synchotron, and ten years of the Garden Bird Survey.
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
Tropical techno with expat Recloose, prog-hip hop quartet Yoko Zuna show us around their Karangahape Road Headquarters and Cherry Red Records chronicle early British electronica.