Nights for Monday 11 July 2016
7:12 Living Wage
Deborah Littman was a leader in the London Living wage campaign, which successfully convinced the greater London authority to become a Living Wage employer. Here in NZ, the movement, which bridges unions, faith based organisations and community groups, has encouraged 58 employers to pay staff a minimum of $19.80 per hour, with the Wellington City council working towards accreditation.
Pianist Albert Tiu, described as "an artist of uncommon abilities" is in New Zealand to judge the country's leading piano competitions. He's just spent time in Kerikeri and Auckland judging the best young New Zealand pianists. The Associate professor of Piano at Yong Siew Thon Conservatory of Music in Singapore give us an insight into striking the winning key.
8:12 Nights' Science -Teeth
Prof. Murray Thomson from University of Otago examines the results of the world first New Zealand national survey of oral health in rest homes.
8:30 Window on the World
Ocean waste - More than five million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the oceans every year. The abandoned fishing gear and bags and bottles left on beaches can smother birds and sea life. Now there is also evidence that the small particles created as the plastics are eroded by the waves and sunlight are eaten by all kinds of marine species. Roland Pease is on a beach in Devon in south-west England with professor Richard Thompson of Plymouth University finding the plastic debris before it gets into the sea
9:10 Bicycle Festival of Lights & Motion
We talk to organiser Kelvin Aris about the Lucid Dream Bicycle Laboratory, which is currently building 7 beautiful bicycle floats on the Wellington waterfront in preparation for a series of night bicycle parades on the 15th and 16th of July. The video below shows their previous interactive bicycle performance experience, which won “Most Innovative Work” at the 2016 Wellington Fringe Festival.
In the week's "right-on-the-night" serial, the crew reports back from 14th Century AD Easter Island. Apparently the Rapa Nui are struggling with an intergenerational divide. The question is, how easy is it to get ahead? You can be a part of the audible audience for the live recording of ROTN on Monday nights. But it's a become a very popular gig so you need to sign up. Just email RightOnTheNight@radionz.co.nz.
RNZ's education correspondent, John Gerritsen, explores allegations New Zealand's international education market is being rorted.
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
Tonight in Folk Alley, an exclusive in-studio session featuring the Winnipeg duo of Cara Luft and JD Edwards, known as The Small Glories; we remember bluegrass legend, Ralph Stanley; plus a new music from Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence, Sam Bush, Ana Egge & The Sentimentals; Kaia Kater: and more!