Nights for Thursday 14 July 2016
7:12 Nick Pope - Official UFO investigator
Nick Pope spent 21 years working for the British Ministry of Defence and headed their official UFO Project in the 1990s.
7:35 At the Movies
Simon Morris looks at The BFG, based on the Roald Dahl children's favourite and directed by Steven Spielberg and Sing Street, set in a Dublin boys school in the early Eighties. He also talks animation and Incredibly Strange movies with the Film Festival's Malcolm Turner and Ant Timpson.
8:12 Augmented Reality - Paul Spain
Why has Pokemon Go been so instantly successful? Technology Commentator Paul Spain explains why augmented reality's time has come.
8:30 Window on the World
Mighty Real: Sylvester James - David McAlmont travels to San Francisco to tell the glittering and sad tale of gay black diva Sylvester James, famed for his disco hit Mighty Real. Sylvester's short life says much about US civil rights movements, the politics of the American music business and the devastating effects of Aids.
9:07 Our Changing World
How gravity can accurately define sea level, marine science round-up that features fish eggs and mussel beds, and Veronika Meduna looks back on a long career of telling science stories on the radio.
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
Trevor Reekie talks to Ramones founding producer Craig Leon, Yadana Saw teams up with turntablist DJ Spell ahead of his tilt at the DMC World Championships and Sam Wicks bounces with beatmaking pioneer DJ Shadow about his latest album "The Mountain Will Fall".