Nights for Thursday 21 July 2016
7:12 Life, the Universe and Stephen Hawking
Theoretical cosmologist Professor David Wiltshire talks about his time working with Stephen Hawkins and answers questions about the universe.
7:35 At the Movies
Simon Morris looks at the controversial reboot of Ghostbusters - the comedy that launched a million angry tweets. There's a new version of Grandmama's favourite Anne of Green Gables, and a stunning Canadian film called Remember, directed by Atom Egoyan, and starring Christopher Plummer.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Jazz
Editor and publisher, Fergus Barrowman is in to talk Jazz and spin some tracks.
8:30 Window on the World
Mystery Body - On 12 December 2015, a man's body was found by a moorland track on Saddleworth Moor in northern England. He had nothing on him showing his identity. No-one knew who he was. And he had died from a rare kind of poisoning. The biggest lead was brought to the mortuary within the body itself. It was inside his left leg. And it's a clue which took the inquiry to Pakistan. Police believe he took his own life but did he travel nearly 4000 miles to die in this particular place?
9:07 Our Changing World
How early Moriori hunted Chatham Island sea lions to extinction and what this might mean for modern sea lions killed in subantarctic fisheries, and 3D printing a bionic arm for Dunedin teenager Corey Symon.
9:30 This Way Up
The This Way Up team visit a digital playground in Wainuiomata to meet Melanie Langlotz from Geo AR Games who has developed a location based mobile game that, like Pokemon Go, mixes the real world and video gaming - the idea is to get kids off the couch and running around outside.
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 ghost rides with Suicides Martin Rev, Aradhna gives an exclusive insight to her latest album 'Brown Girl' and new tunes from Thee Oh Sees, Devon Walsh and Pattern.