Nights for Tuesday 2 August 2016
7:12 Our Own Odysseys - Solar Challenge
Mike Brown shares his motorcycle adventures photographing solar challenge competitors racing down the Stuart Highway from Darwin to Adelaide.
7:30 The Sampler
Nick Bollinger discusses a soulful sophomore set from Michael Kiwanuka, Kirsten Johnstone reviews the first new music in seven years from local singer, songwriter and social activitst Steve Abel; while Sam Wicks lends an ear to Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane's first post-prison release.
8:12 Nights' Pundit - Religion
Religious studies Prof. Douglas Pratt from the University of Waikato discusses Islamophobia.
8:30 Window on the World
Graffiti's modern role is evolving rapidly. From Europe to Brazil, street artists are displaying their anger about inequality, invisibility, corruption and control. Powerful images and words on walls are creating international headlines. But can breaking one law help to change another? Where should the line be drawn between democracy and vandalism, vandalism and art? Steve Urquhart talks to some famous graffiti artists.
9:07 Tuesday Feature
A Flickering Flame - It's well over a century since the founder of the modern Olympics voiced his ideal that "The important thing is not to win but to take part". But, as athletes prepare for the 31st Olympiad, How does that noble ideal fit with the modern phenomena of professionalism, doping, individual financial gain, nationalistic pride and huge corporate sponsorship? In our Tuesday feature the BBC's Owen Bennet-Jones asks: 'Is the Olympic Ideal Dead?'
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 World Music
Tonight in Episode 5 of WOMAD Taranaki - The World's Festival 2016 features a live performance from Hazmat Modine, a band formed by virtuso harmonica player Wade Schuman. The 8 piece band perform an eclectic mix of music informed by the spirit of 1920's New Orleans jazz, blues, swing, Klezmer and Jamaican Rocksteady. Originating from New York City Hazmat Modine have gone on to grow a global audience playing on the Festival and Jazz circuits as far afield as Russia, and for their first time, Womad NZ.