Nights for Wednesday 31 August 2016
7:12 Ethical Kiwisaver investment
Michael Littlewood, former co-director of the Retirement Policy Research Centre at Auckland University, discusses socially responsible Kiwisaver investment.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris reviews the remake of Ben-Hur, and a new comedy starring Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate - Bad Moms. Pick of the crop though is a small but perfectly formed film from Jordan. Theeb was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar this year.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - Canada
Journalist for Medicine Hat News, Peggy Revell, reports from Canada on the nation's farewell to alt rock heroes The Tragically Hip, a return to peace-keeping and the exit from parliament of Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
8:30 Window on the World
Looping Swans reveals how Swan Lake has shaped the history of modern Russia and - even now - emerged as a powerful political 'meme' in the Putin era. When tanks rolled into Moscow on 19 August 1991 during a dramatic anti-Perestroika coup by Soviet hardliners, the USSR's state-controlled airwaves offered a curious response: a continuous loop of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Ballet, of all things, served as balm for the revolution underway.
9:07 The Drama Hour
We have the second part of Mervyn Thompson's autobiographical survey of kiwi theatre, Passing Through, plus The Harvest, A fable of love and commitment. After being market gardeners all their lives, age forces a couple to sell up. Though no longer gardeners, the old lady gathers a harvest of a different kind.
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
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week: Inspired by a new addition to his family Nick takes a journey through jazz tunes with girls' names.