Nights for Thursday 1 September 2016
7:12 The Ethics of Owning Pets
Is it ethical to keep animals as pets? Professor Kevin Stafford, an expert in animal behaviour and welfare from Massey University's Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, looks at welfare issues plus the wider debate about the use of protein rich ingredients to feed pets.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart reviews bass-player/singer/songwriter Esperanza Spalding's new album Emily's D+Evolution.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Jamaican Music
Singers: Lovers & Culture - DJ and toaster Miles Buckingham looks at Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs & Freddie McGregor, all massive stars in Jamaica by the mid 70s, who straddled the world of Rastafarian concerns & matters closer to the heart.
8:30 Window on the World
A new technology is emerging which could change the world as significantly as mobile phones or the Internet. That technology is Virtual Reality. Up to now it's mainly been used for fun - but things are changing. Adam Shaw investigates how VR could change our lives and revolutionise the world of business. Enabling us to be in two places at once and, for example, replacing the need for many painkillers and helping cure psychological problems.
9:07 Our Changing World
Tonight on Our Changing World - finding out how underground fungi might help tiny replanted trees grow into a mighty forest, and making urban streams more commuter friendly for native fish.
9:30 This Way Up
With New Zealand about to overhaul the law governing e-cigarettes, This Way Up's Simon Morton reviews what we currently know about their safety.
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 takes us to refugee camps in France where beautiful music is pouring out or terrible situations.
We catch up with Wellington musicians Louis Baker and Eva Prowse to hear new music from each of them.
Plus new tunes from Thundercat, glass animals and Alsarah and the nubitones.