Nights for Wednesday 14 September 2016
7:12 Prof Greg Barton - Viewing Radical Islam
Greg Barton is a Research Professor in Global Islamic Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute in Melbourne. He is the co-director of the Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH), a pioneering collaboration with community groups in developing responses to the challenge of violent extremism.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris looks at three films aimed at men - Sully, starring Tom Hanks as a real-life hero, Blood Father, in which Mel Gibson attempts to redeem himself, and perpetual party-dude Seth Rogen's R-rated cartoon, Sausage Party.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - Uganda
Uganda's Daily Monitor journalist Tabu Butagira talks football success, a change of heart on street hawking in Kampala, and the impacts an impending oil boom may have on Uganda
8:30 Window on the World
Tech in Israel - Israel has been called the 'Startup Nation', with a flourishing technology sector playing a big role in th e country's economy. But one group who haven't traditionally been involved are ultra-Orthodox Jews, known as Haredim. Many men don't work or serve in the army, spending their lives studying the Torah, subsidised by the government. It's a way of life that leaves many Haredim in poverty, and other Israelis resenting picking up the tab. David Baker travels to Israel to meet the new breed of high-tech Haredim, and find out how they reconcile taking part in the 'Startup Nation' with traditional Torah life.
9:07 Wellington Mayoral Debate
Replacing our Drama hour at 9 tonight - Susie Ferguson questions four of the leading Wellington Mayoral candidates, the current deputy mayor Justin Lester, councillors Jo Coughlan and Nicola Young and the current mayor of Porirua, Nick Leggett.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International,
Nick Tipping hosts Inside Out, a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week: featuring tracks from Aaron Parks, Alice Coltrane & Brian Blade.