Nights for Monday 19 September 2016
7:12 Paul Wood - From Prison to PhD
How do you turn your life around? we'll ask Dr Paul Wood, who at 18, was in prison for killing his drug dealer. Today he has a PhD and works to help people transform their lives. You can view his TEDx talk here.
Accomplished Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran is in New Zealand to play the role of 'The Worst Pies in London' maker Mrs Lovett in New Zealand Opera's Sweeney Todd, which opened in Auckland on the 17th of September. She's already well versed in the Sondheim show, having performed it with the Victorian Opera in 2015. The opera will tour to Wellington and Christchurch as well.
8:12 Nights' Science - Physics
Prof. Shaun Hendy from the University of Auckland examines the life and work New Zealand astronomer and and cosmologist Beatrice Hill Tinsley. The Association of Scientists have just awarded the very first Beatrice Hill Tinsley medal, the first science award named after a woman in New Zealand. You can also hear more about her on the RNZ series The Stars are Comforting - The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley (1941-1981)
8:30 Window on the World
Food on the Open Road - It could be argued that our global economy is in some ways, driven by drivers. That is, long-haul truckers who carry goods from one side of a country to another. But truck driving is a profession that is struggling to recruit new members and a lot of it has to do with lifestyle and what's available to eat. The BBC's Mike Johnson discovers that a lack of fresh food options, combined with a sedentary lifestyle and strict schedules, leave truck drivers facing a higher rate of obesity and a shortened life-span when compared to other professions. But some truck drivers are working to change that. Plus, we discover what it's like to eat on the road in the world's longest country, and get a lesson in cab cooking along the way.
Kate Pereyra Garcia explores whether veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are being left with little help.
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 Nashville Babylon
An hour of country, soul and rock 'n' roll. Tonight, music from Van Morrison, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Courtney Marie Andrews.