7:12 Representing Disability - #Not your Inspiration Porn

Esther Woodbury was one of the organisers of a protest against the film Me Before You because of how it depicts disability. We'll talk to her about the way films and other media commonly focus on disabled people as tragic, inspirational to other people, or heroically overcoming perceived barriers, while misunderstanding what those barriers actually are.

Esther Woodbury

Esther Woodbury Photo: Supplied

7:35 Upbeat

Chris Booth is a sculptor and environmental artist who creates work for communities. The works are always site-specific and culturally-sensitive installations of stone and natural materials based on natural forms and spiritual inspiration. That inspiration comes from where he's working so the sculpture will mean something to the people who live there. Chris' work takes time, starting with conversations with communities, before it gets to concept stage, and then the fabrication and engineering using stone and other materials can takes years to complete.

8:12 Nights' Science - Native Fish Ecology

Stella McQueen, self-confessed native fish geek, reports on the recent review of eel quotas by the Ministry for Primary Industries. Plus she shares a cool competition idea to get kids caring for, rather than killing, eels.


Eel Photo: Anna Barnett

8:30 Window on the World

The New Sushi - It's widely agreed that bugs could be a sustainable source of protein for humans in the future, but large-scale production is very labour intensive. As the BBC's Katy Watson discovers, in Mexico - where there is a long bug-eating tradition - the infrastructure required for a profitable bug industry is almost non-existent. In the US though, where the idea of having insects for lunch still turns most stomachs, some farmers are adding bugs to protein bars and crushing them into powder for health-conscious Californians. Some proponents say insects could be the new sushi. But are they right?

9:30 Insight

Catherine Hutton talks to some families who say changes that were meant to improve the Family Court have left them in a desperate situation

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

This week on Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers presents the very best in alt.country, Americana and blues. Tonight, music from Margo Price, The Band, Karen Dalton, Slim Harpo and Mary Chapin Carpenter.