Nights for Thursday 6 October 2016
7:12 Hookworms to treat coeliac disease?
Australian medical researcher Dr Paul Giacomin has successfully used hookworms to alleviate the symptoms of coeliac disease. Coeliac sufferers experience an autoimmune reaction to gluten which results in damage to the small intestine. He's working towards developing a more palatable pill-based medicine based on his research.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart considers issues of good songcraft - Brian Wilson and Randy Newman serve as exemplars. This leads to a tribute to recently-departed Auckland crooner Grant Chilcott.
8:12 Rosanna Raymond - Ata Te Tangata / Capture The People
Pasifika artist and curator Rosanna Raymond recently returned from China, where she presented 80 works by 13 Maori and Pasifika New Zealand artists at the Pingyao festival, the world's largest photography festival.
8:30 Window on the World
Venezuela - Oil-rich Venezuela is struggling to feed its own people as a result of a spiralling economic and political crisis which has brought the country to its knees. Vladimir Hernandez returns to his home country where thousands queue for many hours in order to buy even the most basic of food stuffs. Malnutrition and starvation, unthinkable only a few years ago, are becoming a reality for some communities and particularly the poor.
9:07 Our Changing World
We find out about the reliability of children as eyewitnesses, and check in with a statistician on what the 'mean' means
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up's Simon Morton speaks to the man from Timaru who is one of the leaders of the Gaia project, which is mapping the universe using the world's most powerful space telescope. Plus, two Auckland teenagers who've set up a charity that sends donated fishing gear all over to the Pacific to help people fish and feed their families.
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
In the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight Yadana Saw attends the Renters United fundraiser gig, Trevor Reekie has his time with the Reverend Horton Heat and Alex Behan talks busking with Passenger and Graeme James.