Nights for Thursday 13 October 2016
7:12 Whale Navigation
Humpback whales swim in remarkably straight lines while completing their seasonal migrations, which cover thousands of kilometres of open ocean. Geologist Associate Professor Travis Horton's research is interested in answering just how they do this. He'll be speaking at TEDx Christchurch on Saturday 29 October.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart revels in a remastered reissue of The Kinks' 1972 album Everybody's In Show-Biz, and takes a quick look at James Blake's new album The Colour in Anything.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Electronic Music
Paul Berrington aka DJ B-Lo takes a look at what was happening in the UK from 1991-1994, with commercial hits, new genres, and something slightly more sophisticated starting to happen.
8:30 Window on the World
Moving Pictures #1 of 3 - Cathy FitzGerald invites us to discover new details in three old masterpieces, using our phone, tablet or computer. In episode one, immerse yourself in Pieter Bruegel the Elder's masterpiece The Harvesters. Cathy takes a walk through the landscape and then hears how the masterpiece may have brightened up a wealthy Antwerp merchant's dinner parties.
9:07 Our Changing World
RNZ's Nelson reporter Tracy Neal walks in the footprints of dinosaurs, and we find out what crispy cereal has in common with sea ice.
9:30 This Way Up
Australian researchers have shown that budgies have an uncanny ability to avoid mid-air collisions. Now they're trying to use this knowledge to design better anti-collision systems for aircraft and drones. Plus, a tactile astronomy project that uses 3D printed models to teach astronomy to blind students. This Way Up's Simon Morton visited Manurewa High School in Auckland to see it in action.
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
US Trubadour Ryley Walker talks to Trevor Reekie about the realities on the road. We get an introduction to French Concession. Plus Auckland independent radio station Base Fm looks for a new home.