Nights for Thursday 17 November 2016
7:12 The Bankers' New Clothes - Anat Admati
Professor Anat Admati from Stanford University is an expert in financial markets, banking and governance and was named one of TIME magazine's most influential people in the world in 2014. Her book The Bankers' New Clothes explores what's wrong with the banking system and offers solutions.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart looks at Steve Abel's past recordings and his new album "Luck Hope".
8:12 Nights' Culture - Poetry
Former convener at VUW Modern Letters Creative Writing workshop, Cliff Fell, on the singer-songwriters who've won the Nobel prize for literature - Bob Dylan isn't the first, that honour belongs to Indian polymath Rabindranath Tagore.
8:30 From Zero
Russell Brown uncovers the way drugs have become a part of nearly all our lives, from over the counter opium to energy drinks and designer drugs.In tonight's episode - Marijuana is easily the most popular illicit drug in New Zealand. Nearly half of all adults say they’ve tried it and a recent poll found that nearly two thirds of us favour decriminalisation or legalisation. And yet our laws remain harsher than many other Western countries. Why is weed so popular here, what are the impacts and can we ever agree on a way forward?
9:07 The Science of...
What is snow? How is it made and why is it white? Why don't we get nice star-shaped snowflakes in New Zealand and what is our most likely snow weather? What are avalanches and how do you predict them? Alison Ballance and Katy Gosset investigate, in the 'The Science of … snow' podcast.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up's Simon Morton check out a local insurer who is encouraging customers to try in-vehicle eye tracking technology as a way of reducing accidents.
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
Wellington percussionist Myele Manzanza on his first release in three years, Devilskin are in session. Plus tracks from Kevin Morby, Childish Gambino and Unsanitary Napkin.