Nights for Thursday 24 November 2016
7:12 Piratologist Dr Simon Layton
London based historian Dr Simon Layton explores the facts and myths around piracy and explains the role pirates played in imperial expansion.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart pays tribute to Leonard Cohen by looking at his genius with word and melody and the way he could build a simple idea to transcendence.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Hip Hop
University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke looks at some key moments in hip hop this year; the long awaited return of A Tribe Called Quest, the continued prominence of Southern hip hop, and the complex and metaphorically rich work of Aesop Rock.
8:30 Window on the World
Cleansing Turkey - Thousands of public employees in Turkey have been 'purged' by the government for being associated with the Gulen movement and the recent coup attempt. Tim Whewell travels across the country to meet some of those struggling to regain their jobs who say the government's just used the coup as an excuse to get rid of opponents - and others who insist President Erdogan's only aim is to make Turkey safe for democracy.
9:07 Our Changing World
The 2016 Research Honours were awarded this week, and Our Changing World catches up with three of the medal winners. Then it's off on a little penguin hunt, with Mena the penguin detector dog.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton takes a trip by mountain bike along State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura to see how locals and visitors in some badly affected areas are coping with the aftermath of the 14 November quake.
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
Yadana Saw speaks to Bandcamp chief curator Andrew Jervis. Alex Behan and Kimbra discuss her new work, Kirsten Johnstone gets the latest update on Connan Mockasin's latest escapades, and Te Vaka on their involvement with new Disney film Moana.