Nights for Thursday 2 February 2017
7:12 Digital Resurrection
Software developer Eugenia Kuyda digitally recreated her best friend Roman Mazurenko after he died, using old texts and emails. We'll ask her about the possibilities and limitations of digital resurrection and whether it helped her with the grieving process.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart looks at recent releases from two Kiwi acts with klezmer connections: The Kugels and The Jews Brothers.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Contemporary Classical Music
RNZ Concert Sound Lounge host Charlotte Wilson on a couple of big musical birthdays; the NZSO is 70 and composer Philip Glass turns 80. Plus a preview of the Adam Festival which starts in Nelson tomorrow.
8:30 Window on the World
RB Leipzig, a German football team, has been hugely successful in its short eight-year existence. But it is widely derided in much of Germany as the creature of a multinational company more interested in selling cans of energy drink than winning football matches. Tim Mansel reports for Assignment on the rise of RB Leipzig and what it tells us about the continuing east/west divisions within Germany.
9:07 Our Changing World
Sonia Sly talks with University of Auckland psychologist Elizabeth Peterson, about the Growing Up In New Zealand Study. She asks whether all Kiwi kids have the same opportunities to maximise their potential, what sort of hopes and dreams parents have for their unborn children, and finds out that failure is a key part of success.
9:30 This Way Up
Could a blood test reveal you've had a stroke? - Plus the scientists attempting to hack the genetic alphabet by adding synthetic letters.
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 Weyes Blood is in session; Yadana Saw speaks with Sinkane ahead of their WOMAD Taranaki appearance, and Music 101 host Alex Behan is with Aussie psyche septet King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard