Nights for Thursday 23 March 2017
Dr Zhou-Feng Chen, director of the Washington University Centre for the Study of Itch to explain why when you see or talk about itching you start to feel an itch coming on too.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart presents New Horizons
8:30 Voice of the Iceberg
In the final programme of our 4-part series 'Voice of the Iceberg' Joseph Michael and his film-making companions come face-to-face with the heaving splendour of giant icebergs in the waters around the Antarctic Peninsula. Then, back in New Zealand, they grapple with how to projection map an iceberg onto the exterior of the Auckland War Memorial Museum and how to create a soundscape that blends Rhian Sheehan's music with the voices of the icebergs.
9:07 Our Changing World
Our Changing World catches up with two winners of the 2016 Prime Minister's Science prizes, which were announced this week, and finds out about smart transmitters that are revolutionising the management of the threatened kakapo.
9:30 This Way Up
This week on This Way Up, the prospect of a blood test to detect autism.
First though, an animal rescue centre that specialises in rabbits!
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, Trevor Reekie hosts a live session with WOMAD Festival favourites The Soil, Melody Thomas chats with Chain and The Gang. And we meet a PhD student whose dissertation was presented as 34-track rap album. In Nights with…after the 11 o'clock news