Nights for Thursday 11 May 2017
7:12 40 years fighting for transgender rights
Christine Burns wrote the first ever official guidance about trans health for the Department of Health. She also led for some years on challenging negative reporting in the media.
7:35 New Horizons
The artist once known under the pseudonym John Wesley Harding (taken from a Bob Dylan album) has recently reverted to his real name Wesley Stace. His most recent album is called Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding. William Dart is a fan either way.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Poetry
This week's cultural ambassador - James Brown - celebrates the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.
Dear Mum is a warm, witty and nostalgic series of letters written and read by Steve Braunias.
8:30 Window on the World
Why would anyone be a Goth? What is the appeal of this dark and spooky subculture that embraces death, pain and sadness? Catherine Carr talks to Goths about their music, their dress and their love of the darker side of life. And why, in spite of physical attacks and abuse they still choose to stand out - dramatically - from the crowd.
9:07 Our Changing World
On Our Changing World this week, Alison Ballance is marking the imminent six-month anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake by taking a look at what scientists have discovered, and she catches up with a joker who is 'scientist by day and comedian by night'.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and making virtual reality films targeted at senior citizens.
And how the Kaikoura earthquake could have given some of the local sea life a genetic boost.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
Music 101 in shorter form.