Nights for Thursday 8 June 2017
7:12 Learning to fly
Grant Amos helps people conquer their fear of flying. He's on the show to talk how and why he started his business.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart looks first at Cover Stories, an album of songs by Brandi Carlile as performed by a number of high-profile musicians to benefit War Child, the NGO that provides assistance to children in conflict areas; then on to a tribute to guitarist/composer Bruce Langhorne, "Mr Tambourine Man" himself, who died in April.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Tabletop Games
Morgan Davie is taking us on a whirlwind tour across four games to look at how stories emerge from playing games with cards.
8:30 Window on the World
From Skynet and the Terminator franchise, through Wargames and Ava in Ex Machina, artificial intelligences pervade our cinematic experiences. But AIs are already in the real world, answering our questions on our phones and making diagnoses about our health. Adam Rutherford asks if we are ready for AI, when fiction becomes reality, and we create thinking machines.
9:07 Our Changing World
On Our Changing World this week, Alison Ballance discovers how microbes sense their world and how this might lead to a treatment for kauri dieback disease, and she heads to the lab to hear about an engineering approach to growing better stem cells.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and India's emerging as a hotbed for green energy technology where solar power prices have just hit a record low.
First though, New Zealand technology that aims to take you right on board the America's Cup boats in Bermuda.
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
In this week's Music 101 Pocket Edition we talk to Stan Walker about his new song and stunning music video 'New Takeover, hear songs from a couple of the big winners at the Pacific Music Awards and the Country Music Awards, Trevor Reekie catches up with British singer-songwriter Beth Orton, plus new music from Amber Coffman, Radiohead and BooWho.