Nights for Wednesday 19 July 2017
7:12 The Decimal Express
David Parsons is on the show to talk about when decimal currency was chucked on trains and sent round the country to distribute , the 27 million new banknotes and 165 million new coins to New Zealanders up and down the country.
7:30 At The Movies
Dan Slevin with another episode of At The Movie.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - India
Bangalore based author and journalist Shoba Narayan from the second-most populated nation of the world, India, pop. 1,236,344,631 (est. 2014)...
8:30 Flying Solo
In tonight's podcast feature Lynda Chanwai-Earle brings us Flying Solo - true stories of what it takes to raise children on your own in New Zealand. Pregnant at 13 - In the sixth episode of Flying Solo we meet NZ's junior squash champ Rhiarne, her toddler Braydon and the extended whanau embracing their teenage solo-mum.
9:07 The Drama Hour
It's the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen this week.So we thought we might mark it with something. . . . But. . .in spite of the fact her regular appearance on the writers credits of TV specials and movies in recent decades, we don't seem to have done any radio productions of her work in the digital age. What we have found is something a bit different - an improvised musical from New Zealand's Conartists based on a newly discovered manuscript by Jane Austen. A warning to listeners: that the style is risqué and some people may find the innuendo offensive.
So listener discretion is advised.
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 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.