Nights for Thursday 20 July 2017
7:12 Making fake faeces for Bangladesh's sewerage system
Naomi Deering is a Postgraduate Researcher in Faecal Sludge Management at the University of Bath. She is making fake faeces to try and improve Bangladesh's sewerage system.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart samples a number of New Zealand releases aimed at kids, enjoyable also by kidults.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Poetry
Poetry, and ode to it - by James Brown
8:30 Window on the World
Most of humanity these days is fed by farming. Just a handful of people in Africa still live like our ancient ancestors as pure hunter-gatherers, who grow nothing, and practice no form of farming. Researchers are studying their diet in the hope that they may provide insights into human development and the link between the food we eat today, and the crucial microbiomes we carry in our digestive systems. Using these discoveries, the last hunter-gatherers can help give us much needed ideas for our food future.
9:07 Our Changing World
On Our Changing World this week, we're off to a panel discussion with four young geneticists to find out about the importance of genetic diversity, and how their work will help in the conservation of rare species.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and how 3D printing technology could transform surfing.
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 the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight, Baby Driver director Edgar Wright tells us about some of his favourite songs that made it into the film, we profile Auckland rapper Jess B, and talk to Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker.