Nights for Wednesday 26 July 2017
7:12 The obsession with mermaids
Sarah Peverley is a Professor of English, at the University of Liverpool. She will be talking about our fascination with mermaids, and a brief history of them from the 16th century on wards.
7:30 At The Movies
On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk; a music-filled heist film from Edgar Wright called Baby Driver and Paris Can Wait, the debut feature from 80-year-old Eleanor Coppola.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - Estonia
Sliver Tambur will be looking at self driving cars, and opening the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg.
8:30 Window on the World
Sand is almost literally the foundation of our society. Nearly everything we build in the modern world has a concrete foundation and you cannot make concrete without sand. But the world is consuming it faster than it is being replenished. Yogita Limaye investigates concerns, highlighted in a United Nations study, that vitally important reserves of sand are running out
9:07 The Drama Hour
Following the death of his mother, Matthew travels to Canada to visit an old girlfriend who has sent him a postcard.
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.