7:12  The Nurses of Passchendaele

Christine E. Hallett is Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Nurses of Passchendaele: Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns. She'll be talking to Bryan about her research, and the nurses of Passchendaele of course . 


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7:30 Upbeat: Lloyd Scott 

The selection from Upbeat on RNZ Concert this week is a farewell tribute to long time RNZ National All Night presenter Lloyd Scott. Lloyd will complete his last overnight shift at 6am this Saturday 12 August. If you want to hear Lloyd lose his 4am bulletin click the video below. 

8:12 Nights' Science - Pick your poison 

 Toxicologist Dr. Leo Schep tests for substances taken internally or applied externally that are injurious to health or dangerous to life. Tonight he'll be talking about Tetrodotoxin poisoning, which most often occurs via the ingestion of these fish, but may also be absorbed through skin, if the exposure is for extended periods of time (e.g. dissecting animals for several days) And yet, in some cultures customers would like to dice with death and eat the fish, typically raw, as a delicacy. Like the Fugu fish watch below: 

8:30 Window on the World

More and more people are identifying as bisexual yet bi-phobia is rife and the world's media remains guilty of regular bi-erasure. Journalist and writer Nichi Hodgson who is openly bisexual herself, examines what it is like to be bisexual for both men and women in different parts of the world.

9:30 Insight

This week, Insight heads to Solomon Islands to ask if peace can continue after the end of the security and rebuilding mission, RAMSI,  and the spending of 3 billion dollars. 

10:17 Late Edition

A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Nashville Babylon

Mark Rogers with the Nashville Babylon hour for RNZ National.