Nights for Thursday 10 August 2017
7:12 Space & Beer
Alexander MacKinnon is a Senior Lecturer of Astrophysics at the University of Glasgow. He's going to be talking about the universe and how it's full of beer, not the bottled stuff though.
7:35 New Horizons
The Kronos Quartet are known for their genre-busting releases of contemporary classical music, world music and the crossover landscape between. Their latest release turns to traditional folk songs and William Dart takes a listen in New Horizons.
8:30 Window on the World
How long would your food supply last if you were unable to buy any food? Are you prepared for the worst is a hurricane hits, the floodwaters rise or the stock markets crash? Maybe your cupboards are full - but what if you had no electricity or gas to cook? Or if the water supply was turned off? And, if there was total breakdown of social order - could you defend the food you have? The BBC's Emily Thomas goes in search of some secret stockpiles to find the best post-apocalyptic food plans.
9:07 Our Changing World
Julia Rucklidge's research programme at the University of Canterbury is investigating how micronutrients can be used to treat ADHD in children, and help people deal with depression, as well as stress and anxiety brought on by the Christchurch earthquakes. Sonia Sly also talks with PhD student Phillipa Newton about her work using micronutrients to help people quit smoking.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and the tiny European country of Luxembourg enters the space race.First though, an app to let building inspectors assess earthquake-damaged buildings quickly and safely.
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, Alex Behan speaks with Eden and Jol Mulholland, two brothers who are independently using the month of July to get their music out, and Wellington soul crooner Louis Baker is in for a live session. In Nights with Yadana Saw after the 11 o'clock news