Nights for Thursday 17 August 2017
7:12 Sweeping history under the rug
Audrey Truschke wrote a biography of Aurangzeb, the major Mughal king who fought Shivaji. And in accordance with legal advice, she had to alter some parts of the Indian edition. She's on the show to talk about her research and whether we forget history, or change it.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart looks over the career of Manchester Orchestra from Atlanta, Georgia, including their newest album A Black Mile to the Surface.
8:12 Magic Taro
The Magic Taro by Alice Tawhai, from her collection 'Festival of Miracles' published by Huia Press.The music is a traditional Samoan lullaby ‘Moe’oe pepe’ sung by Pena Ramoni from
8:30 Window on the World
Pakistan was founded as a homeland for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent, but religion, nationality and gender have caused faultlines in the region. As the country marks its 70th anniversary this week, our "Window on the World' feature asks: Has Pakistan has lived up to the vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah - to create a unified national identity for the country with Islam as the great unifying factor?
9:07 Our Changing World
Sweat. The word's become shorthand for hard work and discomfort but without it human life just wouldn't be the same. So why do we sweat? What is sweat? Why does it make us smell? Alison Ballance and Simon Morton head to a heat chamber to sweat it out in the name of science.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and voluntary carbon offsetting schemes. Air New Zealand and Jetsar offer them as part of their service - and if you're keen to offset the carbon associated with your travel there are lots of other options available - but which ones are best, and where does all the money go?
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 this week's Pocket Edition, we talk to folk troubadour Iron & Wine, music video director Shae Stirling, and visit a hip hop open-mic night in Christchurch.