Nights for Thursday 24 August 2017
7:12 Interview - Showgirl: Margaret Austin
Margaret Austin shares her adventures with us from Palmerston North to showgirl in Paris.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart looks beyond "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", and "Rhinestone Cowboy" to the lesser-known but equally brilliant and affecting Glen Campbell.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Chris Jannides
Bryan's regular Night's guest Chris Jannides - our oracle on all things Dance - is joined by choreographer Ross McCormack to chat about his earlier experiences as a NZ dancer working and touring with the leading European company Les Ballets C dela B under its director Alain Platel. And then building his own company, Muscle Mouth. Alongside his directorship of Muscle Mouth, Ross is also a member of the Artistic Advisory Panel (AAP) of the Wellington-based company, Footnote. Ross has also been choreographing Wellington Wearable Arts (WOW) for the last 2 years.
8:30 Window on the World
Emily Thomas goes on the hunt for the world’s biggest stashes of food. From forgotten World War Two food sheds to Switzerland’s stockpiling sirens, which companies and governments are storing food in bulk? Where are they keeping it? Who can access it? And, if disaster strikes, will any get to you?
9:07 Our Changing World
From treating a fear of spiders to training young doctors – how real is the promise of Virtual Reality and how is it being used today? Alison Ballance and Simon Morton don VR headsets to discover what virtual reality is capable of.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and this week the prospect of more targeted and effective cancer treatments, unlocking birds' amazing powers of navigation, and the answer to that massive question facing humanity- how can goldfish survive in icy ponds over winter?! And apparently their blood alcohol levels are the key!
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.
In the Music 101 Pocket Edition, we talk to Victoria Banks who has started an online petition asking Apple Music to include liner notes on their streaming platform. Tony Stamp hosts a live session with pop absurdist Kirin J Callinan and Rob Ruha is on the line from LA where he’s just wrapped on the te reo version of Disney’s Moana.