Nights for Thursday 21 September 2017
7:12 BBC Witness
Louise Hidalgo of the BBC World Service History programme 'Witness" talks to farmer Michael Eavis, who began the Glastonbury music festival in 1970 and whose family still runs it today.
William Dart takes a listen to a new album from the Auckland duo The Floral Clocks - musician Gabriel White and lyricist Richard Von Sturmer.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Fergus Barrowman
Swing into the second hour of Nights with the smooth sound of jazz. Our culture vulture with sax appeal tonight is Fergus Barrowman who's intruducing us to the joy of sax...and all that jazz. (...and I think we've run out of jazz cliches!)
8:30 Window on the World
Why do farmers feed their cows sweets? What are the implications for the animals' health, the environment and the taste of our meat? From the mystery of a rural US highway covered in Skittles, to chocolate-flavoured steak selling for hundreds of dollars, The Food Chain explores the impact of feeding cows the byproducts of human food production.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance heads to the stratosphere with NASA's SOFIA mission, to observe the birth of stars and the supermassive black hole at the centre of our universe.
9:30 This Way Up
Can we grown tasty food with a food computer and is the wildly popular exercise movement CrossFit emerging as a modern religion?
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 with Yadana Saw, Kirsten Johnstone speaks with Shonen Knife's Naoko Yamato about Nirvana, ramen and rock; Leilana Momoisea introduces us to some new hip hop acts; and 15-year old pop prodigy Billie Eilish makes her first visit to NZ.