Nights for Tuesday 3 October 2017
7:12 Counting redcoats: Who were the imperial soldiers serving in New Zealand in the 1860s?
At least 12,000 imperial soldiers served in New Zealand in the wars of the 1860s. Who were the faces behind the uniforms serving Queen and government in this pivotal moment in New Zealand's history? Where did the soldiers come from? Where did they go to? Charlotte Macdonald is one of the team behind the Soldiers of Empire project and she joins us to tell us more.
7:30 The Sampler
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger considers the wordless messages of Kamasi Washington, and the legacy of Native American guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, while Tony Stamp assesses the latest from Glaswegian post-rockers Mogwai.
8:12 What happens without a Māori voice?
Te Manu Korihi news editor Shannon Haunui-Thompson joins us on Nights to talk about the implications of the recent election results for Maori representation in public life in Aotearoa.
Four comedians, led by Rhys Mathewson, try to predict next week's news headlines and more. Recorded live every Monday at The Classic in Auckland.
9:07 Editing Our Genes
It was once as science-fiction fantasy, but the power to engineer DNA is now within reach. And in the first of our 2017 Royal Soiety lectures, Kim Hill is joined by bioethicist Josephine Johnston, Director of Research and Research Scholar at The Hastings Centre (the world's oldest bioethics research institute), and a panel of experts including Peter Fineran, Colin Gavaghan and Jennie Harre Hindmarsh to explore the medical implications of gene editing technologies for New Zealand
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight, music from Morocco, Cape Verde, a classic track from Bessie Smith (the Empress of the blues) who still remains crucial to American roots music 80 years after she passed, and more…. including a brief interview with Jupiter Bokondji, a musician from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jupiter's band Okwess International have just released a new album called Kin Sonic.