Nights for Tuesday 14 November 2017
7:12: The New Zealand convicts shipped across the Tasman
Between 1843 and 1853, an eclectic mix of more than 110 soldiers, sailors, Māori, civilians and convict absconders from the Australian penal colonies were transported from New Zealand across the Tasman. Kristyn Harman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Tasmania has collected their stories in her new book Cleansing the Colony: Transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land
7:30 The Sampler
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger reviews the abstract electronica and soul-pop hooks of Kelela, talks to Be Good Tanyas singer Frazey Ford about folk roots and Memphis soul, and explores the rabbit hole of 70s Japanese folk-rock.
8:12 An overview of the War in 1917
Nights' military historian Damien Fenton joins us again - tonight he takes a look at 1917 and how this year shaped the rest of the war.
8:30 Window on the World
Mariko Oi tells the story of the Japan's World War Two suicide bombers. And she interviews two of the last surviving men to have been trained to fly their planes straight into enemy ships, as she tries to explain how a whole nation apparently embraced a culture of nationalist extremism, encompassing suicide for the sake of the homeland.
9:07 Tuesday Feature
This edition in the 2017 series Smart Talk from the Auckland Museum explores the topic New Zealand's international alliances. Today's panel discussion chaired by Leonie Hayden features the author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager, journalist Maiki Sherman, and social commentator and Law Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland.
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
On Worlds of Music Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of trans global music, fusion and folk roots. Episode 61 features more artists coming to Womad 2018 including young Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena, a multi cultural trio called Violons Barbares and a collaboration called Havana Meets Kingston featuring a collection of Cuban and Jamaican artists ….this program also features New Zealand's first recorded single, Blue Smoke recorded in October 1948 as well as an interview talking about the remarkable recording career of the vocalist, Pixie Williams.