Nights for Wednesday 13 December 2017
7:12 Music At Night
Wellington singer/songwriter Neil MacLeod joins us in the studio to sing a few tracks from his EP Sonder.
7:30 At The Movies
In the final At The Movies of the year, Simon Morris looks back on a year with rather more going on than just the comic-book blockbusters at the multiplexes. From Wonder woman to Wind River, from Ghost in the shell to A ghost story, from Dunkirk to Murder on the Orient Express, it's been a fascinating journey.
Nights' overseas correspondent Tabu Butagira reports from the Republic of Uganda on changing their constitution to remove the upper age limit for anyone holding the office of President.
8:30 Window on the World
There is a motoring revolution underway: the fast accelerating switch from petrol and diesel cars, to electric vehicles. In Norway, almost 40% of new car purchases are now fully electric or hybrids. Other countries are starting to catch up, and are setting ambitious targets. Britain wants to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Motor manufacturers are investing vast sums in new electric models. Those who don't, risk being left behind. And yet many drivers feel fear that the car battery will run out before they can recharge. And electric cars are not cheap to buy.
9:07 The Drama Hour
First up is the second part of Exit Stage Left - a light hearted entertainment for the holiday season concerning the staging of a Christmas Pantomime at the struggling Promptside Theatre
and at 9:45pm Stories Bodies Tell sees an embalmer with abandonment issues wrestling with how he's going to tell the woman he loves what he does for a living, without scaring her off.
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 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a two-hour journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This hour features music by Ray Brown and John Coltrane, and big band jazz from Canadian pianist Brian Dickinson.