Nights for Thursday 8 February 2018
7:12 Antarctic Journeys
The Norwegian consulate has brought an Exhibition of the slides used by Roald Amundsen in 1912 for his talks on how he won the race to the South Pole. The slides They’ll be on display from 1 to 28 Feb in the Atrium of the School of Architecture & Design and have been curated by the Fram Museum in Oslo.
On the line from Norway we have Geir O. Kløver, Director of the Fram Museum to talk about the exhibition, the expedition and his museum.
7:35 New Horizons
British banjo player Dan Walsh is currently touring the country. William Dart calls it 'Banjo Night!' and plays a threesome of tracks from Walsh's recent album as well as celebrating some other great banjo players.
8:12 Aotearoa Hip-Hop
University of Auckland ethnomusicologist and Nights' cultural ambassador Dr Kirsten Zemke picks some homegrown hip-hop tracks.
8:30 Window on the World
Emily Thomas meets people who have gone to extreme lengths for one special meal or ingredient. From a writer searching for a fruit in West Africa to better understand his ancestors, to a curry-lover who chartered a plane to deliver his favourite Indian takeaway. What is the difference between a food pilgrim and a food tourist, and what dangers might culinary travel bring? Plus, what happens when an entire country decides no distance is too great for its favourite fish?
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World - testing 'safe houses' for baby pāua, and using light to reveal hidden molecular information in everything from milk to works of art.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton reveals how easy it is to buy fake followers, likes and retweets online.
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 we have a performance from Jocee Tuck and her eclectic instrumentation, talk to rising UK hip hop star Loyle Carner backstage at Laneway, and garage rockers Fever Party introduce themselves.