Nights for Thursday 22 February 2018
7:12 Nights Culture
We're kicking off with some Jazz this evening. Nights' cultural ambassador Fergus Barrowman joins us with the best of Jazz music including music from the Bobo Stenson Trio.
7:35 New Horizons
After announcing the demise of its own print version earlier last year to go fully digital, the local magazine NZ Musician reappeared on the streets with a December/January edition. William Dart celebrates by featuring a number of local albums as reviewed there.
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Window on the World
The explorers of the New World described sloths as 'the lowest form of existence', but sloths are actually some of the most enduring of all tropical mammals. They make up one third of the mammalian biomass in rainforests and have survived some 64 million years - outliving far flashier animals like sabre tooth tigers. Zoologist and founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society, Lucy Cooke, unleashes her inner sloth to discover why being lazy could actually be the ultimate evolutionary strategy.
9:07 Our Changing World
Beyond face value: re-shaping our thinking about diversity.
Sonia Sly talks with three psychologists about the challenges of living with New Zealand's increasing cultural diversity. She finds out why our brains tend to focus on 'otherness', and hears how a better strategy is to look for commonalities, rather than for differences.
9:30 This Way Up
On This Way Up tonight, a medical grade wearable device that fits behind your ear and can monitor your wellbeing on earth...and in space if you happen to be up there!
and cheese rind...do you eat it or cut it off?! We hear about a fascinating study of what's living on the outside of your cheese and how the microbes that call it home make your brie or camembert way more tasty.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
In this week's Pocket Edition we go in depth with Marlon Williams about his new album Make Way For Love, and talk to one half of French electronic duo Justice, ahead of their appearance at Auckland city limits festival.