Nights for Thursday 1 March 2018
7:12 Brighton Rocks
Will Flockton is in Brighton in Sussex and brings us his pick of the top stories from the UK
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart pays tribute to singer-songwriter Tom Rapp, most well-known for leading the late 60s-early 70s band Pearls Before Swine, and who died recently.
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
From the plumbing of ancient Rome, to lead acid batteries, paint, petrol and a dangerous legacy, the metal lead has seen a myriad of uses and abuses over thousands of years. However it's only recently that the serious impact of lead poisoning on the development of children's brains has come to light. Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at University College London, who studied the impact of lead poisoning in the 1970s and 80s, journeys with lead from the iron age to the present day delving into the history and scandal associated with this often overlooked element.
Waikato University researchers are training pet dogs to sniff out pest fish. Nick Ling tells Alison Balance that koi carp are a significant problem in the Waikato Lakes, and he is keen to develop a simple way to detect fish even when their numbers are very low. Tim Edwards and Clare Browne run the Dog Lab, where they train dogs to detect water that has contained fish - and so far the dogs are able to smell the equivalent of one koi carp in an Olympic swimming pool of water. Tim is also training dogs to sniff out lung cancer.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton heads to the National Library to find out why archiving emails, text messages, tweets and snapchats offers a powerful insight into who we are, and could be valuable in the future.
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, number one Outkast fan Alex Behan speaks with Big Boi. Tony Stamp is on the phone to Meghan Remy of U.S. Girls and we meet the Wesley Intermediate Steel Drum band.