Nights for Tuesday 3 April 2018
7:12 Nights Science
In light of the poisonings in the UK, toxicologist Dr. Leo Schepp joins us to talk about nerve agents.
7:30 The Sampler
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses the funk and synth leanings of Jack White's latest solo set; a new album from Auckland duo - and sometime Supergroove horn section - Hopetoun Brown; and a lost slice of local pub pop from (not Tom Petty's band) The Heartbreakers.
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
Karl Sharro experiences the Middle East from the unique perspective of a Lebanese ski resort, an eye in the hurricane of the surrounding conflicts. Here, different nationalities and religions escape the politics and differences to enjoy a shared passion - winter sports - in mountainous regions that are laden with sacred symbolism for the Lebanese.
9:07 Smart Talk
This first session of Smart Talk from the Auckland Museum for 2018 explores trans and non-binary experience, and the journey towards equal human rights. Recorded on Valentine's Day in the midst of Auckland's Pride Festival, the panel chaired by Victor Rodger features Georgina Beyer, Lexie Matheson, Nikolai Talamahina and Aych McArdle. The discussion is wide-ranging and sometimes intensely personal as the speakers' own varied lived experience informs their perspective of the issue.
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 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight, American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director Laurie Anderson who has just released an album with the Kronos Quartet called Landfall. She has also just published a book called "All The Things I lost in the Flood" - Both projects share their origin with Hurricane Sandy's arrival to New York City in 2012, when floods breached Anderson's basement studio and destroyed decades' worth of archived work, notebooks and props. A year after Hurricane Sandy, Laurie's husband, Lou Reed passed away.