Nights for Thursday 5 April 2018
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Electronic Music
Paul Berrington joins us with some more electronic gems - tonight he's talking about a term entitled "French touch", which refers to a period from about 1997 onward where French producers/DJs influenced by American house music took up the mantle, delivering a hugely popular sub-genre from which the likes of Daft Punk, Cassius and Laurent Garnier found fame.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart surveys the career of Joan Baez, now of almost 60 years, and features her new album 'Whistle Down the Wind'.
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
Fifty years on from the assassination of Martin Luther King Junior, we go to Dr King's home city of Atlanta, where the award winning radio presenter Rose Holmes Scott speaks to Atlanta's citizens about his legacy, and we hear the artists working to keep the spirit of Dr King and his dream alive.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, how tiny samples from marine mammals can reveal where they travel and what they eat, and a collaboration between a famous New Zealand artist and a scientist that reveals how the microbiota of the human gut changes over time - or not.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up investigates some locally designed technology that aims to predict and monitor landslides more cheaply and accurately than ever before and talks to an English robotics engineer who wants to change farming...his team are growing crops without a single farmer setting foot in a field.
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 talk to Gin Wigmore about motherhood and her new album, as well as acclaimed US indie musician Perfume Genius, and Wellington soundscaper Jet Jaguar.