Nights for Wednesday 16 May 2018
7:12 Sofa Sessions
Thomas Oliver joins us in the studio for a Sofa Session ahead of his tour dates in Wellington and Auckland as part of an Australasian tour to support our new live album, 'Live at the Crystal Palace' which is out now.
7:30 At The Movies
On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews Charlize Theron as a mum-under-pressure in Tully, Jason Clarke as a young Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick, and the Kiwi music documentary Swagger of Thieves about the alternative rock band Head Like a Hole.
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
How the process of creating your own digital currency - known as an "Initial Coin Offering" - is raising billions for startup companies, but also raising fears among regulators that amateur investors are being scammed out of their money. Rory Cellan-Jones talks to entrepreneurs around the world who claim they will use blockchain tech to disrupt everything from online dating to luxury car investment. And he hears from sceptics who warn the ICO craze is down to a bubble in cryptocurrencies that's set to burst.
9:07 The Drama Hour
Tonight we hear the second half of 'Sons' by Victor Roger.
Last week, Noah MacFarlane started visiting his father - the Samoan who left his pregnant palagi mother and married another woman 25-years ago.
Noah's half-brother and half-sister don't know he exists, because his father has never told them.
But Noah is working to change all that.
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 Inside Out
Nick plays an all-NZ selection for NZ Music Month, including tracks from Jonathan Crayford, Charmaine Ford, Julie Mason, Glen Wagstaff, and Mark Lockett.