Nights for Thursday 26 July 2018
7:12 Chat with the Shat!
William Shatner returns to NZ this October with a one man show. He join us to tell us all about it!
7:35 New Horizons
In the second of his two programmes celebrating the high-quality releases on the Nonesuch label, William Dart focuses on a new album from Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly, in which the world of Balinese gamelan melds with memories and dreams of Bartlett's Vermont childhood.
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
A convent of Mexican nuns is helping to save one of the world's most endangered and most remarkable amphibians: the axolotl, a truly bizarre creature of serious scientific interest worldwide and an animal of deep-rooted cultural significance in Mexico. BBC News science correspondent Victoria Gill is allowed into the convent to discover at least some of the nun's secrets.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, how using the latest DNA technology on a lucky dip assortment of bits of old bones and shells has cast a spotlight on the diversity and extinction of New Zealand animals when humans arrived, and a scientist shares his concerns about the impact of proposed job cuts on Te Papa's natural history collections.
9:30 The Podcast Hour
And this week Richard Scott discovers Griefcast, a show which gets comedians to share their life stories about death and loss.
Because sometimes it really is OK to laugh about death!
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, Alex Behan finds out how Jon Toogood got his groove back, Tony Stamp hosts Vince HL for a live session and we meet Wellington's Josie Moon.