Nights for Thursday 2 August 2018
7:12 Jazz: Fergus Barrowman
Fergus Barrowman is back with a selection of the best jazz tunes for your Thursday evening. John Coltrane recently released lost album 1963 Both Directions At Once, Dave Holland’s Uncharted Territories and Vanished Gardens from Charles Lloyd.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart goes to the movies and investigates a few offerings from the current New Zealand International Film Festival. Inevitably, a new biopic of the German singer Nico is the perfect excuse to revisit Warholian days of Venus in Furs and Femmes Fatales.
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.
Tonight: The Solomon Islands parliament has passed the country's first anti-corruption legislation
A fresh push in French Polynesia to make Te Reo Maohi an official language
A government MP says the issue of West Papuan self-determination should be heard at the UN, and
There are plans in Papua New Guinea to restore short wave radio services in Bougainville.
8:30 Window on the World
Philip Ball reveals the real Cyrano de Bergerac (forget the big nosed fictional character) and his links to 17th Century space flight that became technological reality today.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, moving freshwater mussels to Zealandia, creating a 'green' glue for wood panels made entirely from bio-based products, and Te Papa to hold an external review into the management of its natural history collections.
9:30 Podcast Hour
In this week's Podcast Hour Richard Scott discovers a locally produced storytelling series called The Lip
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, Kirsten Johnstone speaks with Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana. Flying Nun act This Sporting Life return from a thirty five year hiatus, and Sianne Dougherty, a young RnB soul singer from Lower Hutt is in for a live session.