Nights for Wednesday 8 August 2018
7:12 Jenny Chu - Young Engineer of the Year
Jenny Chu's imagination was fired growing up in Hong Kong, in awe of how infrastructure helped masses of people and goods move around and in and out of the city.
She is a senior engineer on one of the country’s biggest and boldest engineering feats to date - Auckland’s City Rail Link, a 3.5-kilometre-long double-track rail tunnel underneath the city centre.
And she's also been crowned Young Engineer of the Year.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at films that travel the world - Mission Impossible Fallout… The wife, featuring Glenn Close as the spouse of a Nobel Prize-winner… and Mozart in Love in Interlude in Prague.
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: Papua New Guinea's police chief orders an investigation into a police beating captured on film and viewed widely on social media; PNG prepares to host the APEC, leaders summit in November; Efforts are ramped up to solve the threat posed by the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and a call for businesses in Pacific countries to set up smoke-free workplaces
8:30 Window on the World
Thousands of new consumer products are launched every year, and most end in failure. These flops are rarely discussed, and quickly forgotten. The Museum of Failure in Sweden is taking a different approach, showcasing some of the world's most flawed products and services. Ruth Alexander talks to curator Samuel West, and some of the product designers, about what we can learn from commercial mistakes.
9:07 Terror and Virtue
Our Drama tonight draws on the French Revolution during the Reign of Terror - and also a little on Buchner's play 'Danton's Death' - to consider the transformation of private virtue into public terror.
The playwright Stuart Hoar treats history a little irreverently, but his purpose is to pare away irrelevant detail in order to highlight his theme.
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 Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week Nick features two leading contemporary players, trumpeter Terell Stafford and tenor player Mark Turner- plus tunes by George Shearing and Lester Young