Nights for Thursday 16 August 2018
7:12 China Bullet
Former RNZ Reporter, Patrick Phelps joins us from the West Coast of the South Island - but for the last year he's been living in China. He joins us to tell us all about it.
7:35 New Horizons
English musician Ray Davies - from The Kinks originally - has had a lifelong fascination with the United States of America, and he's released two albums under the title Americana, based on his experiences of touring and living there. William Dart investigates.
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
The French philosopher René Descartes was fascinated by automata and what they tell us about what it is to be human. And in tonight's 'Window on the World', we take a 21st century look at his view of nature in which everything happened because of the physical forces acting between its constituent parts: 'nature as a machine'.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Land Information New Zealand has been working with New Zealand Micrographic Services on one of the world's largest cultural heritage projects - digitising thousands of historic surveyor's field notebooks, survey plans and native land titles, dating back to the 1870s.
9:30 The Podcast Hour
Podcast picker Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour has found a show that should help you drop off.
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, Tony Stamp meets with Susan Rogers the audio engineer who worked with Prince on his albums Sign of The Times and Purple Rain, and Alex Behan hosts a live session with waiata Māori songstress Huia Hamon.