Nights for Monday 17 December 2018
6:30 Mini Sonic Tonic
This week we're on air a little bit earlier than usual - and we're taking a musical look at the big news stories of 2018. Tonight it's January to March.
7:12 Specialist Libraries
Following the announcement of their closure earlier in the year, an exhibition to pay tribute to Auckland University's Specialist Libraries starts this week in Grey Lynn. Sebastian Clarke joins us to tell us more.
The trans-tasman jazz band Antipodes is currently making its way around the country in support of their new album. The album's released on Rattle Records, and it's called Good Winter. Antipodes is a joint project between musicians from Wellington, Melbourne, and Sydney, and last week Nick Tipping spoke to the alto sax player, and composer Jake Baxendale.
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
Somaliland's rich archaeological heritage was practically unknown 15 years ago. Now thanks to Dr. Sada Mire, Somali archaeologist and author, medieval Islamic towns, pre-Islamic Christian burial sites, and pre-historic cave paintings have been uncovered. One of them, Laas Geel, has been described as one of the most important rock-art sites in eastern Africa. Dr Sada Mire takes us there to see astonishing rock paintings more than 5000 years old in near perfect condition. But they remain threatened by terrorists.
9:10 Nights Sport
Dana Johannsen is back with us for our last sporting round up of 2018.
This week on Insight, we hear of the dilemma being face by Cambodian women who agreed to be surrogates for Chinese couples, but may now have to raise another person's child or be arrested.
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 Nashville Babylon
On tonight's show Mark spins some of his favourites from 2018 - including tracks from Holly Arrowsmith, Courtney Marie Andrews and the Cowboy Junkies. There's also music courtesy of the Blazers, Boz Scaggs andSam Cooke plus a summer tune from Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong.