Nights for Wednesday 3 April 2019
7:12 NATO marks 70 years
April 4, 2019 will mark 70 sears since the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation came into being - the world's longest peacetime military alliance. Joe Burton is an expert on NATO and is a senior lecturer at both the New Zealand Institute for Security and at Waikato University. He is with Brian to talk about the history of NATO ahead of it's birthday tomorrow.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at Tim Burton's unique take on the old Disney classic Dumbo, and Icelandic fable about a Woman at War, and the highly anticipated follow-up to the quirk horror film Get Out! Jordan Peele's new film is called Us.
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
Eastern Ukraine has been under assault from Russian backed rebel forces for the past five years, but few have heard of a smaller conflict, which could be brewing in the west of the country, between Ukraine and Hungary. Lucy Ash meets people in the Ukrainian border town of Berehove and investigates whether deepening tensions could destabilise the region and further dash Ukraine's hopes of being a unified country inside NATO and the EU.
9:07 The Worst Sitcom Ever Made
This is an RNZ series about the travesty that was Melody Rules. It was supposed to herald in a new era of quality TV in New Zealand but it heralded something else entirely. It was all of 25 years ago, but a lot of you would remember it - or at least would have heard about it. Geoff Houtman was one of the creators of Melody Rules and in this series he’s very bravely set out to find out just what went wrong.
9:30 The Fall of the Shah - Episode 5
As 1978 draws to a close, the situation in Iran becomes increasingly confusing. Members of President Carter’s team are at loggerheads on whether they should continue supporting the Shah or not.
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.