Nights for Wednesday 10 April 2019
7:12 Canterbury Engineer recognised for work on Liquefaction.
When the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes created a city-wide outdoor research laboratory, UC Civil Engineering Professor Misko Cubrinovski gathered as much information as possible. This work has been recognised by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which is presenting him with the 2019 Ralph B. Peck Award for “outstanding contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession through the publication of several insightful field case histories”
Misko joins us to talk more about his work.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at the sequel to New Zealand film Waru - Vai is set on eight different Pacific islands… Shazam is based on the original Captain Marvel - no relation to Carol Danvers - and a new film based on the old Stephen King classic Pet Sematary.
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
Hunting western paedophiles is a priority for a new police unit tasked with safeguarding children in Nepal. Mired in poverty and still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2015, Nepal is increasingly being targeted by foreign paedophiles who recommend it as a destination when they share child abuse tips on the dark web. Jill McGivering follows the under-resourced police unit, hears the stories of victims and perpetrators and examines what makes Nepal so vulnerable to abuse by western men.
We've already know that the wheels started wobbling right at the outset, but in this episode we get to hear how the wheels were randomly swapped around early in the journey AND the most important wheel of all - the steering wheel - was actually removed.
9:30 The Fall of the Shah
A BBC Drama series about the Iranian Revolution that changed the world forty years ago. The story has reached mid-January 1979 and the Shah has appointed a new Prime Minister as a concession to the revolutionaries.
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. Nick plays tracks from new albums by Tierney Sutton and Giovanni Guidi, as well as tracks from Gregory Porter, Errol Garner, and Horace Silver.