Nights for Wednesday 1 May 2019
7:12 True to Ireland
Stories of global conflict and war can be much more complicated than they seem in public memorials. While "for King and Country" was a common refrain in the run up to WW2 in New Zealand there was a group of people for whom the phrase had a very different meaning.
For the Irish citizens who came to Aotearoa after WW1 it seemed like an escape from British imperialism. But all of a sudden in 1941 conscription appeared and everything changed. New Zealand journalist and author Peter Burke has published a new book True to Ireland tracking the experience of the NZ Irish community during the 1940s.
7:30 At The Movies
This week on At The Movies Dan Slevin looks at the sequel to end all sequels and checks out Brie Larson's new decidedly non-superhero flick - Unicorn Store.
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
From a US president who is turning the world upside down - with a relish for dismantling global agreements - the message is clear: it's America first. But where does that leave old European allies? In this programme from the BBC World Service James Naughtie explores the uncertain future for America's friends.
Geoff Houtman takes a look at another part of what could have made the 90's TV sitcom Melody Rules such a failure.
9:30 Fall of The Shah
With two governments declaring sovereignty, and an army at breaking point, the American Embassy finds itself surrounded.
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 two-hour journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This hour features a new album from Nick Granville with high-flying Kiwi musicians Dylan Elise and Ben Shepherd, as well as music from Count Basie, Joe Williams, and Tito Puente.