Nights for Tuesday 28 May 2019
7:12 Nights Economics
Just in time for a pre-budget yarn, Brian Easton joins us in the studio to look at what a 'wellness' budget might look like.
7:30 Song Crush
Is Tyler the Creator the Brian Wilson of this generation? The Song Crush Team consider his new album Igor, and rave about new music from Kelsey Lu, SJD, and more. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Danielle Street and Yadana Saw.
8:10 Seed Pods
More top audio stories from all around the world with Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour and this week 'The Document' blends sound and documentaries.
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 world's car makers and tech companies are investing billions of dollars in autonomous vehicles. They believe it's just a few years before computers with high-tech sensors do the driving for us, filling our roads with robot cars ferrying human passengers from A to B.
9:07 Christchurch Word Festival
New Zealand women won the right to vote on 19 September 1893. To commemorate 125 years of women's suffrage, a panel of leading New Zealand women discuss how far we have come, and how far we still have to go in the fight for gender equality.
The panel features the human rights activist Georgina Beyer, historian Dame Anne Salmond, musician and writer Lizzie Marvelly, Sacha McMeeking, the head of Aotahi, the School of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury, and Paula Penfold, consulting journalist on Stuff's #metooNZ investigation. Kim Hill is in the chair for a discussion which begins with a special introductory song by Gemma Gracewood and Megan Salole of the Wellington Interational Ukulele Orchestra.
Emile Donovan is keeping you up to date if you're up late.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight includes an interview about an Award winning album called Small Island Big Song conceived by Australian music producer Tim Cole (ex Not Drowning Waving) and his Taiwanese partner BaoBao Chen.
Together, they embarked on a 3 year journey following the voyages of the ancient oceanic seafarers tracing the ocean currents and seasonal winds dating back over 5,000 years, to an island now known as Taiwan. Along the way Tim and Bao Bao recorded over a hundred indigenous musicians playing only traditional instruments in their chosen natural habitats. Small Island Big Song is a superb piece of musical curation and equally a heartfelt plea for environmental awareness.