Nights for Wednesday 10 July 2019
7:12 Exploring the Confederate States of the USA.
Writer and traveller, John Bishop has an abiding love of the American South.
He recently returned from another trip to the former Confederate States of the USA, and joins us to tell us all about it.
7:30 At The Movies
On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews the new Spider-man movie, Far From Home plus a new film reimagining Shakespeare's Hamlet from Ophelia's point of view and also interviews Kiwi cinema icon Ant Timpson about the 25th anniversary of the Incredibly Strange Film Festival and his first film as director, Come to Daddy.
8:10 Scottish Residency Opportunity
Almost a year ago ago we spoke to the very lovely Morna Young who was the recipient of the NZ Playwright Exchange 2018.
Now Playmarket, in partnership with Creative New Zealand, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and Magnetic North Theatre Company, offers New Zealand playwrights the opportunity to apply for a playwriting residency in Scotland. Playmarket's Murray Lynch joins us with more details.
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
It's approaching the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
This BBC World Service Podcast series, 13 Minutes to the Moon, tells the story.
Go for powered descent: The story of the first moon landing, told by the people who made it happen.
We continue our reading from Maurice Gee's "Plumb", a novel that spans seventy years of George Plumb's life - a novel considered to be one of the major achievements in contemporary New Zealand literature.
Barry Empson Reads Part 4.
9:30 Football Playing Kiwi Robots compete in Robocup 2019 in Sydney.
The UC team qualified for the Humanoid League category of the event, which challenges participants to design and build autonomous robot teams capable of playing soccer against each other.
One of the team of students, graduates and PhD candidates behind the robots is Banon Hopman, an undergraduate studying product design at University of Canterbury. He joins us to tell us all about it.
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
This week Nick Tipping channels his inner child, with jazz relating to babies and children- including Eric Dolphy with "God Bless the Child", Hank Jones with "God Bless the Child", and Benny Green with "Me and My Baby.