Nights for Thursday 18 July 2019
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Daniel Belton
Dunedin based dancer and filmmaker, Daniel Belton from Good Company Arts joins Bryan in the Dunedin studio to talk about some of his recent work and about why he's chosen Dunedin as a base for his life and art.
7:35 New Horizons
Jazz bassist and singer, Esperanza Spalding's new album 12 Little Spells is surely about as personal as you can get: a collection of songs about various parts of the body. William Dart checks it and the journey to get to it out.
8:10 Seed Pods
Richard Scott from The Podcast Hour introduces us to 'Case Notes', an award-winning true crime podcast finding the compelling stories in classical music's past - like whatever happened to Haydn's head, after his funeral?!
Case Notes recently won the award for Best True Crime podcast at the British Podcast Awards.
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
A deadly virus is devastating the world's biggest pork producers. Could African Swine Fever could mean the end of small-scale pig farming in Asia, and does it have the potential to permanently change food cultures and cuisines in a region so dominated by pork.
9:07 Our Changing World
New way to stop unwanted biofouling
Bioengineer Chris Walker, from Electroclear and the University of Auckland, is developing a novel, non-toxic way of preventing marine organisms growing on boats and marinas. He tells Alison Ballance that initial testing shows that using electric fields to prevent biofouling is looking very positive.
Kakapo Files - Kakapo dads revealed
Who are the top kakapo dads this year? Did the artificial insemination work? How many Fiordland chicks were there this year? We find the answer to these and other kakapo paternity questions in episode 22 of the Kakapo Files.
9:30 Otago University's Pigeon Loft
A few weeks back Bryan had a quick chat with Dr. Damian Scarf from Otago University's Psychology Department about his his novel research project which will see pigeons tested for cognitive abilities in a free-range environment, rather than in a laboratory.
Seeing as he is in Dunedin for the week, Bryan thought he'd take a trip to the roof of the University's William James Building to take a look at Damian's free-range pigeon heaven.
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 Music 101 pocket edition
In this week's Pocket Edition, Yadana Saw chats to Villainy about people mispronouncing their name and Elliott Childs talks to US band Warpaint backstage in Wellington.