Nights for Friday 19 July 2019
How do you measure yours?
8:10 Element of the Week
To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week.
Tonight, Dr Natalie Plank, Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute, and Senior Lecturer in Physics at Victoria University of Wellington introduces us to the element Gold and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Wealth.
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 Friday Night Live
For this Friday Night Live we join Polynesian urban poet and artist Melodownz performing in session for RNZ.
9:07 Country Life
On Country Life this week, making McDonald's beef patties; an app that helps orchardists find workers for pruning, thinning and harvesting; Manawatu's Rural Innovation Lab plus the feature about saving a hardy breed of angora goats.
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 The Mixtape
On the Mixtape this week, Paddy Free, who is is one half of pioneering NZ electronic act Pitch Black, and has collaborated with our most prominent musicians - from Moana Manipoto and Neil Finn to the NZ Symphony Orchestra.
He shares some of his influences with Kirsten Johnstone for The Mixtape, and talks about his career, from a covers band in the late 80s, to forming Pitch Black and playing to tens of thousands at outdoor festival The Gathering, producing some classic albums like Salmonella Dub's Inside The Dub Plates, composing for contemporary dance productions, like the current Atamira show Onepu, and the forthcoming sixth Pitch Black album.