Nights for Thursday 25 July 2019
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Fergus Barrowman
Nights' Jazz man, Fergus Barrowman is back in the studio. Tonight he has some new jazz on his playlist including Wynton Marsalis' reimagining of the work of Buddy Bolden.
7:35 New Horizons
The world of bossa nova is much poorer with the loss of the great João Gilberto, who passed away on the 6th July. In this week's New Horizons William Dart will be paying tribute to the Brazilian master.
8:10 Seed Pods
Tonight Richard Scott of the The Podcast Hour has something for the word nerds, Scrabble geeks, and the language freaks amongst us. 'Something Rhymes With Purple' is an informative and amusing look at language hosted by two word nerds, Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth.
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
Angela Hartnett is one of the UK's most high profile chefs. She tells Emily Thomas about her life through five memorable dishes, from learning to cook with her Italian grandmother, to being awarded a Michelin star just four months after opening her first restaurant. Plus, she explains what it was like working alongside the notoriously fiery Gordon Ramsay for 17 years.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance heads to Fiordland with the Department of Conservation and the Coal Island Trust to find out what it takes to get rid of stoats and deer on remote islands, and what the benefits are for rare wildlife.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Vietnam
Lien Hoang is on the line from Ho Chi Mihn City in Vietnam where there's been a steep increase in obesity rates. She also has some information on a new minimum wage increase - with a look at the influence of unions in a communist country.
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 Music 101 Pocket Edition, Yadana Saw has an exclusive interview with UK musician James Blake and the Harmonic Resonators play live in the RNZ studios.