Nights for Tuesday 30 July 2019
7:12 Military History - The Battle of Normandy
Joining us in the studio tonight is Nights' military historian, Damien Fenton and he'll be taking a look at what happened after D-Day - more specifically, the Battle of Normandy which ended 75 years ago next week.
7:30 Song Crush
The Song Crush team (this week it's Kirsten Johnstone, Yadana Saw and Nick Bollinger) play remedies for your mid-winter maladies, including songs from Thelma Plum, Bob Dylan and David Kilgour.
8:10 Seed Pods
Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour introduces us to a quirky fiction show that revolves around the number seven.
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
Is there even something sinister and oppressive to the idea of monolingualism? A tool to control, used by emperors on conquered peoples, and by governments on immigrants?
Simon Calder from the BBC World Service has the final episode in our series on superlinguists.
9:07 Tuesday Feature
Soon after his retirement as one of England and Wales's most senior Judges, sitting in the UK's Supreme Court, Jonathan Sumption was commissioned by the BBC to deliver the 2019 Reith lectures. He chose as his subject - Law and the Decline of Politics - and in today's 4th lecture of the series, Jonathan Sumption compared the British and American systems as he discusses Rights and the Ideal Constitution. That's coming up after the news at 9.
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 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features an interview with musician, Producer and friend Michael Hohnen talking about the blind from birth singer and songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
Gurrumul's final album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) is the first album performed in Australian indigenous language to go to number one on the Australian album charts. Gurrumul died in July 2017 just after this ground-breaking album was completed and released posthumously in April 2018.