Nights for Thursday 1 August 2019
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Mona-Lynn Courteau
Our cultural ambassador tonight is diving into the world of Bossa Nova! Mona-Lynn Courteau takes us on a full tour through the origins of the genre and its greats through to a look at where Bossa Nova is going now.
7:35 New Horizons
American singer-songwriter Tom Russell describes himself as a blend of Jack Kerouac and Johnny Cash. William Dart finds him in top form on his new album October in the Railroad Earth.
8:10 Seed Pods
When was the last time you thought- like, really called to mind- the good things in your life...the things you value...that bring you pleasure and happiness?
After years of exile through the Second World War, the German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote a simple poem called Vergnügungen or a list of pleasures.
The list includes dogs, showers, new music, comfortable shoe and of course, dialectics! But without getting too philosophical myself, 'The Pleasures of Brecht' did make me think a bit.
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
Last week - 26 July to be exact - the British thinker James Lovelock celebrated his one hundredth birthday.
He's the man who came up with the grand theory of Gaia, the idea that planet earth is one giant inter-connected and self-regulating system - from the bottom of the earth's crust to the upper reaches of the atmosphere.
In our Window on the World tonight , the science writer Gaia Vince (Yes that is her name) talks to James Lovelock about the freedom and frustrations of fifty years spent working outside the scientific establishment.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance meets Gadget the rodent detector at work sniffing out possible rats on Whenua Hou, and Allan Blackman gives us the lowdown on neon in the Elemental podcast.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Patrick Phelps in China
Our China correspondent Patrick Phelps has just landed back in New Zealand and is in to tell Bryan all about his time in China and what's going on in Xinjiang and the growing protests against surveillance in Hong Kong and the mainland.
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
This week on Music 101 Pocket Edition, Yadana Saw talks to director Richard Lowenstein about his new documentary on Michael Hutchence and Harper Finn tells Kirsten Johnstone about his two new singles.