Nights for Thursday 15 August 2019
7:12 Metro Area - Retro futurism
Nights' Electronic Music Cultural Ambassador, Paul Berrington joins Bryan in the studio once again. He treats us to a few tracks from Metro Area.
Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani struck up a friendship in 1998 after discovering that they both loved techno icons Kraftwerk, soulful disco producer James "D-Train" Williams, and Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May.
Both had been making music since the late 80s, Darshan the lesser known, recording under several aliases including; Acronym City, City of God, and Essa 3. They released one track together as Phenom on West Coast label Aquarhythms and then decided on Metro Area.
7:35 New Horizons
Rebecca Pidgeon is perhaps best known as an actor (The Winslow Boy, Red) but she's also a consummate singer-songwriter. After some releases that have been rather tough listening, her tenth album, Sudden Exposure to Light, is music that will woo you.
8:10 The Future of Power in Our Lives
University of Canterbury Associate Professor Aaron Marshall is developing redox flow batteries as a viable energy storage system that will never wear.
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
Another helping from the BBC's Food Chain programme. Emily Thomas meets three food writers from three continents, who reveal their power and influence over what and how we eat.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Sonia Sly investigates what electronic gaming machines do to our brains and discovers that the chemical element nickel is about much more than just 5 cent coins.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Japan
Motoko Kakubayashi has the latest from Japan. including the historic election of two severely disabled people into government, an arson attack on a famous anime studio and how Japan is preparing for the 2020 Olympics.
Motoko also gives us her - very first hand - report on Typhoon Lekima which swept through the middle of her family holiday on the island of Miyakojima.
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
On this week's Pocket Edition local hip hop heads Anonymouz and Tha Movement explain how their song wound up in the new Fast & Furious movie, and Aussie wag Kirin J Callinan tells the story behind Andie McDowell's appearance in his new music video.