Nights for Monday 19 August 2019
7:12 The Last of the Flutemakers
Stephen Wessel from Somerset in the UK is currently believed to be the last full-time craftsperson in the UK making fully handmade Boehm system flutes.
Stephen's impending retirement, after 35 years in the business, not only ends a long and illustrious career, but could signal the end of flutemaking in the UK - a proud tradition stretching back to the nineteenth century.
The Heritage Crafts Association has set out to save British flutemaking by seeking potential trainees interested in learning this intricate and highly-skilled craft from a retiring master.
We talk to Stephen about his career and this fantastic opportunity.
James Nokise invites famous people into his mental health safe space for a finger-licking chat about headspace and happiness. Tonight's guest is entrepreneur Jenene Crossan!
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
Editor in Chief of Britain's The Guardian newspaper Katharine Viner charts the story of the infamous Peterloo Massacre which happened in Manchester 200 years ago this year - a devastating event which would have a huge impact on how Britain was run.
9:10 Nights Sport
Peter Lammp is this week's sportscaster.
This week on Insight, John Gerritsen investigates if New Zealand needs to do more to improve business links with China by connecting with the tens of thousands of students who study here every year.
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 Nashville Babylon
On this week's Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has a birthday tune for John Lee Hooker, a track from Rory Gallagher's Blues album, a Carter Family cover courtesy of Micah P Hinson, new music from Dana Gavinski, plus Courtney Marie Andrews, Hope Sandoval, Emmylou Harris and Traffic.