Nights for Friday 27 September 2019
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Purple
What's your favourite purple thing?
8:07 Element of the Week
To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week.
Tonight, Cushla McGoverin, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Otago introduces us to the element Rubidium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Purple.
New for Friday Nights, Killjoy is a satire about making a true-crime podcast. It blurs the line between truth and fiction and then breaks into the ‘real’ world of a (fictional) podcast producer to explore things such as obsession, ambition and the commercial imperative.
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 Friday Night Live
The APRA Silver Scroll Awards recognise the creativity and talent of NZ songwriters and composers. An important and unique part of the ceremony are local artists performing interpretations of the nominated songs. Over the course of two programmes we will feature some of the highlights.
9:07 Country Life
Country Life dons the cold weather gear to check out racing Siberian Huskies near Taupo, the team meets an 87 year old kiwifruit grower who fled Canton for New Zealand in 1940, and a former Japanese investment banker fled Tokyo's devasting quake to make wine in NZ.
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 The Mixtape
This week, Nathan Haines picks his favourite songs.