Nights for Wednesday 23 October 2019
7:12 Sofa Session: Across the Great Divide
Across The Great Divide are in the studio for tonight's Sofa Session, playing soulful Celtic airs, wild and vibrant jigs, reels, Americana and Swedish compositions, Americana, Celtic and often Scandinavian traditions, not normally gracing the same stage. Karen Jones took up the challenge of applying Celtic guitar rhythm to fast rousing bluegrass, Americana tunes and Tony Burt's original compositions. Tony arranged dobro for Celtic airs and fiddle tunes to accompany Karen's exquisite harp performance and paced guitar-fuelled jigs and reels.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at the new biopic of movie star Judy Garland - Judy, starring Renee Zellweger - and two belated sequels. Five years after Maleficent comes Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer, and ten years after Zombieland comes Double Tap, featuring the original cast, and many of the same jokes!
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.
Tonight, Koro Vaka'uta reports on the PNG Catholic Church calling out Australian cruelty at Bomana, delight at moves to care for Cook Islands' soldiers graves, and a Solomon Islands province is to block all China loans
8:30 Window on the World
In this Window on the World, we meet the people behind a giant engine that can run on a variety of non-fossil fuels, hear about a portable plant that turns waste into energy and speak to scientists developing man-made fuels to replace oil and gas.
9:07 Book Reading - When We Wake by Karen Healey, read by Francesca Emms.
In episode four, Tegan manages to make a friend before her first (embarrassing) day at school.
9:30 Special Interview - The micromobility revolution is at hand
The low-speed personal vehicles have arrived - and e-bikes and e-scooters are just the beginning! This guest post by Oliver Bruce, co-host of the Micromobility Podcast and Conferences, summarises a recent presentation he made to the Ministry of Transport (and posted afterwards on Twitter) that explains why micromobility represents a fundamental rethink of transport as we've known it, and why we should all be paying attention.
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 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.