Nights for Wednesday 4 December 2019
7:12 A Golden Age of History Study
Professor Michael Belgrave, award-winning author and former research manager of the Waitangi Tribunal, now based at the School of Humanities at Massey's Auckland thinks we are living in a 'golden age' for the study of history, thanks to digital technology bringing history to life.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews another Disney sequel, Frozen 2, another Timothy Spall painter biopic, Mrs Lowry and son, and a unique twist on the old whodunit genre, Knives out.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
Tonight's prize is the book Remembering Bob, a collection of shared stories and memories of fromer Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke put together by his daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke.
You can hear Bryan's chat with Sue from earlier this week here:
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
Global warming is melting the world's glaciers and sea ice. In Iceland the effects can already be seen - people there recently held a funeral to mark the death of the Okjokull glacier.
9:07 Book Reading - When We Wake by Karen Healey.
Episode 10 of When We Wake by Karen Healey, adapted for radio by Owen Scott and read by Francesca Emms.
After stealing incriminating footage, and escaping the Military police, Tegan and Abdi have almost made it to freedom. But, out of nowhere (or so it seems) come members of the strange cult, The Inheritors of the Earth. The Inheritors have obviously been keeping watch on them and waiting their chance to swoop.
9:30 Habibi Funk
We talk to Jannis Stürtz co-founder of Habibi Funk: The label dedicated to reissuing stereotype-busting sounds from the Arab world.
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
After 11 on Inside out, Nick Tipping takes you on a journey through the jazz community of Karori - a suburb so hip that even the postman is a jazz musician.