Nights for Tuesday 10 December 2019
7:12 Nights Astronomer - Alan Gilmore
Former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore joins us once again as we raise our gaze to the stars.
7:30 Song Crush
It was another strong year for music in Aotearoa, from the internationally acclaimed Aldous Harding and Tiny Ruins, to the grass roots DIY acts just bubbling up. The Song Crush team play some of their favourites.
Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Music 101 producer and presenter Tony Stamp and Charlotte Ryan, and RNZ engineer and critic Jana Te Nahu Owen.
8:10 The Russian Doping Scandal
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions -- notably the Olympics and the World Cup -- for four years over doping non-compliance. Dana Johannsen joins us with the details.
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
Philip Ball talks to science historians professor Paula Findlen of Stanford University and professor Mary Jane Rubenstein of Wesleyan University about Galileo's time and about the history of the relationship between science and religion.
9:07 White Silence
Tonight on White Silence: Welcome to the 80's. New Zealand was changing. The Baby Boomers had come of age and the Springbok tour was about to tear the country apart. Justice Mahon's controversial report on the Erebus tragedy landed smack in the middle of this turmoil and the country was ready for its first big conspiracy.
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 Worlds of Music
On Worlds of Music after 11, Trevor Reeekie features an interview with American singer and songwriter Michael Hurley.
Since recording his debut album for the Folkways label in 1965, Hurley has released over 25 albums, writing songs about his unique and frequently humorous take on the world. Hurley, even today at the age of 78, marvels that he has been able to forge a career out of both his music and his original artwork. Despite flying well below the commercial radar for most of his life, his music has now found an appreciative audience with new artists like Kurt Vile (who Hurley supported on his NZ dates), Devendra Banhart, The Violent Femmes, Lucinda Williams and Cat Power.