Nights for Thursday 23 January 2020
7:12 Monkey off Your Back
A group of tradies mostly plumbers & electricians are hitting the road on motorcycles on February 1st, riding from Auckland to Invercargill and back to raise money for men's mental health & lift the profile of mental health organisations in New Zealand. One of the organisers, Terry Bluck joins us to tell us more.
7:35 Astronomy - Alan Gilmore
Nights astronomer and former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore joins us once again with news about why Betelgeuse is becoming unusually faint and the continuing search for dark matter.
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
Can you create great art out of fear and anxiety? The American comedian Jenny Slate reveals how she was driven to write a weird and wonderful collection of essays by despair, divorce and the election of Donald Trump.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance heads to the hills in search of New Zealand's only truly alpine bird - the rock wren.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Estonia
Silver Tambur joins us once again from Estonia.
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 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition Tony Stamp speaks with Los Angeles producer, musician, filmmaker & label boss Flying Lotus, about his live 3D show, the common ground between filmmaking & record producing, and working with David lynch.
And Wellington electronic musician Hybrid Rose tells Tony how her music reflects her experience as a transwoman.