Nights for Thursday 30 January 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - The Music of Persia
Shahram Aryan makes his Nights debut as our cultural ambassador introducing us to the music of Persia.
A new series on Nights in collaboration with the MacDiarmid Institute where we take an idea from fiction and see how it stands up to scientific scrutiny.
Tonight, Professor Justin Hodgkiss Professor of Chemistry at Victoria University Wellington and MacDiarmid Institute Co-Director and Principal Investigator give us his take on lightsabers.
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
What if all the energy used at the gym was directed towards helping others, rather than lifting useless weights and running nowhere on a treadmill?
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, William Ray talks with wild fire experts, to find out what we're learning about the way bush fires burn, and why people behave the way they do when the land around them goes up in flames.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Canada
Peggy Revell joins us once again from Medicine Hat, Albert with the latest news from Canada.
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 Charlotte Ryan visits Girls Rock Camp in Auckland - a week long programme that runs in Ak and Wellington, and aims to teach young women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth all sorts of musical skills. Waveney Russ talks to provocative indie music Okay Kaya, who's based in NYC by way of Norway, and Trevor Reekie profiles NZ-born, Seville-based flamenco guitarist Paul Bosauder.