Nights for Thursday 20 February 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Dance
Director and choreographer Malia Johnston makes her Nights debut as out cultural ambassador for dance. Tonight she's taking a look at current influences in contemporary dance in Aotearoa and is joined by choreographer and performer Ooshcon Masseurs.
We continue our series in collaboration with the MacDiarmid Institute where we take an idea from fiction and see how it stands up to scientific scrutiny.
Tonight, McDiarmid Institute co-director and Auckland University associate physics professor, Nicola Gaston's flight of fancy is the mineral unobtanium...most recently the plot device behind the movie Avatar, although it's had other outings int science fiction pop culture.
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
Britain has lost a quarter of its pubs in two decades. But others, like small micropubs, are popping up. Why are they succeeding when the traditional boozer is struggling?
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance finds out about the unpredictability of human behaviour when it comes to earthquakes and why what we do matters.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent
Shoba Naryan joins us once again from Bangalore in India.
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 talks to Kevin parker - the man behind the fantastically successful Aussie outfit Tame Impala. Plus Tony Stamp chats with Californian musician Weyes Blood, touring here soon off the back of her hugely acclaimed album Titanic Rising, and kiwi pop musician Robinson talks about her multiple international record deals, and her new life in the UK.