Nights for Thursday 5 March 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Jazz
Fergus Barrowman is in the studio once again with his top picks from the world of jazz.
Unwind (Meehan, Chisholm, Dyne, Dyne), Saffron (Rattle, 2020)
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter, Good Hope (Edition Records, 2019)
Masada Quartet, Live in Jerusalem 1994 (Tzadik 1999) in honour of John Zorn's bass player being in NZ with Laurie Anderson's band.
7:35 Materials: Fact or Fiction -
Professor Bill Williams, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Professor in Biophysics and Soft Matter at Massey University discusses Axonite from Dr Who - A 'thinking' material that can replicate any substance and spreads itself across the cosmos to feed itself.
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
Did Isaac Newton really come up with the theory of gravity after seeing an apple fall from a tree in his mother's garden? Philip Ball explores this famous story of a eureka moment.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance is back with two more episodes of the Voice of the Kākāpō podcast, transporting us back in time to tell the story of the bumper kākāpō breeding season last year.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent
William Yang joins us once again from Taipei with the latest news from Taiwan.
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 Yadana Saw talks to Magne Furuholmen, keyboard player for 1980s icons A-Ha, about life after 'Take On Me' and their current NZ tour. Plus American musician Holly Herndon speaks to RNZ's Flo Wilson about making music with artificial intelligence, and Tāmaki Makaurau hip hop duo Shiraz & LSJ introduce themselves.