Nights for Wednesday 1 April 2020
7:12 Using Social Media for Academic Research
Ryan Bodman joins us to talk about how he’s using social media to engage with people outside of an academic setting to research his book Rugby League: A New Zealand History, a social and cultural history of the football code in New Zealand.
7:30 At The Movies
On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews three films that would be playing right now if the Covid-19 hadn’t closed all the cinemas: the latest animated family film from Pixar, Onward; and two films about police operations that go wrong with devastating consequences - Queen & Slim and Les Miserables.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
Tonight's prize is Sue Norman's book Easy and Delicious Vegan Recipes for Everyday People.
You can listen to her chat with Kathryn Ryan here:
8:15 Dateline Pacific
So that they can best focus their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific, RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in its regular format. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to one of their reporters for a daily update. Tonight Bryan Crump talks to Dominic Godfrey.
8:30 Window on the World
On Windows on the World, Religious leaders speak about their faithful, family funerals and those at risk from Covid-19.
9:07 Book Reading - The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
Book Reading - Jacob Rajan read Episode eleven of "The Vintner's Luck" by Elizabeth Knox - the Angel Xas has explained to Sobran how his brother Léon's sexual preferences led to the deaths of his lovers, and eventually to Léon's suicide. But that tragedy is nothing for Sobran compared to the situation he has to face in tonight’s episode.
9:30 In Splendid Isolation With...
Tonight we get the lowdown on lockdown from Robert Carter, a beef and sheep farmer from Taumaranui.
10:20 Survey shows Kiwis concerned about mental health during Covid-19 crisis.
We talk to Jason Shoebridge, New Zealand CEO of data, insights and consulting company Kantar which has conducted a survey into New Zealanders’ changing consumer behaviour in relation to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. A key trend emerging from this survey shows that Kiwi's mental health is now a concern.
10:35 A Song Down The Phone from Arjuna Oakes
Arjuna Oakes is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Auckland who's now based in Wellington. He treats us to some jazz piano and beautiful soulful vocals.
10:45 Midweek Mediawatch with Hayden Donnell
Hayden Donnell joins us once again. He'll cast his MediaWatch eye on Mike Hosking, essential workers, and job losses.
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. Tonight he features jazz covers of great pop songs: Bill Frisell plays Marvin Gaye, Joe Pass plays the Rolling Stones, and Allana Goldsmith and Alchemy cover Herbs.