Nights for Thursday 2 April 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - The Music of Iran
Our wonderful colleague from RNZ Concert, Shahram Aryan joins us once again with a guide to the music of Iran. Tonight he's introducing us to some music to celebrate the festival of Nowruz.
7:35 Materials Fact of Fiction - Dilithium Crystals
8:10 The role of local libraries in lockdown.
What services can a local library offer during lockdown? We talk to Cynthia Smith from Invercargill Library.
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 Sela Jane Hopgood.
8:30 Window on the World
The BBC's World Business Report looks at the impact of Coronavirus. Whilst many businesses suffer as a result of coronavirus, gaming is bucking the trend.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance chats with a virologist for Virus 101, a brief introduction to the world of viruses. And she digs into the archives for a story about a virus hunter and a rare plant.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent -Estonia
Our overseas correspondent Silver Tambur is on the line once again from Tallin with the latest on how they're weathering this current global storm.
Bryan Crump brings us a round up of the days news and events;
10:20 What is the Epidemic Response Committee?
Phil Smith from RNZ's The House programme talks us through the new Covid-19 Select Committee.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Music 101 Pocket Edition we play Trevor Reekie’s interview with Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama, recorded backstage at WOMAD. Plus Tony shares lots of new NZ music including tracks from Randa, Isaac Aesili, Alexa Casino, Sul-phate, and we pay tribute to the late Manu Dibango.