Nights for Thursday 9 April 2020
7:12 Composition in Context - Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
Pianist Rachel Church joins us once again with some classical music in contect – tonight we’re listening to Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
7:35 Nights Astronomy
Former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore joins us once again as we raise our gaze to the stars.
7:55 Keeping it Moving
Hana Wilkinson is an In-Home Strength and Balance Physiotherapist with Sport Gisborne/Tairawhiti and she has devised some nice easy exercises to make sure the older adults amongst us keep moving during lockdown.
8:10 A Sonic Representation of the spread of Covid-19
Robert Jarvis has created a sonic representation of the reported daily active cases of COVID-19, as published by the World Health Organisation's regular situation reports.
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific have temporarily suspended Dateline Pacific in it regular format so that they can concentrate their efforts on broadcasting to the Pacific. In the meantime, each weeknight we'll chat to one of their reporters for a daily update. Tonight Bryan Crump talks to Koroi Hawkins.
8:30 Window on the World
Another episode of Coronavirus Global Conversations from the BBC World Service.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance chats with an immunologist about the marvellously complex human immune system, and is introduced to some of the many players in the immune ‘orchestra.’
9:30 Overseas Correspondent
Tonight we feature some rather special Overseas Correspondents. RNZ Nights listeners from across Europe that have been in touch since the the start of the Covid-19 Crisis. We hear from Rick Coleman in Italy, Keziah McNamara in Spain and Shannon Campbell in Germany.
- 10:20 Filling The Pews Online
We talk to Rev Falkland Liuvaie, from the Kilbirnie Presbyterian Church in Wellington about how his congregation are marking Holy Week and Easter this year.
- 10:40 Song Down The Phone - Eddy Malave
Viola Player, Eddy Malave joins us from New York to play down the phone.
- 10:50 Nashville Babylon Special.
Mark Rogers joins us ahead of his special Good Friday show.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition we speak to ex-pat producer and trumpet player Isaac Aesili about relocating to Bangkok Thailand, and how recording his second album Hidden Truths helped him through a dark time in his life.
Plus Charlotte Ryan speaks with Mark Speer from Texas band Khruangbin, and Ethan Moore from Auckland outfit Dirty Pixels introduces their new song Julipa.