Nights for Thursday 16 April 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Maori Arts
Making his Nights Debut, Teina Moetera join us as our Cultural Ambassador for Maori Arts – tonight we start with questions: What are Maori Arts? What makes them distinct?
Another in our Materials Fact of Fiction series in partnership with The MacDiarmid Institute where we get a scientific take on a material or concept in fiction – tonight Dr Mike Price a MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington gives us his take on Sting from Lord of The Rings.
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.
8:15 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 Don Wiseman.
8:30 Window on the World
Magician and Professor of Psychology, Richard Wiseman tells the BBC’s Jim Al-Khalili how to spot a liar ... and why some people are luckier than others.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance chats with a mathematician who has been helping model the coronavirus pandemic in New Zealand.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent
We get the latest from Taiwan from our Overseas Correspondent, William Yang.
- 10:20 A Song Down The Phone
Tonight we cross to the the South Bronx in New York City to catch up with multi-instrumentalist Clark Gayton who is going to play a little trombone for us.
- 10:35 Mentemia
All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan has launched a mental wellbeing app - available without charge until October - which he describes as "having a personalised mental health coach in your pocket"
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
Tonight, in place of our usual Music 101 Pocket Edition we have a special concert recorded on the 24th August, 2019 at the Powerstation featuring Auckland based jazz / hip-hip collective Avantdale Bowling Club.