Nights for Thursday 23 April 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Science Fiction
Our favourite sci-fi geek Eleanor Tremeer joins us once again. Tonight she asks how human evolution is presented in scifi and what that tells us about where we think we’re heading?
7:35 Nights Science - New Zealand Native Fish
Another self-confessed geek, Stella McQueen our New Zealand native fish expert has a lovely idea to keep the children (and adults) entertained in 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 RNZ Pacific's sports reporter Vinnie Wylie.
8:30 Window on the World
The farmers moving their fields indoors. We visit farmers growing lettuce, herbs and strawberries indoors in the middle of cities - the idea is to reduce the distance food is transported.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, the one hundred year moth project is following in the footsteps of a pioneering Wellington naturalist and counting moths in the bush of Zealandia sanctuary to find out what has changed in the past century.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Vietnam
Lien Hoang joins us once again from Ho Chi Minh city. Perhaps Vietnam has some lessons we can learn about dealing with Covid-19.
- Ngaio Marsh’s 125th birthday
To mark what would have been New Zealand crime writer and theatre director Dame Ngaio Marsh's 125th birthday, we speak to biographer Bruce Harding.
- What is Open Data?
We get an introduction to Open Data with Paul Stone, NZ Open Government Data Programme Lead at Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa.
- Radio Kahungunu: Keeping the Iwi connected during lockdown.
We speak to operations manager at Radio Kahungunu, Apikara Brightwell
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition Charlotte Ryan speaks with Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien about his new solo album, made under the name EOB and inspired by living in Brazil. Plus Tony Stamp talks to virtuoso bass player Thundercat about his new album ‘It Is What It Is’, and Tamaki Makaurau dancehall artist Rubi Du introduces herself.