Nights for Wednesday 29 April 2020
7:12 Lockdown and our Relationship with Nature.
One of the interesting results of the lockdown is that many of us have had the time to walk in our neighbourhoods and suburbs and notice the birds and natural environment around us. Professors Phil Seddon and Yolanda van Heezik are wildlife biologists in Otago University’s Zoology Dept and they been thinking about our relationship with nature in the current situation.
7:30 At The Movies
Dan Slevin is filling in for Simon Morris – and because of the lockdown devoting his attention to home entertainment – and he reviews Chris Hemsworth starring as Tyler Rake, a mercenary trying to rescue a teenage kidnap victim in Dhaka, Bangladesh in Extraction for Netflix; Beastie Boys Story, an Apple TV+ documentary about the New York hip hop group and The WIlloughbys, an animated adaptation of a well-known children’s book.
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.
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 Dominic Godfrey.
8:30 Window on the World
Has the coronavirus epidemic weakened or strengthened the grip of China’s Communist Party?
9:07 Book Reading - The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
the final episode of "The Vintner’s Luck" Elizabeth Knox's award-winning story of love, life, wine and angels stretching out across Burgundy at the beginning of the 19th century.
9:30 Amanda Redman
We speak to actor Amanda Redman (New Tricks & At Home With The Braithwaites) who is the co-founder of a campaign to raise money for people who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. She joins us to talk about that project and also the role of the eccentric Dr. Lydia Fonseca in THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL. a medical drama releasing in New Zealand on Acorn TV on Monday 4th May, 2020.
- 10:20 Helping Homeless People Stay Safe in Tauranga
We speak to Tommy Kapai from Te Tuinga Whanau Trust in Tauranga who are working together with the RSA to provide shelter and food for homeless people during Level 4 and 3.
- 10:30 Music Down The Line with The VanderAa Brothers
- 10:45 Midweek Mediawatch with Hayden Donnell
RNZ Mediawatch's Hayden Donnell joins us once again with his midweek eye on the media.
11:07 Inside Out
A special Inside Out tonight in which Nick Tipping remembers and celebrates the pianist, composer, teacher and broadcaster Phil Broadhurst, who passed away on Friday 24 April.