Nights for Thursday 7 May 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Dance
Director and choreographer Malia Johnston joins us once again to take a look at the world of contemporary dance in Aorearoa. The effects of Covid-19 on the industry and on individuals; some good, some bad and some surprising.
7:35 Nights Science - World Weather
Our well-read weatherman Erick Brenstrum is back for a chat. Tonight there's some interesting discoveries lurking below the Black Sea.
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 Sela Jane Hopgood.
8:30 Window on the World
Tonight, a new episode of the BBC's Sound Odyssey. Gemma Cairney, brings together artists from two different countries and combining their talents to make a new, unique piece of music. UK rapper Loyle Carner travels to Georgetown, Guyana, to explore his Guyanese roots for a musical collaboration with flautist and composer Keith Waithe, a leading figurehead and champion of Guyanese music and culture.
Loyle Carner played at the Laneway Festival in 2018 and wilst in NZ had a chat with RNZ's Tony Stamp. You Can listen to this here:
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance talks with geologists whose work is revolutionising our understanding of the Zealandia continent and the formation of continents in general. And there is an ant and virus story from the archives.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent
With the latest from Japan, Motoko Kakubayashi joins us on the line from Tokyo.
- 10:20 Community Resilience and Community Radio
We're joined by Whetu Fala, Station Manager of AwaFM in Whanganui.
- Recycling Soft Plastics
The Packaging Forum’s Lyn Mayes gives us the latest on New Zealand's soft plastics recycling programme.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
In this week's Pocket Edition Charlotte Ryan speaks with Cass Basil about her new band with Bic Runga, Tony Stamp introduces us to Noa Records a collective who recorded an album in self-isolation, and Barnaby Weir talks about becoming a father and releasing Fly My Pretties Studio Recordings pt.2. and we pay tribute to Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider.