Nights for Friday 8 May 2020
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Three
Tell us your three wishes.
8:10 The Citizen's Handbook
Episode four of The Citizen's Handbook! This week Robbie lies his way into the hearts and minds of listeners this episode as he chats to comedian Donna Brookbanks about constitutional conventions, and she bluffs about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
8:30 Friday Night Live
On Friday Night Live we feature Lower Hutt’s own The Fourmyula performing at Auckland’s The Montechristo Room in February 2010.
9:07 Country Life
Tonight the Country Life team take a look at how things are shpaing up for stranded RSE workers from Vanuatu, we find out about “SMASH” set up to help dairy farmers to run successful businesses, and catch up two years on with self-professed 'sheep nutter' Dayanne Almeida.
- 10:20 Delivering During Lockdown
Devan Devaroyan from Smart Express couriers in Auckland gives us the lowdown on how they're keeping goods moving from one level to the next.
- 10:30 Musical Tribute for Covid-19 Whistleblower Dr Li Wenliang.
SOUNZ have marked the start of New Zealand #MusicMonth with a new work from the epicentre of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Chinese New Zealand composer Gao Ping composed Bitter Cold Night in honour of Dr Li Wenliang, who first raised the alarm about COVID-19 and then, tragically, became one of its first victims. Performed and filmed from home by Amalia Hall (violin) and Stephen de Pledge (piano), Bitter Cold Night is a moving tribute to bravery in a time of adversity.
- 10:50 A little Classical Music
We hear another wonderful piece of classical music to soothe our soul picked by pianist and Nights classical music curator, Rachel Church.
11:07 The Mixtape
This episode of the RNZ Mix Tape features Wayne Bell.
There are some true gentlemen in the local music industry, and Wayne Bell is one of the most genuine and good humoured one can have the opportunity to work with. As a person he’s enigmatic. As a musician he’s knowledgeable, versatile and instinctively on the beat. As a Producer he applies superb people skills to get a true result. As a band mate he’s pleasure to be around. In this RNZ Mix Tape, Wayne Bell looks upon his musical career of taste and tempos with articulate pride.