Nights for Tuesday 12 May 2020
7:12 Celebrating Women in Mathematics
Dillon Mayhew is celebrating Women in Mathematics.
7:30 Song Crush
Golden washes of dream-pop, minimal new wave inspired by 80s Japanese pop, and a beautifully harmonised song for mothers everywhere - Song Crush have all bases covered. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Tony Stamp and Elliott Childs.
8:05 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 Johnny Blades slightly earlier than usual.
8:20 The Ockham Book Awards LIVE
The 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards are taking place tonight and this year absolutely everyone is invited! The ceremony started at 6pm and is being broadcast live on Youtube. We catch up LIVE with Paula Morris, one of the judges straight after the winners have been announced.
8:30 Window on the World
A Sporting Chance. How sport can change the lives of young people from some of the toughest backgrounds.
9:07 Smart Talk
Serhii Plokhy argues that the 1986 catastrophe of Chernobyl, in which a Soviet nuclear reactor exploded, was a disaster waiting to happen. Toby Manhire talks with the author of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy in this highlight from the 2020 New Zealand Festival Writers' programme.
- 10:20 Ockham Book Awards
We catch up with one of the winners of this year's awards.
- A Personal View from Sweden
Originally from Christchurch, Sam Dunlop is an airline pilot for Ryanair who lives with his wife and three kids in a small town called Nyköping which is around an hour South of Stockholm in Sweden.
11:07 Worlds of Music
On Worlds of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with Blick Bassy from Cameroon who played Womad 2018 to a rapturous reception. Blick sings in his native tongue of Bassa (one of 270 languages spoken in Cameroon) and broke through internationally when one of his songs (sung in Bassa) was used globally in a TVC for Apple I-phone 6.