Nights for Thursday 14 May 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - The Music of South America
Mona-Lynn Courteau is back once again with some latin sounds to lift our spirits. Tonight she treats us to some of her favourite new releases.
7:35 Materials: Fact or Fiction - Adamantium
Tonight Dr. Chris Bumby, Principal Scientist at Victoria University of Wellington’s Robinson Institute; and Associate Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute gies us his scientific take on Adamantium - one of several ‘amazing materials’ which have been invented over the years by the authors of Marvel comics. The ‘indestructible’ metal which becomes infused into the skeleton of the mutant X-men hero – Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman in the movies).
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 Jamie Tahana
8:30 Window on the World
Dr Oscar Duke discovers how pregnancy, birth and childcare affect the father, bringing about profound physiological and hormonal changes.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance talks with the authors of a recent NIWA report that warns that small amounts of sea-level rise could mean much more coastal flooding in parts of New Zealand.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Sudan
We're joined once again by Reem Abbas in Khartoum with the latest from Sudan.
- 10:20 Late Night Budget Round Up
We get some post-budget analysis from Pattrick Smellie, CEO of BusinessDesk
- 10:40 Remembering Paul Vasquez
Paul Vasquez went viral back in 2010 as "Double Rainbow Guy. He died earlier this week.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition Charlotte Ryan speaks with Troy Kingi about winning The Taite Music Prize 2020 and the fascinating backstory behind his upcoming album, Tony Stamp investigates why kiwis love the dance music genre Drum n Bass so much, and Kirsten Johnstone talks to American indie musician Perfume Genius.