Nights for Thursday 21 May 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Jazz
Fergus Barrowman is back with his pick of the latest Jazz releases and some tunes that have been getting him through.
7:35 Don't Try This At Home: Using Bleach to Self-Medicate Against Covid-19
Nights Toxicologist Leo Schep joins us once again. Tonight he's taking a look at the science behind claims that taking bleach might help combat covid-19.
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 Koro Vaka'uta
8:30 Window on the World
Andrea Sella, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at University College London, celebrates the art and science of chemical elements.
In this episode he looks at two elements we have valued for millennia - gold and silver.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance digs into Our Changing World’s Antarctic collection, and finds stories about restoring an historic hut and hunting for extremophile microbes on Mount Erebus.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent
William Yang is on the line from Taipei with the latest from Taiwan.
- Taxing Facebook and Google
Dr Victoria Plekhanova from Massey University’s School of Accountancy has been looking into how a carefully designed Digital Service Tax could redress the balance and help level the playing field for the New Zealand media.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition Christchurch musician Vallé tells Tony Stamp about reconnecting with family in his birthplace of Papua New Guinea, after he came here aged just eight months old for a life-saving medical procedure.
Charlotte Ryan meets dance music producer Benny Salvador, who has just released his first EP on his own record label, aged just sixteen. It’s probably not a coincidence that his dad is a member of Fat Freddy’s Drop…
And fresh local music from Ryan Fisherman and Neive Strang, and Ebony Lamb covers a classic by the 3Ds.