Nights for Wednesday 27 May 2020
7:12 Citizen Science Surges During Lockdown
Colin Meurk from the iNaturalist NZ website for recording natural history observations joins us. the site is now the biggest citizen bio-science platform in the country and second in the world. NZ Lockdown has seen numbers of citizen science observations surge.
7:30 At The Movies
Dan Slevin is filling in for Simon Morris and he reviews The Lovebirds, a romantic comedy thriller about a couple whose plans to break up are thwarted by a conspiracy; Monos, An arthouse drama about child soldiers in Colombia with a mission to guard a precious hostage; and The Last Full Measure, a drama about the campaign to give a Medal of Honour to Air Force Staff Sergeant William H. Pitsenbarger who saved over 60 soldiers in a Vietnam War gunfight.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Window on the World
Celebrated as the poster child of the ‘farm to fork’ movement, Dan Barber talk to Graihagh Jackson about “My life in five dishes.”
9:07 Spitfire: The People's Plane
Makeshift factories. Amid the smouldering ruins of the Spitfire factory, a new strategy emerges.
In order to raise some much-needed funds for the Globe Theatre in London, a bunch of its former students held a 48-hour Shakespeare readathon. Katherine Corner, one of the organisers joins us on the line from London.
- 10:20 Doctor Michael Baker
We ask Dr Baker where we are up to with our national fight against Covid-19
- 10:30 Midweek Mediawatch with Hayden Donnell
Hayden is back for another look a this week's big media stories.
- Samoan language and its power with patients
Dr Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati, a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland joins us to talk about why he uses his mother tongue - Samoan - in his professional life.
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.