Nights for Thursday 9 July 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - The Music of Persia
Shahram Aryan from RNZ Concert, our cultural ambassador for Persian Music joins us once again. Tonight he introduces us to the work - and the voice - of Akbar Gol-paayegani (known as Golpaa).
You can listen to more music from Radio Golha here
7:35 Materials: Fact of Fiction - The Subtle Knife
Dr Mike Price MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington gives us his scientific take on The Subtle Knife from Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" Trilogy.
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
Katy Brand reveals how attitudes to the toilet have shaped it's place in history.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance brings us part 6 of Voices from Antarctica. She puts a hydrophone under the sea ice to capture a seal symphony and chats with a scientist about these remarkable Weddell seal songsters. Then it's time to find out about the sea ice as well: its amazing annual ebb and flow, and how you go about measuring its thickness, which can get up to seven metres in McMurdo Sound.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - India
Shoba Naryan joins us with the latest news and views from India.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition Charlotte Ryan talks to Alex Turnbull, promoter of Rhythm & Alps Festival, which is going ahead this year with an all-local line-up despite the risk of a COVID resurgence. And Trevor Reekie speaks with Preston Lauterbach, co-author of a new book based on conversations with Annye Anderson, step-sister of Robert Johnson, whose early recordings laid the groundwork for rock n' roll.