Nights for Wednesday 22 July 2020
7:12 Sequencing the genome of Covid-19
Dr Nikki Freed and Dr Olin Silander from Massey University are part of the team developing cleverer ways of sequencing the genome of the virus that causes COVID-19.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris welcomes the return some familiar faces to the big screen this week. The Personal History of David Copperfield with Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie and many more, and the story of Nobel Prize winning physicist and chemist Marie Curie, Radioactive, stars Rosamund Pike (Gone girl) and Sam Riley (Control).
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.
Tonight's prize is New Zealand Adventures By Train - Denis Dwyer
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
How should governments respond to the covid-19 pandemic? Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at Oxford University, presents 'The Pandemic that changed the World'.
9:07 Apollo 13
From the makers of 13 Minutes to the Moon, we bring you the story of the launch of Apollo 13 on April 11th 1970 was NASA's third bid to land people on the moon. It came just nine months after the triumph of Apollo 11...but Apollo 13 would turn out to be anything but routine.
9:30 Can Art Chang Your Life?
Can art change your life? We speak to documentary filmaker, Marta Pulk who advertised for someone who has never been to the theatre before and followed her as she went to every play in a year in theatre-mad Estonia.
Robert Kelly is in for Karyn Hay on Lately all this week. Keeping you up to date if you're up late.
11:07 Inside Out
After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping features a mini-set from the great singer Lena Horne.