Nights for Wednesday 26 August 2020
7:12 Learning Lessons from Foulden Maar
Associate Professor Daphne Lee from the Department of Geology at the University of Otago talk to us about recent research from Otago's controversial Foulden Maar site where mummified leaves could give us an insight into how ancient plants responded to living in a world with elevated levels of carbon dioxide.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at three films that encourage a second viewing - the fiendishly complex time-travel blockbuster Tenet, and two smaller films that intrigue by what they leave out - from France Two of Us, and an independent American film Never rarely sometimes always.
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 Derek Grzelewski's latest book on Fly Fishing In New Zealand.
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
Why am I shy?
We find out how much shyness is down to our genes, and why 'shy types' might have evolved the first place.
9:07 Apollo 13
Ep 6. Earth in view. The crew are off course, 200,000 miles from home and without a guidance computer. Their lives now depend on their flying skills and Jim Lovell's wristwatch.
9:30 Taking Taiko Drumming into Schools
Taiko drumming instructor Steve Seth from Tamashii Taiko joins us to talk about a recent schools project he's been running.
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 Inside Out
After 11, on Inside Out, Need some alone time? Nick Tipping brings you jazz with a moody, introspective vibe for those moments when you need to tune the world out.