Nights for Thursday 3 September 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Science Fiction
Our Cultural ambassador from the world of Sci-fi, Eleanor Tremeer joins us - she's looking at Representation in scifi: does scifi have a responsibility to represent marginalised people? If so, how should they be represented? And how well is modern scifi currently representing the population?
MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator and Physics Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington - Krista Steenbergen gives her scientific take on Vibranium, a fictional metal appearing in Marvel Comics.
8:05 A Call from Quarantine
Mona-Lynn Courteau joins us from her stay in quarantine.
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
Tonight we hear about the army of highly trained, Soviet women spreading feminist ideas in Afghanistan. They were focused on their mission and dedicated to their goal of promoting women's equality.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance meets three seismologists from GeoNet who reflect on the big earthquakes of the past decade.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Canada
Peggy Revell joins us from Medicine Hat, Alberta with the latest news stories from Canada.
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 Music 101 Pocket Edition, US band Future Islands speak with Charlotte Ryan about their new album. Yadana Saw tracks down a 1990s one hit wonder who has released an album with Solange's producer.