Nights for Monday 28 September 2020
7:12 Mapping Environmental DNA
Environmental Protection Authority Chief Scientist, Michael Bunce. joins us on the studio to talk about Environmental DNA (or eDNA) which is genetic material recovered from environmental substrates such as water or soil.
Like ‘genetic breadcrumbs’, eDNA is left behind as critters pass through (or over) the substrate, and allows scientists to survey the species composition within communities at given locations.
7:35 The Sampler
This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews the global hip-hop of Nigerian rap star Burna Boy; a funky tonic for dark times from Fantastic Negrito; and the personal, political blues of Darren Watson.
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
The row over sexuality that threatens to unleash a culture war in Poland
9:10 Nights Sport
Peter Lampp is our sportscaster tonight.
9:30 The Best of The West
Tonight we start a new series in partnership with Auckland's Going West Festival. They''ve opened up their archives and unearthed the best oratory, discussion and performance from 25 years of the Festival.
We start with a performance from 2001 called Working class heroes. Poets Serie Barford and Glenn Colquhoun celebrate their working class roots as part of the Going West Oblivion Express as it steams to Helensville Station.
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 Nashville Babylon
On Nashville Babylon Mark Rogers has a birthday tunes for Jerry Lee Lewis and Victor Jara, new music from Gillian Welsch, Chris Smither and Grant Lee Phillips plus two excellent Dylan covers taken from Emma Swift's latest album Blonde On The Tracks.