Nights for Tuesday 29 September 2020
7:12 Nights Pundit/Scientist
Our pundit this evening is mathematician Dr. Dillon Mayhew from Victoria University. He's remembering Aotearoa's most prominent mathematician Vaughan Jones who died unexpectedly at the beginning of September. He's know for his work in knot theory and was the inventor of a mathematical tool called the Jones polynomial. Dillon is in to explain quite why knots are so interesting to mathematicians, and why Vaughan's work was so important.
7:30 Song Crush
This week Tony is joined by RNZ Music's Yadana Saw, and Fat Freddy's Drop MC Slave AKA The Logg Cabin AKA Mark Williams.
Together they assess new songs from UK musicians Tricky, Slowthai, and Sault, as well as kiwi-trio-in-Berlin No Romance, and hip hop from Anderson Paak and Diggy Dupe.
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
Emily Thomas asks whether the coronavirus pandemic will turn out to be the defining moment in the fight against obesity. Will we see governments take radical action, now that the pandemic has turned the spotlight on this growing global problem? And why hasn’t the pandemic made most of us eat more healthily?
9:07 Nations United
Marking 75 years of the United Nations as well as the 5th anniversary of the sign off of the Sustainable Development Goals - This Worldwide broadcast and event is hosted by Julia Roberts. Participants include Forest Whitaker, Thandie Newton, the UN Secretary General, and education activist Malala Yousafzai.
9:40 Aotearoa joining the United Nations
What was the role of New Zealand in the forming of the United Nations? You might think it was quite small, but New Zealand and its Prime Minister at the time Peter Fraser played a major part in shaping the organisation in 1945 and 1946. RNZ producer Rob Kelly joins Bryan with some archival audio from the time.
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 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie features an interview with Wellington singer & songwriter Darren Watson who is about to release his new album Getting Sober For The End of The World. Darren has never strayed far from the blues and this new album following closely on the heels of his 2018 release 'Too Many Millionaires' is yet another creative high point for Darren's enduring career.