Nights for Thursday 15 October 2020
7:12 Cultural Ambassador - The Music of the Dominican Republic
Mona-Lynn Courteau is back to continue our journey through the music of Latin America. Tonight we're stopping over in the Dominican Republic.
Kate Andrew is a PhD student in Optical Nano-Microrobotics at Massey University and she gives her her scientific take on Octiron - a magical metal from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
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 do we believe complete strangers can guide us in improving every aspect of ourselves? Mary-Ann Ochota explores whether the self-help industry really changes peoples' lives.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance heads to NIWA to meet Dave Lowe, who - fifty years ago - started measuring carbon dioxide in New Zealand's atmosphere. And Gordon Brailsford and Sara Mikaloff Fletcher explain how the Carbon Watch NZ project is giving us a world-first bird's eye view of New Zealand's carbon balance.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Scotland
Andrew Learmonth from Scotland's National Newspaper joins us once again from Glasgow.
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
In this week's Pocket Edition, Tony Stamp delves into the Roland TR-808 drum machine - as the unassuming but versatile workhorse of modern music, and Yadana Saw meets some to the upcoming voices in local hip hop.