7:12 Cultural Ambassador - Classical Music In Context

Rachel Church is back to put another classical composition in context - tonight it's J.S. Bach Two Part Inventions BWV 772-786

JS Bach

JS Bach Photo: Public Domain

7:35 Materials: Fact or Fiction - Mandalorian Iron

Dr Catherine Whitby, Senior Chemistry Lecturer at Massey University, and MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator, talking about the Star Wars material Mandalorian, super light and super strong, and its equivalent in this galaxy, Kevler.

Star Wars II, attack of the clones 
Year : 2002 USA
Daniel Logan,  Temuera Morrison 
Director : George Lucas.

Photo: Archives du 7e Art/Lucasfilm

8:10  Composing for Contemporary Dance.

A little while ago when Meody Thomas was sitting in for me on Nights, she spoke to our cultural ambassador from the world of contemporary dance, Malia Johnstone about composing music for Dance.  She was joined on that occasion by my next guest, the composer Anita Clark who has written a soundtrack for a contemporary dance film called "Let Fall" which is premiering at Melbourne Fringe Fest this Thursday.

Let Fall | Melbourne Fringe Festival Trailer from SELECTIONstudios on Vimeo.

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

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

Can you make the railways greener by powering trains with energy from the sun? We hear about the pioneering train in Australia that's run entirely on solar power. 

 The new solar powered railmotors delivered on 3/11/17 for use on a restored section of the Murwillumbah Branch in Byron Bay, NSW Australia. Photo by Wayne Brown

Photo: Thescholar565, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

9:07 Our Changing World

This week, Alison Ballance is on a quest to find out what is happening with the ozone hole over Antarctica and UV levels over New Zealand. Her guides are NIWA's Richard Querel and Ben Liley.

NIWA atmospheric scientist Dr Richard Querel.

NIWA atmospheric scientist Dr Richard Querel. Photo: NIWA

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - India

Shoba Naryan joins us from Bangalore, India

People attending the COVID-19 test as part of the ongoing Corona situation at Sanjeevini mobile testing bus near ENT Hospital in Visakhapatnam on November 23, 2020. The Times Of India/ A.Sarath Kumar

Photo: Copyright © Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd 2020. All rights reserved

10:17 Lately

Susana Lei'ataua presents Lately tonight.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

After 11, in this week's Music 101 Pocket Edition, This is the Kit's Kate Stables speaks to Tony Stamp from 'confinement', Black Hands' composer Karl Steven speaks about making music to one of NZ's most famous tragedies, and Lou'ana swings by for a live session with her full band in tow.

Kate Stables of This is The Kit

Kate Stables of This is The Kit Photo: supplied