Nights for Monday 30 November 2020
7:12 The Mad King Reimagined
New Zealand Opera are set to reimagine Eight Songs for a Mad King, the monodrama by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, at Tūranga in Christchurch this week. We're joined by director, Thomas de Mallet Burgess and baritone Robert Tucker in our Christchurch Studio.
7:35 The Sampler
Nick Bollinger discusses the lockdown songs of Jeff Tweedy and rebellious synth-pop of Ela Minus while Tony Stamp lends an ear to This Is The Kit.
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
Only three countries still hunt whales commercially. They do it despite little demand for whale meat and sometimes fierce international condemnation. So why do they continue? The BBC's Food Chain investigates.
9:10 Nights Sport
Tonight's sportscaster is Helene Elliot from the LA Times.
9:30 The Best of The West
We continue our pick of audio gems from The Going West Festival.
In 2016, Roger Shepherd, the founder of iconic Kiwi independent record label Flying Nun, joins lifelong music fan, journalist and TV personality John Campbell to share the story of his life with the independent and much loved music label that has been taking the sounds of Aotearoa New Zealand to the world for nearly 40 years.
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
After 11, on Nashville Babylon, Mark Rogers plays some of his favourite tracks of 2020 with songs from Tami Neilson, Courtney Marie Andrews and Emma Swift.
There's also blues from Etta James, a birthday tune for Brownie McGhee plus reggae courtesy of the Pioneers.