Nights for Wednesday 9 December 2020
7:12 Finite Simple Groups
Nights' mathematician and Associate Professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Dillon Mayhew chats about the classification of finite simple groups.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris realizes you can't argue with the public's taste - for sequels, for remakes and, back in the 1970s, for a yearly dose of Miss World.
Misbehaviour sees the culture clash between beauty pageants and burgeoning feminism, between old-fashioned standards of beauty and a breath of fresh air from Africa and the Caribbean. Stars Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley and, as Bob Hope, Greg Kinnear.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
Tonight's prize is Topp Country: The Topp Twins Culinary Journey Through New Zealand.
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
Is imminent large-scale vaccination a path back to normality?
In tonight's episode, Clarke Peters looks at the music of Black Europe at the height of the 1960s. We hear about Cameroonian guitar legend Francis Bebey in Paris, afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti in London and free jazz globetrotter Don Cherry in Stockholm. Clarke also tells the story of jazz group The Blue Notes, who fled apartheid South Africa for a new life in Europe.
9:30 Heritage Rescue
Ahead of the new series of Heritage Rescue on Choice TV, Brigid Gallagher joins us to talk about her mission to help transform some of the country's struggling heritage institutions
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 Inside Out
The 12-bar blues is the most common chord progressions in jazz. On Inside Out after 11, Nick Tipping checks out tunes which take the blues to some unusual places.