Nights for Tuesday 26 January 2021
7:12 How's The Economy Doing?
Economist Brian Easton is our first pundit of 2021. As The Treasury forecasts suggest the economy is doing better than expected after the Covid Shock, Brian takes a look at the details.
7:30 The Sampler
On the fiftieth anniversary of his first solo album, Paul McCartney releases a new homemade set. Nick Bollinger evaluates it in the context of a half century of post-Beatles albums, in this week's Summer Sampler.
8:10 Jamie Tahana on The Te Araroa Trail
You'll usually find RNZ Pacific reporter, Jamie Tahana just after 8:15pm presenting Dateline Pacific, but he's taking a break from the newsroom to walk the Te Araroa Trail. Tonight we catch up with him in Picton.
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
On Wednesday, 20 January Joe Biden was sworn in as America's 46th president of the United States, after scoring a record-breaking victory on his third attempt at winning the White House. BBC special correspondent James Naughtie charts Joe Biden's blue-collar roots and political career, and asks what can he and the Democratic Party offer America, following one of the most divisive periods in American history.
9:07 The Arts Hour
Joining Nikki Bedi on the Arts Hour, Actor Juliette Binoche on her new 1960s-based film How to be a Good Wife and the importance of truth in acting.
Writer and director Julia Hart on re-inventing 1970s crime thrillers from a woman's point of view, in her film I'm Your Woman. Actor Sacha Dhawan on his new role as confidante to Catherine the Great of Russia in TV Drama, The Great, as well as being the first Asian actor to play The Master in the BBC's Doctor Who.
Screen and stage actor, Adjoa Andoh, talks about her role as Lady Danby in the TV drama, Bridgerton, set in high society London in the early nineteenth century and there's music from Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, Stian Carstensen, that he describes as 'Surf meets Turkish war music'
10:17 Late Edition
After the long news bulletin at 10, we take a look back at the big news stories and the best interviews of the day.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots.