Nights for Thursday 4 February 2021
7:12 Materials Fact or Fiction - Tenet
Professor Bill Williams, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Professor in Biophysics and Soft Matter at Massey University talks us through the science of Tenet, the 2020 sci-fi film directed by Christopher Nolan.
7:35 The Toxicology of Lead
It wasn't in the schedule to talk to our regular toxicologist Leo Schep, but considering the news from North Dunedin, we though we'd get him on for a refresher on the toxicology of lead.
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
the BBC's Global Questions programme and asks whether the Internet's BIG FIVE social media companies are merely platforms, or whether they must they accept that they're publishers.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, on Our Changing World, University of Canterbury engineers tell Alison Ballance they plan to 3D print the next generation of wastewater treatment filters, and a Victoria University of Wellington psychologist discusses ways of encouraging people to start pro-environmental behaviours such as saving energy.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Vietnam
Lien Hoan joins us from Ho Chi Mihn - Vietnam is racing to stop a Covid outbreak, with a UK strain spreading faster, especially ahead of the Lunar new year when families gather.
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
After 11, Yadana Saw is here with the Pocket Edition. The Guardian UK's Tim Jonze explains why Gerry and Pacemaker's You'll Never Walk Alone has transcended its place in the football stadium, Anna Coddington shares her hopes for a more inclusive and safe music industry for everyone and Dawn Raid Entertainment founders Brotha D and Andy Murnane speak about the new documentary that charts the highs and lows of the South Auckland hip hop label.