Nights for Thursday 18 February 2021
7:12 Materials: Fact or Fiction - Dalekanium
Dr Heloise Stevance, research fellow at the University of Auckland's physics department gives us her scientific take on Dalekanium from Doctor Who - an extremely durable material used to create Daleks.
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
Personal protective equipment like masks and gloves are the last line of defence for healthcare workers against Covid. But how protected are the factory workers who make them?
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance joins ornithologist Ralph Powlesland on his daily weka survey, and talks to two legal experts about the field of disaster law.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Japan
Motoko Kakubayashi joins us from Toyko where they are also about to mark a significant anniversary.
A few weeks after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the east coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami that destroyed large parts of the coast, including damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
More than 15,000 lives were lost, more than 2000 still remain missing. In one afternoon, half a million people became homeless, and the search for family and friends at evacuation shelters began.
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
In this week's Pocket Edition, Gary Numan speaks with Charlotte Ryan about new music and his new life in California, Tana Douglas recounts her wild past as one of the world's first female roadies who has worked with the likes of ACDC, Elton John.