Nights for Tuesday 9 March 2021
7:12 Attitudes Towards the New Zealand Accent
Massey University scholar and the co-creator of The Linguistics Lounge podcast, Dr Julia de Bres makes her debut as our latest after dinner speaker. Tonight she takes on the New Zealand accent - which despite making a lot of us cringe was recently voted the sexiest in the world.
7:30 The Sampler
Tony Stamp assesses 'Mirth' by kiwi songwriter Edward Castelow (formerly Dictaphone Blues), and 'The Licking of a Tangerine' by Australian import Jazmine Mary, as well as the tenth album from Scottish post-rockers Mogwai, who are celebrating 25 years of existence and their first UK #1.
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.
Tonight's episode is part two of The Journeys. Trapped on the sixth floor of the Forsyth Barr building, lawyer Grant Cameron and colleagues are beginning a daring escape by abseiling down to a carpark beneath.
9:07 Smart Talk
Four women discuss their adventurous lives in this event which launched the 2020 Word Christchurch writers' festival in November.
Kaiora Tipene, one half of the Netflix duo The Casketeers; Selina Tusitala Marsh, former Poet Laureate and author of Mophead; Annabel Langbein, celebrity cookbook author and adventurer; and Miriam Lancewood, author of Woman in the Wilderness, talk to broadcaster Miriama Kamo.
Susana Leiataua is in for Karyn Hay tonight.
11:07 Worlds of Music
On Worlds Of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview with the Malian kora genius, Toumani Diabaté. This man has an incredible musical pedigree where the kora has been passed down in his family for over 71 generations - little wonder he has such extraordinary musical skills - Toumani was literally born to play the 21 stringed African harp.
His new album is a collaboration that sees Toumani playing with The London Symphony Orchestra. The album called Kôrôlén, meaning "ancestral" in the Mandingo family of languages will be released in April…It's a sumptuous blend of kora and classical music.