Nights for Thursday 11 March 2021
7:12 The Toxicology of Kava
Toxicologist Leo Schep is taking a look at that traditional South Pacific psychoactive beverage used for social and cultural purposes, called Kava.
Kava is derived from the plant Piper Methysticum.
7:35 Deeply Human
A new series form the BBC World service...Deeply Human
Why do you do what you do? Exploring our loves, fears, habits and hopes, American singer and writer, Dessa.takes a deeply personal look at what lies behind our thoughts and behaviour. Can a better understanding of human nature help us be more generous with other people's behaviour, and even our own?
In the first episode of the series, Dessa looks at dating. We spend a lot of time looking for love - but have we got that wrong? Is love really something you discover, or something you'd be better growing into?
Dessa finds answers in the supermarket cereal aisle and the brain scans carried out by a biological anthropologist - someone who puts your life in the context of everyone else's. If you think you're special, think again! But then, Dessa hears some words of wisdom from her mum on how best to navigate the wilderness of dating apps.
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.
Fragments: First-Hand Accounts of the 2011 February Earthquake brings together an archive of interviews recorded by documentary makers Sandra Close and Julie Hutton in the months following the devastating earthquake.
Tonight's we conclude the story of The East of the city. Nurse Sue Hird and passers-by have saved the life of the badly injured Ken Hird who has been taken to the Latimer Square triage centre. His wife Sue has no idea where he is. Ambulance officer Brent Williams is making his way around the eastern suburbs offering help. At the devastated QEII swimming pool, dad Phil Comely is ferrying wet and scared kids back to their school.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, Our Changing World is celebrating Seaweek with a story from Claire Concannon, who joins a team of marine biologists searching for rare whales and dolphins in the seas off Northland.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Scotland
We catch up with our Overseas correspondent in Scotland, Andrew Learmonth who'll bring us up to date on the Alex Salmond controversy and the impact that's having on the government and independence?
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.
The poetry of Tusiata Avia comes to life on stage through the amazing talents of six Pasifika actors on the new Radio Play Wild Dogs under My Skirt