Nights for Thursday 3 June 2021
7:12 A Ticket to the Stars - Space Tourism
This coming July 20th, on the 52nd Anniversary of the Moon Landing the first paying passengers will fly suborbital on Blue Origin's New Shepard. Seats are being auctioned on 12 June and the bidding is currently at $2.8M USD.
Co-Founder of Spacebase, Emeline Paat-Dahlstom joins us once again to taking a look at the burgeoning space tourism race.
The BBC's Brigit Kendal charts the history of the ukulele Throughout its 130-year-old history, the ukulele has often been underrated - for many, this tiny four stringed instrument is a musical joke, a plastic toy or a cheap airport souvenir.
8:10 Tech With a Teenager
Charlie Cuff is back again with another bite-sized introduction to the world of technology. Tonight we're looking at operating systems.
8:15 Pacific Waves
Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.
8:30 Window on The World
The Sinai desert in Egypt is a dry, barren place where not much grows. But Ties van der Hoeven has come up with a scheme to turn it into a green and fertile land. It's a plan on a huge scale which involves dredging a lake, restoring ecosystems, and even bringing back rain to the desert. He's been inspired by a successful project to restore a Plateau in China. But could it work in the Middle East?
9:07 Fight for The Wild
Conservation writer Dave Hansford presents the final episode of Fight for the Wild, a four-part film and podcast series exploring the notion of Predator Free 2050 in Aotearoa. In episode 4, What's in it for us?, Dave counts both the costs and benefits of Predator Free, and importantly, the costs of not doing it.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Estonia
Silver Tamburr from Estonian World joins us once again from Tallinn
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, in this week's Pocket Edition, Tony Stamp takes us into the immersive world of The Secret Life of Video Games and Charlotte Ryan speaks with Restless Soul Records a new local vinyl subscription service