Nights for Thursday 17 June 2021
7:12 Frightening for Fun
Horror writer and RNZ studio engineer, Denver Grenell makes his debut on Nights as our horror fan.
7:35 Astronomy Update
Former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore joins us once again. Tonight we learn about a dinosaur-killing asteroid strike that gave rise to Amazon rainforest and a 'blinking giant' near the centre of the galaxy that's recently been spotted.
8:15 Pacific Waves
Sela Jane Hopgood 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
Tonight on People Fixing the World from the BBC World service, we hear about a young Zimbabwean who has set up a network of mentors to help Africa's youth achieve their dreams. The idea is to link young people up with someone who can inspire and guide them as they apply to university and jobs.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week, on Our Changing World, Claire Concannon meets a group of researchers who are determined to do the best science they can, to try to help the people they love.
Warren Tate and his biochemistry lab group in the University of Otago found molecular changes in the cells of patients with ME/CFS - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Now they are investigating whether they find those same changes in long COVID sufferers.
9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Canada
We catch up with our Overseas Correspondent Peggy Revell in Medicine Hat, Alberta as the push continues to get Canadians fully vaccinated, as provinces move into reopening plans.
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 we'll hear a special hour from Saturday's Music 101 wher Breakfast presenter and former Checkpoint host John Campbell shared his life-affirming playlist with Music 101. Prepare for lots of hip hop and reasons why you should still embrace new music.