Nights for Wednesday 21 July 2021
7:12 Celebrating Moths
For the first time New Zealand is joining international Moth Week, a week that celebrates all things moth. We're joined by one of the organisers of Moth Week Aotearoa Morgane Merien.
You can upload your moth photos here at Inaturalist.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at a diverse selection - a documentary about eccentric American music duo, Sparks, one of the hits from the recent French Film Festival, The Godmother, and a comic-book/video-game mashup called Gunpowder Milkshake.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
Tonight's prize is Ron Hay's stunning book, The Spirit of The Mountains.
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 (remember hyperlink)
In the third episode of the BBC's series on the Emoji we travel to California to find out who controls the emoji available on every single smartphone in the world - the mysterious Unicode Consortium. This secretive organisation decides what is included and what is left off the official emoji keyboard. But are they up to the job? Not everyone is convinced.
9:07 The Origins of The Olympics
Associate Professor Gina Salapata from Massey University takes a look back in time to The Olympics: When athletes were men, nude and Greek.
9:30 Quiz Answer
We find out who is tonight's quiz whizz.
Talei Anderson and Christine Rovoi are here RNZ Pacific's weekly sports show, Champions of the Pacific. Tonigjht, the Tongan taekwondo star set to make her Olympic debut and the Pasifika community celebrate New Zealand Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager.
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 Inside Out
After 11, on Inside Out, Nick Tipping features jazz inspired by the rain, including Joanne Brackeen with Jobim's 'Waters of March', Glenn Miller's 'Blue Rain', and Herbie Hancock with 'Rain Dance'.