Nights for Tuesday 27 July 2021
7:12 Language and Disability
De Bres Dr. Julia de Bres, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Massey University takes a look at how we use language around disability and those with disabilities.
7:30 The Sampler
Tony Stamp shares his perspective on Anthonie Tonnon's melding of music and political musings, the shiny pop of Onono's self-titled album, and Wellington five-piece Grawlixes' beautiful songs about wanting to kill each other.
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
Scientists say that climate change had made the recent North American heatwave 150 times more likely. They also warn that, if global warming continues, about one-third of the world's population will become threatened by extreme heat. Tonight's Climate Question - Does our attitude to extreme heat need to change?
9:07 Smart Talk
Anna Miles, Ane Tonga, Scott Lawrie and Deborah Rundle discuss a time of change for visual art, including calls for gender diversity, the rise of indigenous art, the effect of a COVID year and the rise of NFTs. A session recorded in May at Creative Matakana.
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 Worlds of Music
After 11, on Worlds Of Music, Trevor Reekie features an interview recorded in 2006 with Lila Downs.
The daughter of an American father and a Mixtecha Indian mother, Lila Downs started her career playing bars and cantinas in Mexico, eventually becoming a successful artist. A multi Grammy Award winning musician, Lila has recently released a new single called Dark Eyes, a song about essential workers - in particular, workers from Native American communities, who - she says - are often overlooked.
Her concern is that there is still is a lot of discrimination and racism in the US and it's a difficult thing to face, especially when they are the people who are providing much of the food and services.