Summer Times for Friday 3 January 2020
9:05 Nissan boss escapes to Lebanon
Lebanon is deemed unlikely to extradite the runaway auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn back to Japan. The former Nissan boss was awaiting trial in Japan on four charges including hiding income and enriching himself through payments to car dealerships in the Middle East. He has maintained his innocence and on new years eve fled to Beirut to escape what he calls a rigged justice system. Mohammed Jamjoom is Al Jazeera's correspondent in Lebanon.
9:20 Railway strikes continue in France
Striking transport workers in France have entered their 29th day of industrial action - making it the longest rail workers' strike in more than 50 years. Our correspondent in Paris is Elena Casas Montez and she joins me on the line now.
9:45 Regional cross - Wairarapa
Every day we'll be checking in on what's going on in the regions in Aotearoa and the pacific. Today we're going to the Wairarapa to talk to Wairarapa Times Age reporter Gianina Schwaneke.
10:05 A fast plane to Auckland
Thirty-three years ago, close to 50-thousand Aucklanders jostled for the opportunity to have their eardrums blown out by the flight of a Concorde! The supersonic jet - then at the peak of its publicity powers - made a special trip to Auckland, while circling the planet to mark the company's 10th birthday. Kenneth Irons was the man who chartered that flight.
10:35 In the booth with Lee Prebble
How does a song get made? How do you actually go about putting it together? What is "mixing"? Emile wandered down to The Surgery in Wellington to join Lee Prebble to get a tour of how a song is put together.
10:55 A Māori Phrase a Day with Hemi Kelly
Every day at the moment we're checking in with Hēmi Kelly, to learn some useful te reo Māori phrases you can use in your day-to-day life. Hemi's a lecturer in Te Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology, and his book A Māori Phrase a Day: 365 Phrases to Kickstart Your Reo will be released on January 7.
Last time on the show we learned the phrase: Kei te hiakai koe?
Today's phrase: Haere mai ki te kai!
Translation: Come and eat!
11:05 Dan Slevin goes to the movies
It might be summer here, but the international film release schedule waits for no one! Time to go to the movies? Film critic Dan Slevin is here to talk about new releases you might be able to cram the family into.
11:35 Contemporary choral music in 2020
Time for some music and we've got something a bit different today. RNZ Concert's Clarissa Dunn joins Emile to talk about an extremely exciting year coming up in 2020 for choral music in New Zealand, and play some of her contemporary choral favourites.