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Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.

Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.
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Location:

Wellington, United States

Description:

Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.

Twitter:

@RNZNights

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 (0)4 474 1469


Episodes

Element of the Week : Potassium

9/13/2019
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To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week. Tonight, Mike Price. MacDiarmid Institute researcher and Victoria University of Wellington postdoctoral researcher introduces us to the element potassium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to bananas.

Duration:00:28:30

Overseas Correspondent - Estonia

9/12/2019
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Silver Tambur joins us from Tallinn in Estonia.

Duration:00:17:40

Cultural Ambassador - Composition in Context

9/12/2019
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Pianist Rachel Church talks us through Schubert's Sonata in B Flat D960.

Duration:00:28:46

Mental Capacity Laws

9/11/2019
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The Mental Capacity Law Conference, is being held in seven centres across New Zealand this month. University of Otago Faculty of Law Professor John Dawson, who has co-edited a book on the subject, believes it is time these laws were thoroughly reviewed. He argues that for those lacking the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, New Zealand currently relies heavily on the basic decency of families and whanau to ensure the law is applied.

Duration:00:19:46

Quiz Nights - Answer

9/11/2019
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Wednesday night is Quiz Night on RNZ National. 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.

Duration:00:09:53

Vaping and the risk of Lung Disease

9/10/2019
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Nights' toxicologist, Leo Shep from Toxinform has been looking into the science behind the recent deaths that have been accredited to vaping.

Duration:00:16:31

Nights Sport

9/9/2019
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Zoe George takes a look at the sports news.

Duration:00:18:47

Update from Sudan with Reem Abbas

9/9/2019
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Our overseas correspondent in Sudan, Reem Abbas brings us up to date with the situation there.

Duration:00:16:11

Element of the Week. Indium

9/6/2019
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To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week. Tonight, Franck Natali, MacDiarmid Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington introduces us to the element Indium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to soft.

Duration:00:17:15

Overseas Correspondent - Hong Kong

9/5/2019
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William Yang usually comes to us from Taipei in Taiwan, but he's been in Hong Kong for the last week watching things unfold there.

Duration:00:14:07

Going West Festival

9/5/2019
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We talk to festival organiser, Mark Easterbrook about what West Auckland can expect from this year's Going West Festival.

Duration:00:08:40

Cultural Ambassador - The Built Environment

9/5/2019
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Making her debut appearance tonight, our cultural ambassador for the build environment, Rebecca Kiddle from Victoria University's School of Architecture joins us to talk about Third Spaces.

Duration:00:20:55

Following the Recycle Bag.

9/4/2019
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Tonight we'vre come full circle. Wellington City Council: waste manager, Emily Taylor-Hall joins us in the studio to go through the contents of Bryan's latest recycling bag to find out what exactly you can and can't put in your recycling.

Duration:00:51:27

Composing for Video Games

9/4/2019
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Michael Trot is a Melbourne based composer who specialises in composition and sound design for video games.

Duration:00:22:39

Sophie Hambleton takes Ibsen on Tour

9/3/2019
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We chat to Sophie Hambleton who's about to take the award-winning and critically acclaimed adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen classic. "A Doll's House" on tour around NZ to Dunedin, Nelson, and Hamilton.

Duration:00:09:56

The Virtue of Temperance

9/3/2019
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The Virtue of Temperance From Plato to Positive Psychology, many philosophers give temperance a wider venue than chief regulator of sensuality. Nights' philosopher, Ann Kerwin joins us once again.

Duration:00:17:21

Nights Sport

9/2/2019
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Peter Lampp is our sportscaster tonight.

Duration:00:20:08

The University of Glasgow Faces its History with Slavery

9/2/2019
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The University of Glasgow played a leading role in the abolitionist movement in the 18th and 19th centuries but the institution also received significant financial support from people whose wealth was derived, in part, from slavery.

Duration:00:17:55

Element of the Week

8/30/2019
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To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week. Tonight, Richard Hartshorn, Professor of Chemistry at University of Canterbury and Secretary General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry introduces us to the element Rutherfordium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to splitting.

Duration:00:15:02

Overseas Correspondent

8/29/2019
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We check back in with out Overseas Corespondent in Berlin, Sandra Sarala.

Duration:00:17:50