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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.

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

Language and Disability

7/27/2021
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.

Duration:00:16:57

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

7/26/2021
Tickets go on sale tonight for the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival. We talk to Jason Schroder, Festival Director.

Duration:00:07:17

Salsa Dura

7/26/2021
Our cultural ambassador for Latin American music, Mona Lynn Courteau joins us once again. Tonight she'll be introducing us to Salsa Dura ("hard salsa"). The classic salsa scene in New York City that grew from its links with Latin America, specifically Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Duration:00:34:31

Olympics Update

7/26/2021
Rikki Swannell join following a very busy day in Tokyo.

Duration:00:20:38

Beating the Booking System

7/22/2021
You may remember Rick Coleman who we spoke to in Italy during lockdown - he's planning to return to New Zealand and he'll be joiniing us for a chat about his experience with the MIQ booking system over the last couple of weeks.

Duration:00:15:14

Materials Fact or Fiction - Turnabout Intruder

7/22/2021
Jan Eldrige, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland on the facts being the sci fi of the Star Trek mind swap episode - Turnabout Intruder.

Duration:00:29:14

The Origins of The Olympics

7/21/2021
Associate Professor Gina Salapata from Massey University takes a look back in time to The Olympics: When athletes were men, nude and Greek.

Duration:00:29:13

Celebrating Moths

7/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:20:01

Nights Pundit Heritage and The Public Purse

7/20/2021
Eric Crampton, Chief Economist at the New Zealand Initiative joins us once again. He's been taking a look at Heritage Regulations Should we shift from using regulation to protect heritage, to using spending to fund heritage?

Duration:00:15:41

Cultural Ambassador - Site-Specific Dance

7/19/2021
Our cultural ambassador from the world of contemporary dance, Malia Johnston is back once again. She takes a look at choreography for "site-specific" performances, where the performance is designed around a specific building or environment that doesn't usually have people dancing there...like staircases, hallways or even the back of a bus.

Duration:00:23:24

Overseas Correspondent - Sudan

7/15/2021
Our Overseas Correspondent from Sudan, Reem Abbas joins us from Khartoum.

Duration:00:14:43

World Weather

7/15/2021
Erick Brenstrum joins us once again. Tonight he's taking a look at the record breaking heat in North America - but also looking back to the great London fog of 1952 - when visibility fell to just a metre.

Duration:00:19:50

New Zealand, South Africa and Rugby Rivalry

7/14/2021
For a hundred years, the rugby teams of New Zealand and South Africa have been battering away against each other, the outcomes see-sawing with the seasons. It's a rivalry that pre-eminent historian and rugby writer Ron Palenski puts under the spotlight in Brutal: The 100 year fight for world rugby supremacy.

Duration:00:23:30

Geography and Earthquake Preparedness

7/13/2021
Nights' Geographer, Louise Richards is back. Tonight she's joined by Dr Caroline Orchiston, Lead Scientist at the AF8 [Alpine Fault magnitude 8] project, a collaborative effort to save lives by planning and preparing a coordinated response across the South Island after a severe earthquake on the Alpine Fault.

Duration:00:17:46

Nights Sport

7/12/2021
Peter Lampp has his eye on a couple of finals this evening - Manawatu club rugby final on Saturday and of course the England -Italy Euro 2021 football final.

Duration:00:17:16

Opening Up The Ballet

7/12/2021
During lockdown last year, the Royal New Zealand Ballet began posting videos of performances on their youtube channel. Almost overnight their views and subscribers skyrocketed. Building on the success of their Live In Your Living Room series, this weekend they will stream The Sleeping Beauty. We talk to RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker about how they take a production like this from the stage to the screen.

Duration:00:18:48

Pakeha on the reo waka

7/12/2021
Will the Maori language blossom if many more Pakeha jump on the reo waka? Not necessarily, according to Alison Jones, a professor at Te Puna Wananga, the School of Maori and Indigenous Education at the University of Auckland in an article this weekend on E-Tangata.

Duration:00:26:25

LAGANZ Transcribathon

7/9/2021
The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ), Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa are running an online Transcribathon event from 10 to 24 July for volunteers across Aotearoa New Zealand. We speak to Gavin Hamilton, a member of the LAGANZ board.

Duration:00:10:38

Overseas Correspondent - Japan

7/8/2021
Motoko Kakubayashi joins us once again from Toyko ahead of what's being called the quiet Olympics.

Duration:00:19:27

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Jumbonium

7/8/2021
Dr Nate Davis, Associate Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute and Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington brings us the science - or lack of it - on Jumbonium from Futurama.

Duration:00:27:14