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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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Wellington, United States

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

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@RNZNights

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 (0)4 474 1469


Episodes

Element of the Week : Nitrogen

8/16/2019
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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 Nitrogen and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to meat and beans.

Duration:00:18:43

Overseas Correspondent - Japan

8/15/2019
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Motoko Kakubayashi has the latest from Japan. including the historic election of two severely disabled people into government, an arson attack on a famous anime studio and how Japan is preparing for the 2020 Olympics. Motoko also gives us her - very first hand - report on Typhoon Lekima which swept through the middle of her family holiday on the island of Miyakojima.

Duration:00:23:43

The Future of Power in Our Lives

8/15/2019
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University of Canterbury Associate Professor Aaron Marshall is developing redox flow batteries as a viable energy storage system that will never wear.

Duration:00:11:08

Metro Area - Retro futurism

8/15/2019
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Nights' Electronic Music Cultural Ambassador, Paul Berrington joins Bryan in the studio once again. He treats us to a few tracks from Metro Area - Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani.

Duration:00:25:30

Unearthing Monster Penguins

8/14/2019
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A new species of giant penguin - about 1.6 metres tall - has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. Paul Scofield, Senior Curator Natural History, Canterbury Museum joins us.

Duration:00:23:19

Exploring Memory in the DNA of Fish

8/14/2019
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We are all familiar with the common myth that fish have poor memory, but it turns that their DNA has the capacity to hold much more memory than that of humans. Dr Tim Hore, research team leader and Senior Lecturer, at Otago's Department of Anatomy joins us with the details.

Duration:00:09:43

Keeping Cancer Care Human

8/14/2019
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Edmond Ang, the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Clinical Trials Fellow at Auckland City Hospital is talking to us about how remembering the human element in his work makes all the difference.

Duration:00:21:12

Girl In The Loft

8/13/2019
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Some listeners may remember an interview about 2 years ago when Bryan spoke to Stephanie Sinclaire about her time running the King's Hear theatrepub with her husband Dan Crawford. Stephanie's daughter Katherine Wyeth is putting together a one woman show called GIRL IN THE LOFT - about her childhood growing up in this unique environment.

Duration:00:11:54

What should a fiscal stimulus look like?

8/13/2019
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Nights' economist, Brian Easton joins us in the studio. Tonight, in light of the recent lowering of the NZ cash rate, Brian gives this in an international context and asks what a fiscal stimulus should look like.

Duration:00:19:32

Nights Sport

8/12/2019
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Dana Johannsen is our sportscaster tonight and of course, she'll be taking a look at what went on with the All Blacks game.

Duration:00:14:45

Getting Women Cycling: Are male cyclists part of the problem?

8/12/2019
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Katja Leyendecker is an academic and activist currently studying a PhD in Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Northumbria in the UK. She's been taking a look at some of the reasons women are less likely to adopt cycling as a regular mode of transport.

Duration:00:15:18

Element of The Week

8/9/2019
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Tonight, Nicola Gaston MacDiarmid Institute Co-Director and Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Auckland, introduces us to the element Galium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to blue.

Duration:00:22:55

Overseas Correspondent - India

8/8/2019
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Our regular overseas correspondent from India, Shoba Narayan talk to us tonight from California in the US. She gives us her take on events in Kashmir.

Duration:00:17:48

Cultural Ambassador - South Auckland

8/8/2019
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Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele keeps us up to date with cultural life south of the Tamaki and North of the Bombays.

Duration:00:16:43

Plastic waste - David Lipson

8/7/2019
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What's happening with plastic Indonesia is importing.

Duration:00:18:51

The Life of Alan Aberhart

8/7/2019
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Nicole Skews-Poole, recently learned that she is related to Alan Aberhart, the drapery store manager from Blenhiem who was murdered in 1964 in a homophobic attack in Hagley Park in Christchurch. Nicole wants to find out more about Alan's life.

Duration:00:10:26

World Weather with Eric Brenstrum

8/6/2019
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Former Metservice Meteorologist Eric Brenstrum is back with us tonight taking his regular look at the weather around the world. On the weather map tonight, record high temperatures in Europe, lightning destroys 45,000 barrels of Kentucky whiskey and a drone survey shows the north coast of canada is collapsing into the sea at an alarming rate.

Duration:00:20:04

Nights Sport

8/5/2019
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Peter Lampp is our sportscaster tonight. He's taking a look at the legacy of BJ Lochore.

Duration:00:16:55

Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer

8/5/2019
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Lloyd Homer is one of the leading photographers of New Zealand's natural environment. His colleague and friend, Simon Nathan has put together a book to celebrate his work.

Duration:00:21:11

Element of the Week

8/2/2019
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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,Paul Hume from the McDiarmid Institute introduces us to the element Caesium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to sensitivity - because Caesium is one of the most reactive metals on the periodic table.

Duration:00:19:13