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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

Night Mayors - Does our Nightlife need a helping hand?

8/20/2019
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New Zealand's way of regulating nightlife often restricts the opportunities for night owls. This has made nights overly tedious without improving issues of public health and security. Natanael Rother is a Research Fellow with the New Zealand Initiative specialising in localism. He joins us to talk about possible solutions.

Duration:00:11:09

Perfect Numbers

8/20/2019
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Nights' friendly mathematician, Dillon Mayhew talks us through perfect numbers.

Duration:00:18:54

Nights Sport

8/19/2019
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Monday night sports with Peter Lammp

Duration:00:17:51

The Last Of The Flute Makers

8/19/2019
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Stephen Wessel's impending retirement, after 35 years in the business, not only ends a long and illustrious career, but could signal the end of flutemaking in the UK - a proud tradition stretching back to the nineteenth century. The Heritage Crafts Association has set out to save British flutemaking by seeking potential trainees interested in learning this intricate and highly-skilled craft from a retiring master. We talk to Stephen about his career and this fantastic opportunity.

Duration:00:19:55

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