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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

The Russian Doping Scandal

12/10/2019
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions -- notably the Olympics and the World Cup -- for four years over doping non-compliance. Dana Johannsen joins us with the details.

Duration:00:11:40

Nights Astronomer - Alan Gilmore

12/10/2019
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Former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore joins us once again as we raise our gaze to the stars.

Duration:00:17:37

Tuia 250 Voyage

12/9/2019
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The Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrived in Wellington last week. We took the opportunity to talk to flotilla kaitiaki Jack Thatcher.

Duration:00:36:34

Element of The Week Europium

12/6/2019
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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, Nadine van der Heijden, MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow introduces us to the element Europium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Brexit.

Duration:00:13:56

Remembering Rick Bryant

12/5/2019
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Nick Bollinger and Bill Lake join us to take a look a the life and work of the much loved musician Rick Bryant who died today.

Duration:00:18:03

Habibi Funk

12/4/2019
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We talk to Jannis Stürtz co-founder of Habibi Funk: The label dedicated to reissuing stereotype-busting sounds from the Arab world.

Duration:00:20:40

A Golden Age of History Study

12/4/2019
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Professor Michael Belgrave, award-winning author and former research manager of the Waitangi Tribunal, now based at the School of Humanities at Massey's Auckland thinks we are living in a 'golden age' for the study of history, thanks to digital technology bringing history to life.

Duration:00:21:32

The Toxicity of Tear Gas

12/3/2019
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Toxicologist Leo Schep from Toxiform joins us once again to discuss the toxicity of the tear gas (o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile -commonly known as CS) used in recent hot spots including Hong Kong.

Duration:00:16:50

Nights Sport

12/2/2019
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Peter Lampp is our sportscaster tonight. He casts his eye on dropping numbers in local Bowls Clubs, The Crusaders' new logo and he'll keep us up to date with the latest from the cricket.

Duration:00:17:35

Remembering Bob Hawke

12/2/2019
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Sue Pieters-Hawke remembers her father Bob Hawke in her new book Remembering Bob. She joins us on the line from Australia.

Duration:00:24:07

Element of The Week - Chlorine

11/29/2019
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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, Duncan McGillivray, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Auckland introduces us to the element chlorine and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to pools.

Duration:00:15:41

Overseas Correspondent - Syria

11/28/2019
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Mike Seawright from ReliefAid has recently returned from the Middle East overseeing the charity's latest aid deliveries in Syria. The team have been working day and night to help families fleeing the fighting with ReliefAid's latest distributions providing life-saving winter shelter to upwards of 19,000 people. While our aid efforts have been continuing at pace the war has continued to kill innocent families once again under fire. Mike joins us to tell us more.

Duration:00:17:26

Cultural Ambassador - New Zealand Hip-Hop

11/28/2019
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DJ Stickey Fingaz, A.K.A. RNZ sound engineer Brad Warrington is back with another chapter in the story of Kiwi Hip Hop. Tonight mid to late 90's.

Duration:00:22:10

Ultrafast Star ejected from a black hole

11/27/2019
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Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at six million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago. Associate Professor Daniel Zucker from the Departrment of Physics and Astronomy at MacQuarie University joins us with the details.

Duration:00:17:41

The Culture of AI: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution

11/27/2019
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Sociologist Anthony Elliott - AI is not so much the future as a revolution already well underway, albeit one which is unfolding in complex and uneven ways across the globe.

Duration:00:20:45

Nights Philosophy

11/26/2019
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Nights' philosopher Ann Kerwin joins us to enlighten us about Denis Diderot, the Philosophe of the French Enlightenment.

Duration:00:18:48

Nights Sport

11/25/2019
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Dana Johannsen joins us once again. Tonight she's taking a look at The Black Caps win in the opening test against England today and bringing us up to date with the All Blacks' coaching race.

Duration:00:19:20

Oboist Russ Walder joins NZSO for their Shed Series Concerts

11/25/2019
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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's final Shed Series concert for 2019 features the world premiere of three haunting works composed and performed by acclaimed American oboist Russel Walder who joins us just after 7.

Duration:00:29:36

Element of the Week

11/22/2019
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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, Nadine van der Heijden, MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow introduces us to the element Thorium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Thunder.

Duration:00:13:01

Overseas Correspondent - Antarctica

11/21/2019
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Our Changing World's Alison Ballance joins us from Scott Base in Antarctica.

Duration:00:17:29