Nights

Friday 19 December 2014, with Bryan Crump

7:06 Sonic Tonic

8:10 Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Vivid, complex, recurring visual hallucinations, usually occurring in older adults with later-life vision loss - we speak with Ted Harmer who has Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

8:25 The Secret Life of Instrument Repair
Like most musicians, The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Scott has a lot of broken musical equipment. Getting vintage gear fixed (or more broken) can be a long, confusing, heart-breaking journey into the homes of part-time electronics nerds and soldering geniuses.

What drives these boffins to work on rusty old amps, complicated German microphones and unfathomable 70s synthesisers? What do they do? And who is the mysterious ‘Ampstig’? Samuel Scott investigates the secret world of instrument repair.

9:06 Country Life

Rural news and features.

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11:06 The Story of Ray Charles

A tribute to the late Ray Charles with comments from James Austin, vice president of Rhino Records, who worked with Charles over the last seven year of his life and became his friend (RNZ)