Nights

Monday 2 May 2016, with Bryan Crump

The memorial to the imperial and colonial forces
in the Symonds Street Cemetery, Auckland

The memorial to the imperial and colonial forces in the Symonds Street Cemetery, Auckland Photo: Supplied / Jock Phillips & Chris Maclean

7:12 To the Memory - NZ's War Memorials
There are over 1000 war memorials throughout New Zealand. Historian Jock Phillips' new book To The Memory explores the stories behind the stone.

7:35 Upbeat
It's 20 years since some of the members of Split Enz and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra got together to record ENZSO. The album, which featured classic Split Enz songs arranged by the band's former keyboardist and sound engineer Eddie Rayner, is being re-released.  Eva Radich talks with Eddie Rayner.

8:12 Nights' Science - Koi Carp Eradication
They may look like goldfish on steroids but Koi carp pose a serious threat to New Zealand water eco-systems. We'll talk to self-confessed native fish geek Stella McQueen about a recent eradication effort that netted 187 fish including one chubby specimen weighing 4.85 kg.

Koi carp

Koi carp Photo: Supplied /Stella McQueen

8:30 Window on the World
Naomi Alderman tells the story of celebrity poet, playwright, author and thinker Mary Cavendish and finds out why she so fascinated and yet also infuriated the men of the Restoration elite in the mid 16 hundreds. She was known as Mad Madge for her seemingly whacky theories. Mary Cavendish was the first woman to meet the Fellows of the newly formed Royal Society where she was greeted with gritted teeth and fake smiles.

9:30 Insight
Social Bonds  -Funding Innovation or Risky Experiment?
This week on Insight, Kate Gudsell explores the government's planned social impact bonds,what exactly are they, what are the  risks, and who would want to invest in them?

10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International

11:07 At the Eleventh Hour
Beale Street Caravan. Ex-Blue Mountain man, Cary Hudson, brings his mixture of Rock and Blues to the picnic in North Mississippi. Also, there is Eric Deaton who moved from North Carolina to Mississippi straight out of high school to learn about moonshine-fuelled hill country blues first hand. Both Cary and Eric are first rate slide guitarists and songwriters. We have Something On the Side from John Paul Keith, he talks about the side players who made the stars sound good, this time it's drummer Howard Grimes.