Nights for Wednesday 7 June 2017
7:12 Does the U.S have an answer to homelessness?
The head of the US National Alliance to End Homelessness, Nan Roman is in New Zealand to speak at the Community Housing Aotearoa Impact Conference and to meet political and community leaders working to end homelessness in New Zealand.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews Roger Donaldson’s documentary, McLaren, about the legendary racing-car driver and designer Bruce McLaren. And two successful movies directed by women - Patty Jenkins’ enormous Wonder Woman, and Rachel Tunnard’s rather more bite-sized Adult Life Skills.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - O Canada
it's the second-largest country by total area and the northernmost country of the North America continent, journalist for Medicine Hat News, Peggy Revell reports from Canada.
8:30 Window on the World
If you found some mould on a slice of bread - would you eat it, cut it off, or throw the loaf away? What exactly is that green fur anyway? The BBC's Emily Thomas talks to Chris Wells from Leatherhead Food Research to find out when old food really becomes bad for you. Food historian Helen Zeit from Michigan State University explains how we may have become less tolerant of older food, and Christina Rice of Harvard law and Policy Clinic explains why the consumer is so confused over when to throw food away.
9:07 The Drama Hour
Our Wednesday Drama this week continues the story of the Mamluk sultanate of Tumanbay more than 6 centuries ago. In the magnificent walled city at the heart of the empire there is a sense of impending danger because not only are Queen Maya's forces on the move but she's created a feeling of fear and suspicion that her spies and agents are everywhere, undermining the regime from within. And in response to Maya's open defiance and insults to the Sultan, General Qulan has been dispatched to the provinces to mass the armies and crush the rebel 'queen'.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International,
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.