Nights for Monday 15 June 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:20 African Stories

Uwen Akpan - Jesuit Priest & Author of Say You're One of Them: revealing Africa's pain, pity, joy and grace, this Nigerian-born and Zimbabwe based teacher writes stories illustrating the plight of African children.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 Sport

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 1

9 pm News & Weather


A current affairs programme direct from RNZ news.

9:40 Correspondent

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 2

10 pm News & Weather

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 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Birth of the Blues

Willie Dixon, one of America's greatest songwriters, put it this way, "The blues is the roots and the rest are the fruits."

Today the roots have born fruits all over the world.

Jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul music, even rap all have blues as a foundation. On the surface blues is simple, sometimes just three chords, sometimes just one chord with lyrics that repeat themselves. But below the surface there is an emotional sophistication that makes the blues one of the most intense music forms you'll ever hear.

Tonight: Key to the Highway (Part 7 of 13)

Key to the Highway tells how by the 1960s, Chicago blues had peaked and a resurgence of acoustic roots music was in full swing throughout America's college campuses and coffeehouses.

At the Newport Folk Festival, older blues artists returned to the stage after being re-discovered by amateur musicologists who had scoured the South in search of their heroes.

Produced by EMP Radio/Ben Manilla Production