Nights for Wednesday 19 October 2011
7:10 Occupy Boston
Occupy Boston co-organiser Robin Jacks on whether a revolution is happening in the United States — thousands are "occupying" financial districts in various cities across America protesting corporate greed and corruption. Originating in New York with Occupy Wall Street, protestors in Boston have made claims of police brutality.
7:30 At the Movies
Films and movie business with Simon Morris.
8:00 News & Weather
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
8:40 Arts: Video Gaming
Joystick ninja Matt Maguire has had to rescue many princesses and save the Earth countless times in his almost three decades of gaming so far... the video game crash of the early '80s.
9:00 News & Weather
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Cliff’s Last Mission, by Justin Eade
Cliff’s Last Mission is the first play in our spring release of New Zealand drama and is about a family torn apart by the fallout from a long forgotten war.
Cliff Malvern served in the New Zealand Army during the Vietnam War. While the memory of that conflict is fading into the past, the war has left a very real mark on Cliff and his family.
When his platoon gathers to march in Parade 98* it brings Cliff face to face with the demons he has been trying to drown with alcohol. His wife has abandoned him, his old platoon has mostly lost touch, only his daughter Richelle still believes in him.
*Parade 98 was organized to remember and honour the men and women who served for New Zealand during the Vietnam conflict.
Cast: Simon Ferry, Aroha White, Jed Brophy, Emmett Skilton, Jade Valour, Donna Akersten, Guy Langford, Liz Kirkman, Geraldine Brophy, Jim Moriarty and Russell Smith.
10:00 News & Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11:00 News & Weather
Bringing vinyl archives back to the foreground, and celebrating the work of jazz pioneers from throughout the eras. (RNZ)