Nights for Wednesday 7 August 2013
7:10 Safely Under
Demystifying the complex and fascinating procedure that is anaesthesia, with Wellington anaesthetist Dr Graham Sharpe, former head of the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists.
Link: Graham Sharpe honoured
People, places and events in New Zealand.
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 - Hip-Hop
University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Kirsten Zemke on the music genre defined by four key stylistic elements – rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 6 of 15)
The story of the warrior who became the first Maori King, adapted from King Potatau: An Account of the Life of Potatau Te Wherowhero the First Maori King by Pei Te Hurinui and read by Selwyn Muru and Rangi Chadwick.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 New Jazz Archive: Billie Holiday
New Jazz Archive delves into the many shades of jazz, selecting standards and classics from modern masters and future movers and shakers.
In this hour, the life and music of the great Billie Holiday.Biographer Robert O’Meally talks about Lady Day’s musical genius and her hard road to becoming one of jazz’s most beloved voices. Plus we hear from Jazz at Lincoln Center curator Phil Schaap how the great Louis Armstrong’s shaped her musical voice, and a best-selling author who’s created a new version of her autobiography for young people.