Nights for Wednesday 6 November 2013
7:10 Better by Meditation
The health benefits of Transcendental Meditation, both at a physical level as well as a mental one – with Dr Robert Schneider, whose research focuses on the non-pharmaceutical prevention and treatment of heart disease.
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 - Jamaica Muse
Getting the one drop on riddim, rocksteady, ska and roots and culture with deejay and toaster Miles Buckingham. Clive gets long pants.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: The Vance Fontaine Show by Greg Ellis
An improvised musical comedy about the life and times of Vance Fontaine, the legendary Kiwi crooner who has performed everywhere from Roto-Vegas to actual Vegas.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz Times - The Gentle Women of Jazz
This programme highlights some of the greatest and obscure female jazz musicians of all time. These greats are masters of the harp, violin, piano, vibraphone, trumpet, saxophone, trombone and keyboard and are song writers, vocalists and band leaders. The Gentle Women of Jazz highlights the music of jazz trumpeters Clora Bryant and Valaida Snow, harpists Alice Coltrane and Dorthy Ashby, the trombone of Melba Liston, the saxophone of Vi Redd, the Hammond B3 sounds of Shirley Scott, plus some of the great pianists like Nina Simone and Mary Lou Williams. Big band leader Blanche Calloway the sister of Cab Calloway is also featured. (PRX)