Nights for Wednesday 29 January 2014
7:10 Access for New Entrants
MIXIT youth leader, Congolese born Graciano Aganze explains this annual project that brings together refugees and migrants to New Zealand as well as some young local members to create and present a performance that will be based on the concept of 'access'.
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 Ambassador - Pasifika
Swaying to the broad range of arts and culture from around the Pacific is Samoan/Pakeha playwright and independent theatre producer Leilani Unasa, about developing a 'guerrilla' attitude to art, what is going on in South Auckland on place-making and public art at the community level.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: Four Flat Whites in Italy by Roger Hall
Retired couple Alison and Adrian, both Labour party ex-librarians, end up sharing their overseas trip of a lifetime with wealthy National-supporting couple Harry and Judy. (Part 2 of 2)
10:00 Late Edition
Tonight, the upbeat heartache songs of Ted Weems and Perry Como. In 1932 The Weems Orchestra started appearing regularly on a sponsored nationwide radio program with Jack Benny. It was through radio that Weems made a name for himself and he continued to be associated with popular radio programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s such as The Fibber McGee and Molly Show and Beat The Band. In 1936 vocalist Perry Como joined the band. In 1942 the Weems Orchestra disbanded when Ted joined the Merchant Marines. After World War II, Weems put together another band which continued until the early 1950s.
Find out more about The Upbeat Heartaches of Ted Weems (and Perry Como) on the PRX website