Nights for Wednesday 12 March 2014
7:10 Illustrious Illustrations
Polish illustrators Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski on drawing, design and developing books of discovery.
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 - Video Games
Joystick ninja and GamePlanet editor Matt Maguire solves the riddles, beats the bad guys and saves the Earth countless times on a myriad of gaming platforms. Predictions about games and the games industry for 2014.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama
Dead Man's Shoes, by Steve Danby (1 of 3, RNZ)
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz-O-Rama - Kansas City Swing
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra was the most successful Jazz band of the Midwest. In 1929 Count Basie of The Blue Devils joined the band, and several other members of that band soon joined Moten's Orchestra. Count Basie took over the band after Moten's death in 1935. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound. .Jay McShann was an American Grammy Award-nominated jump blues, mainstream jazz, and swing bandleader, pianist and singer. During the 1940s, McShann was at the forefront of blues and hard bop jazz musicians mainly from Kansas City (8 of 12, PRX)