Nights for Monday 17 August 2015
7:10 Scarred for life
7:35 Upbeat: Composer John Elmsly
John Elmsly has just begun his tenure as the Composer-in-Residence at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music. John studied electronic music composition at Victoria University with Douglas Lilburn whose centenary is being marked this year.
8:10 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
8:40 pm Soil science
The importance of soils for food security and essential ecosystem functions has been acknowledged by declaring 2015 the International Year of Soils, with Landcare Research scientist Pierre Roudier... Antarctic soils.
9:10 pm Calling all red-heads
Ginger-haired Stuart Parry plans to put on the inaugural Gingers: The Gathering festival (ideally in Plymouth) next UK summer in 2016, to bring together others like himself (that's one to two per cent of the human population) that have the MC1R gene.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Beale Street Caravan
Although first touted as a country act in the 1990s, Miami's Mavericks sound is a blend of Tex-Mex, Latin and Cuban touches, along with pure 50’s rock ‘n’ roll, and of course, country
Led by Raul Malo, who sounds a little like Roy Orbison, they take the stage aboard Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Cruise in front of an enthusiastic crowd.