Nights for Thursday 27 August 2015
7:10 The growth delusion
The history of the economic tool known as Gross Domestic Product (or GDP), which has become a universal measure of progress (regardless of its unsuitability for this purpose). With Dr Dirk Philipsen, professor of Economic History and Sustainability at the Kenan Institute. His latest book is The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It.
7:30 At the Movies
Films and movie business with Simon Morris
8:10 The Harragas of Algeria
Algeria is supposedly a beacon of stability in a troubled region and it enjoys vast wealth from its oil and gas resources. Yet it remains a major source of illegal migrants to Europe and thousands continue to risk their lives crossing the sea to get there. They are known as ‘Harraga’ derived from the verb to burn in Arabic because they burn their identity documents. Lucy Ash meets some of those heading for Europe’s Eldorado and those bereaved friends and families of harragas who have disappeared in the Mediterranean.
Shading in the heroes and villains of an animated realm is cartoonist, writer and illustrator Adrian Kinnaird. Reviews of The Sculptor by Scott McCloud and Here by Richard McGuire
9:06 Our Changing World
Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 Music 101 pocket edition
Kody Nielson as Silicon, Alessia Cara's dreams and Opposite Sex as Hamlet