Nights for Wednesday 2 September 2015
7:10 The science of suspense
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:10 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
Editor of the International section of Estado de Minas, the main daily newspaper of Minas Gerais, Pablo Pires Fernandes reports from the Federative Republic of Brazil, pop. 201,032,714 (est. 2013). There is rising turbulence as Brazil sinks deeper into recession, the massive corruption scandal involving the national oil company Petrobras has ensnared scores of politicians and businessmen. President Dilma Rousseff's popularity rating, less than a year after her re-election, is down to one digit, and recent nationwide protests reverberated with calls for her impeachment.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama: And the Sun Stood Still, by Dava Sobel
(F, LA Theatreworks)
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Night Lights Classic Jazz
Daddy-O: Father and son teams in jazz (1 of 12, PRX)