Nights for Wednesday 13 April 2016
7:12 Russia's Troubled Environmental History
University of York Department of History Anniversary Prof. David Moon on getting to grips with another cultural point of view, in this case, how Russians and Soviets have managed the impact of human activities upon the environment.
You could call it a job, but staff at Southland Disability Enterprises use terms like "family" and "way of life".
8:12 Nights' Overseas Reports - Japan
Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi now resides in Tokyo and works for University of Tokyo's Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe. Tonight she's discussing the move away from "job-for-life" culture, and what it's like to be pregnant in Japan (congrats Motoko!).
8:30 Window on the World
One question yields countless surprises about the lives of strangers. In this three-part series, Catherine Carr invites people to pause on their way from A to B and asks them one simple question: "Where Are You Going?" The encounters reveal funny, moving, poignant and sometimes astonishing details about the lives of others. In this programme we hear from a woman who is married to her cat, a man dicing with death in his day job and a mother who is travelling to see her daughter who has cancer. These unpredictable encounters come together to create a unique and fascinating audio portrait of New York City.
9:07 The Drama Hour
'Milk' A bittersweet drama of milk, babies and mistakes.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International
11:07 At the Eleventh Hour
This week on The New Jazz Archive, the life and legend of jazz great Thelonious Monk. He was one of the most original voices to emerge from the world of mid-20th century jazz. Biographer Robin Kelley talks about Monk's life and music. And we'll explore how Monk's battle with mental illness shaped his life and career, and take a look at how Monk's masterpiece "'Round Midnight" became the most recorded jazz standard of all time.
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