Nights for Tuesday 30 August 2016
7:12 Our Own Odysseys - Dog Sledding
Maria Grace shares her experiences working with sled dogs as a handler in Alaska and Svalbard.
7:30 The Sampler
Nick Bollinger reviews a veritable tsunami of new music from Frank Ocean; and discusses the timeless pop vocabulary and new perspectives of Angel Olsen, including an interview with the artist.
8:12 Nights' Pundit - Right Thinking
Eric Crampton, head of research at The New Zealand Initiative, on why he thinks interest free student loans need to go.
8:30 Window on the World
In the second part of the series on cruise ships Philip Dodd looks at the impact that mass tourism on cruise liners can have. He talks to the people who benefit from the arrival of the huge new ships, and those who are unhappy about the environmental impact.
9:07 Follow That Tractor
For one day each month, a bleak slice of English fenn-land the size of 40 football fields - hosts the biggest second-hand farm machinery auction in the world. Susie Emmett joins the hoards of buyers from four continents arriving by truck, taxi, or hire car with their tractor shopping lists and hopes.
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 World Music
Tonight in Episode 9 of WOMAD Taranaki - The World's Festival 2016' we feature a live performance that is arguably the most ambitious project to grace the Bowl Stage at this year's Womad Festival. Acclaimed New Zealand composer John Psarthas and a dedicated crew of cinematographers and audio engineers created No Man's Land, a ground breaking cinematic performance which is projected on stage while being augmented by live musicians, in commemoration of the first World War.