Navigation for Nights

The North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC.

The North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP

7:12 Kate Camp - US Election Eve

We check in with writer and communicator Kate Camp, who's in Washington D.C. on the eve of the US election. What's her sense of the mood on the ground in America?

7:30 The Sampler

Nick Bollinger explores the Nordic noir of Berlin-based, Danish-born Agnes Obell; the American travelogues of guitarist Steve Gunn; and fancy-dress fantasias of Gothenburg sextet Goat.

8:12 Nights' Pundit - Right Thinking

Eric Crampton, head of research at The New Zealand Initiative, examines inequality and poverty in New Zealand.

8:30 Window on the World

Calais Jungle - At the end of October the French authorities dismantled the Calais migrant camp known as the 'Jungle', where thousands of people from as far away as Africa and the Middle East lived in squalid conditions, hoping to enter the UK. The BBC's Gavin Lee spent time in the camp as its last days unfolded, meeting some of its inhabitants and finding out how they reacted to its demise - and the end of their British dreams.

9:07  Tuesday Feature: Mistaken Identities 3. Colour  

In his third BBC Reith Lecture,Kwame Anthony Appiah  looks at the story of Anton Wilhelm Amo Afer, who was brought from the Gold Coast to Germany in 1707 at the age of 5 and was educated at a royal court, becoming an eminent philosopher. Kwame argues against racial essentialism and says there is far more variation among people of the same skin colour than between the races.

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 Worlds of Music

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. This hour includes music from from Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Barcelona, Columbia, Auckland and an interview with a vinyl enthusiast who's hobby scouring flea markets for scratchy old Gypsy 7'' singles resulted in a marvellous compilation album called 'Stand Up, People: Gypsy Pop Songs from Tito's Yugoslavia, 1964-1980'