Nights for Thursday 8 December 2016
7:12 Dallas Goldtooth - Standing Rock
Dallas Goldtooth is an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, and is currently on the ground at Standing Rock, where water protectors remain vigilant despite the good news that the US Army Corps of Engineers denied a key permit for the Dakota Access pipeline.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart takes a quick cruise around the Caribbean and samples some calypso, blue beat and reggae delights. Tracks from Harry Belafonte, Lord Christo, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, and Toots & The Maytals.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Jazz
Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman is in to share some fresh jazz releases.
8:30 Window on the World
Feminism - The BBC's Katy Watson travels to Los Angeles and asks why feminism is still regarded by many as a word to avoid. Despite an ongoing gender pay gap, and a lack of female business-leaders, why does the word continue to raise an eyebrow? Is the new and more palatable word - "empowerment" - something that focuses more on individual achievements rather than a collective movement for equal rights? Why is empowerment proving to be a great marketing tool, but feminism is not?
9:07 Our Changing World
Investigating the Kekerengu Fault, a key part of the 7.8M Kaikoura earthquake, and coming up with entrepreneurial ideas to fight climate change at a local level.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton visits Monica and Paul Mallinson, who grow Christmas trees in rural Wairarapa. Every year they harvest nearly 1,000 pines, spruces, cedars and firs all grown on their 4 and a half acre section.
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 Music 101 pocket edition
This week Kirsten Johnstone meets the finalists in the 2016 Young Composers competition.Trevor Reekie introduces us to Washington Phillips - a founding father of gospel music and Alex Behan hosts Alae for a live session.