Nights for Thursday 15 December 2016
7:12 Faking it - Copying the Great Masters
Why do we jostle with hundreds of people for a glimpse of the original Mona Lisa when there are sophisticated copies available in less crowded art museums? We ask University of Melbourne PhD Candidate Felicity Strong if authenticity is overrated.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart takes a look at American country singer Gillian Welch's recent album, Boots No 1, which releases demos, outtakes, alternate versions, and alternate mixes of the songs from her first album Revival.
8:12 Nights' Overseas - Palestine
Our Palestine correspondent Fadwa Hodali joins us from Bethleham - What's Christmas like there?
8:30 Window on the World
Alex Capstick follows the stories of two young black cricketers in South Africa as they struggle to break through into the professional game. Since the end of apartheid sport has played a major role in easing racial tensions in South Africa, particularly in football and rugby. But across the piece black representation remains well below target in many sports at the national level. The South African sports minister is calling for quota systems to be more rigorously enforced. But critics argue that the government has not addressed the root cause of the problem which is chronic under investment in the townships where young black talent is found.
9:07 Our Changing World
Turning wine waste into safer food packaging, and the psychology behind helping prisoners return to the outside world.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton asks Matt Savoca of the University of California Davis why seabirds are fooled into eating plastic waste.
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
We investigate the industrial headquarters of The All Seeing Hand, Angel Olsen dropped into the RNZ studio for a song and a chat and Te Huhu introduce themselves And Leonard Charles remakes Dilla's Donuts