Nights for Thursday 23 February 2017
7:12 Rainbow Youth: NZ's first gay youth group
Shaun Hawthorne will be reflecting on 28 years of Rainbow Youth.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart casts a critical ear to opera soprano Renée Fleming's "urge to merge" in her various crossover releases, including the very recent Distant Light.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Jazz
Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman on the sizzle and pop of a snazzy beat...
8:30 Window on the World
The Egyptian economy is in crisis and access to pharmaceutical drugs and life saving medications is critical.
The BBC's Ed Butler is on assignment in Egypt to see the crisis first hand.
9:07 Our Changing World
Glaciers around the world are melting and shrinking as global temperatures rise - but between 1983 and 2005 some New Zealand glaciers were bucking the trend, and Sonia Sly looks at the concept of living next to sex offenders.
9:30 This Way Up
A history of cannibalism in the human and the animal world.
Also unlocking the genetic secrets of quinoa the hardy grain that's become oh-so-trendy nowadays but could be used to breed more drought resistant crops in the future...here's Simon Morton
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
In the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight, a chat with Swedish pop guru Jens Lekman, NYC beat-maker Nickodemus talks cultural diversity, GROMz introduce themselves, plus new music from Kane Strang, Jorja Smith, and Red Baraat.