Nights for Thursday 18 May 2017
7:12 Chlamydia ridden Koalas
The STI that spreads like wildfire through Koala colonies.Promiscuous Koalas are driving themselves extinct. Peter Timms has been researching this trend and is on the show to explain why this is happening and how they're trying to stop it. Peter Timms is Professor of Microbiology at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart reviews Big Machine, the new album from British folk singer Eliza Carthy with her big band of musicians, The Wayward Band
8:12 Nights' Culture -Paul Berrington
Tonight we look at jungle, a UK based movement that began in the early 90s, which music historian Simon Reynolds has described as "a form of cultural expression for London's lower class urban youth". Jungle was a darker, less euphoric version of hardcore and rave, and includes elements of dancehall and hip-hop.
8:30 Window on the World
A forensic look at food and its crime-solving powers.
9:07 Our Changing World
On Our Changing World this week, Alison Ballance is off to a childcare centre with two acoustic researchers to talk about noise and young ears, and then she finds out how some antibiotics target proteins and the implications of this for the development of antibiotic resistance..
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights now, and using virtual reality to train junior doctors.
And the irrresistible lure of technology- how hard do you find it to stop using your digital devices?
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
Music 101 pocket edition with Yadana Saw.