Nights for Thursday 31 August 2017
7:12 A Kiwi in New York
Graeme Tucket - A Kiwi Bohemian talks about spending a year in the rougher corners of the Big Apple
Perhaps forever in the shadow of her brother Rufus, Martha Wainwright is a powerful songwriter and performer in her own right.
William Dart quickly looks over her career and her most recent release, Goodnight City.
8:12 Nights' Culture.
Charlotte Wilson RNZ Concert presenter shares a few new classical releases with us – including one from Nigel Kennedy on his electric violin, with the zany Kroke Band from Poland.
Malamharu Musa has 15 children with his two wives, and he says he might yet have a couple more. He is a farmer in rural Zinder in southern Niger. He says his children help him in the fields and Allah will help him feed them. In his village Mr Musa is not unusual. Women in Niger have more children, on average, than anywhere else in the world. Is it time for traditions to change? The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Niger, on the frontline of Africa's massive population explosion.
What is vitamin C and why do we need it? Which foods have the most vitamin C? Should we pop pills when we think we're getting a cold, or are we just producing expensive urine? And can vitamin C really cure cancer, or is it all hype? Alison Ballance and Simon Morton are on the case, with the help from some experts.
9:30 This Way Up
This Way Up highlights - Samsung is about to launch another big smartphone, while New Zealand internet users fret about the rise of fake news.
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
In this week's Pocket Edition, we talk to Jane Abernethy, who signs new musical talent to record label 4AD.
Also, Auckland pop musician October, and two of the guys from Queens Of the Stone Age backstage at their Auckland show.