Nights for Monday 9 October 2017
7:12 World Homeless Day
Tomorrow (October 10th) is World Homeless Day and we're taking some time to think about what that means for all of us in New Zealand and talking to John Howell who is launching a collection of his poems called Homeless to mark the day.
Dame Malvina Foundation Arts Excellence award-winner flautist Hannah Darroch has been selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide to be one of just 35 members of the 2018 Global Leaders Programme, empowering a rising generation of change-makers in music. The participants are tutored by the likes of Katie Wyatt, Executive Director of El Sistema USA and Gustavo Dudamel protégée Juan Felipe Molano, conductor of the Youth Orchestra of LA, and will be sent on a mission to Honduras.
8:12 Nights' Science - Astronomy
Nights' Astronomy ace, Alan Gilmore joins us once more. Tonight he has Cassini, fast radio bursts (FRBs) and gravitational wave detection in his sights.
8:30 Window on the World
The Food Chain is in South Africa again this week to find out whether fly larvae could help humans eat more meat and fish. As the global population expands, traditional feed sources such as fishmeal, soya and grains, could put increasing pressure on the environment, depleting oceans and reducing biodiversity. Alternative protein sources based on insects are being developed by a number of companies across the world. In this episode we explore whether they are as effective as traditional feeds, and how big the industry is likely to get. Plus, might maggots be able to ease the world's landfill problems too?
This week, Insight revisits Kaikoura and North Canterbury as the all-important tourism season gets underway again and farmers work through lambing, to see how the region is recovering.
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Nashville Babylon
The very best in Americana, alt country and blues music, hosted by Mark Rogers. On this week's show Mark plays new tunes from Joana Serrat and Gill Landry, country classics courtesy of Johnny Cash and Dave Alvin, a hardcore slice of blues from Junior Wells and Buddy Guy plus more tracks from Courtney Marie Andrews and Iron & Wine's recent releases.