Nights for Monday 16 October 2017
7:12 New Zealand Between the Wars
Social Historian Rachael Bell talks about her new book which examines New Zealand's pivotal interwar years when many believe the foundation for a new nation was laid.
‘From the depths of economic depression to the bright promise of the
welfare state, the interwar decades transformed New Zealand society,
consolidating trends established before World War I and initiating a slew
of changes in attitude and practice which, as markers of modernity, set
New Zealand firmly on its current course.’
Joachim Horsley is an Emmy-award winning American composer. He's taken a stab at rearranging famous pieces of music from Beethoven and Bach, as well as the Psycho theme for piano and knives. His YouTube videos prove he's a cut above, with millions connecting with his sharp arrangements of classical pieces. Horsley sees knives as a percussion instrument. He replaced drumsticks with knives from his kitchen when he rearranged the Psycho theme. He doesn't play the knives on the keys, rather he runs them across the strings of his Steinway B.
8:12 Physics Focus
Nights' physics guru, Professor Shaun Hendy joins us to talk us through the winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry.
8:30 Window on the World
In this edition of the Food Chain we are treated to five unforgettable dishes from one extraordinary life as the food writer and actress Madhur Jaffrey reveals some rather surprising mealtimes - from a swimming lesson with a watermelon, to a dinner disaster with jazz legend, Dizzy Gillespie. The food writer and award-winning actress has written more than 15 cookbooks, many of them bestsellers, and has been credited with changing the way people outside India think about the country's food. She joins the BBC's Emily Thomas to talk about the meals that have shaped her remarkable career.
This week, Insight investigates why there are claims that Work and Income New Zealand sometimes lacks humanity in its work with vulnerable people.
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
On this week's show show Mark plays tracks from the Tom Petty produced Chris Hillman album, new music from Jon Langford and Cara Dillon, a song from Justin Townes Earle's latest plus a righteous mix of classic country courtesy of the holy trinity of Emmylou, Patsy and Loretta.