Nights for Wednesday 14 February 2018
7:12 Dung and Dusted
Jamie Wood from Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research joins us to talk about a study of DNA found in fossilized Moa droppings - and the understanding that has been gained in terms of the impact extinction had on New Zealand's shrublands and forests
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris returns to At The Movies, and previews the upcoming Academy Awards - the favourites, the game-changers and the rank outsiders. He also wonders if it's time for a generational shift, in a new age of diversity.
8:30 Window on the World
The BBC's Tim Marlow visits New Zealand to talk to artist - Lisa Reihana - about what follows her most recent work which became one of the highlights of the 2017 Venice Biennale. The new project that is a 3-dimensional film which again looks at the meeting of two cultures, featuring an epic encounter between two female warriors.
9:07 The Drama Hour
Dexter Guff is smarter than you, and you can be too.
When Dexter's producer Tammy is forced to bring her delinquent son Conner to work, Dex shifts the focus of the episode and intervenes in this troubled teen's life. After an intense one on one with Conner, the two decide to go into business with each other. Dexter also runs into some legal trouble over 'Guff Pills', his trademarked brain supplement.
The Nightingale calls in at a planet to pick up its alien passengers and its alien- specialist hospital crew. One of the aliens is the strange creature, the Quelle.
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 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.
This week Nick's Summer Songbook Series continues, with a show dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington.