Nights for Tuesday 8 May 2018
7:12 Nights Pundit
Nights' Pundit and Chief Economist at The New Zealand Initiative, Dr Eric Crampton joins us again. Tonight he's taking a look at what we've learned from American Marijuana legalisation.
7:30 The Sampler
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses a funky and forthright new album from Janelle Monae; the first new songs in more than a decade from Americana icon John Prine, and a live set from the darker corners of the Neil Young archives.
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Window on the World
Simon Cox investigates the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim organisation Knights Templar International - not to be confused with the medieval Knights Templar organisation. Concern about the activities of Knights Templar International and its front man Jim Dowson is growing across Europe as the organisation recruits more members to its cause and threatens the peace in some of the most volatile regions.
9:07 New Zealand Festival Writers and Readers Programme.
Two deep thinkers discuss faith, fundamentalism, hope and humanity. Distinguished New Zealand theologian and author Lloyd Geering faced a heresy trial in 1967 for daring to question fundamental teachings of the Presbyterian Church, and aged 100, he is still a lively and provocative commentator. American journalist Sarah Sentilles explains why she decided not to become ordained as a priest, and how her spiritual beliefs have changed over time. They speak with writer Kate De Goldi.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features an interview with Cameroonian singer and songwriter Blick Bassy who was one of the highlights and major 'discoveries' of Womad 2018. Blick sings in his native tongue of Bassa (one of 270 languages spoken in Cameroon) and has delivered 3 albums and developed a "live' stage presence that now resonates with a growing fan base. He also had one of his songs (sung in Bassa) used globally n a TVC for Apple I-phone 6.