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Amelia Nurse and D'urville

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

The remote and beautiful town of D'urville is to be unraveled by Amelia Nurse.

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Nights' Science - Shaun Hendy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Trump and scientists - disappearing data from EPA and Whitehouse websites, scientists are getting organised to protest Trump with the #ScienceMarch.

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Kris Descovich: animal behaviour

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:15:00 +1300

Kris Descovich studies animal behaviour and welfare, particularly of furry critters. She has also undertaken research on the behaviour and welfare of orphaned orangutans in Indonesia, and she's studied wombats.

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Children programming robots

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

My guest tonight is all about the future. Anna Ross, from the Imagination Station in Christchurch, which this weekend is holding a robotics day for children.

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Nights' Culture - Hip Hop

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:15:00 +1300

University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke raps about hip hop music and culture...

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Dennis Gordon Jelly Fish expert

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Time to take a break from the drylands for a moment and head to the beach - and something you often see washed up on one, especially at this time of year, jellyfish. Dr Dennis Gordon from NIWA is a specialist in Jellyfish, and he's with me now.

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Nights' Overseas - Motoko Kakubayashi

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:12:00 +1300

Palmerston North raised journalist now resides in Tokyo and works for University of Tokyo's Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, he'll be talking mask addictions, teenager exam nerves, and Trump's impact as well as smoking.

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Uber & Alex Rosenblat

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Uber boasts its flexible hours and freedom - but is that the truth? Alex Rosenblat has been investigating.

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Eric Crampton

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:10:00 +1300

This week we're going to work through some of the economics of dating and marriage.

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Lara Shepherd on the DNA of seabirds

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Lara Shepherd is a specialist in DNA - especially the DNA of seabirds, not just seabirds that live around New Zealand's coast now, but also ones long since vanished. One of those is the Scarlett's Shearwater.

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Nights' Science

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Former University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory superintendent Alan Gilmore raises our gaze to the bodies floating in space. Tonight, cosmic radiation.

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Scraps of poetry

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Laura Sullivan has been collecting notes, all the notes other people leave lying around. Providing a snapshot, sometimes a personal one into how others live.

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28 years of Rainbow Youth

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

The Auckland Pride Festival kicks off this weekend. Our focus however is on young members of the Rainbow community, which is where tonight's guest comes in, Toni Duder, from Rainbow Youth,which is celebrating its 28th birthday.

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Reggae in NZ: from Africa to Western Springs

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Miles Buckingham shares the wonder of Jamaican music, concentrating on Bob Marley and his 1979 visit to New Zealand.

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Evil & Salvation

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Professor Paul Morris is teaching a course about evil and salvation this year. He gave us the low down on the evil part of his course, but what about the salvation part?

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Nights' Overseas - Silver Tambur

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Turkey has offered to build a mosque in the Estonian capital - there is no mosque currently. Few words about the local Islamic community and people's attitude towards Muslims, especially in the light of the controversial "Muslim ban" by Trump administration.

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Robert Hoare: Shining Light on Moths

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

They are often seen as dowdy and dusty, but like bees, moths play an important role as pollinators. Robert Hoare from Landcare Research explores the variety of moths we have in New Zealand, and the threat posed to them by streetlights.

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Nights' pundit - Kai-A-Miro

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Post Waitangi Day, Mihingarangi Forbes talks the media ban, Bill English's no show, and the potential future of a roadshow.

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Diana Adams - family law for nontraditional families

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

New York based Diana Adams is legal activist for sexual civil rights and nontraditional families. Bryan Crump asks her about the relationship choice movement, her work as an activist for family law reform, and the threats posed to LGBTQ rights by the emerging political situation in the US.

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West Indian Carribean Fundraiser

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Matesha Ababa is the president of the West Indian Society. It's their 50th aniversary. So naturally they're throwing a pirate themed fundraiser

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Nights' culture - Contemporary Classical Music

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:08:00 +1300

RNZ Concert Sound Lounge host Charlotte Wilson on a couple of big musical birthdays; the NZSO is 70 and composer Philip Glass is 80. Plus a preview of the Adam Festival which starts in Nelson tomorrow.

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Digital resurrection

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

When software developer Eugenia Kuyda’s best friend Roman died, she and some fellow software engineers used his texts and emails to create an interactive Roman bot.

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Nights' Overseas - India

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Bangalore based author and journalist Shoba Narayan reports on a recently banned bull festival and the battle between traditional culture and animal rights. Plus, how the most cash-dependent country in the world coping with the removal of all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, 86% of all currency in circulation.

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Dan Salmon on the fishy business of Tuna

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Dan Salmon explores the dysfunctional and disturbing state of tuna fisheries.

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Nights' Pundit - Economics

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:13:00 +1300

Independent scholar Brian Easton on the distributional consequences of policy change and why they are often overlooked.

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Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Is genocide unfolding in Myanmar? The Rohingya people are an ethnic Muslim group in Myanmar who are often described as the world's most persecuted minority. Executive Director of Fortify Rights Matthew Smith offers an insight into the continuing state sanctioned violence and oppression, including the exclusion of media and aid programmes.

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A year of UM's

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:10:00 +1300

RNZ News Sub-Editor Anna Chin decided to build a collection of every "um" she edited out of audio cuts on her news shifts. She started the file in late January 2016 and after her overnight shift last week, it was complete!

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Nights' Science - Computer Science

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Could augmented reality save us from awkward interactions at cocktail parties? We talk to Prof. Mark Apperley from the University of about some interesting uses for virtual and augmented reality and the current limitations.

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Sovereignty and the NZ Land Wars

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Were the New Zealand wars really about disputed sovereignty? Geoff Fischer offers a republican take on the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Kiwiburn is New Zealand's Regional Burning Man festival, currently taking place in Hunterville. We talk to Hippathy Valentine, long-time Kiwiburner and project leader for The Giant Weta.

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Nights' Culture - Dance

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Toi Whakaari movement tutor and artistic director of Limbs Dance Company Chris Jannides explores equipment based dance pieces, which allow dancers to be airborne or interact with gymnastic-like environments and structures.

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The faces of 'back-row' America

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Since 2012, Chris Arnade has travelled deep into small-town America, photographing America’s poor.

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Nights' Overseas Reports - England

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Formerly of RNZ's Morning Report team, breakfast producer at BBC Radio Brighton Will Flockton reports from England,

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Our enduring fascination with evil

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +1300

Sin; guilt; devils and the demonic - all in a day's work for Professor Paul Morris from Victoria University. He is teaching a course on evil.

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Nights' Pundit - Philosophy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:12:00 +1300

Love, love love. Philosopher at large Ann Kerwin turns her head to the role of the heart, examining Oxford University Press title: LOVE A Very Short Introduction by Ronald de Sousa.

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Amish in Florida

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +1300

When you think of Florida you don't think Amish, but there is a community of plain living "snow birds" there. Travel writer Heather Hapeta shares her experiences of visiting Pinecraft.

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Nights' Science - Botany

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +1300

Auckland Botanical Gardens curator Bec Stanley shares the secret and curious history of tomatoes. Did you know that for several hundred years British people thought they were poisonous? Plus she's on the hunt for some tasters to test the results of a tomato trial.

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Beneath the Ross Ice Shelf

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:10:00 +1300

Climate change is causing Antarctic ice shelves to crack and melt. Dr Craig Stevens from NIWA is recently back from the white continent where he was part of a team sampling the ocean water of the Ross Ice Shelf. But first they had to drill through 200 metres of ice.

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