THIS WEEK: Mystery Fire and a Mystery Hummm?
BELOW ARE UNIQUE FEATURES TO THIS WEEKEND’S SHOWS.
REGULAR FEATURES ARE OUTLINED OVER THERE ON THE RIGHT.
SATURDAY August 27
10:15: Graeme speaks with producer/musician Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree. His music is lavish, lush and lengthy... evoking comparisons with classic “Prog-Rock”. He delivers a surround-sound immersive experience at The Powerstation Auckland October 26. Check out a typically moody video here.
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11:10:- Albums from The Class of ’76. This week Grant Smithies re-spins Reggae luminary Big Youth’s Natty Cultural Dread.
SUNDAY August 28
9:15:- Mystery Hums. Some people can hear a background hum in many areas of the world and finding an origin has proven to be difficult. What’s going on? Audiologist John Grady explains and offers some theories. See a fascinating BBC piece on The Bristol Hum here.
10:10: The Smallpox Eradication. It killed and maimed millions every year until Donald Henderson drove a world-wide programme to eradicate it and within a decade he’d succeeded. Donald Henderson died this week at age 87. Graeme spoke in depth with the man behind arguably humankind’s greatest achievement 18 months ago.
11:00 Outsiders with Gerard Hindmarsh. The Piha Fire Mystery 1939. A ghoulish affair. Human remains are found in the ashes but nothing is quite what it seems. A landmark case for forensics.
Full Outsiders Archive here.