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Preview: Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

RNZ: Saturday Morning

A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.


Kate Robertson - Top Tracks 2017

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 11:04:00 +1300

What do you get when our 50-mumble programme presenter and self-described 'music geek' Richard Langston, meets millennial music critic, freelance journalist and self-described 'pop culture enthusiast' Kate Robertson to discuss their top music picks for the year? Tune in for the answer - and some cool and surprising music.

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Teremoana Rapley - An ode to my ancestors

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 10:35:00 +1300

Teremoana Rapley is singer, rapper, TV producer and director and entrepreneur. She joined hip hop group Upper Hutt Posse in 1987, aged 14, and a few years later, Moana Maniapoto's Moana and the Moahunters. She launched a solo singing career in 1995, the same year she joined long-running New Zealand children's television show What Now as a field reporter (and followed that with a decade with youth magazine programme Mai Time). After the birth of her fourth child, she moved permanently behind the camera, holding a range of roles including director, camera operator, scriptwriter and producer. Rapley currently works at Auckland City Council's Southern Initiative. She talks to Richard about her extensive career - as well as recently uncovering some startling family history.

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Alison Phipps - Refugee stories in Scotland

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 10:08:00 +1300

Professor Alison Phipps is the UNESCO Chair of Refugee Integration at the University of Glasgow. In 2012 she received an OBE for Services to Education and Intercultural and Interreligious Relations. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is also an activist, poet and academic and has a refugee foster daughter, whose experience in coming to Scotland she has written about extensively. She is author of numerous books and articles and a regular international keynote speaker and broadcaster, with regular columns in the national Scottish broadsheet press. Phipps' visit to Aotearoa is hosted by the University of Otago.

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Dianne Buchan - Sun, Sea and Sustenance

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:40:00 +1300

Dianne Buchan spent her working life as a social and environmental impact assessor and researcher on projects and programmes throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. She is retired, though still serves as a board member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, and of the DB Environmental Trust, which she established. As a member of the Otaki Historical Society, Buchan became interested in the stories around the people who attended the Otaki Health Camp (now called Stand Children's Village), and recorded their stories in a new book Sun, Sea & Sustenance, examining the history of New Zealand's first permanent health camp.

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Mike Ladd - Invisible mending

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:07:00 +1300

Mike Ladd started writing and reading his poetry in Adelaide at the age of 17. His first book The Crack in the Crib was published in 1984 followed by eight collections of poetry and prose. He was the editor and host of the long-running ABC programme Poetica, which ran for 18 years. Ladd shares some of his poems and talks about poets and poetry traditions that influence his work. His latest collection is Invisible Mending, and Ladd is coming to Aotearoa for a Writers and Readers event as part of the NZ Festival 2018 in Wellington.

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Nick Halliwell - Brexit break-up album

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:35:00 +1300

UK musician and songwriter Nick Halliwell says it was difficult to make sense of the Brexit vote result - so he wrote a pop record about it. Halliwell leads an ensemble called The Granite Shore - two of its members are New Zealanders - and runs the label Occultation Recordings. His recently-released album is called Suspended Second and it's an exploration of anxiety and the impact of the UK's Brexit vote. Occultation Recordings has co-released the album with Dunedin's Fishrider Records.

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Alastair McClymont - The forgotten Holocaust in Lithuania

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:07:00 +1300

Dr Alastair McClymont is a former Wellingtonian who now resides in Calgary, Canada. He specializes in applied geophysics for environmental, engineering, water supply, and archaeological projects. He has worked extensively around the globe. As well as three trips to Lithuania investigating Holocaust mass burial sites, Alastair most recently completed an emergency groundwater exploration project in Bangladesh for water supply to the rapidly expanding Rohingya refugee camps near Cox's Bazar.

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The best books of 2017

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:08:00 +1300

Laura Kroetsch is director of Adelaide Writers' Week and Kate De Goldi is a fiction writer and book reviewer. The pair discuss their three favourite fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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Chris Nichol - Beginnings and endings

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:04:00 +1300

Chris Nichol has worked in television since 1986, in senior roles with TVNZ's Religious Programmes Unit. He produced Praise Be from 1991 - 1994 and presented the programme from 2007 to this year, when it was cancelled by the network. Nichol is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church and has taught a course in Religion, Media and Culture at Victoria University. Nichol has a band called the Dunstan Rangers, who have released two CDs, and ruminates on music and life to friends in emails he calls Regularly Irregular Musical Meanderings.

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Simon Morton - Undercover Uber

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:35:00 +1300

What's it really like to be an Uber driver? RNZ's Simon Morton went undercover to find out. He talks to Kim Hill about becoming a driver, what he earned, picking up passengers – and passengers trying to pick him up.

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Barbara J King - Personalities on the Plate

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:10:00 +1300

Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a freelance science writer. King is a frequent guest on national and international radio shows discussing matters of animal cognition, emotion, and welfare. She and her husband are heavily involved in cat rescue work. Her latest book, Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat, is about how animals ranging from fish and octopus to goats, pigs, chickens and cows think and feel - and what that means for our food choices.

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Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) - The Proper Procedure

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:20:00 +1300

Theodore Dalrymple is the nom de plume of Anthony Daniels, a physician and psychiatrist who, most recently, practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Dalrymple has written a column for The Spectator (London) for many years and writes regularly for National Review. He's a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Dalrymple's most famous work was Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass (2001). He's just published his first collection of short stories, called The Proper Procedure and Other Stories.

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