Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +1300Kim read texts and emails received from listeners.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:38:00 +1300Journalist and author Armando Lucas Correa is the Editor in Chief of People en Español - the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the US.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:38:00 +1300German writer Norman Ohler talks about the Third Reich's relationship with drugs, including cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamines.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +1300Dame Georgina Mace talks with Kim Hill about how the focus of conservation has shifted from preservation and protection to adaptability and resilience.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +1300Professor Eric Rignot talks with Kim Hill about future sea-level rise from warming of the polar ice sheets.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +1300Hugh McCarroll of Hamilton is one of the finalists in a global competition designed by NASA to crowdsource ideas for collecting waste from astronauts.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1300Wellington Hospital intensive care specialist Dr Paul Young is actively involved in clinical research designed to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients around the world.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +1300The NZTA is looking to replicate a UK programme that has so far taught cycle skills to two million schoolchildren – Bikeability.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:55:00 +1300Kim read texts and emails received from listeners.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:45:00 +1300Kate Camp has published five collections of poetry, and a sixth collection, The internet of things will be published by VUP in March. She is the recipient of the 2016 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, and heads off to Menton in late April. Kate discusses Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1957).
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:05:00 +130021 years after the wildy successful heroin-addled film of Irvine Welsh's book, Trainspotting II opens next week. Director Danny Boyle talks with Kim Hill.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +1300Devoney Looser is a professor of English at Arizona State University and author or editor of six books on literature by women. Her new book, The Making of Jane Austen, will be out in June 2017, exploring the people and events that shaped both Austen's early fame and the way we imagine this beloved writer. She's in New Zealand as the keynote speaker at Otago University's "Family Ties" symposium on 19C literary families. Her visit is supported by the University of Otago and the Marsden Fund. Professor Looser is also known as her roller derby alter ego, Stone Cold Jane Austen.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +1300Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. She has just released a comprehensive book on Turkey's capital, entitled Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities. Her previous books, Helen of Troy and The Hemlock Cup, were published to great critical acclaim. Hughes has made a number of factual films and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, The History Channel, and ABC. She is a Research Fellow of King's College London and has been honored with numerous awards including the Norton Medlicott Medal for History.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:35:00 +1300The 2017 season of Wellington Summer Shakespeare has kicked off with a performance of All's Well That Ends Well and a book has been published to commemorate 34 years of this event in the capital. Kim Hill talks to Peter Hambleton, who is directing the 2017 season. Peter's an alumni following his Artistic Fellowship to Shakespeare's Globe 2002, and a Winston Churchill Fellow 2007 investigating Shakespeare productions in the UK; he's directed local stage productions of a range of works, and starred as the Dwarf Gloin (Father of Gimli) in Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movie trilogy. Kim also talks with David Carnegie, Emeritus Professor of Theatre at Victoria University, who has published widely on early modern drama and stagecraft. A founding member of the Summer Shakespeare Trust, David has been closely involved in the publication with Victoria University Press of David Lawrence's history, Wellington Summer Shakespeare, 1983-2017.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1300Pip Rea works for Freeset - a fair-trade business which employs women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:38:00 +1300Tanu Gago is a visual artist and award winning photographer of Samoan heritage. Born in Samoa and raised in Mangere, Gago works as a new media artist with a portfolio of work that includes, staged portraiture, moving image and film. Ahead of major events planned as part of Auckland's Pride festival, including the FEMSLICK Vogue Ball and Make Space: The Visibility Project, Tanu talks to Kim about the Pacific LGBT Arts Collective entitled FAFSWAG, of which he is the co-founder and creative director. The work achieved by this collective of artist spans over 5 years of producing art, activation, activism and visibility. Tanu also works as the Pacific Community Engagement Coordinator for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and is a founding board member of the Love Life Fono Trust established in 2016 to generate community spaces, partnerships and support for Pasifika LGBTQ communities.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:10:00 +1300Melanie Nezer is vice president,policy and advocacy for HAIS, formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and now one of the US' largest non-profit groups devoted to protecting and assisting refugees of all faiths and ethnicities. Melanie directs HIAS' Washington, DC office and leads HIAS' education and advocacy on immigration, asylum, and refugee protection issues. The organisation is currently suing the Trump Administration over its executive order banning refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries. She is in New Zealand to take part in tripartite consultations on resettlement involving UNHCR, government and NGOs (New Zealand is chairing the consultations this year).
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:55:00 +1300Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 11 February 2017.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +1300Carl Bland is an acclaimed actor, playwright and painter, and the son of another renown New Zealand actor Peter Bland. He was a core cast member shows such as Rude Awakenings, and hit drama Street Legal; later he reprised his screen legal skills in Filthy Rich. Bland is a veteran of NZ alternative theatre, often in collaboration with his late partner Peta Rutter, who died suddenly from a brain tumour in 2010. He has written a play called SPIRIT HOUSE which is about to premiere at the Herald Theatre in Auckland.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:06:00 +1300Tom Kelley is a partner at the Silicon Valley design studio that pioneered the concept of 'design thinking' and the author of Creative Confidence.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:35:00 +1300The Hot 8 Brass Band are coming from the US to play WOMAD in mid-March. The band, direct from the streets of New Orleans, has re-cast traditional marching band jazz with funk, R&B and hip-hop. Kim talks to leader Bennie "Big Peter" Pete (sousaphone and band leader) about Hot 8's humble beginnings and its rise to national prominence.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:07:00 +1300Richard von Sturmer made his name in the late 70s New Zealand punk scene, performing at the Nambassa Music Festival in 1979, and co-writing the famous anti-Muldoon song 'There Is No Depression in New Zealand' with Don McGlashan, Von Sturmer went on to a career in writing and film-making. He talks to Kim about his latest book This Explains Everything.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:25:00 +1300Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye was knighted this year for “being one of the leading architects of his generation and a global cultural ambassador for the UK".
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1300Professor David A Leigh is the Royal Society Research Professor & Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry at the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester. He is in New Zealand to speak at the AMN8 Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, sharing his research on nanotechnology and molecular machines - machines created by chemistry that manipulate the properties of some of the smallest elements known to man. His work on manipulating molecules has led to all sorts of breakthroughs, including tying molecules into complex knots which could give materials "exceptional versatility" or the ability to be shock absorbent. The knotted molecules mimic the complex knots found in proteins and DNA, helping change their properties. But as he tells Kim, the potential of the technology is only just being discovered.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:40:00 +1300NZ journalist Emma Beales has won this year’s James W Foley Freedom Award for her work. Since 2012 has covered the civil war in Syria.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +1300Kim Hill asks journalist Matt Nippert how and why US billionaire Peter Thiel gained both New Zealand citizenship and millions of dollars profit from a taxpayer-funded scheme.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +1300A selection of feedback from todays program.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:35:00 +1300New Zealand soprano Joanne Roughton-Arnold is performing a one woman opera at the ADAM Chamber Concert Festival. Iris Dreaming, written by Gillian Whitehead and Fleur Adcock, is based on the life of New Zealand writer and pioneering feminist, Iris Wilkinson, who wrote under the pseudonym Robin Hyde. Her most famous novel The Godwits Fly was published shortly before she took her own life in 1938.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:05:00 +1300After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, American author A. Scott Berg expanded his senior thesis on famed editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978), which won a National Book Award. The book has recently been made into a movie, Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. Berg has also written books on Charles Lindbergh, a biography-cum-memoir about his friendship with actress Katharine Hepburn, and Woodrow Wilson, and contributed articles to many high profile publications.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:35:00 +1300Director Rhona Fraser is staging two major works for this summer's Opera in a Days Bay Garden event: Handel's Theodora - featuring Lexus Song Quest 2016 finalists Madison Nonoa and Filipe Manu, and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Rhona is joined in her conversation with Kim by British composer, conductor and keyboard player Howard Moody, with whom she will stage the event.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +1300Kerensa Johnston is CEO of the Wakatū Incorporation, which has 4,000 shareholders descending from the original Māori landowners of the Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay Regions.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:35:00 +1300Don Henley is coming to New Zealand this March. He talks with Kim Hill about The Eagles' reputation for excess, his wilderness projects and moving on after a "terrible year".
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1300SKA Alliance is a group of New Zealand experts working on the IT requirements of the world's largest science project - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +1300Dr Lester Levy now leads all three Auckland DHBs - covering around a third of the country's population. He talks about why so much power has been vested in him - and what he intends to do with it.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:59:00 +1300A selection of feedback from todays program.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:20:00 +1300The London Klezmer Quartet are soon to play their celebratory and soulful Jewish Eastern Europe music ('klezmer') across New Zealand. They join Kim Hill for a live session.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:05:00 +1300Talia Marshall talks about her path to writing and the lessons she learnt caring for the dying.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:27:00 +1300Rick Gekoski talks to Kim Hill about Darke, his first novel.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:05:00 +1300This year New Zealand will have strong representation at the inaugural Honolulu Biennale, the Venice Biennale and the DOCUMENTA exhibition in Germany.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:35:00 +1300Three years ago Romanian mystery writer Eugene Chirovici moved to England and wrote his first English language story, The Book of Mirrors. His gamble paid off.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1300Business journalist Maria Slade has written a home buyer's guide. She talks with Kim Hill about mortgages, leaky homes, building inspections and the media fixation on house prices.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:45:00 +1300Nadia Reid chats to Kim Hill and debuts a track from her brand new album Preservation, which she says is about "strength, observation and sobriety".
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:40:00 +1300Tim Thorpe of Upper Hutt has been tweeting daily extracts from his great uncle's diary – 100 years to the day since he started serving in WW1.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:12:00 +1300Journalist Carey Gillam is working to open up the US food production industry. She talks with Kim Hill about regulatory wind-back and potential gagging orders against scientists.