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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 De Goldi

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:40:00 +1300

Kate De Goldi is a fiction writer and book reviewer. Her most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, won the Esther Glen Medal at the 2016 NZ Children's and Young Adult Book Awards. She is co-editor, with Susan Paris, of ANNUAL, a miscellany for 9-12 year olds, which was published in October 2016. ANNUAL 2 is due out in September 2017. She'll talk about picture book Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis; a graphic novel retelling of Snow White by Matt Phelan, and the novel Makoons by Louise Erdrich.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-1140-kate_de_goldi-128.mp3




David Vann

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:08:00 +1300

Author David Vann's work has been published in 21 languages. His books include Caribou Island, Legend of a Suicide, and Goat Mountain. David Vann is a professor at the University of Warwick and honorary professor at the University of Franche-Comte in France - but he calls Aotearoa home. His latest book is called Bright Air Black which he says is a feminist retelling of the story of Medea, Jason, and the Argonauts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-1108-david_vann-128.mp3




Harry Leslie Smith - 'Don't let the mean streets of my past be our future'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:34:00 +1300

Harry Leslie Smith is a 94 year old writer, campaigner and WWII veteran. Two years ago, his moving speech at a Labour Party conference about his own childhood became a viral sensation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-1034-harry_leslie_smith-128.mp3




Armando Iannucci - satirising political spin

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:08:00 +1300

Armando Iannucci is a critically acclaimed British comedy writer and producer. He's best known for creating the TV shows The Thick of It and Veep.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-1008-armando_iannucci-128.mp3




Dr Robin Grimes - the nuclear option

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:35:00 +1300

Robin Grimes is Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He visited NZ recently to meet with scientists and ministers to discuss the connection between science and foreign policy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-0935-dr_robin_grimes-128.mp3




Professor Russell Snell - the hunt for autism genes

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:08:00 +1300

To mark Brain Day 2017* (and part of international Brain Awareness Week), Kim talks to Professor Russell Snell, a world-renowned geneticist based at the University of Auckland who has long studied human disease genes and variations in genes in general with a focus on the molecular genetics of disease, in particular neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimers. His latest venture has seen him co-found the Minds for Minds Reseach Network, which is looking into variations in DNA that cause Autism. Minds for Minds is collecting a cohort of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to investigate using large- scale gene sequencing. Brain Day, March 25th 2017, is a free public event held between 9.30 - 3pm at the University of Auckland business school.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-0908-professor_russell_snell-128.mp3




Dr Nafeez Ahmed - failing states, collapsing systems

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:08:00 +1300

Investigative journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed looks at what is triggering the unprecedented outbreak of global social unrest since the 2008 financial crash.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170325-0808-dr_nafeez_ahmed-128.mp3




Listener Feedback for 18 March 2017

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1300

Kim reads emails and texts received from listeners.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-1155-listener_feedback_for_18_march_2017-128.mp3




The Bollands - All of My Ghosts

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:40:00 +1300

Christian and Joyce Bolland talk to Kim about their new album All of My Ghosts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-1140-the_bollands_-_all_of_my_ghosts-128.mp3




Minnie Baragwanath - the battle for accessible healthcare

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:05:00 +1300

Minnie Baragwanath has played a leading role in effecting social change for New Zealanders with disabilities.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-1105-minnie_baragwanath_-_the_battle_for_accessible_healthcare-128.mp3




Terry Waite - Out of the Silence

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:05:00 +1300

Terry Waite is a British humanitarian and author who visits NZ each year during our summer to write. He talks to Kim about writing, empathy and his love of silence.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-1005-terry_waite_-_out_of_the_silence-128.mp3




Rachel Batterham - gut reactions to obesity

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:30:00 +1300

Rachel Batterham played a key role in identifying that gut hormones play a large role in feelings of hunger and food intake - and researching how that information might be used in the fight against obesity.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-0930-rachel_batterham_-_gut_reactions_to_obesity-128.mp3




George Farrant on preserving historic Auckland

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1300

Auckland Council's Principal Heritage Advisor George Farrant has overseen the restoration of the Civic Theatre, the Auckland Town Hall, the Auckland Art Gallery and The Pah Homestead.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-0905-george_farrant_-_preserving_historic_auckland-128.mp3




Susan Faludi on gender and identity

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 +1300

The Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author talks with Kim Hill about her most recent book In the Darkroom - a memoir of her transgender father and a meditation on identity.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170318-0812-susan_faludi_-_in_the_darkroom-128.mp3




Listener Feedback for 11 March 2017

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1300

Kim reads texts and emails received from listeners.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-1155-listener_feedback_for_11_march_2017-128.mp3




Steve Bell: drawing dissent

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:06:00 +1300

Steve Bell cartoons have outraged, entertained and provoked readers of The Guardian since 1981.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-1106-steve_bell-128.mp3




Phil Dadson: soundtracks of delight

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:32:00 +1300

New Zealand musician and sound artist Phil Dadson now performs as sonicsfromscratch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-1032-phil_dadson-128.mp3




A wild, dark whaling tale

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:06:00 +1300

English writer Ian McGuire talks to Kim Hill about his novel The North Water - one of the New York Times' Best Books of 2016 and long-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-1006-ian_mcguire-128.mp3




Professor Martyn Goulding: the mysteries of the spinal cord

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:36:00 +1300

Martyn Goulding talks with Kim Hill about the challenges of understanding the brain and nervous system.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-0936-professor_martyn_goulding-128.mp3




Dr Neha Sangwan: stress, communication and healthcare

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:06:00 +1300

Dr Neha Sangwan is a physician and international speaker who teaches people how to deal with stress by reading their own body signals and communicating better.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-0906-dr_neha_sangwan_-_treating_stress_in_the_workplace-128.mp3




Ichiro Kawachi: nudging people towards better health

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:18:00 +1300

30 years ago, an article by Dr Ichiro Kawachi helped change the law on smoking in this country - and set him on a public health career path.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-0818-professor_ichiro_kawachi-128.mp3




Flooding in Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsular

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:12:00 +1300

Steve Fabish is Hauraki District Council's Civil Defence controller.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170311-0812-flooding_in_auckland_and_the_coromandel_peninsular-128.mp3




Listener Feedback

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1300

Kim reads texts and emails received from listeners.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-1155-listener_feedback-128.mp3




Mary Kisler: The Body Laid Bare

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +1300

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She discusses the Auckland Art Gallery's upcoming The Body Laid Bare - Masterpieces from Tate exhibition (March 18th - July 16th) comprised of more than 100 artworks from the Tate of London, which capture the body in beautiful, sensual and at times provocative form over the past two centuries.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-1145-mary_kisler_the_body_laid_bare-128.mp3




Jessa Crispin: why she's not a feminist

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:06:00 +1300

Writer Jessa Crispin says contemporary feminism has lost its way - and the divide between the movement's rhetoric and the real-life experience of women is only getting bigger.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-1106-jessa_crispin_why_shes_not_a_feminist-128.mp3




Bill Manhire: collected riddles

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:35:00 +1300

Bill Manhire has two new books out this year - one is a collection of riddles. He talks with Kim Hill about the form.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-1035-bill_manhire_collected_riddles-128.mp3




David Heymann: Preventing pandemics

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:05:00 +1300

David Heymann talks with Kim Hill about emerging infectious diseases and how global inequality affects their spread and treatment. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-1005-david_heymann_preventing_pandemics-128.mp3




Arthur Tompkins: Art Crime - The Timbuktu Papers

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:45:00 +1300

Arthur Tompkins is a District Court judge, and editor of Art Crime and its Prevention: A Handbook for Collectors and Art Professionals (Lund Humphries). He has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, and writes a bi-monthly series of articles in the online magazine Versopolis about stolen masterpieces now back on public display. He will discuss the story of the Timbuktu manuscripts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-0945-arthur_tompkins_art_crime_-_the_timbuktu_papers-128.mp3




Phil Pennington: Surviving 7.8

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1300

After being rocked awake by the massive 7.8 earthquake that hit North Canterbury last November, RNZ reporter Phil Pennington was among the first reporters to be sent to Kaikoura to assess the damage.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-0905-phil_pennington_surviving_7_point_8-128.mp3




Carol Shand: championing sexual health

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:12:00 +1300

One of New Zealand’s leading figures in women’s health, Carol Shand, reflects on her career and plans for retirement.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170304-0812-carol_shand_championing_sexual_health-128.mp3




Listener Feedback for 25 February 2017

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +1300

Kim read texts and emails received from listeners.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-1159-listener_feedback_for_25_february_2017-128.mp3




Armando Lucas Correa: The German Girl

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:38:00 +1300

Journalist and author Armando Lucas Correa is the Editor in Chief of People en Español - the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the US.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-1138-armando_lucas_correa_the_german_girl-128.mp3




Blitzed: the Nazis and drugs

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:38:00 +1300

German writer Norman Ohler talks about the Third Reich's relationship with drugs - including cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamines.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-1038-norman_ohler_methamphetamine_and_the_nazis-128.mp3




Professor Eric Rignot: The Tale Told by Polar Ice Sheets

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +1300

Professor Eric Rignot talks with Kim Hill about future sea-level rise from warming of the polar ice sheets.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-1005-professor_eric_rignot_the_tale_told_by_polar_ice_sheets-128.mp3




Dame Georgina Mace: Valuing Nature

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +1300

Dame Georgina Mace talks with Kim Hill about how the focus of conservation has shifted from preservation and protection to adaptability and resilience.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-1005-dame_georgina_mace_valuing_nature-128.mp3




Hugh McCarroll: The Space Poop Challenge

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +1300

Hugh McCarroll of Hamilton is one of the finalists in a global competition designed by NASA to crowdsource ideas for collecting waste from astronauts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-0930-hugh_mccarroll-128.mp3




Dr Paul Young: Improving Intensive Care

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1300

Wellington 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-0905-dr_paul_young_improving_intensive_care-128.mp3




Peter Zanzottera and Dr Hamish Mackie: Building 'Bikeability'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +1300

The NZTA is looking to replicate a UK programme that has so far taught cycle skills to two million schoolchildren – Bikeability.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170225-0812-peter_zanzottera_and_dr_hamish_mackie_building_bikeability-128.mp3