Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:59:00 +1300Kim reads emails and texts received from listeners.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:40:00 +1300Kate 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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:08:00 +1300Author 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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:34:00 +1300Harry 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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:08:00 +1300Armando 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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:35:00 +1300Robin 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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:08:00 +1300To 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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:08:00 +1300Investigative journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed looks at what is triggering the unprecedented outbreak of global social unrest since the 2008 financial crash.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1300Kim reads emails and texts received from listeners.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:40:00 +1300Christian and Joyce Bolland talk to Kim about their new album All of My Ghosts.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:05:00 +1300Minnie Baragwanath has played a leading role in effecting social change for New Zealanders with disabilities.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:05:00 +1300Terry 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.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:30:00 +1300Rachel 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.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1300Auckland 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.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 +1300The 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.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1300Kim reads texts and emails received from listeners.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:06:00 +1300Steve Bell cartoons have outraged, entertained and provoked readers of The Guardian since 1981.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:32:00 +1300New Zealand musician and sound artist Phil Dadson now performs as sonicsfromscratch.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:06:00 +1300English 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.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:36:00 +1300Martyn Goulding talks with Kim Hill about the challenges of understanding the brain and nervous system.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:06:00 +1300Dr 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.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:18:00 +130030 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.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:12:00 +1300Steve Fabish is Hauraki District Council's Civil Defence controller.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +1300Kim reads texts and emails received from listeners.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +1300Mary 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.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:06:00 +1300Writer 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.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:35:00 +1300Bill Manhire has two new books out this year - one is a collection of riddles. He talks with Kim Hill about the form.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:05:00 +1300David Heymann talks with Kim Hill about emerging infectious diseases and how global inequality affects their spread and treatment.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:45:00 +1300Arthur 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.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1300After 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.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:12:00 +1300One of New Zealand’s leading figures in women’s health, Carol Shand, reflects on her career and plans for retirement.
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 +1300Professor Eric Rignot talks with Kim Hill about future sea-level rise from warming of the polar ice sheets.
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 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.