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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.



 



Listener feedback for 17 June 2017

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:55:00 +1200

Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-1155-listener_feedback_for_17_june_2017-128.mp3




Holly Walker - The Whole Intimate Mess

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:35:00 +1200

Dropping the traditional gender roles of 'caregiver' and 'breadwinner' would benefit everyone, says former Green MP Holly Walker, who's written a memoir The Whole Intimate Mess: Motherhood, Politics and Women's Writing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-1135-holly_walker_-_the_whole_intimate_mess-128.mp3




Anthony Grant - Taking a punt on the Sculptureum

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:05:00 +1200

Auckland-based husband and wife team, lawyers Anthony and Sandra Grant, have just opened a hugely ambitious art project near Matakana, north of Auckland, called Sculptureum. For 12 years, the couple have filled their 10ha vineyard and restaurant site with hundreds of sculptures - including the most substantial piece of glass art on public display in Australasia (a chandelier by Dale Chihuly), works by Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall and Rodin, brightly coloured animals by the Cracking Art Group and hundreds of other pieces by New Zealand and international artists. Anthony Grant also co-authored The Law of Intellectual Property in New Zealand (1989) and wrote the New Zealand chapter in ADR and Trusts: An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes (Grant Jones and Peter Pexton, 2015).


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-1105-anthony_grant_-_taking_a_punt_on_the_sculptureum-128.mp3




Romain Troublé - Sir Peter Blake's Legacy

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:40:00 +1200

Romain Troublé is managing director of the Tara Expeditions Foundation - the Tara is formerly Sir Peter Blake's vessel Seamaster. With a double degree in biotechnology and business management, Troublé also participated in the America's Cup in 2000 and 2003. Tara has traveled 350,000km since 2003, completing 10 expeditions to study and understand the impact of climate and ecological change on the ocean. The schooner returns to New Zealand on Saturday, July 1 for the first time since the death of the Kiwi yachtsman and environmentalist Sir Peter and, while berthed in Auckland, there will be a (free) outdoor photo and video exhibition, with a focus on oceans.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-1040-romain_trouble_-_sir_peter_blakes_legacy-128.mp3




Warren Brookbanks - NZ's Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:07:00 +1200

Warren Brookbanks was a Professor of Law at Auckland University, where he taught from 1983 to 2016. He is co-author of New Zealand's leading criminal law textbook Principles of Criminal Law (4th ed) with Andrew Simester, and has authored and co-edited a number of other leading texts on criminal justice and psychiatry and the law. Brookbanks is a founding trustee of the Odyssey House Trust (NZ) and is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL). He's just launched the Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice at AUT, which is the first of its kind in New Zealand, aiming to provide leadership to academics, the legal profession, and others engaged in non-adversarial problem-solving.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-1007-warren_brookbanks_-_nzs_centre_for_non-adversarial_justice-128.mp3




Mike Myers - Aussie answers in social housing

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:35:00 +1200

Mike Myers is the managing director of Australia's National Affordable Housing Consortium (NAHC) which has built over 3,500 new affordable rental homes in the last seven years, attracting $1.3b in private investment. The NAHC has also recently established a fully market-based shared-equity home ownership programme called BuyAssist Australia, to help people transition from renting to buying. With over 30 years' experience in social and affordable housing in Australia and the UK, Myers was recently in New Zealand to address the Community Housing Aotearoa IMPACT conference held in Wellington, where he shared the lessons New Zealand could learn from Australia.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-0935-mike_myers_-_aussie_answers_in_social_housing-128.mp3




'Ample precedent' for impeachment, says academic

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:07:00 +1200

Allan Lichtman,  a distinguished professor of history at American University in Washington, says in his latest book, The Case for Impeachment, President Trump could face impeachment for any number of reasons.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-0907-allan_lichtman_-_impeaching_trump-128.mp3




Vanessa Redgrave - Sea Sorrow

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:11:00 +1200

British stage and screen legend Vanessa Redgrave is in Sydney with her son Carlo Nero to attend the opening of their new documentary Sea Sorrow at the Sydney Film Festival. Redgrave decided to make her directorial debut on the film, which her son has produced, after seeing footage of the body of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015. Sea Sorrow focuses on efforts in the British parliament to allow more refugee children into the UK. Redgrave has been an actor since 1958, when she first appeared on London's West End, and has appeared in dozens of plays and films during her acclaimed career, winning the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA, Olivier, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170617-0811-vanessa_redgrave_-_sea_sorrow-128.mp3




Listener feedback for 10 June 2017

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:55:00 +1200

Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-1155-listener_feedback_for_10_june_2017-128.mp3




Kate De Goldi - Children's book roundup

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:40:00 +1200

Kate De Goldi is one of New Zealand's most celebrated authors and a Saturday Morning regular. Her most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Longacre), won the junior fiction category at the 2016 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. She will discuss The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky (Allen & Unwin); The Journey by Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books); and Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs, artwork by Nizar Ali Badr (Orca Book Publishers).


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-1140-kate_de_goldi_-_childrens_book_roundup-128.mp3




Briar Grace-Smith - When Sun and Moon Collide

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:07:00 +1200

Briar Grace-Smith (Nga Puhi, Nga Wai) is a playwright, screenwriter, poet and short story writer. She won the 1995 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award for her first major play, Nga Pou Wahine, and Purapurawhetu won Best New Zealand Play at the 1997 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. In 2000 Grace-Smith received the Arts Foundation Laureate Award and in 2009 her first feature film, The Strength of Water, premiered internationally. She worked as an actor and writer with the Maori theatre companies Te Ohu Whakaari and He Ara Hou. Her other writing credits include the screenplay Fresh Meat and the TV series Fish Skin Suit. Her play When Sun and Moon Collide, first staged in 2000, is being produced by the Auckland Theatre Company, June 20 to July 6.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-1107-briar_grace-smith_-_when_sun_and_moon_collide-128.mp3




Stephanie Lake - If Never Was Now

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:45:00 +1200

Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her major works have been presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Opera House, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), and Hong Kong Arts Festival, among others. She collaborates across theatre, film and TV, visual art and music video and has directed several large-scale public works involving over 1000 participants. Two of her most recent projects include work on a Tom Waits/William Burroughs 'cult musical' The Black Rider, as well as working as a 'movement consultant' on the documentary Guilty, about Australian Myuran Sukumaran - one of the Bali Nine who was convicted of drug smuggling and executed in Indonesia. Lake is in Auckland as one of three international choreographers working on the New Zealand Dance Company's new season, 'Kiss the Sky' which opens at the end of June. She will present 'If Never Was Now', described by Australian critics as "eccentric and whimsical with a playful, riotous edge".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-1045-stephanie_lake_-_if_never_was_now-128.mp3




Tony Rousmaniere - What your therapist doesn't know

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:15:00 +1200

Using big data to reveal what a therapist's emotional intelligence doesn't pick up doesn't dehumanise the art of psychotherapy, says psychologist Tony Rousmaniere.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-1015-tony_rousmaniere_-_what_your_therapist_doesnt_know-128.mp3




Andrew Digby - Kakapo cursed with crusty bum

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:43:00 +1200

Andrew Digby is the science advisor for the kakapo and takahe recovery programmes with the Department of Conservation. He is responsible for coordinating and leading the diverse scientific research efforts for both species. He is a conservation biologist, having completed a PhD studying kiwi at Victoria University. Digby has a background in astronomy, with a PhD in Astrophysics from Edinburgh University, and he worked as a research astronomer with NASA in New York. He will talk about the latest in kakapo conservation, including a big vitamin D study in full swing (kakapo are all vitamin D deficient) and a plague of a condition known as 'crusty bum'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-0943-andrew_digby_-_kakapo_cursed_with_crusty_bum-128.mp3




Winnie Byanyima - Disrupting the world order

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:06:00 +1200

Winnie Byanyima is a grass-roots activist, human rights advocate, and senior international public servant. Born in Uganda in 1959, Byanyima earned engineering degrees in the UK and began her career as an engineer for Uganda Airlines. She was appointed to the diplomatic service in 1989, representing Uganda in France and at UNESCO. She returned to Uganda in 1994 and over the next 10 years she served as a MP, created an all-woman parliamentary caucus, and was founding leader of the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), set up to champion women's equal participation in decision-making. Byanyima held high-ranking positions in the African Union Commission and the UN, working on gender, development and environmental issues, before being appointed head of Oxfam International in 2013. She has expressed an interest in becoming Uganda's first female president. Byanyima is in the Pacific to talk about climate change and will speak at Q Theatre in Auckland on June 12.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-0906-winnie_byanyima_-_disrupting_the_world_order-128.mp3




Iain Macwhirter - What the election means for Scotland

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:35:00 +1200

Iain Macwhirter is a broadcaster and political commentator for The Herald and Sunday Herald, and he unpicks the election results in Scotland. Macwhirter is the author of Road to Referendum and, following the Scottish independence referendum he published Disunited Kingdom: How Westminster Won A Referendum But Lost Scotland. His latest book is Tsunami, about the Scottish National Party's victory in the 2015 general election.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-0835-iain_macwhirter_-_what_the_election_means_for_scotland-128.mp3




Tim Bale - The UK decides

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:10:00 +1200

The UK general election has ended in a hung parliament and current prime minister Theresa May is expected to go. What does it mean for the thing that started it all off, Brexit?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170610-0810-tim_bale_-_the_uk_decides-128.mp3




Listener feedback for 3 June 2017

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 11:55:00 +1200

Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-1155-listener_feedback_for_3_june_2017-128.mp3




Jonathan Taplin - social media vs democracy

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 11:07:00 +1200

Facebook, Google and Amazon have not just cornered culture, they're undermining democracy, according to Jonathan Taplin, the author of Move Fast and Break Things.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-1107-jonathan_taplin_-_social_media_vs_democracy-128.mp3




Guerrilla Girls - Culture jamming the world of art

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 10:37:00 +1200

The Guerrilla Girls is a feminist activist art collective. Over 55 people have been members of the collective since its formation in 1985. The group uses 'culture jamming' in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption in the art world, keeping a focus on the message by never revealing individual identities (gorilla masks are always worn by members in public). The collective has done over 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, as well as projects and exhibitions that point out discriminatory practices within the museums and galleries. One of the collective's pieces, "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?" (1989) is being exhibited as part of The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate on at the Auckland Art Gallery - Toi O Tamaki, until July 16.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-1037-guerrilla_girls_-_culture_jamming_the_world_of_art-128.mp3




Jan Bernheim - Belgium's end-of-life expertise

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 10:06:00 +1200

Belgian professor Jan Bernheim is one of the world's leading experts in palliative care and medically assisted dying and a senior researcher at the End-of-Life Care Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels) and Ghent University, one of the world's largest organisations specialising in the subject. Belgium was the second country to legalise medically assisted dying (in 2002) and Bernheim, a retired doctor and oncologist, was co-founder of the first palliative care service on the European continent in 1979. He has a rare ability to speak authoritatively on both palliative care at end of life and voluntary euthanasia. He says the Belgian experience showed that the development of palliative care and the process of legalising voluntary euthanasia could be mutually reinforcing, and the provision of adequate palliative care in Belgium made the legalisation of euthanasia ethically and politically acceptable. Berheim is in New Zealand at the invitation of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society for a nine-city speaking tour which will end in Auckland on June 17.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-1006-jan_bernheim_-_belgiums_end-of-life_expertise-128.mp3




Rory Christian - Keeping the lights on

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 09:40:00 +1200

Rory Christian is the director of New York Clean Energy at the Environmental Defense Fund, focusing on energy and clean air in New York. He works with state and city officials on policy to guide an evolving utility landscape, and also works with Green Bank and private sector clean energy companies on financing clean energy projects in the state. Prior to that, he was director of energy, finance and sustainability at the New York Housing Authority, where he managed a $500 milllion utility budget while promoting energy conservation. Christian was a key player in world-leading energy market reforms that started in New York in 2014, and is in New Zealand as a guest of Vector, which says it will need to invest almost $2bn in the next 10 years in Auckland alone to ensure the city can "keep the lights on". However, the spend will be put towards developing technologies, such as those championed by the New York Clean Energy initiative, rather than "poles and wires".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-0940-rory_christian_-_keeping_the_lights_on-128.mp3




Arundhati Roy - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 09:06:00 +1200

Arundhati Roy is an Indian novelist and activist. After a childhood in Kerala, she moved to Delhi at age 16, eventually studying architecture at the Delhi School of Architecture while dreaming of a career in writing. Moving into television writing, Roy won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel The God of Small Things, following that work with mainly politically-oriented nonfiction on issues such as the environment and human rights abuses and global capitalism. She narrowly escaped sedition charges in 2010 after publicly supporting independence for the disputed Kashmir region of India. In recognition of her outspoken advocacy of human rights, Roy was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award in 2002, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Sahitya Akademi Award from the Indian Academy of Letters in 2006. She is about to release her second work of fiction in 20 years, called The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-0906-arundhati_roy_-_the_ministry_of_utmost_happiness-128.mp3




Steven Rood - Terror in the Philippines

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:40:00 +1200

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Marawi on Mindanao island after a Muslim militant group took control of parts of the city last week. Marawi is reported to be devastated by fighting, with more than 100 civilians killed and 85,000 residents forced to flee to evacuation centres. Dr Steven Rood is Distinguished Visitor at the Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific. Formerly the Asia Foundation's country representative for the Philippines and Pacific Island Nations, Steven Rood is the author of a number of works on Filipino politics. His most recent publication is "The Role of International Actors in the Search for Peace in Mindanao," in Paul D. Hutchcroft, (ed.) Mindanao: The Long Journey to Peace and Prosperity (2016).


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-0840-steven_rood_-_terror_in_the_philippines-128.mp3




Anna Leask - Behind bars

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:12:00 +1200

Anna Leask has worked for the New Zealand Herald since 2008 and is currently a senior reporter, covering crime and justice for the daily newspaper as well as for the Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday. Notably she's reported on the re-investigation of Arthur Allan Thomas, 43 years after the double murders for which he served nine years in prison before being pardoned, and the Christchurch 'House of Horrors' murderer Jason Somerville, who killed his wife and buried her under his East Christchurch house a year after doing the same to his neighbour Tisha Lowery. Leask covered the Pike River Mine disaster in 2010, the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, Fiji's Cyclone Winston in early 2016 and travelled to Gallipoli in 2015 to cover the centenary of the Anzac landings. She won a Canon Media Award for crime and justice reporting in 2014. Her first book, Behind Bars: Real-life stories from inside New Zealand prisons has just been released.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170603-0812-anna_leask_-_behind_bars-128.mp3




Ryan Adams: cat-loving balladeer

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:20:00 +1200

Ryan Adams developed a taste for punk rock and he began playing electric guitar in his early teens. At 15, Adams started writing songs, and a year later he formed a band called the Patty Duke Syndrome, leaving in 1994 to explore country and pop influences with a new band, Whiskeytown, formed with guitarist Phil Wandscher and violinist Caitlin Cary. Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac became an instant alternative-country classic in 1997 but the band had disintegrated by 1999. Adams made his solo debut in 2000 and has since produced roughly one album a year, and many more songs, and has worked with many of the biggest names in music. He suffered a health breakdown in the late 2000s, when it was revealed he suffered from Ménière's disease. In 2015 Adams released 1989, a song-for-song cover of Taylor Swift's album of the same name. He worked on up to 80 songs for his latest album, Prisoner, influenced by his divorce from his wife Mandy Moore. He launched this album in New Zealand with a show at the Civic Theatre this week. Adams played a couple of songs during his interview with Kim Hill. They have been removed from this audio, for copyright reasons.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-1120-ryan_adams_no_songs-128.mp3




Todd Niall - Team NZ setting sail in Bermuda

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:05:00 +1200

Todd Niall is Radio New Zealand's Auckland correspondent and has held a number of roles over three decades in radio journalism. He's in Bermuda to cover the 35th America's Cup for RNZ (his fifth time covering the race) and will talk to Kim prior to Emirates Team New Zealand's first race in the Louise Vuitton qualifiers. Until June 13th, qualifiers between Team New Zealand, the UK's Landrover BAR, Sweden's Artemis, Groupama Team France and Softbank Team Japan will decide which syndicate takes on Cup holder Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Match in a best of 13 series starting on June 18th.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-1105-todd_niall_-_team_nz_setting_sail_in_bermuda-128.mp3




Prof Michael Jackson - The wherewithal of life

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:20:00 +1200

Professor Michael D Jackson is a New-Zealand-born anthropologist and creative writer. He has published 30 books of poetry, fiction, ethnography and memoir, and is internationally known for his vast body of work. Most notably, he has helped define the field of 'existential anthropology' - looking at how groups of humans make meaning of their lives in the face of adversity. In New Zealand, Jackson is best known for his poetry and creative non-fiction (Latitudes of Exile was awarded the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1976, and Wall won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 1981). Since 1969 he has conducted extensive fieldwork among the Kuranko of Sierra Leone, the Warlpiri and Kuku-Yalanji of Australia, and African migrants in Europe. Jackson is currently Distinguished Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-1020-prof_m_jackson_-_the_wherewithal_of_life-128.mp3




Neil Degrasse Tyson - A Cosmic Perspective

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:05:00 +1200

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He's a best-selling author, Emmy Award winner, recipient of 19 honorary doctorates, and a man who was once named "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive". Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The centre is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson wrote monthly essays in the 'Universe' column for Natural History magazine, some of which were published in his book Death by Black Hole (2007). He will be in New Zealand for the first time in early June to present his show, A Cosmic Perspective, at both Christchurch's Horncastle Arena and the Spark Arena in Auckland.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-1005-neil_degrasse_tyson_-_a_cosmic_perspective-128.mp3




Jacqueline Fahey - Cutting loose

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:35:00 +1200

Jaqueline Fahey was one of the first NZ artists to paint from a women's point of view and is the author of two memoirs and two novels.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-0935-jacqueline_fahey_-_cutting_loose-128.mp3




Jason Donovan: mature pop idol

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:05:00 +1200

If Jason Donovan could go back before Neighbours, before his international pop stardom, he wouldn't change a thing. He says regret is a wasted emotion and besides, he’s had a good career, though not without its bumps.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-0905-jason_donovan_-_mature_pop_idol-128.mp3




Wayne Smith - A rugby legend backs Ride of the Legends

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:12:00 +1200

Wayne Smith has just announced he will retire as All Blacks assistant coach, ending a 20-year coaching involvement with the team. Prior to coaching, Smith had a distinguished rugby playing career - from the late 1970s into the mid-80s he was one of the country's most accomplished first five eighths, appearing in 17 tests, and also played in Italy as well as in the sevens in Hong Kong. Smith was the Crusaders' coach from 1997-99, taking the team to victory in the 1998-99 championship, and he mirrored this achievement at the Chiefs 12 years later, with two consecutive wins. He was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2012. Smith and his wife Trish have twin sons, one of whom has cerebral palsy, which led Smith to become patron of the New Zealand Foundation for Conductive Education. NZFCE will be the recipient of charity funds raised during the Ride Of The Legends cycle tour that runs in conjunction with the Lions Rugby Tour, which kicks off on June 3.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170527-0812-wayne_smith_-_a_rugby_legend_backs_ride_of_the_legends-128.mp3




Listener feedback for 20 May 2017

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:55:00 +1200

Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-1155-listener_feedback_for_20_may_2017-128.mp3




David Dolan - Please don't stop the music

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:05:00 +1200

Lecturers at the Waikato University School of Music fear proposed staff cuts will see the school's demise, with University management preparing to restructure the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and proposing to cut the full time staff numbers in the music department from eight to five. David Dolan is a concert pianist, researcher and a professor both at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the UK, and he is dedicated to the revival of the art of classical improvisation. He has weighed in to efforts to try and save the facility, describing it as a "rare and precious" world class centre of excellence, with a standard of teaching he has rarely witnessed anywhere in his travels.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-1105-david_dolan_-_please_dont_stop_the_music-128.mp3




Daniel Falconer - On the trail of Sasquatch

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:35:00 +1200

Daniel Falconer is a designer and author at Weta Workshop in Wellington. He's been with the company for 20 years, working as part of the design team on such projects as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and has written 12 behind-the-scenes books about the work he and his colleagues have done on a number of films. Falconer's hobbies take in art, science, natural history and fantasy, and he also harbours a curiosity concerning the North American bigfoot mystery, a fascination that has seen him join US-based amateur researchers and scientists in the field a number of times in areas reputed to be hotspots for supposed encounters. His obsession helped spark a theatre production of Sasquatch, which will be performed for the first time during Loemis, Wellington's Winter Solstice Festival, June 15 - 21.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-1035-daniel_falconer_-_on_the_trail_of_sasquatch-128.mp3




Ariel Levy - rules do not apply

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:05:00 +1200

Ariel Levy is a journalist and writer based in New York. She joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, tackling topics such as the world's reaction to intersex South African runner Caster Semenya, and Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that brought down the Defense of Marriage Act. Levy won a National Magazine Award in 2013 for the essay "Thanksgiving in Mongolia", where she details a miscarriage in a hotel room while on assignment in Ulaanbaatar. The loss caused Levy to examine the unravelling of her life, a process that led her to author the New York Times best-seller The Rules Do Not Apply (2017). Her first book was Female Chauvinist Pigs (2006), which looked at the rise of 'raunch' culture.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-1005-ariel_levy_-_the_rules_do_not_apply-128.mp3




Max Gimblett - The Quatrefoil King

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:08:00 +1200

One of New Zealand's most successful and internationally prominent living painters, Max Gimblett has been living in North America since 1962. He took refuge in the teachings of Buddhism, and is a Rinzai Zen Priest - taking his vows in 2006. He is known for creating quatrefoil-shaped paintings and Sumi Ink 'enso' works. Gimblett has developed a reputation for shouting and stomping whilst painting in an attempt to be completely spontaneous and as an expression of the immediacy of Zen Buddhism. His work is in the collections of many of the world's leading museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. A documentary about his life, Max Gimblett: Original Mind, will play on the closing night of the Doc Edge International Film Festival in both Wellington (May 21st, Roxy Cinema) and Auckland (June 5th, Q Theatre).


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-0908-max_gimblett_-_the_quatrefoil_king-128.mp3




Charles Lane - Trump vs the FBI

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:50:00 +1200

Charles Lane is an opinion writer for the Washington Post. He was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing, and is the author of The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre and The Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, and is a frequent commentator on television and radio. He talks to Kim about an extraordinary week in US politics, which has seen President Donald Trump increasingly under pressure over the ongoing investigation into possible links between his associates and Russia.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-0850-charles_lane_-_trump_vs_the_fbi-128.mp3




Tommy Rhattigan - bread, jam and terror

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:12:00 +1200

Tommy Rhattigan was a seven-year-old boy in Manchester when he was lured to the house of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady with a promise of bread and jam.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20170520-0812-tommy_rhattigan_-_bread_jam_and_terror-128.mp3