Saturday Morning with Kim Hill
Listener Feedback to Saturday 13 September09/12/14
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 13 September 2014.
Energy with David Haywood: solar
Doctor of enginerering from Dunsandel, discussing solar energy.
Mohamed Ibrahim: telcos in Somalia
Minister of Communications and in the third Somali Government, who is trying to assert control over the lawless factions in the recovering state, and re-establish the institutions of civil society.
Playing Favourites with the Topp Twins
Jools and Lynda Topp have been performing as the Topp Twins for over thirty years, and go on tour across New Zealand in October and November with The Grand Ole Topp'ry show.
Peter Wilson: death puppetry
Founder and director of theatre company Little Dog Barking, whose production of Duck, Death and the Tulip, won an Outstanding Theatre award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Paul Roberts: The impulse society
American journalist and author on his new book, The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification.
Robin Scholes: paying for The
New Zealand film producer, who is using equity crowdfunding to complete the budget for her latest project, The Patriach, with Lee Tamahori and Temuera Morrison.
Margaret Lock: dementia and aging
Professor Emerita in Social Studies in Medicine at McGill University in Montreal and author of The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging. [topics} author interview, education, health, history, life and society, science, spiritual...
Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
New Zealand author discussing three novels for middle readers: Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.
Lucy Sargisson: utopia
Professor of Utopian Studies at the University of Nottingham and author of books and articles on the topic of political utopianism, who delivered the 2014 Robert Chapman Lecture at the University of Auckland, Utopianism in the Twenty First Century.
Playing Favourites with Arthur Meek
New Zealand playwright who has been living in New York as the third recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency and is back here for the Auckland Theatre Company's world premiere production of his family drama, Trees Beneath the Lake.
Laura O'Connell Rapira: ideas for change
West Auckland social entrepreneur who is working on the projects Our Place Events, RockEnrol,and Fill Bellies Not Bins,and speaking at Festival for the Future 2014.
Robin Robilliard: hard country
Owner with her husband Garry of the Rocklands farm near Takaka, who has written the memoir, Hard Country: A Golden Bay Life.
Alan Cooper: exploring human history
Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide who has been awarded a Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council, using ancient micro biomes and genomes to study human origins, disease and Aboriginal...
Listener Feedback to Saturday 30 August
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 30 August 2104.
Amie Lightbourne: flying discs
Awards Manager at Booksellers NZ and member of the women's Ultimate frisbee team which competed alongside four other New Zealand teams at the World Club Championships in Italy.
Michael Schmidt: the novel
Poet, novelist, translator, anthologist, publisher, and author of the new book, The Novel: A Biography, visiting New Zealand as a guest of the NZ Centre for Literary Translation, in association with International Institute of Modern Letters.
Playing Favourites with Claire Murdoch
Publisher and Multimedia Manager at Te Papa whose biography by Jill Trevelyan, Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer, won best overall book at the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards.
Art with Mary Kisler: a restored Langot
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discussing restored engraving The Mocking of Christ, after Sir Anthony van Dyck by François Langot.
Stephen Nortcliff: soil and sanitation
Emeritus Professor of Soil Science at Reading University, who works with the charity Wherever the Need, and is a guest speaker during World Science Week New Zealand.
- Wellington, New Zealand