Saturday Morning with Kim Hill
Listener Feedback to Saturday 25 October 201410/24/14
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 25 October 2104.
Poetry with Gregory O'Brien: untimely deaths
Painter, poet, curator and writer, discussing two new books, focused on real life tragedies: How To Be Dead in a Year of Snakes by Chris Tse, and; Dear Neil Roberts by Airini Beautrais.
Eddie Izzard: marathon standup
Stage and screen actor, producer and standup comedian whose standup show Force Majeure has played in 25 countries on five continents since March 2013, and will visit New Zealand in February 2015.
Playing Favourites with Toa Fraser
Playwright, screenwriter, and director of theatre and film, whose pre-European Maori action movie The Dead Lands opens this coming week, and new play, Pure and Deep, will be staged in Auckland later this month.
Mark Mazengarb and Loren Barrigar: guitar duo
New Zealand and American full-time touring musicians, based in New York and currently on an extensive North and South Island tour.
Lloyd Spencer Davis: penguins
Stuart Professor of Science Communication and director of the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago, and author of Professor Penguin: Discovery and Adventure with Penguins.
Tony Blakely: health in New Zealand
Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, and co-author of The Healthy Country? A History of Life and Death in New Zealand
James Cameron: deep sea filming
Movie director (Titanic, Avatar) and executive producer of new documentary Deepsea Challenge 3D, which chronicles his piloting of a solo submersible to the depths of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench.
Listener Feedback for 18 October 2014
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 18 October 2014.
Energy with David Haywood: solar photovoltaic
Doctor of engineering from Dunsandel, discussing solar photovoltaic energy.
Damian Skinner: jewellery and makers
Art historian, curator, and co-author of two new books: Place and Adornment: a History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand, and Fingers: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Playing Favourites with Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean
Trampers and writers who have collaborated on the new, illustrated book, Tramping: A New Zealand History.
Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Tissot theft
District Court Judge and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, who has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces. He discusses the 1998 theft from the Auckland Art Gallery of Still on Top, the 19th century painting by...
Justin O'Sullivan: cellular organisation
Senior research fellow at the Liggins Institute, whose work at Gravida, an inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary virtual research network involves new discoveries about cellular organisation.
Adura Onashile: Henrietta Lacks
Adura Onashile is the co-creator and performer of HeLa, a solo show about the woman whose cancer cell sample, taken without her permission, was used as the raw material for some of the most important scientific discoveries of the past 100 years.
Emma Marris: nature and cuisine
Environmental writer and reporter who wrote the article, Beyond Food and Evil: Nature and Haute Cuisine After the Chez Panisse Revolution, and is currently seeking backing for her project on wild wolves.
Listener Feedback to Saturday 11 October
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of Saturday 11 October 2104.
Hannah August: WW1 departure
Researcher who identified ten representative Wellingtonians who were involved in World War 1, as part of the city's free multi-media event, Wellington - Lest We Forget.
Writer of non-fiction, biography, poetry and screenplays, whose new small book, Barefoot Years, is a memoir of childhood, and part of a longer forthcoming work.
Kirsty Gunn: Thorndon and "home"
Novelist, short story writer, and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, who writes about her "Katherine Mansfield project" in her recently published small book Thorndon: Wellington and Home.
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