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A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.

A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.
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Auckland, New Zealand

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A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.

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English


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Listener feedback for 15 December 2018

12/14/2018
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Emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:04:53

Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch - Reading 2018

12/14/2018
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Kate De Goldi is a children's author, publisher, and reviewer. Her latest book is From The Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, and she is a regular guest on Saturday Morning to discuss children's literature. Laura Kroetsch lives in Adelaide, where she was director of the Adelaide Writers' Week for seven years - stepping down after the 2018 event to work for Hobart's Dark Mofo festival where she is programme director of the Dark and Dangerous Thoughts symposium. De Goldi and Kroetsch join Kim to...

Duration:00:55:04

Dr Mike Murphy - Developing anti-oxidants that fight aging

12/14/2018
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Dr Mike Murphy is one of the world's leading scientists in mitochondrial research. Originally from Ireland, he is nowadays the programme leader at the Mitochondrial Biology Unit at Cambridge University. Dr Murphy studied at Otago University, where he developed MitoQ, a mitochondria-targeting anti-oxidant, which looks likely to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease and other diseases of aging. Dr Murphy was in New Zealand to be the keynote speaker at the Society of Free Radical...

Duration:00:38:11

Debs Martin - Pelorus Sound long-tailed bat project

12/14/2018
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Debs Martin has been the regional manager for Forest & Bird in the top of the South Island since 2004. In recent years she has helped develop several biodiversity strategies for the region - and is currently working to preserve the critically endangered New Zealand long-tailed bat which is headed for extinction unless populations are identified and protected. Martin became involved in bat conservation in South Canterbury in the early 2000s as a volunteer for Forest and Bird, and then in...

Duration:00:15:44

MasterChef's Matt Preston: sharp-dressed foodie

12/14/2018
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Australian food writer, author and TV personality Matt Preston is a familiar face to Kiwi fans of MasterChef Australia. He is one of the show's three judges and is known for his cravats and colourful, occasionally outrageous, suits. Preston writes a weekly food column for Newscorp's metro newspapers and he is a senior editor for Delicious and Taste magazines. His new cookbook is called Yummy, Easy, Quick: Around the World.

Duration:00:18:38

Professor Mohamad Abdalla - Muslim in Australia

12/14/2018
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Professor Mohamad Abdalla is one of Australia's most prominent Muslim leaders. Over the last 15 years, he played a leading role in establishing Islamic Studies (Research and Teaching) as an academic area of study in Australia, including securing $8m to establish the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (NCEIS), a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, Griffith University and the University of Western Sydney. Professor Abdalla has been a guest of Victoria University's...

Duration:00:31:12

Paula Morris - Bonjour Menton

12/14/2018
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Novelist, short story writer and essayist, Paula Morris (Ngati Wai, Ngati Whatua) is the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Fellow, announced by the Arts Foundation this week. She will spend at least four months in Menton, southern France, with access to the writing room below Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield created some of her most important work. She joins a long list of celebrated New Zealand writers who have taken up the fellowship. Morris has been awarded numerous residencies and...

Duration:00:20:46

Anne Perkins - BREXIT latest

12/14/2018
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Anne Perkins is a political commentator, writer and broadcaster, and the former deputy political editor of The Guardian. She will talk to Kim about a week in which it was revealed British PM Theresa May has lost about a third of her party's support, as she heads into a contentious final vote on the shape of the Brexit deal.

Duration:00:24:21

Listener feedback for 8 December 2018

12/7/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:05:32

Graeme Cairns - Laird of Hamilton

12/7/2018
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Graeme Cairns is Laird of Hamilton, a title associated with the Clan McGillicuddy, of which he is chief. He founded the Clan's political arm, the McGillicuddy Serious Party (campaign plank: 'The Great Leap Backwards") making unsuccessful bids for Parliament on the party list. Cairns is a musician - a founding member of The Big Muffin Serious Band - and a street theatre performer who also farms a small holding in the Waikato and is part of a home brewing collective. He also holds workshops...

Duration:00:17:28

Kalisolaite 'Uhila - Performance artist heads to Honolulu Biennial

12/7/2018
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Experimental performance artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila was born in Tonga and lives in Auckland. His work was first noticed widely in 2014 when he was a Walters Prize finalist with his live performance Mo'ui tukuhausia, in which he lived homeless in central Auckland for three months. His other works have seen him spending days in a pig pen, being 'cooked' in an umu, and conducting the tide at Wellington's Oriental Bay. Last year 'Uhila won the contemporary Pacific Artist Award at the Creative New...

Duration:00:31:02

Harry Horton - US politics update

12/7/2018
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Today, US Federal prosecutors filed their sentencing memo for Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and recommended a "substantial term of imprisonment", calling for Cohen to be imprisoned for between 46 and 63 months. Cohen has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller and pleaded guilty in August to eight charges, including allegations that he violated campaign finance laws and unrelated charges of bank and tax fraud. Also today, House Republicans interviewed...

Duration:00:11:49

Doug Wilson - The Aging Revolution

12/7/2018
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Dr Doug Wilson has a medical degree from New Zealand, a PhD from the University of London and has pursued postgraduate work and medical research globally. He currently consults and acts as the chief medical officer for Ferghana Partners Group, whose business is focused on new technologies in biotechnical companies and healthcare. Wilson is dyslexic and after the age of 70 began a new career as a children's author, publishing 10 books to date. His latest book is one for adults, called Aging...

Duration:00:15:42

Sally Magnusson - Iceland's slavery history

12/7/2018
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Sally Magnusson is a Scottish journalist, broadcaster and writer. She grew up in Glasgow, the eldest daughter of the Icelandic journalist and broadcaster Magnus Magnusson and the Scottish newspaper journalist Mamie Baird. She is the presenter of Reporting Scotland for BBC Scotland as well as Tracing Your Roots on BBC Radio 4 and is one of the main presenters of the long-running religious television programme Songs of Praise. After observing the effect of music on her mother's dementia, she...

Duration:00:35:20

David Grann - The story of Henry Worsley

12/7/2018
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David Grann is the staff writer at The New Yorker and an acclaimed author. His stories have appeared in several anthologies and he's written for a raft of other magazines including the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Washington Post among others. His books include The Lost City of Z: A tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, and Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. His latest book is called The White Darkness, and tells the story of...

Duration:00:49:53

Damon Kitney - The real James Packer

12/7/2018
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Damon Kitney has spent more than two decades in financial journalism, including 16 years at the Australian Financial Review, five years of that as deputy editor. Since 2010 he has been the Victorian business editor at The Australian, specialising in writing the untold personal stories of the nation's richest and most private people. He's now written The Price of Fortune, a biography of billionaire James Packer - the first time a member of the Packer family has co-operated with a biographer....

Duration:00:47:14

Listener feedback for Saturday Morning 1 December 2018

11/30/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:10:17

Kate Camp - Robert Scott and The Worst Journey in the World

11/30/2018
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Kate Camp is the author of six collections of poetry published by Victoria University Press, the most recent of which is The internet of things (2017). She's won the New Zealand Book Award for The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls, and the Best First Book Award for Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars. Camp held the Creative New Zealand Berlin writers residency in 2011, and the Katherine Mansfield Menton fellowship in 2017. She has reviewed classic literature on Saturday Morning since 2001;...

Duration:00:13:23

Author Tammy Robinson: 'The cliches are right, life is short'

11/30/2018
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After multiple miscarriages and the deaths of both her mother and a close friend, Tammy Robinson became determined to live out her dream of writing books and getting published. "It propelled me. It made me go… 'gosh, the cliches are right, life is short. You never know when you're gonna go. I've always wanted to be a writer, always always, so I'm gonna do this myself." In 2011, she started and finished her first book Charlie and Pearl then self-published it on Amazon. Seven years later, her...

Duration:00:36:01

Calexit: 'Yes California' head Marcus Ruiz Evans on independent California

11/30/2018
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Membership of the independence group Yes California increased by 400 per cent in the wake of Donald Trump's election. Marcus Ruiz Evans is head of Yes California - the largest of several groups agitating for California, which this year became the world's fifth-largest economy, to secede from the US. Evans joins Kim to discuss the Calexit campaign, the Russian connection, and surprising support from political conservatives.

Duration:00:18:00