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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 13 October 2018

10/12/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:04:12

Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

10/12/2018
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Kate De Goldi joins Kim to discuss the children's books that have been branded racist or sexist since they were first published, and have become controversial in the modern day - among the authors are William Mayne, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Hugh Loftus - as well as recent accusations against several American male writers of YA and children's books. Kate De Goldi's most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Longacre), won the junior fiction category at the 2016 Book Awards for...

Duration:00:22:26

Professor Tim Flannery - Europe's strange backstory

10/12/2018
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Author, scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Tim Flannery has turned his attention to Europe in his latest book, Europe: A Natural History. It's a story of huge animals, shifting islands, eccentric scientists and the impact of modern humans. Flannery has held various academic positions including Professor at the University of Adelaide, director of the South Australian Museum and principal research scientist at the Australian Museum. His many books include The Future Eaters, The...

Duration:00:32:20

Philip Temple - The life of Maurice Shadbolt

10/12/2018
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New Zealand journalist and award-winning author Maurice Shadbolt believed New Zealanders should tell their own stories - and now his story is being told in Life as a Novel: A biography of Maurice Shadbolt, Volume One 1932 to 1973, written by Philip Temple. Temple knew Shadbolt and tells of his political activism, his close friendships with other artists of his time including James K Baxter and Colin McCahon, and his increasingly fraught personal life. Temple himself is a prolific writer of...

Duration:00:25:38

Shivshankar Menon - Shifting sands of geopolitics

10/12/2018
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India is now the fastest-growing major economy in the world. Shivshankar Menon joins Kim to discuss geopolitics, shifting philosophies and alliances, and the global players he describes as "the new authoritarians". Menon is a former Indian foreign secretary and national security adviser, and one of Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers. A career diplomat, he has served as Ambassador or High Commissioner of India to Israel, Sri Lanka, China, and Pakistan. He was a member of...

Duration:00:26:38

Robin Green - The Only Girl

10/12/2018
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In the wild 1970s, Robin Green was the only woman writing for Rolling Stone magazine and she has recently published a funny, candid, tell-all memoir - The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine. Described by one reviewer as "a fascinatingly direct account of a woman in a man's world", Green recounts how she was removed from the magazine's masthead, in a chapter called "A Big Journalistic No-No". She went on to write for TV shows The Sopranos and Northern...

Duration:00:33:38

Doireann Ní Ghríofa - Poems in Irish and English

10/12/2018
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa writes prose and poetry, in both Irish and English. She works on cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art. Born in Galway in 1981, she grew up in rural County Clare, learning Irish through the Gaelscoil system of immersion education. She is a qualified teacher, and holds an MA in Modern Irish Literature/Nua-Ghaeilge (UCC). Ní Ghríofa has published widely in literary magazines in Ireland and abroad. She has received two...

Duration:00:18:56

Professor Sarah Harper - The ageing population

10/12/2018
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With a background in anthropology and population studies, Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, a Fellow at University College, and the founding director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. Harper served on the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, and in 2017 she was director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. She is a director and trustee of the UK Research Integrity Office and a member of the Board of Health Data Research...

Duration:00:47:16

Listener feedback for 6 October 2018

10/5/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:06:53

Anika Moa - Sixth studio album and a 'bun in the oven'

10/5/2018
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Musician, singer and songwriter Anika Moa has this week released her sixth studio album, a self-titled work, recorded in New Orleans with producer Brady Blade. Moa has been making music for 20 years, including two Songs For Bubbas albums (inspired by the arrival of her twin sons), and has toured widely. Latterly she has also found success as a television personality, with her live studio show All Talk With Anika Moa, and Anika Moa Unleashed, and as a popular fill-in presenter on TVOne's...

Duration:00:51:15

Aaron McDonald - New Zealand missing the boat on blockchain

10/5/2018
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Blockchain technology is set to transform business, Government and society, according to promoters of a conference in Auckland next week. Although many people associate blockchain with crypotcurrency trading, those attending the Blockworks conference - including representatives of government, higher education and some of the country's largest companies - say the applications are much wider, and will be transformative. Kim talks to Aaron McDonald, CEO of Centrality - Australasia's largest and...

Duration:00:12:44

Mike Sansom and Cathy O'Callaghan

10/5/2018
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Wellington couple Mike Sansom and Cathy O'Callaghan recently spent three weeks on the Greek Island of Lesvos where they volunteered at refugee camps. Lesvos is temporary home to thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Congo - and the population rises every day. Sansom and O'Callaghan, who have decades of experience in development aid and human rights advocacy, say conditions at the camps are horrific - and conflict, sexual violence,...

Duration:00:25:13

Brett Kavanaugh update with Simon Marks

10/5/2018
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is poised to join the US Supreme Court after a key Republican senator announced her support for Donald Trump's nominee. The full US Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh tomorrow. But our US Correspondent Simon Marks says the result is now a foregone conclusion.

Duration:00:10:26

David Shiner - One of the world's top clowns

10/5/2018
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Boston-born David Shiner started his career as a street mime in Paris. He went on to perform with a succession of well-known companies, joining Cirque du Soleil in 1990, where his antics in the production of Novelle Experience, including stepping through, on and over much of the audience and his staging of a mock silent-movie melodrama, singled him out. He went on to write and direct the Cirque du Soleil production KOOZA, which is a return to the revue's origins with a focus on acrobatic...

Duration:00:28:55

I Have Loved Me a Man - Biography of Mika Haka, queer performance artist, released

10/5/2018
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Queer performance artist Mika Haka went from being one of the few Māori at Timaru Boys High School to opening for Grace Jones in New York, and now runs a charitable foundation for talented young performers from diverse backgrounds.

Duration:00:21:12

Ruth Busch - Bronx-born campaigner for better family law

10/5/2018
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Ruth Busch was born in 1944 in the Bronx, New York, to Holocaust survivors. Training as a lawyer with an interest in civil rights, she moved to New Zealand in 1982 and shortly thereafter taught the first foundation law course at the University of Waikato. She wrote the report which formed the basis of the Domestic Violence Act 1995 and her work on the Bristol Ministerial Inquiry led to the enactment of the violence provisions in the (now) Care of Children Act. She is also a co-founder of the...

Duration:00:47:43

Listener feedback for 29 September 2018

9/28/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:07:19

Harry Lyon - To the Sea

9/28/2018
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To the Sea is the first solo album for Harry Lyon - the co-founder, guitar player and songwriter with NZ Hall of Fame band Hello Sailor. His songwriting credits include 'Lying in the Sand' and 'Watch Your Back' from Hello Sailor's award- winning first album Dr I Like Your Medicine; 1981 Single of the Year for 'Coup D'Etat'; and 'Muscles', that featured on Midge Marsden's Burning Rain album and was a 1991 APRA Silver Scroll finalist. Lyon also played with The Pink Flamingos, Hammond Gamble,...

Duration:00:27:23

Isabelle Weston - The re-imagining of Britten Stables

9/28/2018
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In 1978 world-class motorcycle designer John Britten bought a derelict stable block in Christchurch and painstakingly converted it into a home where he raised his family and built his revolutionary V1000 motorbike. The family continued to live there after his death in 1995, but were forced to abandon it when it sustained serious damage during the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. After sitting broken and empty for six years, Isabelle Weston, John's eldest daughter, and her husband Tim undertook...

Duration:00:20:48

Cult of personality? Myers-Briggs and the 'cosmic laboratory of baby training'

9/28/2018
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In her new book The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing, author Merve Emre looks at why the personality test and others like it remains so pervasive.

Duration:00:51:47