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Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

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Saturday Morning with Kim Hill will help set your weekend off to a perfect start. A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill will help set your weekend off to a perfect start. A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Saturday Morning with Kim Hill will help set your weekend off to a perfect start. A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.

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English


Episodes

Listener Feedback for Saturday 14 April

4/13/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:02:17

Tony Backhouse - A cappella

4/13/2018
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Tony Backhouse was a founding member of The Crocodiles, and after the band's demise in 1981, moved to Australia and continued playing, performing and arranging with a range of Trans-Tasman artists including Dave Dobbyn, Tim Finn, Renee Geyer and Joe Walsh. He moved into a cappella and gospel music in the mid-1980s, and has gone on to compose and arrange for a cappella choirs, as well as teaching and touring those interested to areas of the world in which gospel choirs are popular including...

Duration:00:52:29

Choman Hardi - Considering the Women

4/13/2018
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Choman Hardi was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1974. During the 80s her family fled Iraq after Saddam's forces attacked the Kurds with chemical weapons. In 1993, Hardi was granted refugee status in England where she went on to study Psychology and Philosophy. She attended Oxford, London and Kent Universities, and was a Research Fellow at Oxford, before returning to her home city of Sulaimani in 2014 to teach English, and to found the region's groundbreaking Center for Gender and Development...

Duration:00:39:42

Otto Kunzli - The Language of Things

4/13/2018
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Zurich-born, Munich-based Otto Künzli is one of Europe's most renowned jewellers. His work is described as "minimalist, yet meticulously crafted work referencing cultural phenomena", including a recurring favourite theme making fun of the stereotypical symbol of the heart. Künzli also has an accomplished academic career spanning over twenty years. As director of the Jewellery department at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich from 1991 to 2014, he taught a number of prominent...

Duration:00:27:40

Joel Solomon - The Clean Money Revolution

4/13/2018
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Joel Solomon chairs Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm, at $98m assets under management, almost all in the organic foods and distribution, green tech and independent media space. Early in his career Solomon served as National Youth Coordinator in Jimmy Carter's 1976 Presidential campaign, but entered the world of business when he inherited $50,000 in 1983 and invested it into an organic yogurt, eventually selling it to dairy giant Danone for an estimated $180...

Duration:00:39:03

Professor Paul Kench - When Breibart News comes calling

4/13/2018
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Professor Paul Kench is the head of the School of Environment at Auckland University's Faculty of Science. He's a coastal geomorphologist with an international research programme focusing on understanding the physical dynamics of islands in coral reef environments including those in the Maldives, Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Professor Kench attracted worldwide media interest recently - especially from outlets sceptical of climate change modelling - when he...

Duration:00:22:43

Dave Goelz - Gonzo Muppeteer

4/13/2018
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Dave Goelz is an American puppeteer and voice actor who has been one of the lead Muppet performers for over 40 years, performing Gonzo, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard and several other Muppet characters, as well as succeeding the role of Waldorf from Jim Henson. His non-Disney Henson credits include Fraggle Rock (as Boober Fraggle, Uncle Travelling Matt, Philo and others), The Animal Show and The Secret Life of Toys, and numerous other roles. Dave Goelz is in New Zealand for the Jim...

Duration:00:44:42

Zoe George - The fight for fair play

4/6/2018
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The Australian cricket controversy raged on this week as commentators compared the fury and tears over ball tampering with the relatively muted response to the abusive behaviour towards women of some high profile sportsmen. Zoe George is a RNZ journalist, producer and presenter, and she also hosts Fair Play, a monthly podcast produced for RNZ in partnership with global women's sports network WISP Sports. Fair Play covers all aspects of New Zealand women in sport, including the way the...

Duration:00:15:54

Dr Andrew Williams - The nuts and bolts

4/6/2018
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Dr Andrew Williams is a urologist with sub-specialist training in robotics and complex cancer surgery. He has received numerous awards and research grants and published many articles in peer reviewed journals. Williams works as a consultant urologist at Auckland District Health Board and Counties Manukau District Health Board. He is a member of the Ministry of Health prostate cancer workforce and medical advisor for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Testicular Cancer NZ. He has previously...

Duration:00:39:05

Simon Wilson - Cancer Diaries

4/6/2018
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Simon Wilson writes on politics, culture, urban design, the environment, food and other matters, and has held many positions including editor of Metro magazine, Auckland editor at the current affairs and culture website The Spinoff, editor of Cuisine and Consumer magazines, chief subeditor of NZ Listener and a commissioning editor at book publisher AH & AW Reed during a 30-year career. Currently a senior writer with the NZ Herald, Wilson discovered he had prostate cancer just prior to...

Duration:00:52:44

Arthur Tompkins - Plundering Beauty

4/6/2018
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Arthur Tompkins is a trustee of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust and a District Court Judge in Wellington. Each year for nearly a decade he has abandoned a New Zealand winter to teach Art in War in Umbria, Italy, as part of a graduate certificate programme in Art Crime Studies. In 2016 he edited Art Crime and Its Prevention (Lund Humphries, London), and the same publisher has just released his new illustrated book, Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War.

Duration:00:18:49

Alan Taylor - Appointment in Arezzo

4/6/2018
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Alan Taylor is the founding editor of the Scottish Review of Books, and the author of Appointment in Arezzo, a memoir on Muriel Spark. A former Booker Prize judge, he has written for the TLS, The New Yorker and The Melbourne Age, and edited four anthologies as well as Glasgow: The Autobiography. Taylor will be speaking on the art of the critic and Muriel Spark at the Auckland Writers Festival in May and is the the international judge assisting the panel selecting the winner of the Acorn...

Duration:00:34:02

Miranda Manasiadis - Icarus

4/6/2018
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Miranda Manasiadis has spent the last decade living and working between Wellington, New York and Athens as a dramaturg, director, and concept designer. Manasiadis was a founding member of several Wellington theatre companies - Jealous Theatre Company, Open Book Theatre Company, and Afterburner Productions. She has also closely collaborated with some of New Zealand's best theatre artists. She is married to Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. Manasiadis and collaborator Andrew Laking...

Duration:00:13:39

Idelber Avelar - Lula in jail, Brazil in chaos

4/6/2018
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Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil has this week been ordered to turn himself in to serve 12 years in prison over a graft conviction. It's a turn of events that has enraged the country's left and forced them onto the streets, and blown the upcoming general election wide open, with Lula expected to have announced his candidacy soon. Kim will discuss the latest on Brazil with Professor Idelber Avelar, who teaches Latin American fiction, literary theory, and Cultural Studies...

Duration:00:33:49

Listener feedback for 31 March 2018

3/30/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:04:18

Kate De Goldi - Invisible Hand and Where the world ends

3/30/2018
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Kate De Goldi is a fiction writer and book reviewer. Her most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, won the Esther Glen Medal at the 2016 NZ Children's and Young Adult Book Awards, and last year she published ANNUAL 2 with Susan Paris, a miscellany for 9-to-12 year olds. She will review Landscape with Invisible Hand by MT Anderson (Candlewick Press) and Where the world ends by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne).

Duration:00:12:50

Mary O'Connell and Sister Margaret Mary Birgan - Sainthood in 2018

3/30/2018
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The Catholic church in Sydney this week began the formal process for the beatification of Australian Eileen O'Connor, who co-founded the religious order Our Lady's Nurses of the Poor - also known as the ''Brown Nuns'' because of their distinctive brown cloaks and bonnets. O'Connor died in 1921 aged 28, and the Sisters - who still provide nursing care to the poor, have prayed for her sainthood ever since. To talk about O'Connor, her legacy, and the role of saints in modern life, Kim is...

Duration:00:38:59

Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Decolonising the mind

3/30/2018
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist, and currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Born in Kenya when it was a British colony, as an adolescent he lived through the Mau Mau War of Independence (1952-1962), the central historical episode in the making of modern Kenya and a major theme in his early works. In 1977, wa Thiong'o was arrested as a result of...

Duration:00:28:45

Doug Wilson - Aging for Beginners

3/30/2018
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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:00:25:38

Pattie Boyd - Musical Muse

3/30/2018
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Pattie Boyd is the ex-wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, and inspired them to write some of the greatest love songs of the 20th century. Most famously, Harrison wrote 'Something' and 'I Need You' for her while Clapton penned 'Layla' and 'Wonderful Tonight' in her honour. After being rejected from a visit to New Zealand with her then-husband Eric Clapton in the 1970s as a result of a drug conviction, Boyd will be telling her life story to audiences in Auckland in May in an event...

Duration:00:48:56

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