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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


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Listener feedback for 23 March 2019

3/22/2019
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Emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:10:26

Rebecca Vaughan - Orlando

3/22/2019
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Actor and playwright Rebecca Vaughan has appeared in film, television and on stage. her celebrated solo shows with colleague Elton Townend-Jones include Austen's Women, Dalloway and Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. She will perform her latest show, Orlando, based on the satirical novel by Virginia Woolf, at this year's Auckland Writers Festival.

Duration:00:26:11

Vicki Saunders - SHeEO activators empower female entrepreneurs

3/22/2019
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Canadian Vicki Saunders is an entreprenuer, mentor and business advisor, and the founder of SheEO, an organisation that raises funding to help grow female-run businesses. The SheEO system sees 500 women (Activators) contribute $1100 each to support early stage female entrepreneurs; those selected are chosen by groups of 500 women 'activators' who select five businesses to receive a five year interest free loan. Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and...

Duration:00:21:07

Dr John Buckleton - Top forensics team win PM's Science Prize

3/22/2019
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A team of ESR scientists have recently received New Zealand's most valuable science prize for the development of STRmix - scientific software that is used to interpret DNA material from a crime scene that comes from multiple individuals. Dr John Buckleton, a principal scientist at ESR and one of the world's leading researchers in forensic evidence interpretation, worked with Dr Jo-Anne Bright and Dr Duncan Taylor from Forensic Science South Australia to develop the tool, which was born out...

Duration:00:35:21

Carl Shuker - author of A Mistake

3/22/2019
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Carl Shuker is a former editor at the British Medical Journal and lives in Wellington. He's the author of four novels - The Method Actors (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005), winner of the Prize in Modern Letters in 2006; The Lazy Boys (Counterpoint, 2006); Three Novellas for a Novel (2008; Mansfield Road Press, 2011) and Anti Lebanon (Counterpoint, 2013). His latest work is A Mistake, which tells the story of a young female surgeon at Wellington Regional Hospital, and the reverberations of her...

Duration:00:41:58

Anne Perkins - Brexit latest

3/22/2019
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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 Theresa May had to once more dash to Brussels to ask for help getting her Brexit deal through - and three million people signed a petition asked the UK Government to put a stop to the divorce deal.

Duration:00:14:03

Kamila Shamsie - Home Fire

3/22/2019
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Kamila Shamsie is the author of six novels, including Home Fire which won the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction, and was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker. She is a reviewer and columnist for The Guardian and has also written non-fiction. Kamila Shamsie will be attending this year's Auckland Writers Festival, details here.

Duration:00:33:41

Muslim radicalisation vs white supremacy radicalisation

3/22/2019
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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 visiting families in...

Duration:00:11:15

Åsne Seierstad - The Anatomy of White Terror

3/22/2019
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Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning Norwegian journalist and writer known for her work as a war correspondent. She is the author of The Bookseller of Kabul, One Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal, and Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya. In 2013, Seierstad wrote One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, which is the basis for the 2018 film 22 July. This week she wrote an article for the New York Times called The Anatomy of White Terror, which draws some parallels...

Duration:00:31:40

Wallis Bird - Songbird on the world stage

3/8/2019
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Award-winning Irish musician Wallis Bird kicked off her musical career as a teenager playing cover gigs in pubs, dealing with drunken hecklers by way of cheeky comebacks and good-natured banter. She tours extensively and is currently on a world tour to promote her sixth studio album, New Moon, which is due out later this year.

Duration:00:49:27

Dr Helen Taylor - Tuatara sperm caught on camera

3/8/2019
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Dr. Helen Taylor received her PhD from Victoria University and has research interests that span conservation genetics, ecology, behaviour and reproductive biology. She currently works in the University of Otago's Gemmell Lab, in a team researching the intersection of genomics with ecology, population, conservation and evolutionary biology. As part of pioneering research into the tuatara on Takapourewa/Stephens Island, home to the country's largest tuatara population, this week, Dr Taylor and...

Duration:00:16:54

Frédéric Martel - In the Closet of the Vatican

3/8/2019
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Frédéric Martel (PhD) is a French writer and researcher. He is also a journalist at National Public Radio and the author of ten books, which have been translated and published in more than 25 countries. He lives in Paris. His latest work, In the Closet of the Vatican, examines was the author desrcibes as "the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today". Based on four years of research, the book includes extensive interviews of leading figures, it looks at the cover...

Duration:00:30:09

Doug Wilson - Young Blood for Old: Miracle or Scam

3/8/2019
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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:00:15:09

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett - The future of Holocaust museums

3/8/2019
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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864-1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the...

Duration:00:37:47

Dame Annette King - The Authorised Biography

3/8/2019
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Tasman born and bred Dame Annette King recently retired from a record 35 years in New Zealand politics, having served through 17 Labour and National leaders.She was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2011, and from 2014 until 1 March 2017. She was a Cabinet Minister in the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand, and was the MP for the Rongotai electorate in Wellington from 1996 to 2017.In 2018, she was appointed High Commissioner to Australia,...

Duration:00:50:53

Listener feedback

3/1/2019
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Listener feedback from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:01:41

Alejandro Escovedo: Mexican-American sings of American dream

3/1/2019
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Mexican-American singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is one of 12 children, eight of which went on to be musicians: two were members of Santana, and his niece is Prince protege Sheila E. Kim Hill spoke to him ahead of his NZ tour.

Duration:00:33:56

David Ireland - Ulster American comes to Aotearoa

3/1/2019
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Originally from Belfast and now living in Glasgow, David Ireland worked as an actor with many theatre companies across the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange, the Citizens Theatre Glasgow and the Traverse, Edinburgh. He was Playwright-in-Residence at Lyric Theatre, Belfast, from 2011-2012 and his play, Cyprus Avenue, a black comedy about sectarian hatred in Northern Ireland, won the prestigious James Tait Black prize for drama. Ireland's new play, Ulster...

Duration:00:26:21

House of Travel CEO: 'Corporate life wasn't for me'

3/1/2019
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Chris Paulsen is the founder, chief executive and chairman of the privately-owned House of Travel. The son of a Lyttleton wharfie, Paulsen started his career in the travel industry with Air New Zealand in 1968 and struck out on his own in 1977, establishing a travel wholesale business after selling his car to fund the start-up. He sold that business to found House of Travel in 1986. The company now boasts a turnover of over $2 billion annually and has 75 stores in New Zealand. Each store is...

Duration:00:26:33

Phil Price - Master of the kinetic sculpture

3/1/2019
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Since 2000 New Zealand-born artist Phil Price has focused on creating wind-activated kinetic sculpture. He has worked on major international public and private projects including: Cytoplasm, Auckland's Viaduct basin; Zephyrometer, Rongotai, Wellington; Tree of Life, McClelland Gallery, Victoria; and Snake, Aarhus, Denmark. His work is held in collections around the world including Austria, US, Switzerland, Vietnam, Argentina, Holland, UK, and Australia. Price's work is widely acknowledged...

Duration:00:27:22