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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 17 November 2018

11/16/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:04:21

Steve Braunias - The best of The Friday Poem

11/16/2018
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Steve Braunias is an author, journalist, critic and publisher. He has served as the poetry editor for The Spinoff for four years, and is about to step aside from that role. Before doing so, he has published The Friday Poem, a collection of 100 poems by 61 poets - "some dead, some nearly dead, a number of complete nobodies, a number of well-known authors, and Colin Craig". Braunias says the collection reflects a revolution in new local poetry, led mainly by young women - including the likes...

Duration:00:21:04

Ben Branson: creator of the world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit

11/16/2018
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Back in 2013, Englishman Ben Branson came across a 17th-century book called The Art of Distillation and started playing around with a copper still in his kitchen. Two years later, he launched Seedlip. Ben tells Kim Hill that he once trained as a snowboard instructor in Wanaka and has a dog named 'Kiwi' (partly because he's a fan of the fruit).

Duration:00:29:47

Mary Kisler - Exhibitions in Europe

11/16/2018
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Mary Kisler is the senior curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She has spent much of 2018 researching not one but two books on Frances Hodgkins, necessitating travel to Europe which included catching a Modigliani show at MUDEC in Milan and a show by environmental artist Mike Perry in Aberystwyth. She talks to Kim about her travels, as well as a big year planned to celebrate Frances Hodgkins in 2019.

Duration:00:17:14

Peter FitzSimons - Mutiny on the Bounty

11/16/2018
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Peter FitzSimons is Australia's best-selling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald. He is the author of a number of highly successful books, including Kokoda, Ned Kelly and Gallipoli, as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. He lives in Sydney and is married to journalist and television presenter Lisa Wilkinson. His most recent...

Duration:00:34:49

Professor Tim Bale - Breaking on Brexit

11/16/2018
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Tim Bale is a professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London. He will talk to Kim about a week of major developments in the long-running Brexit saga, including an ostensible backing of Theresa May's Brexit agreement with the European Union, divisions that remain within the Conservative Party, and how likely the agreement is to be passed through Parliament.

Duration:00:16:04

Kerry-Anne Walsh on the Pauline Hanson phenomenon

11/16/2018
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Kerry-Anne Walsh was in the Canberra press gallery for 25 years, occupying senior posts in print, radio, and TV. She has now left reporting to write books and consult. Her latest book, Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation, looks at Hanson's colourful career - her time as an accidental local councilor, her emergence as a surprising national figure in 1996 and her resurrection in 2016, her careful profile-building through the media during the intervening years, the friends she has...

Duration:00:36:55

Damian Skinner - Profile of artist Theo Schoon

11/16/2018
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Damian Skinner is an art historian, writer and former museum curator. He is interested in the history of cultural contact between Maori and Pakeha and the relationship between art and politics in Aotearoa New Zealand. His latest book is a profile of irascible émigré artist Theo Schoon, called Theo Schoon: A Biography. The book, says Skinner, shines a light on Schoon's significant contribution to art and culture in New Zealand, not least his championing of Maori art.

Duration:00:45:03

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11/9/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:05:43

Angelique Kidjo: Diva from Benin

11/9/2018
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Singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo is from the West African country of Benin and is known for her diverse musical influences and her creative music videos. Her latest project is a track by track reimagination of the Talking Heads 1980 album Remain in Light. As well as her three Grammy Awards, she is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. Kidjo was also the...

Duration:00:51:28

Logan Williams - Taking the fight to Didymo is What Logan Did

11/9/2018
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Twenty-two-year-old Logan Williams (Ngai Tahu) is an inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator, and the chief executive and founder of Biome Innovation Ltd. Growing up in Timaru, he saw firsthand the rivers he loved become infected with a brown sludge called didymo (Didymosphenia Geminata). Inspired to find a solution, he set about creating a range of materials with the goal of restoring New Zealand's waterways to a pristine condition - a process captured in a new Loading Docs documentary called...

Duration:00:13:23

Jeremy Salmond - Another honour for top heritage architect

11/9/2018
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Jeremy Salmond has just received the 2018 New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Gold Medal in recognition of an outstanding career in heritage and conservation architecture. He was the founding director of Salmond Reed Architects, and in 2007 was awarded the Queen's Service Order (QSO) for his contribution to the preservation of New Zealand's heritage of significant buildings. He has worked on major projects to rehabilitate and adapt important heritage buildings, including the former...

Duration:00:40:18

Arthur Tompkins - Art crime

11/9/2018
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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 his latest book is Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War. He'll be talking to Kim about Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi,...

Duration:00:15:01

Bryce Langston - The beauty of tiny houses

11/9/2018
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Bryce Langston is a New Zealand-based actor, with stints on Shortland Street and, more recently Spartacus, a musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years traveling the globe exploring the tiny house movement as the creator and host of the popular YouTube series, Living Big in a Tiny House. With one million subscribers and over 120 million views, Living Big in a Tiny House is one of New Zealand's most successful YouTube shows. Langston has also just finished...

Duration:00:32:59

Dr Jonathan Lundgren - Reforming food production

11/9/2018
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A "paradigm shift" in agriculture can massively boost farmers' profits and crop diversity, curb pests, and eliminate the need for tilling, pesticides and herbicides, scientist and farmer Jonathan Lundgren tells Kim Hill. Dr Lundgren received the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering from Barack Obama in 2015 during his 11-year stint at the US Department of Agriculture. An agroecologist and entomologist, he later filed a whistleblower suit against the agency for...

Duration:00:47:43

Lee Child - Author of Jack Reacher super-series

11/2/2018
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Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. British born, he now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. A new Jack Reacher book, called Past Tense, has just been released - number 23 in the series. He is the recipient of many awards, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction, the International Thriller Writers' ThrillerMaster, and the...

Duration:00:50:58

Wreckless Eric - From The Whole Wide World to underground

11/2/2018
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Eric Goulden, aka Wreckless Eric, is an English rock/new wave singer-songwriter, best known for his 1977 single 'Whole Wide World' on Stiff Records, where he became known as one of the original members of the late 1970s Stiff Records artist roster, along with Ian Dury, Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. More than two decades after its release, the song was included in Mojo magazine's list of the best punk rock singles of all time. It was also acclaimed as one of the "top 40 singles of the...

Duration:00:44:09

Robert Tauxe - Hidden dangers in our food

11/2/2018
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Dr Robert Tauxe says food safety takes constant vigilance as we need to keep up with changes in microbes and food production. Advanced DNA sequencing is helping public health officials fight outbreaks and prevent them reoccurring. Tauxe is director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's division that deals with foodborne, waterborne, and fungal diseases, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has overseen responses to hundreds of foodborne disease outbreaks. He received his medical...

Duration:00:32:08

Ruth Buchanan and Adriano Pedrosa - Walters Prize 2018

11/2/2018
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Ruth Buchanan was announced as the winner of the Walters Prize 2018 at a dinner in Auckland last night. Buchanan was selected for her presentation of BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS, 2016/2018, a mixed media installation. Judge Adriano Pedrosa said of Buchanan's work: "The many layers of Ruth Buchanan's installation BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS, 2016/2018, provide a distinct polyphonic quality to the exhibition, at times poetically verging on the cacophonic." Pedrosa also praised the high quality of all finalists,...

Duration:00:18:32

Peter Conradi - The King's War

11/2/2018
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Peter Conradi is a British author and the Europe editor for the Sunday Times of London. He was co-author, with Mark Logue, of The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy, which told the story of the friendship between King George VI and his Australian speech therapist, Mark's grandfather, Lionel Logue. A new story, called The King's War, also written by Logue and Conradi, chronicles what Lionel Logue saw and heard at the King's side during the Second World War as one of his...

Duration:00:34:29