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Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

RNZ New Zealand

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kate Robertson - Top Tracks 2017

12/22/2017
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What do you get when our 50-mumble programme presenter and self-described 'music geek' Richard Langston, meets millennial music critic, freelance journalist and self-described 'pop culture enthusiast' Kate Robertson to discuss their top music picks for the year? Tune in for the answer - and some cool and surprising music.

Duration: 00:55:35


Teremoana Rapley - An ode to my ancestors

12/22/2017
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Teremoana Rapley is singer, rapper, TV producer and director and entrepreneur. She joined hip hop group Upper Hutt Posse in 1987, aged 14, and a few years later, Moana Maniapoto's Moana and the Moahunters. She launched a solo singing career in 1995, the same year she joined long-running New Zealand children's television show What Now as a field reporter (and followed that with a decade with youth magazine programme Mai Time). After the birth of her fourth child, she moved permanently behind...

Duration: 00:28:54


Alison Phipps - Refugee stories in Scotland

12/22/2017
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Professor Alison Phipps is the UNESCO Chair of Refugee Integration at the University of Glasgow. In 2012 she received an OBE for Services to Education and Intercultural and Interreligious Relations. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is also an activist, poet and academic and has a refugee foster daughter, whose experience in coming to Scotland she has written about extensively. She is author of numerous...

Duration: 00:35:49


Dianne Buchan - Sun, Sea and Sustenance

12/22/2017
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Dianne Buchan spent her working life as a social and environmental impact assessor and researcher on projects and programmes throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. She is retired, though still serves as a board member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, and of the DB Environmental Trust, which she established. As a member of the Otaki Historical Society, Buchan became interested in the stories around the people who attended the Otaki Health Camp (now called Stand...

Duration: 00:17:50


Mike Ladd - Invisible mending

12/22/2017
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Mike Ladd started writing and reading his poetry in Adelaide at the age of 17. His first book The Crack in the Crib was published in 1984 followed by eight collections of poetry and prose. He was the editor and host of the long-running ABC programme Poetica, which ran for 18 years. Ladd shares some of his poems and talks about poets and poetry traditions that influence his work. His latest collection is Invisible Mending, and Ladd is coming to Aotearoa for a Writers and Readers event as part...

Duration: 00:35:02


Nick Halliwell - Brexit break-up album

12/22/2017
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UK musician and songwriter Nick Halliwell says it was difficult to make sense of the Brexit vote result - so he wrote a pop record about it. Halliwell leads an ensemble called The Granite Shore - two of its members are New Zealanders - and runs the label Occultation Recordings. His recently-released album is called Suspended Second and it's an exploration of anxiety and the impact of the UK's Brexit vote. Occultation Recordings has co-released the album with Dunedin's Fishrider Records.

Duration: 00:26:01


Alastair McClymont - The forgotten Holocaust in Lithuania

12/22/2017
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Dr Alastair McClymont is a former Wellingtonian who now resides in Calgary, Canada. He specializes in applied geophysics for environmental, engineering, water supply, and archaeological projects. He has worked extensively around the globe. As well as three trips to Lithuania investigating Holocaust mass burial sites, Alastair most recently completed an emergency groundwater exploration project in Bangladesh for water supply to the rapidly expanding Rohingya refugee camps near Cox's Bazar.

Duration: 00:21:43


Feedback for Saturday Morning for 16 December 2017

12/15/2017
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Kim Hill reads feedback from listeners.

Duration: 00:08:23


Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch - Best books 2017

12/15/2017
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Laura Kroetsch is director of Adelaide Writers' Week, which takes place March 3 to 8, 2018. 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 she's just published ANNUAL 2 with Susan Paris, a miscellany for 9-to-12 year olds. The pair will each discuss their three favourite fiction and non fiction picks for 2017.

Duration: 00:53:10


Chris Nichol - Beginnings and endings

12/15/2017
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Chris Nichol has worked in television since 1986, in senior roles with TVNZ's Religious Programmes Unit. He produced Praise Be from 1991 - 1994 and presented the programme from 2007 to this year, when it was cancelled by the network. Nichol is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church and has taught a course in Religion, Media and Culture at Victoria University. Nichol has a band called the Dunstan Rangers, who have released two CDs, and ruminates on music and life to friends in emails...

Duration: 00:52:03


Simon Morton - Undercover Uber

12/15/2017
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What's it really like to be an Uber driver? RNZ's Simon Morton went undercover to find out. He talks to Kim Hill about becoming a driver, what he earned, picking up passengers – and passengers trying to pick him up.

Duration: 00:20:05


Barbara J King - Personalities on the Plate

12/15/2017
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Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a freelance science writer. King is a frequent guest on national and international radio shows discussing matters of animal cognition, emotion, and welfare. She and her husband are heavily involved in cat rescue work. Her latest book, Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat, is about how animals ranging from fish and octopus to goats, pigs, chickens...

Duration: 00:32:22


Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) - The Proper Procedure

12/15/2017
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Theodore Dalrymple is the nom de plume of Anthony Daniels, a physician and psychiatrist who, most recently, practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Dalrymple has written a column for The Spectator (London) for many years and writes regularly for National Review. He's a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Dalrymple's most famous work was Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass (2001). He's just published his...

Duration: 00:42:33


Listener Feedback for Saturday 9 December

12/8/2017
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A selection of this mornings feedback.

Duration: 00:03:31


Amy Tan - Where the past begins

12/8/2017
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Amy Tan is a US writer who struck it big with her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, published in 1989. The book - centred on four Chinese immigrant mothers and their four American-born daughters - spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her other novels are The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement (2013) - all New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of a memoir, The...

Duration: 00:47:43


Michael Keegan-Dolan - Reinventing Swan Lake

12/8/2017
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It's Swan Lake - but not as you know it. Irish director Michael Keegan-Dolan has taken a fresh look at the storyline, swapped Tchaikovsky's original score for Irish folk music, added a dash of Nordic noir, and set it all in the midlands of Ireland. His show, Swan Lake / Loch Na heala, draws on ancient myths and weaves them with the contemporary world for a show that features love, betrayal, transformation, priestly abuse, corruption, mental illness, and violence. But Keegan-Dolan is...

Duration: 00:31:30


Kim Chambers - The world's most badass swimmer

12/8/2017
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After a fall left her with a serious leg injury that took years to heal, San Francisco-based Kiwi Kim Chambers took up swimming as both physical and mental therapy. She didn't just stick to lengths of a pool after hooking up with the Dolphin Club, a group of hardcore swimmers who swim the freezing waters of the San Francisco Bay. Chambers had been swimming seriously for only four years when she became one of the world's top marathon swimmers. Her achievements include what's been called the...

Duration: 00:22:26


Kathy Campbell - Did life begin on land or in the sea?

12/8/2017
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Professor Kathy Campbell is a geologist, paleo-ecologist and astrobiologist. The broad theme of her research is paleoecology - the interaction of ancient organisms with their surrounding environments. She was educated at the University of California (BSc), U Washington (MSc), and U Southern California (PhD) and has been at Auckland University since 1997. Campbell has just become the director of a new Centre for Fundamental Inquiry based at the university, bringing academics from different...

Duration: 00:21:55


Christopher Pugsley - Aotearoa's first films

12/8/2017
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Christopher Pugsley is a respected and much published military historian - but what is not as well known is that he has a passion and a deep knowledge of film history. Pugsley's new book, The Camera in the Crowd, is the result of nearly three decades of research - the story of film in New Zealand for its first 25 years, 1895-1920, told largely through the footage that has survived in the archive of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. It covers the last years of the Victorian era and the first two...

Duration: 00:30:40


Luke Harding - How Russia helped Trump win the White House

12/8/2017
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One year ago, award-winning UK journalist Luke Harding met former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the then president-elect Donald Trump's connections with Russia. One month later, in January 2017, Steele's explosive dossier alleged that the Kremlin had been 'cultivating, supporting, and assisting' Trump for years and that it had compromising information about him. Trump responded on Twitter, 'FAKE NEWS'. In Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win The White House, Harding reveals...

Duration: 00:47:27

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