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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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David Paton - Ozzies need to eat their kangaroos

9/15/2017
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Associate professor David C. Paton is head of the discipline of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Adelaide. He has contributed to the understanding and management of Australia's natural environment for three decades and is highly regarded for his research activities at Kangaroo Island and the Coorong National Park of South Australia. This week, in the wake of statistics that show Australia's kangaroo population has reached 45 million - double that of the human population...

Duration: 00:18:19


Sir Richard Faull and Bernie Crosby

9/15/2017
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Sir Richard Faull is a neuroscientist and is highly regarded internationally for his research into the workings of the human brain. He is founder and director of the University of Auckland's Centre for Brain Research (CBR), director of the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank at the CBR, and instigated the annual Brain Day that invites the community to the campus to learn more about neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. He was made a...

Duration: 00:31:54


Kip Chapman - This bloody schedule

9/15/2017
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Kip Chapman is an actor, playwright and director who is having a very busy 2017. He directs That Bloody Woman, a rock opera about Kate Sheppard, and is also the co-creator, writer and director of Hudson and Halls Live! Both shows are touring the country currently and will also play a the Nelson and Tauranga Arts Festival (That Bloody Woman will also play the Napier Arts Festival). Chapman is also creative director of this year's World of Wearable Art. He's had acting roles in Top of the Lake...

Duration: 00:23:01


Midge Sanford - Desperately seeking funding

9/15/2017
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Midge Sanford began a film production company with business partner Sarah Pillsbury in 1982 to form Sanford/Pillsbury Productions, a pioneering team of women producers in a male-dominated industry. The pair's first project, Desperately Seeking Susan, helped put them on the map and led to a string of films including River's Edge, Eight Men Out, And The Band Played On, and How to Make an American Quilt, among others. Sanford is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is...

Duration: 00:31:56


Daniel Dor - Academic and activist

9/15/2017
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Dr Daniel Dor is the author of The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology (2015) which has challenged established ideas about the evolution and utility of language, and he's written extensively on linguistics while touring the world to share his theories. Dor is also an activist who has frequently criticised the Israeli treatment of Palestinians. He is former chair of the Center for the Protection of Democracy in Israel, author of two books (one...

Duration: 00:21:27


Brian Cox - Science supernova

9/15/2017
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Professor Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist at the University of Manchester and Royal Society professor for public engagement in science. He carried out research at the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland and the HI experiment at DESY in Hamburg. He is also one of the world's most successful science writers and communicators, and will be bringing his record-breaking live science show to New Zealand for the first time when he appears in Auckland and...

Duration: 00:31:34


Robyn Archer - The Sound of Falling Stars

9/15/2017
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Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts. She is currently strategic advisor, Gold Coast Arts and Culture, deputy chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, and chair of the National Institute of Dramatic Art's inaugural Master of Fine Arts (cultural leadership). She is an officer of the Order of Australia. Archer's burgeoning career was fast-tracked when her one-woman show - A Star is Torn - became a major hit, touring throughout Australia from...

Duration: 00:34:47


Gordon Noble-Campbell

9/15/2017
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Gordon Noble-Campbell is a private client services director for Forsyth Barr in Wellington. His mother was one of around 800 Poles, mainly children, who arrived in Wellington in 1944, having survived expulsion from Poland to Siberian war camps, then evacuation to Iran before reaching New Zealand at the invitation of then Prime Minister Peter Fraser. Noble-Campbell's mother lost four family members after the group escaped from the Siberian logging settlement of Jeglec in the middle of the...

Duration: 00:13:44


Listener Feedback for 9 September 2017

9/8/2017
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Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration: 00:04:46


Dylan Mulder - From the World of Wearable Art to the world

9/8/2017
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Dylan Mulder is an industrial designer who was a finalist in the World of Wearable Art competition four times, winning awards in 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2016, he won the Wearable Technology and Cirque du Soleil awards for his futuristic Digital Stealth God designs - garments inspired by ancient Egyptian dynasties which he envisaged as still reigning in a parallel universe. That win bagged Mulder a one-month internship to work at Cirque du Soleil's Canadian headquarters, which has led to...

Duration: 00:18:20


Judy Horton - Australian gardening guru

9/8/2017
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Originally a schoolteacher, Judy Horton is one of Australia's pre-eminent voices on all things gardening. She's worked in retail nurseries and with the New South Wales National Trust as a bush regenerator, but her main job (before retiring recently) was working for the Yates company for over 20 years, writing newsletters, information sheets and press releases, as well as editing the Yates Garden Guide - Australasia's best-selling gardening book, the 79th edition has just been published....

Duration: 00:27:36


Josephine Johnston - Promises and pitfalls of editing our genes

9/8/2017
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Josephine Johnston is the director of research at New York-based The Hastings Center, the world's first bioethics research institute. She is an expert on the ethical, legal, and policy implications of biomedical technologies, particularly as used in human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience. Her current projects address the ethical implications of new kinds of prenatal genetic tests, the relationship between gene editing technologies and understandings of human...

Duration: 00:25:14


Jonathan Bielski - Auckland Arts Festival

9/8/2017
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Jonathan Bielski, who began his career in theatre as a lighting designer in Palmerston North, has taken over the job of artistic director of the Auckland Arts Festival from Carla van Zon, and will lead programming of the 2018, 2019 and 2020 festivals. Most recently, Bielski was the project director for Auckland Theatre Company's new ASB Waterfront Theatre, and was at Sydney Opera House for 13 years as head of programming and then director of programming. Bielski has announced his first two...

Duration: 00:27:20


Maggie Doherty - Defending Kate Millett

9/8/2017
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This week, the woman credited with launching the second wave of the feminist movement, Kate Millett, died aged 82. Her 1970 book Sexual Politics sought to analyse patriarchal power in many ways, including deconstructing sex scenes written by three enormously influential male writers - Norman Mailer, D.H Lawrence and Henry Miller. The controversial book propelled her to fame and fortune but she remained ambivalent about her leading role in the feminist movement of the time. Maggie Doherty,...

Duration: 00:10:08


Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi

9/8/2017
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Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi helped to set up the International Criminal Court, and it now its president. Her academic experience includes professorships of international criminal law at the universities of Buenos Aires and Palermo. Fernández was briefly in New Zealand this week to speak to the Auckland Law School, marking 15 years since the ICC's founding treaty, the Rome Statute, in 2002. The Court is busy with trials and investigations and has made some progress in addressing...

Duration: 00:40:14


Listener Feedback for 5 August 2017

9/2/2017
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Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration: 00:08:04


Mary Kisler - The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

9/1/2017
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Mary Kisler is the senior curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Along with Dr Ludovica Sebregond, she has curated a new exhibition at the gallery called The Corsini Collection. The works are drawn from the extensive private art collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, and include Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Andrea del Sarto and Pontormo. It is the first time this...

Duration: 00:24:01


Nick Malmholt - Soap Star

9/1/2017
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Nick Malmholt is script producer on Shortland Street. Since he kissed goodbye to his career in journalism, Malmholt has worked as a writer, executive producer and creator on productions around the world including Neighbours, Bad Girls and the gold standard of soaps - Coronation Street. He joins Kim Hill to talk about mining the best and worst of humanity to write drama, and about life on Aotearoa's most successful soap opera.

Duration: 00:26:32


Jon Carroll - Force Friday bits

9/1/2017
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Jon Carroll is founder and director of prototyping at Sphero, an award-winning US company that fuses robotics, apps, entertainment experiences and digital technology to create a new wave of toys. The company's made its name with Star Wars BB-8 droid toys which have adaptive personalities and expressions that change as they're interacted with. Sphero has also made an Ultimate Lightning McQueen with animated eyes and LED head and taillights, and an interactive Spider-Man who you can ask to...

Duration: 00:35:32


Rebecca Rudolph - Design, Bitches

9/1/2017
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Rebecca Rudolph is a principal at Los Angeles firm Design, Bitches, an architectural design practise seeking to expand the definition of architecture. Rudolph and business partner Catherine Johnson co-founded Design, Bitches in 2010, and both are native Californians. The pair collaborate on projects that range in scale from brand identities to commercial spaces and residential and cultural buildings, and have won awards and acclaim for their eclectic style. Rudolph and Johnson will be...

Duration: 00:15:58

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