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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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


Listener Feedback

12/1/2017
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration: 00:06:06


Kate Camp - Menton debrief

12/1/2017
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Kate Camp has published six collections of poetry - her latest, The Internet of Things, was released earlier this year, and was this week named as a poetry finalist on the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards long-list. Camp was the recipient of the 2016 Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, which saw her spend most of the year in Menton, a town on the French Riviera. She'll talk to Kim about her French experience.

Duration: 00:17:13


Owen King - Sleeping Beauties

12/1/2017
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Owen King is a graduate of Vassar College and the MFA programme at the Columbia University School of the Arts. He is the author of the novels Double Feature, We're All in This Together and the co-editor of Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. He is the son of horror writing icon Stephen King, who has authored more than 50 books. Owen and Stephen have paired up to write their latest work, Sleeping Beauties, which examines a world where women have...

Duration: 00:26:39


Fiona Vera-Gray - Women on porn

12/1/2017
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New Zealand-born Fiona Vera-Gray is a research fellow in the Law School at Durham University in the UK. Her work draws together feminist philosophical approaches and empirical research on violence against women and girls, and is based on her work at Rape Crisis South London. Dr Vera-Gray is currently leading a project called Women on Porn - the largest ever study solely focused on the range of women's experiences and views of pornography in the UK. She'll be discussing emerging findings at...

Duration: 00:28:13


Jonathan Sinclair - Exit interview

12/1/2017
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Jonathan Sinclair has been the British High Commissioner to New Zealand since August 2014, and leaves the role this week; he'll eventually return to London. He joined the UK Foreign Office in 1996 after completing a Masters in International Relations and short stints in media and tourism. He has previously served in India and the USA and, in London, has done a wide range of roles where foreign and domestic policies and politics intersect, including on Europe, national security, and trade...

Duration: 00:25:56


John Collins - In Hemingway's Words

12/1/2017
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John Collins founded the New York-based experimental theatre company Elevator Repair Service 26 years ago and next year the ensemble brings the show The Select to Aotearoa. The play is a dramatisation of Ernest Hemingway's classic 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises. The story is set after the First World War and explores the angst of the post-war generation through a group of British and Americans attempting to drink away their troubles on a trip to Spain for the running of the bulls. The...

Duration: 00:23:48


Don Brash - Ragging on Te Reo

12/1/2017
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Don Brash was Governor of the Reserve Bank of NZ for 14 years before leaving the post in 2002 to enter Parliament. He became leader of Opposition and the National Party in 2003, and edged, but did not beat, the incumbent Labour Party at the 2005 election. He then went into academia before leading ACT New Zealand into the 2011 election, resigning from that role on election night. As well as a number of directorships and other roles, in 2016 Brash became the spokesperson for a new lobby...

Duration: 00:30:58

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