Friday, March 19, 2010

Saturday Morning with Mark Cubey:
Radio New Zealand National - 20 March 2010

Kim Hill is unwell

8:15 Daryl Copeland: guerilla diplomacy
8:35 Peter Sutton: aboriginal rights
9:05 Chris Chitty: robots
9:45 Bobo Pani: dancing Gershwin
10:05 Playing Favourites with Chris Parry
11:05 Lyle Lovett: Texas music
11:30 Frisky and Mannish: subversive pop school
11:45 Hadyn Green: sport and Twitter

Saturday Morning guest information and links:

8:15 Daryl Copeland: guerilla diplomacy

Daryl Copeland is an analyst, writer and educator on international policy, global issues, diplomacy and public management. He is research fellow at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy and senior fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies. He served as a Canadian diplomat from 1981-2009, with postings in Thailand, Ethiopia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs to give a series of talks about his book, Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations (Lynne Rienner Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-58826-655-2).

8:35 Peter Sutton
Australian social anthropologist and linguist Dr Peter Sutton is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum. He has worked on many Aboriginal land claims and is critical of the last 30 years of government policy towards indigenous Australians. He is visiting The University of Auckland as a guest of the School of Critical Studies in Education and the Department of Anthropology, and gives a symposium at the university on 19 March from 4:00pm, based on his book, The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus (Melbourne University Press, ISBN: 978-0-52285-636-1).

9:05 Chris Chitty
Chris Chitty is Technician and Senior Tutor at the School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University (Albany). He won a Best Visual Effects Oscar for the "robo-sheep" in  the 1995 film Babe, developed by his design and technology company, Robotechnology, and can currently be seen onscreen as the "mad scientist" Dr Robotech in the TVNZ children's show Let's Get Inventing.

9:45 Bobo Pani

Sardinian-born choreographer Bobo Pani studied classical, contemporary, African and jazz dance as well as Argentinian tango before working in Italy and Canada. He has worked in France for Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu since 1992, and is Artistic Assistant for their touring production of Good Morning Mr Gershwin, currently playing at the 2010 NZ International Arts Festival.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Chris Parry 
Chris Parry was the drummer for pioneering 1960s New Zealand pop group The Fourmyula. After leaving the band in London, he took an A&R job at Polydor Records before leaving to sign The Cure to his own label, Fiction Records. The Fourmyula have reunited for two shows (Monte Cristo Room, Auckland, 18 March, and Expressions Arts Centre, Upper Hutt, 20 March) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their hit song Nature, the release of definitive four-CD set The Complete Fourmyula (EMI), and the vinyl release of their "lost" 1970 album, Turn Your Back on the Wind.

11:05 Lyle Lovett
Texan singer-songwriter and actor Lyle Lovett has recorded 14 albums, most recently Natural Forces (Lost Highway Records). He visits Auckland with his Acoustic Group for one NZ concert (The Civic, 20 March); the start of his first-ever Australasian tour.

11:30 Frisky and Mannish

Felicity Fitz-Frisky (Laura Corcoran) and Hansel Amadeus Mannish (Matthew Jones) first performed together at a one-off charity appearance on Battersea Barge in the UK. Since then their subversive "school of pop" cabaret show has travelled to venues in New York, Berlin, and a sold-out season at Leicester Square Theatre, and wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival. Frisky and Mannish are currently playing at the 2010 NZ International Arts Festival.

11:45 Hadyn Green
Hadyn Green writes the Field Theory blog at, and writes and broadcasts about sport as one of The Dropkicks. His Twitter address is hadyngreen.

Saturday Morning repeats:

On Saturday 20 March 2010 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat of Kim Hill's interview from Saturday 13 March with Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.

Preview: Saturday 27 March 2010

Next week, Kim's guests will include Dame Malvina Major, Bee Dawson on gardening, Dee Boursma on penguins, Robin Maconie on music, and Lloyd Jones on a library for Bouganville.

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