Friday, May 21, 2010

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 22 May 2010
Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Paul Offit: vaccination
8:40 Tom Henderson: shelterboxes
9:10 Christopher Hitchens: contrarian
10:05 Playing Finns with Jeff Apter
11:05 Sarah Adams: sweet life
11:40 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins

As this is live radio, guests and times may change on the day.

Saturday Morning guest information and links:

8:15 Paul Offit
American pediatrician Paul Offit, M.D., is an infectious diseases specialist, an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology and the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has written or co-written several books on vaccines and antibiotics, including Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure (Columbia University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-231-14636-4).

8:40 Tom Henderson
Tom Henderson is a former Royal Navy search and rescue diver. Ten years ago, he created the revolutionary ShelterBoxes, described by the Red Cross as the best form of primary aid for disaster victims seen in decades. ShelterBox now has established affiliates in nine countries, including New Zealand.

  9:05 Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens writes for Slate, is a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly and to Vanity Fair, and contributes to many other publications. He has written a number of books, and his memoir, Hitch-22 (Allen & Unwin, 978-1-741759-62-4), has just been published.

10:00 Jeff Apter
Jeff Apter is the music contributor to Australian Vogue, was Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone for five years, and was music reviewer for The Bulletin for many years. He has written books about music acts Silverchair, the Cure, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jeff Buckley, and Keith Urban. His new book, Together Alone: The Story of the Finn Brothers (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-74166-816)) will be published on 1 June.

11:10 Sarah Adams
Chocolatier Sarah Adams is the granddaughter of Ernest Adams, and started her career at the family firm at a time when there was only one other female baking apprentice in the country. She worked her way through various roles at Ernest Adams Ltd to National Marketing Manager, and re-launched Queen Anne Chocolates in 1998.

 11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi 
Kate De Goldi will discuss three books:
Fearless, by Tim Lott (Walker, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-40630862-4), a dystopian fable about the young female residents in an institute; Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon and Schuster, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-41690585-1), the story of a slave girl during the American Revolution; The Death-Defying Pepper Roux, by Geraldine McCaughrean (Harper, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-19275602-2), about a boy facing his own death.

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