Friday, March 04, 2011
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 5 March 2011
From 8:00 to 9:00, Philippa Tolley will host a Morning Report Special from Christchurch.
9:05 Atul Gawande: checklists
10:05 Heinz Wolff: caring for the elderly
10:40 Charles Drennan: the basilica
11:05 Fear is the Enemy: Chilean folk-core
11:45 Sarah-Jayne Howard: rapt
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake
Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the New Yorker magazine, and is director of the World Health Organisation’s Global Challenge for Safer Surgical Care. He was editor of The Best American Science Writing 2006, and is the author of Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science (2002), Better: A Surgeon’s Notes On Performance (2007), and the 2009 best-seller The Checklist Manifesto (Profile Books).
Scientist, and television and radio presenter Heinz Wolff is Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering at Brunel University. He is calling for a revolution in the way society looks after its elders, those who find it hard to shop, cook or clean for themselves.
Catholic priest Charles Drennan is currently based in Christchurch as Parish Priest of St Anne’s Woolston, and Administrator of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, which was partially destroyed during the earthquake of 22 February. Monsignor Drennan has been appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North by Pope Benedict XVI, and will assist current Bishop Peter Cullinane in the governance of the diocese until Bishop Cullinane retires sometime after he turns 75 at the end of November.
Fear is the Enemy was formed by philosopher Marcelo Lopez and his brother Luis, originally from Chilean rock group Postuma, while picking kiwifruit in Kerikeri last year. They were joined by guitarist and percussionist Karen Hunter after jamming at an open mic night in Auckland, then by German violinist Nikita Seiber. Fear is the Enemy has been touring New Zealand since late 2010, playing Latin-flavoured acoustic “tribal punk folk-core” music, and holding workshops on songwriting and philosophy. Their final two dates are in Raumati (Lembas, 4 March) and Wellington (Happy, 12 March.).
New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sarah-Jayne Howard has performed throughout Australia, America, Japan and Europe. She has worked extensively with Douglas Wright, and is one of eight dancers in his new work, Rapt, a special commission for the Auckland Arts Festival (Civic Theatre, 16-19 March).
Saturday Morning repeats:
On Saturday 5 March 2011 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Kim Hill’s interview from 26 February with geologist and paleontologist Hamish Campbell.
Preview: Saturday 12 March
Kim Hill’s guests will include actor and musician Tim Robbins, Beckett interpreter Conor Lovett, and philanthropist Helen LaKelly Hunt.