Friday, July 15, 2011
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 16 July 2011 - Radio NZ National
8:15 Michael Wolff: Rupert Murdoch
8:30 Tyler Cowen: economic stagnation
9:05 Gerald Seymour: thrills and terror
9:45 Diane Pivac: NZ film history
10:05 Playing Favourites with Bill Sheat
11:05 Adam Mansbach: parenting, comedy, race
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi: new books
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Shaun D. Wilson
8:15 Michael Wolff
Michael Wolff is the founder of Newser.com, the editorial director of AdweekMedia, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He has written a number of best-selling books, including the 2008 biography, The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch - Knopf
8:30 Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an economist, academic, and writer who holds the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University, where he is general director of the Mercatus Centre. He is co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution, writes for a number of publications including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has written a number of books, most recently The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better -Dutton.
9:05 Gerald Seymour
British writer Gerald Seymour worked for many years as an international news reporter for ITN, covering conflicts in Vietnam, the Middle East, Londonderry, and the killing of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. His first thriller, Harry’s Game, was published in 1975; he has since written a further 25 bestsellers. His new book, A Deniable Death - Hodder & Stoughton is set in the Middle East following the events of 9/11.
9:45 Diane Pivac
Diane Pivac is director of public programmes at the New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua. With Frank Stark and Lawrence McDonald, she is the editor of New Zealand Film: An Illustrated History -Te Papa Press, the first comprehensive, illustrated, and locally authored New Zealand film history.
10:05 Playing Favourites with Bill Sheat
William (Bill) Sheat OBE was made a Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the arts at this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. A former partner with law firm Gibson Sheat, he has been involved in the New Zealand arts community for more than 60 years, dating back to when he was a writer, director, producer, actor, and committee member with Victoria University of Wellington drama clubs, revues, and productions in the late 1940s. Since the 1960s, he has been an arts administrator involved with the management of Downstage Theatre, the QEII Arts Council, the New Zealand Drama Council, Playmarket, the State Opera House, and the Summer Shakespeare Trust Board, amongst several other organisations, and chaired the New Zealand Film Commission for the first eight years of its existence. He continues to be actively involved in the local arts community.
11:05 Adam Mansbach
Adam Mansbach was the 2009-2010 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, New York, and is the author of two novels, Angry Black White Boy, and The End of the Jews, which won him the California Book Award for fiction in 2008. His new parenting comedy book, Go the F**k to Sleep -Text Publishing, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, has been an unexpected bestseller. As Kodiak Brinks, he released a hip hop album in 2005, Stand For Nothing, Fall For Anything.
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi will discuss three new books:
Press Here, by Herve Tullet -Allen & Unwin,an interactive picture book; A Bit Lost, by Chris Haughton -Walker Books, an award-winning picture book with a 'searching for Mum' theme; The Vanishing Act, by Mette Jakobsen - Text Publishing, a story of young girl also 'searching for Mum'.
Saturday Morning repeats:
On Saturday 16 July 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 9 July with neuroscientist Erin Bigler.
Preview: Saturday 23 July
Kim Hill’s guests will include the Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve MP, Michael Smythe, and Peter Donnelly.