Friday, August 26, 2011

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 27 August 2011 - Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Pepe Escobar: Libya                                        
8:30 Bruce Hayward: volcanoes                             
9:05 John Banas: Underbelly                                    
10:05 Playing Favourites with Jeff Smith                                                                                                  
11:05 David Eagleman: the unconscious brain      
11:45 Poetry with Peter Bland                                
Producer: Mark Cubey
Associate producer: Amelia Nurse
Wellington engineer: Katrina Batten
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

8:15 Pepe Escobar
Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar writes for Asia Times Online, where his column, The Roving Eye, is currently focusing on the Great Arab Revolt. He is the author of three books, most recently Obama Does Globalistan (2009, Nimble Books, ISBN: 978-1934840832).
8:30 Bruce Hayward
Bruce Hayward is a geologist and marine ecologist, and former president of the Geological Society of New Zealand. With Graeme Murdoch and Gordon Maitland, he has co-authored Volcanoes of Auckland: the Essential Guide (AUP, ISBN: 978-1-86940-479-6), with photographs by Alastair Jamieson.
9:05 John Banas
John Banas is a New Zealand born script writer, actor, director and teacher who has worked extensively in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. His first love was theatre and from there he moved into television and film working in such diverse areas as fight choreography and directing. He’s worked on award winning shows including Homicide, Headland and Water Rats and his latest work has been writing the script for Underbelly New Zealand: Land of the Long Green Cloud. 
10:05 Playing Favourites with Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith was a member of New Zealand bands Naked Spots Dance and The Newmatics, and among other things, has run a Spanish restaurant and an animation company, designed and built a medical simulator, and started Transition Town Orewa and the YouTube channel DeepGreenVideo. Jeff is the director of Deep Animation, a design company that specialises in 3D animation. His new documentary, Rumble & Bang, is about the 1960s garage rock group, Chants R&B, and their short-lived reign in Christchurch. It screens on 27 August in Christchurch as part of this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
11:05 David Eagleman
Neuroscientist and writer David Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. His international bestselling book SUM: Forty Tales from the Afterlives was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009. His 2010 book Why the Net Matters: How the Internet Will Save Civilization is also available as a digital book and app for the iPad. His new book, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-921-75820-1), is about the nervous system and unconscious brain.
11:45 Poetry with Peter Bland
Peter Bland and is well known as a poet, broadcaster, actor (Came a Hot Friday), co-founder of Wellington’s Downstage Theatre and poet. Over a 55 year period he has published 11 collections of poetry, most recently Coming Ashore (Steele Roberts, ISBN: 978-1877577499). Earlier this week, he was one of three recipients of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

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