Friday, November 04, 2011
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 5 November 2011 - Radio NZ National
8:15 Ravi Batra: predicting crises
8:40 Charles Frazier: woods and mountains
9:05 Michael Corballis: mind pieces
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: Venice
10:05 Flying Nun Favourites with Bruce Russell
11:05 Annie Potts: chickens
11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins
8:15 Ravi Batra
Dr. Ravi Batra is a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and the author of five best-selling books. His 1978 book, The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism, predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union, and his 2008 book, The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos (Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-0230613959), predicted the current economic crisis.
8:35 Michael Corballis
Michael Corballis is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Auckland. He has published two books this year: The Recursive Mind: the Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilisation (Princeton Press), and Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain (AUP, ISBN: 978-1- 86940-492-5).
9:05 Annie Potts
Dr Annie Potts is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, and is Co-Principal Investigator of the Marsden project, Kararehe: Animals in Art, Writing and Everyday Life in New Zealand (Auckland University Press, forthcoming). Dr Potts discussed the ubiquitous and underestimated fowl, gallus gallus domesticus, at the New Zealand Companion Animal Conference in Auckland this week. Her new book, Chicken (Reaktion Books, ISBN: 978-1-86189-858-6), is part of the Animals series, and will be published in late November.
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss her art tour of north Italy, including the Michael Parekowhai exhibition at the Venice Bienalle, and the architect Carlo Scarpa. Images under discussion are available for view by clicking on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of the Saturday Morning web page.
10:05 Flying Nun Favourites with Bruce Russell
Bruce Russell works in curriculum development for the Faculty of Creative Industries at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He also works as a user experience consultant for Wired Internet Group and others. He is the principal adjudicator of the Best Investor Website Award, an annual comparative usability evaluation of the NZX50 websites. Bruce is more widely known in musical circles as a member of noise-rock trio The Dead C, and as a solo artist. He also writes on music and culture, including regular work for UK magazine The Wire. Bruce worked as a publicist for Flying Nun in the mid-1980s, before launching the Xpressway and Corpus Hermeticum labels, and has curated a new Flying Nun archival compilation, Time to Go (to be released 14 November). Another compilation of Flying Nun hits, Tally Ho, will also be released this month (20 November) as part of the label's 30 year birthday celebrations.
11:05 Charles Frazier
Charles Frazier rose to prominence in 1997 with his first novel, Cold Mountain, set during the end of the American Civil War in Appalachia. His new novel, set in the same region in 1962, is Nightwoods (Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN: 978-1-44473125-5).
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including The 10pm Question which has won a number of awards, most recently the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award. She will discuss three new books:
The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-921758-17-1); Stuck in the Muck, by Brett Avison and Craig Smith (Five Mile Press, ISBN: 978-1-74248-642-0); I Spy NZ Art: New Zealand art from the collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, by Hanna Scott and Julia Waite, with Rob Gardiner, Sue Gardiner, Pauline Buchanan, Caroline McBride and Christa Napier-Robertson (Auckland Art Gallery, ISBN: 0-86463-278-9).
Saturday Morning repeats:
On Saturday 5 November 2011 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Paul Diamond’s interview from 29 October with poet Fiona Farrell.
Preview: Saturday 12 November
Kim Hill’s guests will include Peter Graham on the Parker/Hulme murder case, David Kleeman on children and media, and Jack Ralston on a life among champions.