Saturday, December 24, 2011

Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill - Radio New Zealand National

31 December 2011
8:12  Platon: photographing the powerful
9:05 Caldwell Esselstyn: plant-based diet
10:05 Playing Favourites with Joyce Fleming

Platon is staff photographer for The New Yorker magazine, and has contributed to a large range of international publications including TIME, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine. His book, Power Platon (PQ Blackwell/Hachette, ISBN: 978-0-73362-772-9), is a collection of portraits of over 100 presidents, prime ministers, dictators and revolutionaries from across the globe.
Interview from the programme of 11 June 2011
Dr Caldwell Esselstyn is a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top four hospitals in the United States, and is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Avery, ISBN: 978-1-583-33300-6). He treated former US President Bill Clinton, who has now embarked on a plant-based diet after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this year. Dr Esselstyn visited New Zealand in November 2010 to speak at the biennial Coronary Health Improvement Programme summit in Rotorua.
Interview from the programme of 27 Nov 2010
Joyce Fleming is the national vice-president of Free Beaches New Zealand (Inc.). She told her life story in her book, Defying Convention: the Truth About Tony and Me (Rockhaven, ISBN: 978-0-473-17142-1).
Interview from the programme of 17 Sept 2011
7 January 2012
8:12 Atul Gawande: the checklist
9:05 Robert McLeod: painter
9:40 David Ifill: taxi driver
10:05 Playing Favourites with Will and Annie Crummer
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 is the author of the 2009 best-seller The Checklist Manifesto (Profile Books, ISBN: 978-1-846683145).
Interview from the programme of 5 March 2011
Glasgow-born artist Robert McLeod has been painting and teaching in Wellington since the early 1970s. A limited-edition book of his work, Dandini Comes Clean (PAULNACHE Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-473-18553-4), features text by McLeod, editor Aaron Lister, Tim Bollinger, Ian Wedde and Christine Whybrew, with photography by Murray Lloyd.
Interview from the programme of 4 June 2011
David Ifill is a London black cab driver.
Interview from the programme of 4 June 2006
Rarotongan musician Will Crummer played a major role in Auckland's thriving live music scene of the 1960s, and recorded for the Viking label. His daughter, Annie Crummer, has sung with New Zealand artists such as Netherworld Dancing Toys, When the Cat's Away, and Herbs, as well as pursuing her own solo career. Annie and her brothers David and Pat (ukulele, guitar) were part of a group of musicians who helped Will record his first album in four decades, Shoebox Lovesongs: the Rarotongan Music of Will Crummer (Ode/Rhythmethod). Will and Annie's live studio performances were accompanied by Turia 'Dinky' Ngatipa on ukulele.
Interview from the programme of 2 April 2011
14 January 2012
8:12 Rob Hamill: Brother No. 1
9:05 John Kendrick: birds
10:05 Playing Favourites with Mary Annette Hay
Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill has won World Championship silver, Commonwealth gold and a world record on the indoor rowing machine. His book, The Naked Rower, tells how he and the late Phil Stubbs won the grueling and inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race in 41 days. He features in Brother Number One, a documentary by Annie Goldson about the torture and murder of Rob's eldest brother Kerry by the Khmer Rouge in 1978, and Rob's journey to Cambodia to find out what happened.
Interview from the programme of 2 July 2011
John Kendrick has been bird watching for 85 years. He was awarded the Forest & Bird Old Blue award in 2010 for services to conservation, especially his contribution to sound recording, and is still active in conservation in his local area of Waipu. With Geoff Moon, Lynnette Moon and Karen Baird, he is the author of New Zealand Bird Calls (New Holland, ISBN: 978-1-86966-310-0), which includes a CD of bird calls.
Interview from the programme of 13 August 2011
Mary-Annette Hay became known as the Queen of Wool while working as Promotions Officer for the New Zealand Wool Board between 1948 and 1965. A collection of her garments were displayed at Te Papa, and she is a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, a five-year global initiative that aims to bring wool back into fashion and to highlight its eco-friendly and durable benefits.
Interview from the programme of 18 June 2011
21 January 2012
8:12  Suzy van der Kwast: café culture
9:05 John Waters: shock value
10:05 Playing Trombones with BonaNZa

Suzy van der Kwast immigrated to New Zealand from the Netherlands in the 1960s, and opened Suzy's Coffee Lounge in Wellington in 1964. Her story is told in Suzy: a Coffee House History by Susette Goldsmith (Quill, ISBN: 978-0-473-17318-0).
Interview from the programme of 4 December 2010
American filmmaker, actor, writer and shock auteur John Waters rose to fame in the early 1970s with a string of cult films (Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living), before achieving  mainstream success. He continues to make films and write from his home city of  Baltimore, and visited New Zealand in late 2011 to perform his one man show This Filthy World, which draws on material from his most recent book, Role Models (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, ISBN: 0374532869).
Interview from the programme of 10 September 2011
BonaNZa is New Zealand's premier trombone quartet and has given many performances in diverse places to audiences of up to 150,000 people. The collective resumes of the players (Tim Sutton, Douglas Cross, Matthew Allison, David Bremner) include memberships of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, The New Zealand Dominion Centenary Concert Band, Stroma, New Zealand Chamber Brass, La Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, the National Youth Brass Band of NZ, and the National Brass Band of NZ, and performances and recordings with many other artists including Crowded House, Sting, Diana Krall, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Meatloaf, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, and Shirley Bassey.
Interview from the programme of 7 May 2011

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