8:15 Mike Goodchild:
Friday, July 13, 2012
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 14 July 2012
8:15 Mike Goodchild: digital earth
8:35 Owen Glenn: business and philanthropy
9:05 John Lanchester: capital
9:45 Language with Jen Hay: word habitats
10:05 Yanni Cowie: future fuels
10:30 Andrew Dickson: losing weight
11:05 The “Valkiwis”: singing Wagner
8:15 Mike Goodchild:
Michael F Goodchild is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director of UCSB's Center for Spatial Studies. His most influential work involves research on Geographic Information Science (GIS, or computer mapping), and he is considered the world's foremost expert on Volunteered Geographic Information.
New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Owen Glenn writes about his life in Making a Difference (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86979-964-9).
9:05 John Lanchester
British journalist and author John Lanchester won several prizes for his novels The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, and Fragrant Harbour, and acclaim for his 2007 memoir, Family Romance. He wrote about the financial crisis in the London Review of Books, and in his 2010 book, Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. His latest novel, Capital (Faber and Faber, ISBN: 9780571234615), is set in a South London street, and he will be a guest at The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival (30 August to 2 September).
9:45 Language with Jen Hay
Jen Hay is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and the director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. She will talk about word habitats.
10:05 Yanni Cowie
Yanni Cowie is a Year 12 student at Christchurch Boys High School. He was a finalist with his presentation, Alternative Fuels: Powering the Change, at this week's inaugural Eureka Symposium, in which 12 of New Zealand's best tertiary and secondary students competed for the Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orations.
10:30 Andrew Dickson
Dr Andrew Dickson is a lecturer at Massey University's School of Management. His PhD thesis, The Other Side of Weight Loss, looked at how the weight-loss industry functions, based on his experience of being overweight and anxious, and losing 40kg. He was a speaker at New Zealand's first Fat Studies conference, which was held at Massey's Wellington campus this week.
11:05 The "Valkiwis"
New Zealand singers Morag Atchison, Amanda Atlas, Sarah Castle, Kristin Darragh, Wendy Doyle, Lisa Harper-Brown, Anna Pierard and Kate Spence are the "Valkiwis". They will sing the roles of mythical Norse figures the Valkyries ("choosers of the slain") in the NZSO's production of Wagner's The Valkyrie (22 July in Wellington, 25 July in Christchurch, 28 July in Auckland).
On Saturday 14 July 2012 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 7 July with Guy McPherson.
Preview: Saturday 21 July
Kim’s guests will include Charles Lavery and Anna Jackson.
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineers: Lianne Smith, Daryl Stack Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins