Friday, August 17, 2012
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 18 August 2012 - Radio NZ National
8:15 Fredrik Gertten: bananas
9:05 Baroness Ilora Findlay of Llandaff: end of life care
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: art at Te Papa
10:05 Playing Favourites with Catherine Downes
11:05 Ry Cooder: music and politics
11:45 Mike Hudson: the Beats
8:15 Fredrik Gertten
Swedish film maker and journalist. Fredrik Gertten has worked for newspapers, radio and television in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe before founding WG Film in 1994. His 2009 documentary Bananas, about a conflict between the Dole Food Company and banana plantation workers in Nicaragua, led to Gertten being sued for defamation by Dole, a story he tells in his new film, Big Boys Gone Bananas. He has also just completed a short film, The Invisible Bicycle Helmet.
9:05 Baroness Ilora Findlay of Llandaff
Professor Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, is a Welsh doctor, professor of palliative medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and a consultant at the Velindre cancer centre in Cardiff. She was made a life peer in 2001, and in 2003 proposed a bill to ban smoking in public buildings in Wales, which became law three years later. She was President of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2006 to 2008, and is visiting New Zealand at the invitation of Hospice NZ, to participate in a Conference for Health Professionals (17 August) that focuses on the challenges of end of life care, and to take part in a public meeting on euthanasia (16 August).
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and is also working, in partnership with Te Papa, to lead the Museum's art team for six months, with the aim of exhibiting more of the nation's art more often. Her touring exhibition, Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in NZ Collections, based on her book, opens at Te Papa on 20 October. 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 Playing Favourites with Catherine Downes
Catherine Downes MNZM has been working in theatre, film and television for four decades in New Zealand and Australia as an actress, director and playwright, and is a former artistic director of Court Theatre in Christchurch, and of Downstage in Wellington. Internationally acclaimed for her one-woman show The Case of Katherine Mansfield, Downes has performed in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland in three different productions of A Shortcut to Happiness by Roger Hall, and has just completed the Auckland Theatre Company tour of their production to Hamilton, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay and Tauranga. She is currently appearing in the solo production of The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion at Circa Theatre (to 8 September).
11:05 Ry Cooder
American guitarist, singer and composer Ry Cooder has collaborated with many musicians since the 1960s, including the Rolling Stones, Ali Farka Toure, Van Morrison and Neil Young. He has four Grammy awards, two honorary doctorates, produced the worldwide hit recording for the Buena Vista Social Club, and has released 16 solo albums, including Election Special (Nonesuch/Perro Verde), which is released this month.
11:45 Mike Hudson
Mike Hudson is an Auckland playwright. A revised version of his 2003 play Beautiful Losers, based on the relationship between Beat icons Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady and their journeys through America in the 1940s and 1950s, is playing at Tapac Theatre in Auckland (23 August to 8 September), after performances at the Erupt Festival in Taupo.
On Saturday 18 August 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 11 August with Betty Gilderdale.
On Sunday 19 August 2012 at 4:06pm and Tuesday at 9:06pm you can hear a broadcast of the fifth programme of Talking Heads 2012: Paradise Regained, a series of discussions about science in New Zealand. Kim Hill and a panel of East Coast people discuss the vicissitudes of life on the land, the disasters that threaten the environment and their efforts to take their destiny in hand, and build a resilient community where people can make a living, and enjoy living off the land.
Preview: Saturday 25 August
Next week, Kim Hill is on leave, and the programme will be guest hosted by Paul Diamond. His guests will include novelist Chris Cleave, oceanographer Sylvia Earle and song quest judge Dennis O’Neill.
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Web page: http://radionz.co.nz/saturday