Friday, November 09, 2012

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 10 November 2012 on Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Peter Ubel: doctors and patients
9:05 Dava Sobel: the heavens 
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: Napoleon
10:05 Playing Favourites with Ethan Stiefel
11:05 Wade Doak: the oceans
11:45 Ian Singleton: orangutans

Kim Hill has been judged 2012 International Radio Personality of the Year, at the Association for International Broadcasting award ceremony in London.

8:15 Peter Ubel
Peter Ubel is a physician and behavioural scientist at Duke University in the United States, and the author of Pricing Life, You're Stronger Than You Think, and Free Market Madness. He also writes for numerous science publications. His new book is Critical Decision
s: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-19220790150).

9:05 Dava Sobel
Dava Sobel is the author of several books, including Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, The Planets, and most recently A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 9781408822388). She is travelling to Australia to observe the solar eclipse on 14 November, before visiting Auckland as a guest of the Museum Circle, to present the Hillary Lecture at the Auckland Museum on 23 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, and is also working, in partnership with Te Papa, to lead the Museum's art team for six months. Her touring exhibition, Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in NZ Collections, based on her book of the same name, is currently showing at Te Papa (to 27 January 2013). Mary will discuss Napoleon: Revolution to Empire, an exhibition examining French art, culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s that showed recently at the National Gallery of Victoria. 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 Ethan Stiefel
Ethan Stiefel is Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, coming to the position last year from serving as Dean of the School of Dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He formally retired from dancing with New York's American Ballet Theater, where he was a principal dancer, in July this year. He is co-producer (with Johan Kobborg of London's Royal Ballet) of the TelstraClear Season of Giselle, which opens in Wellington (7-11 November), then tours to Christchurch (15-17 November), Invercargill (20 & 21 November, Dunedin (24 & 25 November), Auckland (29 November - 2 December), Rotorua (5 December), Napier (8 & 9 December), and Palmerston North (12 December).

11:05 Wade Doak
Wade Doak is an amateur marine biologist, dolphin researcher, and ocean/land explorer. He is the author of eighteen books and been involved with many television programmes about marine life and South Seas exploration. He writes about his life in the new memoir, Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks and Rainforest (Divine Arts, ISBN: 978-1611250053).

11:45 Ian Singleton
Dr Ian Singleton is the director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, which receives support from the Auckland Zoo's Conservation Fund, and will benefit from a fundraiser held as part of Orangutan Caring Week (11-17 November).

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Whangarei engineer: Lois Williams

On Saturday 10 November 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 3 November with architect and wool ambassador Stephen McDougall.

Preview: Saturday 17 November
Next week, Kim Hill's guests will include Reverend Kim Dong-Sung of the World Council of Churches.

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