Friday, February 08, 2013

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 9 February 2013

8:15 Guy Standing: basic income and the Precariat 
9:05 Roald Hoffmann: theoretical chemistry
10:05 Playing Favourites with Victor Rodger
11:05 Graeme Simsion: the Rosie Project
11:45 Kate’s Klassic: The Red Badge of Courage

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

8:15 Guy Standing
Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all. His most recent book is The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011, Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-1-849-66351-9), and he is currently working on a large-scale pilot for a basic income scheme in India. He is visiting New Zealand for a two-day symposium, Precarious Work, at the AUT Business School (14-15 February).

9:05 Roald Hoffmann
Roald Hoffmann is a theoretical chemist and playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1981, and is the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus, at Cornell University in New York. He will visit Auckland to deliver the illustrated lecture, A Science All About Change, presenting several views of chemistry and stressing its psychological dimension and ties to the arts (Auckland Museum Events Centre, 6pm, 13 February), and is a keynote speaker at AMN6, the MacDiarmid Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (University of Auckland Business School, 11-15 February).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Victor Rodger
Victor Rodger is a playwright of Samoan and Scottish heritage. His new work, Black Faggot, will premiere at the Auckland Fringe Festival (16, 18, 19 and 20 February), coinciding with the Auckland Pride Festival (8-24 February).

11:05 Graeme Simsion
Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based business consultant and writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books. His new novel, The Rosie Project (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-922-07977-0), began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over thirty countries in deals approaching two million dollars.

11:45 Kate’s Klassic: The Red Badge of Courage
Kate Camp has published four collections of poems, most recently The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls, which won the 2011 NZ Post Book Award for Poetry. She will discuss the 1895 novel The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (Collector’s Library, ISBN: 978-1-904-63333-4).

Repeats and Previews

On Saturday 9 February 2013 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 2 February with astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Preview: Saturday 16 February
Next week, Kim Hill is on leave and the programme will be hosted by Finlay Macdonald. His guests will include Daniel Pink, Jonathan Crayford, and Joanna Aizenberg.

Preview: BIG DATA

The Royal Society of New Zealand and the National Library are running a discussion panel series in February through to April, chaired by Kim Hill, to support the BIG DATA programme currently running at the newly re-opened National Library. The series will explore the nature and implications of big data, especially in relationship to the concept of place, and how it might serve as a tool in facing the challenges of the current era.

The panels will take place during at the Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington, and are open to the public. Tickets cost $10 and can be booked online. 
Radio New Zealand will be recording the series for broadcast on Sundays at 4pm from 10 March until 7 April 2013.

1. From space to place – recovering the personal
With Kevin Sweeney, Bill Macnaught and Stephen McDougall
Thursday 14 February, 6.00-7.00pm
Broadcast 4:06pm Sunday 10 March

2. Cities and sudden change
With Dr Mark Quigley, Sir Bob Harvey and Professor Janis Birkeland
Wednesday 20 February, 6.00-7.00pm
Broadcast 4:06pm Sunday 17 March

3. The sentient planet – technology as a super sense
With Richard Simpson, Dr Mark Sagar and Dr Cornel de Ronde
Wednesday 6 March, 6.00-7.00pm
Broadcast 4:06pm Sunday 24 March 2013

4. Growing up digital– digital natives discuss their world
With Guy Ryan, Erika Pearson and Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
Wednesday 13 March, 6.00-7.00pm
Broadcast 4:06pm Sunday 31 March 2013

5. Open data – letting it loose on the crowd
With Julian Carver, Ed Corkery and Peter Griffin
Wednesday 3 April, 6.00-7.00pm
Broadcast 4:06pm Sunday 7 April 2013

Kim Hill photo at top by David White.

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