Friday, October 11, 2013

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand National : 12 October 2013

8:15 Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga: Vatican reform
8:45 Paul Steely White: cycling reform
9:05 Moya Brennan: 40 years of Clannad
9:40 Paul Brewer: Alexander Palace
10:05 Playing Favourites with Matt Checkowski
11:05 Patricia Edgar: praising ageing
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Kim Hill photo by David White.

8:15 Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga was recently appointed chair of the group of cardinals who have been tasked with leading the reform of the Vatican curia by Pope Francis. He is President of Caritas Internationalis, was the Vatican representative to the IMF and World Bank on the issue of third world debt, and has been outspoken in his native Honduras against the drug trade. He is visiting Wellington to meet with the New Zealand Catholic Bishops.

8:45 Paul Steely White
Paul Steely White is the Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, the leading cycling-walking-public transit advocacy group in the United States. 

9:05 Moya Brennan
Moya Brennan is the lead singer of Irish group Clannad, and a songwriter, philanthropist and author. As a Goodwill Ambassador to the Christian Blind Mission in Ireland, she has travelled to Africa many times, and to Brazil and Belize. She returns to New Zealand with Clannad for the first time in 18 years to mark their fortieth anniversary and new album Nádúr, with concerts in Auckland (23 October) and Wellington (24 October).

9:40 Paul Brewer
Paul Brewer is External Relations Director at Regional Facilities Auckland, the council controlled organisation responsible for a number of cultural and sporting facilities. He was the founding director of marketing and communications at Te Papa, a board member of Auckland Museum, and is currently a trustee of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. He has played a leading role for a number of years in the Alexander Palace Association, an international organisation established to assist with the restoration of the historic Alexander Palace outside St Petersburg, Russia.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Matt Checkowski 
Creative director Matt Checkowski describes himself as a storyteller, designer and modern vaudevillian. He holds the post of Chief at The Department of the 4th Dimension, and created the first ever pop-up museum for scent and designed the dream sequences for the Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, among other creative endeavours. He is visiting New Zealand as one of twelve speakers at Semi-Permanent Wellington 2013 (18-19 October).
11:05 Patricia Edgar

Patricia Edgar is an Australian sociologist, educator, film and television producer, researcher and writer. Her new book is In Praise of Ageing (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92214-755-4).

11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi 
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, including 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards finalist, The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss three books:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly (Henry Holt and Co, 2009, ISBN: 13-978-0-8050-8841-0); How it Happened in Peach Hill by Marthe Jocelyn (Wendy Lamb Books, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-375-83701-2); and One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Alfred Knopf, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-375-86925-9).

On Saturday 12 October 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 5 October with Sir John Sulston, on population and consumption.

Next Saturday, 19 October 2013, Kim Hill will be on leave, and the programme will be hosted by Susie Ferguson. She will be talking to Gary Greenberg about psychiatry, Martin Jacques about China, and to actress Olympia Dukakis.

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

More information follows on Saturday's guests, repeats of previous interviews, next week's programme, and this email list. As this is live radio, guests and times may change on the day.

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