Friday, May 28, 2010

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill -
Radio NZ National: 29 May 2010

8:15 Hamish Keith: oil and lanterns in N.O.
8:30 Susan Horwitz: developing cancer drugs
9:05 Ian McKellen: good to Godot
9:45 Kate's Klassic: Around the World in 80 Days
10:05 Playing Favourites with William Taylor   
11:10 Salman Akhtar: animals, space, time, God

Producer: Mark Cubey
Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey

Saturday Morning guest information and links:

8:15am  Hamish Keith

Hamish Keith is a writer, blogger, art curator and consultant, and self-styled cultural curmudgeon columnist for the Listener magazine, and has published a number of books on cultural and social history, cooking, and the arts. His six-part documentary series on New Zealand art, The Big Picture, is available on DVD, and was adapted as a book in 2007. He published his memoir, Native Wit, in 2008, and a kitchen memoir, Sharp Knives and Wooden Spoons, will be published next year. Hamish is currently visiting New Orleans.

8:30am  Susan Horwitz
Dr Susan Band Horwitz is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a former president of the American Association for Cancer Research, and Distinguished Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Her research led to the discovery of a new cellular target for anti-cancer therapy and played a vital role in the development of a multi-billion-dollar anti-tumor drug.

9:05am Ian McKellen
British stage and screen actor Sir Ian McKellen is probably best known to New Zealanders for his role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is currently on tour with the Haymarket production of Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot, with Roger Rees, Ronald Pickup and Matthew Kelly. Following its second West End run, and Australian tour, the production will play at Wellington's St. James Theatre (30 June to 2 July) and Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal (13-14 July).

9:45am  Kate's Klassic

 Kate Camp will discuss Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, translated by Michael Glencross (Penguin Classics, ISBN: 978-0-14-044906-8); the story was originally serialised in the newspaper Le Temps in 1872, and published in book form the following year.

10:05am Playing Favourites with William Taylor 
Raurimu-based author William Taylor is a former teacher, principal and mayor, and 2009-10 President-of-Honour of the NZ Society of Authors. He has written more than 35 books for young people, including Agnes the Sheep, The Blue Lawn, Jerome, Spider, and the Knitwits series. His memoir, Telling
Tales: a Life in Writing (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-1-86950-837-1), was published this month.

11:15am Salman Akhtar

Salman Akhtar is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is the author of ten books, and his more than 300 scientific publications include 30 edited books. He is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia and has published six volumes of poetry in English and Urdu. Dr Akhtar was the speaker at the annual Freud Conference in Melbourne, delivering the address, Animals, Things, Space, Time and God!

Saturday Morning repeats:

On Saturday 29 May 2010 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear an edited repeat of Kim Hill's interview from Saturday 22 May with writer Christopher Hitchens.

Preview: Saturday 5 June 2010

Kim Hill's guests will include Michael Shapiro on the invention of journalism as literature, Ted Kaptchuk on placebos, and artist and musician Maryrose Crook.

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