Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 23 October 2010

Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Stephen Fookes: wool renaissance
8:45 Peter Donelan: Benoit Mandelbrot
9:05 Mary Kisler: angels and aristocrats
9:45 Tanja Jade: farewelling Misery
10:05 Dudley Benson: music of the birds
10:35 Janet Frame-Cutmore: family relations
11:10 Patrick Evans: gifted writers
11:45 Ruth Pretty: hospitality in Shanghai

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Steve Burridge
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins

Saturday Morning guest information and links:

8:15 Stephen Fookes
Stephen Fookes chairs the National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests, an organisation representing the interests of woolgrowers, merchants, exporters, brokers, first stage processors, wool certification bodies and research bodies. He recently returned from Wool Week in London, the latest profile-raising event from The Campaign for Wool, launched in January by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.

8:45 Peter Donelan
Dr Peter Donelan is Senior Lecturer, at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, Victorial University of Wellington. He will talk about Benoit Mandelbrot, best known as the father of fractal geometry, who died last week.

9:05 Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and the author of Angels & Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86962-135-3). Images from the book are available for view by clicking on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of the Saturday Morning web page.
9:45 Tanja Jade
Auckland artist Tanja Jade, best known under the pseudonym Misery, will leave behind that persona at an auction exhibition at the end of October, before departing to the border of Burma and Thailand as part of the Little Lotus project. This will see her join three other New Zealand artists to teach art to refugee and orphan children, and on her return write and illustrate a picture book based on the experience, with all proceeds going directly to refugee children.

10:05 Dudley Benson
Composer and singer Dudley Benson released two EPs in 2006 (Steam Railways of Britain; The Orders, Medals & Decorations EP) and the album The Awakening in 2008, all on his Golden Retriever Records label. He will release his second album on 1 November, Forest: Songs by Hirini Melbourne, an interpretation of bird waiata by the renowned Maori composer, before embarking on a nationwide tour of ten intimate venues, with his new ensemble, the Dawn Chorus.

10:35 Janet Frame-Cutmore
Janet Frame-Cutmore is the daughter of George Frame, brother of New Zealand writer Janet Frame. She spoke at the Autism NZ conference in September.

11:10 Patrick Evans

Professor Patrick Evans has taught English literature at the University of Canterbury since 1978. His 1977 book, Janet Frame (Twayne, ISBN: 0-8057-6254-X) was the first biography of the writer, and his third novel, Gifted (Victoria University Press, ISBN 978-0-86473-637-6), is an imagining of the
1955 relationship between Frame and Frank Sargeson.

11:45 Food with Ruth Pretty

Kapiti Coast caterer Ruth Pretty returned recently from setting up the VIP Hospitality suite at the New Zealand Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo in China.

Saturday Morning repeats:
On Saturday 16 October 2010 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat of Finlay Macdonald's interview from Saturday 16 October with Doug Saunders on arrival cities.
Preview: Saturday 30 October 2010
Kim Hill's guests will include environmentalist David Suzuki, and lawyer Andrew Fraser.

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