Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 18 December 2010

Radio New Zealand National - The last show for 2010

8:15 Marcus Chown: science in 2010
8:40 James Williamson: the Stooges
9:05 Kate Parker: giant leaps
9:45 Kate's Klassic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Callaghan
11:10 Members of the NZSO

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineers: Lianne Smith, Darryl Stack
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

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

This is the last Saturday Morning programme for 2010.
 Saturday 25 December will feature Christmas Morning programming. Summer Selections from Saturday Morning will be broadcast on the following four Saturdays (1, 8, 15 and 22 January) from 8:00 through 11:00, followed by an hour of the American programme, Garrison Keillor's Radio Show.

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill returns to live broadcast from 29 January 2011. Thanks for listening to us in 2010!

Saturday Morning guest information and links:

8:15 Marcus Chown

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Marcus Chown is cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. His books include Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, We Need to Talk about Kelvin (shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010),
and the 1993 book Afterglow of Creation, which was updated and republished this year (Faber, ISBN: 978-0-571-25059-2). He is also the author of the Solar System iPad App, which will be launched early next year by Faber and TouchPress.

8:40 James Williamson
James Williamson played guitar with Iggy and the Stooges in the 1970s, and on the band's third album, Raw Power. After some music production, he left music for electronic engineering, and recently retired from Sony Electronics, where he was vice president in charge of quality standards, and remains a governor of the worldwide Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. James rejoined the Stooges in 2009, and will perform with them at the Big Day Out in Auckland on 21 January 2011.

9:05 Kate Parker
Entrepreneurial theatre artist and educator Kate Parker is the co-director (with Julie Nolan) of Red Leap Theatre Company, and a recipient of a 2010 New Generation award from the Arts Foundation. Productions by her Auckland-based company include Moahunting (2001), The Butcher's Daughter (2003), Beyond the Blue (2008), and The Arrival (2009), which won six awards at the 2010 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards (Production of the Year, Most Original Production, Director, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Most Promising Female Newcomer). The world premiere of Red Leap's new work, Paper Sky: a Love Story, will take place during the Auckland Arts Festival 2011 (2-20 March).

9:45 Kate's Klassic
Kate Camp will discuss the 1974 novel by John le Carr', Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN: 978-0-340-93761-7).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Callaghan Professor Sir Paul Callaghan is Alan MacDiarmid Professor of Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, founder of Magritek, and leader of the five-person Magnetic Resonance Innovation team which last month was awarded the 2010 Prime Minister's Science Prize. He also won the Science and Technology section of the 2010 Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by Victoria University at its December Graduation, and has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for 2011 New Zealander of the Year.

11:10 Members of the NZSO
Vesa-Matti Leppanen (Concertmaster and Principal First Violin), David Bremner (Principal Trombone), Robert Ibell (Cello), Victoria Jones (Sub Principal Double Bass), Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute) and Leonard Sakofsky (Principal Percussion) are players with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, which recently returned from the biggest international tour of its history, playing concerts in China, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. In early 2011, the NZSO will perform a Chinese New Year Extravaganza in Wellington (29 January), Auckland (1 February), and Christchurch (3 February); its wind players will tour the Wind Power programme to Wellington (19 February), Napier (22 February), Rotorua (23 February), Tauranga (24 February) and Hamilton (25 February); and the orchestra will perform A Symphonic Odyssey at the Auckland Arts Festival 2011 (12 March), and a Family Concert on the Festival's Family Day (13 March).


Saturday Morning repeats:

On Saturday 18 December 2010 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat of Kim Hill's interview from Saturday 11 December with unlikely undercover agent Keith Bulfin.

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