Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 23 April 2011

Radio New Zealand National

8:12 James McPherson: the American Civil War
9:05 Greg Cross: the business of cycling 9:40 Taggart Seigel: bees
10:05 Playing Favourites with Mary Coughlan 11:10 Herman Knipperberg: Charles Sobhraj
11:45 Poetry with Airini Beautrais                                        

Producer: Mark Cubey
Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Shaun Wilson
Auckland engineer:  Ian Gordon

8:12 James McPherson
American Civil War historian James McPherson is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus, at the Department of History, University of Princeton.

9.05 Greg Cross
Investor and entrepreneur Greg Cross is the Business Director of PureBlack Racing, which aims to become the first international UCI ProTour road cycling team from New Zealand. Launched in 2010, the team's ultimate goal is to reach the Tour de France by 2015.

9:40  Taggart Siegel
Taggart Siegel is the co-founder of Collective Eye, Inc., a non-profit media organisation based in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, and has been directing documentaries and dramas for 25 years. His new film, Queen of the Sun, looks at the global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers. It opened nationwide on 21 April.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Mary Coughlan Irish jazz and folk singer and actress
Mary Coughlan has released 15 albums, most recently The House of Ill Repute in 2008, which saw her reunited with long-term collaborator and producer Erik Visser. In 2010 she released her autobiography, Bloody Mary: My Life and Times (Hachette Books Ireland, ISBN: 978-0340993484).
Mary is playing at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga (24 April), a Quake Benefit Concert in Christchurch (28 April), and at the Southland Festival of the Arts (4 May).

11:05 Herman Knippenberg
Herman Knippenberg is a retired Dutch diplomat who was stationed at the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok in the 1970s, and was instrumental in building the case against notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj.

11:45 Poetry with Airini Beautrais
Pukerua Bay poet Airini Beautrais has a background in science teaching and is currently a full time mother. Her 2006 collection Secret Heart (VUP, ISBN: 9780864735416) won Best First Book of Poetry at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2007, and her new collection, Western Line (VUP, ISBN: 978-0-86473-649-9) has just been published.

Preview: Saturday 30 April
Kim Hill's guests will include travel and food writer A.A Gill, fair trade campaigner Harriet Lamb, and John Newton on country music.

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