Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 31 March 2012
8:15 Daniel Hamermesh: beauty pays
8:30 Damon Salesa: Pacific solutions
9:05 Greg McGee: love and money
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: Vincent van Gogh
10:05 Lucinda Williams: songs and relationships
11:05 Sally Kabak: grandparent caregivers
11:40 Margo Lanagan: selkies
8:15 Daniel Hamermesh
Daniel S. Hamermesh is a Professor in the Department of
Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the
Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic
Research, and was President of the Society of Labor Economists in 2000-01. He is the author of numerous articles and books,
most recently Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful (Princeton
University Press, ISBN 978-0-6911-4046-9 ).
8:30 Damon Salesa
Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa graduated from the
University of Oxford with a Doctor of Philosophy in modern history, the first
Rhodes Scholar of Pacific descent He has spent the last ten years at the
University of Michigan, and returned to New Zealand as Associate Professor at
the University of Auckland's Centre for Pacific Studies. Professor Salesa is a
keynote speaker at the Growing Pacific Solutions for Our Families conference in
early April, focusing on mental health, addiction and disability issues for
9:05 Greg McGee
Auckland writer Greg McGee is best known for his plays,
particularly Foreskin's Lament, and has also scripted film and television
drama. His book Love and Money (Penguin, ISBN 978-0-14-356740-0) is his third
novel, but the first under his own name. Greg will be a guest at the 2012
Auckland Writers and Readers Festival (9-13 May).
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection,
International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss
the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, including two paintings in the Degas to
Dali exhibition, which features masters from the National Galleries of
Scotland, currently exhibiting at the Auckland Art Gallery (to 10 June). Images
under discussion are available for view in the Art on Saturday Morning gallery
on our web page.
10:05 Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer
songwriter who has been mixing rock, blues, folk and country music in her music
since her debut recording in 1979 through to last year's album, Blessed. She
visits New Zealand next month for concerts in Auckland (Town Hall, 10 April)
and Wellington (St James, 11 April).
11:05 Sally Kabak
Sally Kabak and her husband are caregivers to their
granddaughter. Based on her experience, Sally has written a book,
Grandchildren: Our Hopes and Dreams - A Modern and Practical Guide to Raising
Grandchildren (Xlibris, ISBN 978-1-4653-9866-6).
11:40 Margo Lanagan
Margo Lanagan is an Australian writer of short stories
and young adult fiction. Her latest book, Sea Hearts (Allen & Unwin, ISBN
978-1-7423-7505-2), has the legend of the selkie as its background (and has
been retitled The Brides of Rollrock Island outside of Australia and New
Saturday Morning repeats
On Saturday 31 March 2012 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 24 March with Irish writer Roddy Doyle.
Preview: Saturday 7 April
Kim's guests will include Greg O'Brien, Joyce Alberts,
and Sonny Tilders.
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
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.