Friday, April 27, 2012

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 28 April 2012 - Radio NZ National

8:15 Chandran Nair: consumption and Asia
9:05 J. Hampton Atkinson: cannabis research
9:35 Marti Anderson: statistics and diving
10:05 Playing Favourites with Sam Wills
11:05 Emily Perkins: the Forrests
11:40 Tim Blanks and Jeff Lounds: fashion and fragrance

8:15 Chandran Nair
Chandran Nair is the founder and CEO of The Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent, pan-Asian think tank based in Hong Kong. He is the author of Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet (Wiley, ISBN 978-0-470-82857-1), and is a guest at the 2012 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, delivering the Michael King Memorial Lecture on 12 May, and a Business Breakfast on 12 May.

9:05 J. Hampton Atkinson
Dr J. Hampton Atkinson MD is co-director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, which coordinates rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions.

9:35 Marti Anderson
Professor Marti Anderson is Chair of Statistics at the Albany campus of Massey University, and is a marine biologist and deep sea diving enthusiast who has created a unique statistical tool and software programme used worldwide for assessing and monitoring environmental impacts on a vast range of ecological scenarios and species. She was the youngest person to become a full professor in statistics in New Zealand, and the first woman professor in mathematics, statistics or computer science in this country.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Sam Wills
Sam Wills, who performs as The Boy with Tape on His Face, had sell-out shows at the NZ International Comedy Festival in 2011, before a successful run of shows in the UK including appearances on the Royal Variety Performance in December, and the Comedy Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. He interrupts his current tour of the UK to return home for this year's Comedy Festival with a new show, More Tape, in Auckland (8 May, 14-19 May), New Plymouth (9 May), Hamilton (11 May), and Wellington (12 May).
11:05 Emily Perkins
Emily Perkins is a short story writer and novelist whose 2008 book, Novel About My Wife, won the fiction medal at the Montana NZ Book Awards and the Believer Book Award in the United States. She convenes the Masters of Creative Writing programme at the University of Auckland, and hosts the books' programme The Good Word on TVNZ7. 
Her new novel is The Forrests (Bloomsbury, ISBN 978-1-4088-0923-5), and she is a guest at the 2012 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival (9-13 May).

11:40 Tim Blanks and Jeff Lounds
Tim Blanks wrote for Auckland music magazine Hot Licks in the early 1970s, and is now a contributing editor for global online fashion site, and writer for US Vogue and other magazines. Tim has returned to New Zealand from London with Jeff Lounds for an 'In Conversation with...' event about Jeff's fragrance brand, Escentric Molecules, at Takapuna retail outlet The Department Store.

On Saturday 28 April 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 21 April with Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings.

Preview: Saturday 5 May
Kim's guests will include Mal Peet, Angela Meyer and Claire Tomalin.

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Matt Thomson

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