Friday, June 28, 2013

Saturday Morning on Radio New Zealand National with Kim Hill: 29 June 2013

 8:15 Robert Wade: inequality
9:05 Stephen Grosz: life examined
9:40 Avner Rothschild: dark solar
10:05 Playing Favourites with Ted Dawe
11:05 Sarah Churchwell: the Fitzgeralds
11:40 Raelene Castle: netball to NRL


8:15 Robert Wade
Robert Wade is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in Britain and the US for the past four decades. He is Professor of Political Economy and Development at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, and a member of the Economists' Forum, a group described by the Financial Times as "50 of the world's most influential economists". 

Professor Wade is a contributor to a new book edited by Max Rashbrooke, Inequality: a New Zealand Crisis (Bridget Williams Books, ISBN: 978-1-927131-51-0), and returns to New Zealand next month to present a free public lecture, Inequality and the West: Capitalism at a Tipping Point, in Auckland (8 July), Dunedin (11 July), Christchurch (12 July), and Wellington (16 July). He will also speak at an Inequality Conference hosted by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University in Wellington on 18 July.

9:05 Stephen Grosz
Stephen Grosz has been a practicing psychoanalyst for more than twenty-five years, and teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. His first book is The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (Chatto and Windus, ISBN: 978-0-7011-8846-7).

9:40 Avner Rothschild
Professor Avner Rothschild is a scientist at the Technion Research Institute of Technology in Israel. His team has created a solar power system that works in the dark.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Ted Dawe
Ted Dawe is the inaugural winner of the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Children's Book of the Year for his novel, Into the River (Mangakino University Press, ISBN: 978-0-47320-508-9), which also won him the 2013 Young Adult Fiction Award. It is a prequel to his first novel, Thunder Road, which won the Young Adult Fiction and Best First Book award in 2004.

11:05 Sarah Churchwell
Sarah Churchwell is professor of American literature and public understanding of the humanities at the University of East Anglia, and contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines. Her new book, Careless People (Hachette, ISBN: 978-1-844-08767-9), is about F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda, and the creation of the 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby.

11:40 Raelene Castle
Sports administrator Raelene Castle was appointed as CEO of the National Rugby League club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in May, becoming the first woman to hold that role. She has been at the helm of Netball New Zealand since 2007, overseeing many changes in the sport during that time and enjoying many successes, including the Silver Ferns winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

On Saturday 29 June 2013 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 22 June with peace activist Miko Peled.

Next Saturday, 6 July 2013, Kim Hill's guests will include and biologist, blogger and author Danyl McLauchlan, Samuel Scott and Tom Callwood from The Phoenix Foundation, and Pavan Sukhdev on environmentally sound development.
Producer: Mark Cubey
Associate producer: Zoe Ferguson
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

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