Friday, May 30, 2014

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 31 May 2014 - Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Pollyanne Pena: #YesAllWomen
8:30 Janette Sadik-Khan: transport revolution
9:05 Chris Rainier: endangered cultures
9:45 Classical Music with Davinia Caddy
10:05 Playing Favourites with Clemency Montelle
11:05 Lorrie Moore: keeping it short
11:45 Poetry with Gregory O'Brien

This Saturday's team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins
Research by Anne Buchanan, Infofind

8:15 Pollyanne Pena
Pollyanne Pena is the Centre Coordinator for Shakti Ethnic Women's Refuge, and runs the Wellington Young Feminists. She will discuss the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen, which trended worldwide after the killing spree by Elliot Rodger in California this week.

8:30 Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan was appointed New York City's commissioner of transportation by Mayor Bloomberg, and led many innovative projects including the creation of a pedestrian friendly Times Square, 365 miles of on-street bike lanes, car-free summer streets, and North America's biggest bicycle share system. She is now President of the National Association of City Transportation Officials in the United States, and visited New Zealand as a guest of Auckland Council.

9:05 Chris Rainier
Chris Rainier is a National Geographic Society Fellow who has spent his career documenting endangered cultures and working as a photojournalist covering conflict, war and famine in such locations as Somalia, Sudan, Cambodia, Bosnia and China. He co-founded and is the present co-director of the Enduring Voices Language Preservation Project, and is director of the Last Mile Technology Project which brings solar power, internet, media training and technology to under-represented cultures. He is lead judge for the Nikon Photo Contest at the 2014 Auckland Festival of Photography, will present at the Festival's Talking Culture Cultural Memory Symposium (31 May), give two solo talks (30 May and 2 June), and participate in the Festival's portfolio reviews (2 June).

9:45 Classical Music with Davinia Caddy
Dr Davinia Caddy is a senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music, and the author of How to Hear Classical Music (Awa Press). Her ten-part reading of How to Hear Classical Music will play at 10.45am weekdays from Monday 23 June on Radio New Zealand National. Today she will discuss timbre in music.

10:15 Playing Favourites with Clemency Montelle
Dr Clemency Montelle is Senior Lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Canterbury, a Principal Investigator at the Marsden Fund (2011-2013), and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow (2013-2017), reading original texts in the Exact Sciences in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Cuneiform.

11:05 Lorrie Moore
Lorrie Moore is an American short story writer (Self-Help, Like Life, Birds of America) and novelist (Anagrams, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, A Gate at the Stairs), and is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Her first new collection of stories in fifteen years is Bark (Faber, ISBN: 978-0-571-27391-1).

11:45 Poetry with Gregory O'Brien
Painter, poet, curator and writer Gregory O'Brien, MONZ, is the author of a number of books. His most recent collection is Beauties of the Octagonal Pool (AUP, 2012). He will discuss the new collections Horse with Hat by Marty Smith (VUP, ISBN: 978-0-86473-927-8), and Edwin's Egg & Other Poetic Novellas by Cilla McQueen (Otago University Press, ISBN: 978-1-877578-13-7), whose exhibition, Intuition, is currently at Southland Museum (to 22 June).

On Saturday 31 May 2014 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 May with Sheila Natusch. Previous interviews with Sheila are available here:

Next Saturday, 7 June, Kim Hill's guests will include Andrew Harvey and Mary Quin.

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