Friday, July 20, 2012

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 21 July 2012 - Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Mads Brugger: diplomacy in Africa
8:35 Joe Justice and Tim Myer: agile scrums
9:05 Stu Barr: pest traps
9:35 Mary Ann France: quilt-stitching in prison
10:05 Playing Favourites with Alyx Duncan
11:05 Charles Lavery: hunting the black widower
11:45 Anna Jackson: thickets

8:15 Mads Brugger
Mads Brugger is a Danish journalist, satirist and filmmaker (Danes For Bush, The Red Chapel). His new documentary, The Ambassador, explores diplomacy in the Central African Republic, and will screen as part of the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival in Auckland (1 & 3 August) and Wellington (5 & 11 August).

8:35 Joe Justice and Tim Myer
Seattle “entreprenerd” Joe Justice is a business process consultant at SolutionsIQ and CEO of WIKISPEED, and has been a registered automotive manufacturer since 2006. Tim Myer has worked for the past eight years with teams in telecommunications, consumer finance, healthcare, government and the social web to deliver better products to market faster. He joined the WIKISPEED team last December to help revolutionise the way people can work together, and change the automotive industry one modular car at a time. Joe and Tim have been visiting New Zealand as guests of Tait Communications Ltd in Christchurch, and gave two public talks this week.

9:05 Stu Barr
Stu Barr heads the market development team at Goodnature, a Wellington company that designs and manufactures automatic traps that humanely kill pest animals and then reset themselves.

9:35 Mary Ann France
Mary Ann France is the team leader of the Quilt-Stitch Group, Auckland, who were awarded the inaugural Prison Arts Community Award this week at the Big ‘A’ Awards 2012 by Arts Access Aotearoa. The award recognises the outstanding contribution of a community group or community organisation working with the Department of Corrections and using the arts as a tool to support the rehabilitation of prisoners.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Alyx Duncan
Alyx Duncan has been working as a choreographer, teacher and filmmaker for over a decade, with work around the world spanning live performance, installation, video-dance, music video, documentary and feature filmmaking, and choreography for international television commercials. Her first feature film, The Red House, will have its world premiere at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival, with screenings in Auckland (29 July, 2 August), Wellington (8 & 9 August), Dunedin (17 August) and Christchurch (19 August).

11:05 Charles Lavery
Investigative journalist Charles Lavery is part of the global faculty at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore. He was named Reporter of the Year at the 2009 Scottish Press Awards when he broke the world exclusive on the police investigation into sociopathic killer Malcolm Webster, and tells that story in The Black Widower (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-78057531-5).

11:45 Anna Jackson

Dr Anna Jackson is a poet, and lecturer at the School of English Film Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Her latest collection, Thicket (Auckland University Press, ISBN: 978-1-86940-482-6) is a finalist in the Poetry category of the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards.

On Saturday 21 July 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 14 July with John Lanchester, author of Capital.

Preview: Saturday 28 July
Kim’s guests will include Brian Boyd on Shakespeare’s sonnets, and Fred Pearce on the new fight for who owns the earth.
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Marc Chesterman
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Joseph Veale

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.

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