Friday, May 24, 2013

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 25 May 2013 - Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Joan Baez: activism and music
9:05 David Skegg: science challenges
9:45 Phoebe Hayman: garden gnomes
10:05 Playing Favourites with Gifford Jackson
11:05 Lauren Beukes: serial killers and time travel
11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Dunedin engineer: Martin Balch


8:15 Joan Baez
American musician, songwriter and activist Joan Baez has been performing and recording since the late 1950s. She will visit New Zealand for the first time in more than 20 years for performances in Auckland (29 August) and Wellington (31 August).

9:05 David Skegg
Professor Sir David Skegg is a New Zealand epidemiologist, and the President of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago, and Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine.

9:45 Phoebe Hayman
Phoebe Hayman is the CEO of toy craft-kit design company Seedling NZ. The company's gnomes are being showcased in London this week at the centenary celebrations of the world's most famous gardening event, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, overturning the Show's long-standing prohibition on gnomes to raise funds for the Show's school gardening campaign.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Gifford Jackson 
New Zealand industrial design pioneer Gifford Jackson spent 37 years as a design consultant here after working in New York for 17 years. His life and work is celebrated in the new book, Gifford Jackson: New Zealand Industrial Design Pathfinder by Michael Smyth (Creationz, ISBN: 978-0-473-23882-7).

11:05 Lauren Beukes
Lauren Beukes is a novelist, television scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. She helped create South Africa's first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France. Her books include dystopian cyberpunk thriller Moxyland, and Zoo City, which won her the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award. Her new novel, The Shining Girls (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-7322-9553-0), is about a time-travelling serial killer.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi 
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, including 2013 NZ Post Children's Book Awards finalist, The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss three 'animal' books:

Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham; illustrated by Juan Wijngaard (Walker Books; ISBN: 978-1-4063-3386-2); Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham; illustrated by P J Lynch (Walker Books; ISBN: 978-1-4063-3707-5); and Blue Moon Bird by Sabrina Malcom (Scholastic; ISBN: 978-1-77543-112-1).

On Saturday 25 May 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 18 May with Masha Gessen on Vladimir Putin and Russia.

Next Saturday, 1 June 2013, Kim Hill's guests will include playwright Howard Brenton, webmaster Richard Hulse, and Marlene Zuk on paleofantasy.

From Monday 3 June to Friday 15 June, Kim Hill will co-host Morning Report while Geoff Robinson is on leave.

On Saturday 8 June 2013, Kim Hill's guests will include Bill McKibben and Wallace Chapman.

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