Saturday Morning

Saturday 18 October 2014, with Kim Hill

NZ Radio Awards winner 2011, 2012, 2013: Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration)

  • Emma Marris: nature and cuisine ( 22′ 33″ )

    08:15 Environmental writer and reporter who wrote the article, Beyond Food and Evil: Nature and Haute Cuisine After the Chez Panisse Revolution, and is currently seeking backing for her project on wild wolves.

  • Adura Onashile: Henrietta Lacks ( 25′ 34″ )

    08:30 Adura Onashile is the co-creator and performer of HeLa, a solo show about the woman whose cancer cell sample, taken without her permission, was used as the raw material for some of the most important scientific discoveries of the past 100 years.

  • Justin O'Sullivan: cellular organisation ( 35′ 36″ )

    09:10 Senior research fellow at the Liggins Institute, whose work at Gravida, an inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary virtual research network involves new discoveries about cellular organisation.

  • Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Tissot theft ( 13′ 29″ )

    09:45 District Court Judge and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, who has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces. He discusses the 1998 theft from the Auckland Art Gallery of Still on Top, the 19th century painting by James Tissot.

  • Playing Favourites with Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean ( 46′ 9″ )

    10:05 Trampers and writers who have collaborated on the new, illustrated book, Tramping: A New Zealand History.

  • Damian Skinner: jewellery and makers ( 25′ 51″ )

    11:05 Art historian, curator, and co-author of two new books: Place and Adornment: a History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand, and Fingers: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Energy with David Haywood: solar photovoltaic ( 19′ 56″ )

    11:45 Doctor of engineering from Dunsandel, discussing solar photovoltaic energy.

  • Listener Feedback for 18 October 2014 ( 11′ )

    11:55 Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 18 October 2014.

8:15 Emma Marris

Emma Marris is an environmental writer and reporter for a number of publications, and author of the 2011 book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World (Bloomsbury USA, ISBN: 9781608194544). She wrote the article, Beyond Food and Evil: Nature and Haute Cuisine After the Chez Panisse Revolution, for the Spring 2014 issue of The Breakthrough, and is currently seeking backing for her project on wild wolves in the 21st century.

8:30 Adura Onashile

helaAdura Onashile is the performer and co-creator (with the Scottish performance company, Iron-Oxide) of HeLa, a solo show about Henrietta Lacks, a Baltimore woman whose cancer cell sample, taken without her permission by Johns Hopkins Hospital, was used as the raw material for some of the most important scientific discoveries of the past 100 years. Performed earlier this month in Christchurch as part of art-science symposium Breaking Ice, and in Wellington at the Otago School of Medicine, HeLa will also play at Q Theatre, Auckland (21-25 October). (The play is based on the book, The Immortal Life, by Rebecca Skloot.)

9:05 Justin O’Sullivan

Dr Justin O’Sullivan is senior research fellow at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland. His work at Gravida, an inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary virtual research network, and one of New Zealand's seven Centres of Research Excellence, involves new discoveries about cellular organisation and the unique role mitochondria play in the way cells work.

Dr Justin O’Sullivan explains the ‘folding’ of DNA inside a cell nucleus in this video.

px James Tissot Still on Top Google Art Project

 

 

 

9:45 Art Crimes with Arthur Tompkins

Arthur Tompkins is a District Court Judge, and member of Interpol’s DNA Monitoring Expert Group, who has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces. He will discuss the 1998 theft from the Auckland Art Gallery of Still on Top, the 19th century painting by James Tissot.

 

 

10.05 Playing Favourites with Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean

Tramping History pg wideShaun Barnett edits the Federated Mountain Clubs’ Bulletin, has been a full-time photographer and writer since 1996, and has written a number of books on tramping. Chris Maclean is an historian with an interest in outdoor themes, and has written books about John Pascoe, the Tararua Ranges and Kapiti Island. Both are long-time trampers, and have joined forces to create the new, illustrated book, Tramping: A New Zealand History (Craig Potton Publishing, ISBN: 9781927213230).

You can see images from the book in this online gallery.

Shaun Barnett and Chris Maclean. © Shaun Barnett/Black Robin Photography

11:05 Damian Skinner

Damian SkinnerDamian Skinner is an art historian and curator of Applied Art and Design at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and author of a number of books, most recently Place and Adornment: a History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand (Bateman, ISBN: 978-1869538200) with Kevin Murray, and Fingers: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand, with Finn McCahon Jones (Bateman, ISBN: 978-1869538620). The latter book informs a retrospective exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fingers Jewellery Gallery (Objectspace, Auckland, 7 November to 20 December). You can see images from the books in this online gallery.

11:45 Energy with David Haywood

David Haywood has a Ph.D. in engineering and lives in Dunsandel. He writes the Southerly blog for Public Address, and is the author of the collection of humorous essays My First Stabbing, the children’s book The Hidden Talent of Albert Otter, and The New Zealand Reserve Bank Annual 2010 (all publicaddressbooks.com). He will discuss solar photovoltaic energy.

This Saturday’s team

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Jeremy Veal
Auckland engineer: John Butterworth
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins
Research by Infofind

Playlist

Geoff Chapple (featuring Anika Moa, Don McGlashan, Annie Crummer and Laughton Kora): Blue Trail ­- Te Araroa
The 2014 single
(Private)
Played at around 10:10

U2: Even Better Than the Real Thing
From the 1991 album: Achtung Baby
(Island)
Played at around 10:25

Bob Dylan: I Threw It All Away
From the 1969 album: Nashville Skyline
(Columbia)
Played at around 10:40

Gillian Fisher (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor), and The King's Consort, directed by Robert King: Stabat Mater Dolorosa
From the 1988 album: Pergolesi - Stabat Mater
(Hyperion CDA66294)
Played at around 10:55

The Eels: To Lick Your Boots
From the 2005 album: Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
(Vagrant)
Played at around 11:10