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A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.

Saturday, 8am - Midday

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Alison McCulloch: post-natal depression

9:10 am today

Research indicates about 15% of mothers suffer from this serious health issue, but it often go undetected and untreated, says investigative journalist Alison McCulloch. She's just published a large multimedia investigation into post-natal depression In collaboration with and Audio

Saturday 22 October 2016

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Ian Gawler on combating cancer, Nicky Dunne on Heywood Hill’s books-for-life raffle, Alison McCulloch on post-natal depression, Bill Bailey on travel, science and Brexit, Mary Kisler on serendipitous art travel in Europe, Anna Coddington on music, martial arts and linguistics, Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris on their new Annual.


8:12 Ian Gawler

Ian Gawler

Ian Gawler. Photo: supplied

Dr Ian Gawler is one of Australia's most experienced authorities on mind-body medicine and meditation. He and his wife, Dr Ruth Gawler, are visiting New Zealand to run a meditation course in the Coromandel (22-28 October), and a residential programme in Wanaka for people affected by cancer (3-10 November).



8:45 Nicky Dunne

Heywood Hill bookshop

Heywood Hill. Photo: supplied

Nicky Dunne is the manager of Heywood Hill, an independent bookstore in London that is marking its 80th anniversary with the world’s first lifetime literary prize. The Library of a Lifetime Prize Raffle closes at midnight on Monday 31 October 2016, with the winner receiving a new hardback book every month for the rest of their life.



9:05 Alison McCulloch

Alison McCulloch

Alison McCulloch. Photo: supplied

Alison McCulloch has worked in journalism in New Zealand and the United States for more than twenty years, and was interviewed on Saturday Morning in 2014 and 2013, about war remembrance, and abortion. She and have just published a large multimedia investigation into post-natal depression.


10:05 Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey. Photo: supplied

Bill Bailey is a British comedian and musician whose new show, Larks in Transit, is a compendium of tales from his twenty years as a travelling entertainer. He is visiting New Zealand for shows in Christchurch (20 October), Invercargill (21 October), Dunedin (22 October), Wellington (24 October), and Auckland (26 October, sold out).


10:40 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. She will discuss the role of serendipity when travelling, discussing a selection of chance encounters with buildings and artworks, old and new, while researching in Europe recently.


11:05 Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington. Photo: Mareea Vegas

Anna Coddington is an Auckland singer and songwriter who has been nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll four times since 2010, and is a regular collaborator on the Fly My Pretties projects. Her just-released third album, Luck/Time (LOOP), took her four years to complete, and she will play four shows showcasing this new material with her four-piece band (Mike Hall, Jol Mulholland, Anji Sami and Chris O’Connor), in Auckland (28 October, with a string quartert), Mount Maunganui (free, 29 October), Christchurch (4 November) and Wellington (5 November).


11:35 Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris

Susan Paris and Kate De Goldi

Susan Paris (left) and Kate De Goldi Photo: supplied

Kate De Goldi is a Wellington writer whose most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Longacre), won the junior fiction category at the 2016 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Susan Paris has written more than forty chapter books for the educational market, has edited the School Journal for ten years, and is a three-time winner of the New Zealand award for educational publishing. Together, they are editors of Annual (Gecko Press), a miscellany of commissioned New Zealand writing for children aged nine to twelve.


This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington operator: Brad Warrington
Auckland operator: Jeremy Ansell
Research by Infofind



Artist: Randy Newman
Song: Putin
Composer: Randy Newman
Online single
Label: Nonesuch, 2016
Broadcast: 10:10

Artist: Kate Tempest
Song: Europe is Lost
Composer: Kate Tempest, Dan Carey
Album: Let Them Eat Chaos
Label: Fiction, 2016
Broadcast: 10:15

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Song: On the Level
Composer: Leonard Cohen
Album: You Want It Darker
Label: Sony, 2016
Broadcast: 9:50

Artist: Anna Coddington
Song: Falling Fast|
Composer: Anna Coddington
Album: Luck/Time
Label: LOOP, 2016
Broadcast: 11:05

Artist: Anna Coddington
Song: Apples
Composer: Anna Coddington
Live in the RNZ Auckland studio
Broadcast: 11:35