Guest details for Saturday Morning 21 February 2009

8:15 Baroness Scotland

Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, was appointed Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland in 2007. She is the first female and ethnic minority person to hold the office, and visited New Zealand for meetings and speeches.

8:35 Deborah Peterson Small

Deborah Peterson Small is the executive director and founder of Break the Chains, a US-based organisation committed to educating and empowering communities of colour to reverse the negative effects of punitive drug policies. She is a former director of Public Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance where she led a variety of community-based initiatives for progressive drug policy reform. She is visiting New Zealand for the International Drug Policy Symposium - Through the Maze: Healthy Drug Law, organised by the New Zealand Drug Foundation - Te Tuapapa Tarukino o Aotearoa.

9:05 Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic

Bruce Sterling is a novelist, short-story and non-fiction author, design essayist, Net critic and futurist, who writes the Beyond the Beyond blog for His 2002 book Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (ISBN: 0679463224) is a popular science approach on futurology, his 2005 book, Shaping Things (MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-69326-7), has inspired designers to rethink how they approach their craft, and his novels influenced the cyberpunk literary movement. Bruce is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and is visiting New Zealand for the Webstock conference with his wife, Jasmina Tesanovic. Jasmina is a feminist, political activist, translator, publisher, blogger and filmmaker. She is a periodic contributor to BoingBoing and is the author of Diary of a Political Idiot: Normal Life in Belgrade (Cleis Press, ISBN: 978-1573441148), a war diary written during the NATO Bombing of Belgrade, and widely distributed on the Internet.

9:45 Art with Mark Amery

Mark Amery is the director of Playmarket, New Zealand's playwrights' agency and playwright and play development organisation. He writes about art for the Dominion Post and the NZ Listener.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Andrew Dubber

Lecturer, author, speaker, broadcaster and music enthusiast Andrew Dubber is currently employed as the Knowledge Transfer Fellow in Online Music and Radio Innovation and Senior Lecturer in the Music Industries at Birmingham City University. He runs the New Music Strategies website which discusses online strategies for music business (his book, The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online is available as a free PDF download, and can be purchased in printed form from Andrew has returned briefly to New Zealand to speak at a Public AddressOrcon Great Blend event in Auckland, and produce an album for singer/songwriter Caitlin Smith.

11:10 Reid Ewing

Reid Ewing is Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, and is a Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. He was formerly a Research Professor at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. He has authored books for major planning and development organisations; his most recent publication is Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change (Urban Land Institute), and his National Traffic Calming Manual (American Planning Association) is due out later this year. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss the work of American writer Charlotte Zolotow, who has published more than 70 books for young readers, including Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Harper, 1962) and The Hating Book (Harper, 1969).

Music played on the programme

Strawpeople: The Andy Warhol Effect
From the 2004 album: Count Backwards from 10
Played at around 9:45am

Bon Iver: Blood Bank
From the 2009 EP: Blood Bank
Played at around 11:40am

Playing Favourites with Andrew Dubber

Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3
The 1979 single from the compilation album: Reasons to Be Cheerful - The Best of Ian Dury
Played at around 10:20am

The Eagles: Journey of the Sorcerer
From the 1975 album: One of These Nights
Played at around 10:35

SJD: Beautiful Haze
From the 2007 album: Songs from a Dictaphone
(Round Trip Mars)
Played at around 10:45am

Kim Paterson: Mink
From the 1997 album: Impending Journey
(Tap Records)
Played at around 10:55am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Tony Schwartz
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell