Guest details for Saturday Morning 24 October 2009

8:15 Phillip Darnton

Phillip Darnton is chairman of Cycling England, the independent body charged by the British government to get more people cycling, more safely, more often. He visits here in November to speak at the seventh annual New Zealand Cycling Conference.

8:30 Isaac Mao

Isaac Mao is a venture capitalist, blogger, software architect, entrepreneur and researcher in learning and social technology. He is now Vice President of United Capital Investment Group and Director to the Social Brain Foundation, advisor to Global Voices Online and several web 2.0 businesses. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Whitireia Journalism School and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

9:05 Mark Harris

Information technology consultant Mark Harris is a member of the Creative Freedom Foundation. He blogs at On the Gripping Hand and you can find him on Twitter as nzlemming. He will discuss the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

9:45 Language with Jen Hay

Jen Hay is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and is principal investigator of the Origins of New Zealand English project (ONZE). She will talk about New Zealand language usage of T and L, and associated vowel sounds.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Sue Paterson

Sue Paterson is the executive director of the New Zealand International Arts Festival, where she worked as Marketing Director from 1994 to 1998. Sue was general manager of Limbs Dance Company from 1979 to 1986, managed the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company from 1999 to 2007, and has worked for the Department of Conservation and Creative New Zealand.

11:05 Peter Temple

Australian novelist Peter Temple has worked extensively as a journalist and editor for newspapers and magazines in several countries. He has won five Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction, most recently for his 2005 novel The Broken Shore (Text, ISBN: 9781921520716), which also won the Colin Roderick Award for best Australian book, the Australian Book Publishers' Award for best general fiction, and the UK Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the biggest crime writing prize in the world. The sequel (of sorts) to The Broken Shore is his new book, Truth (Text, ISBN: 978-1-92520-71-6).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss three new books:
Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories, by Lucy Cousins (Walker ISBN: 978-1-4063-1621-6);
Reflections of a Solitary Hamster, by Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin; Gecko ISBN: 978-1-877467-45-5);
Friends: Snake and Lizard, by Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop (Gecko, ISBN: 978-1-877467-25-7).

Music played on the programme

Elizabeth & the Catapult: Everybody Knows
From the 2009 album: Taller Children
(Verve Forecast)
Played at around 9:10

Playing Favourites with Sue Patterson

Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child
The 1941 single
Played at around 10:10

The Front Lawn: Andy
From the 1989 album: Songs from the Front Lawn
(Front Lawn)
Played at around 10:20

Split Enz Charlie
From the 1977 album: Dizrhythmia
Played at around 10:35

Kiri Te Kanawa, with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis: Frühling
From the 1979 album: R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
(CBS Masterworks)
Played at around 10:50

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: How Do You Keep Love Alive
From the 2005 album: Cold Roses
(Lost Highway)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Tony Schwartz
Christchurch engineer: Monique Devereux