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Saturday, 4 March 2017

This week on Saturday Morning: Kim talks to Dr Carol Shand, one of Wellington's first abortion doctors and someone who devoted her 40-year career to the treatment and care of sex abuse victims; RNZ's own Phil Pennington on his new book Surviving 7.8, written on the back of covering the Kaikoura earthquakes; Professor David Heymann discusses how humanity can tackle big pandemics; Arthur Tompkins on art crime - this time, the mysterious fate of the Timbuktu Papers; distinguished author and poet Bill Manhire previews his collection of riddles set to music; US author Jessa Crispin explains why she's turned off modern feminism, and Mary Kisler looks at a collection of nudes about to go on show at Auckland Art Gallery -  Toi O Tamaki. 

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Kim Hill talks to Melanie Nezer from the US refugee advocacy organisation HIAS about why it's suing the Trump Administration; Tanu Gago on his Pacific LGBTQ arts collective FAFSWAG's works in the Auckland Pride Festival; Pip Rea on her work helping women transition out of sex work in Kolkata; David Carnegie and Peter Hambleton on almost four decades of Wellington Summer Shakespeare; historian and documentary star Bettany Hughes on the history of Istanbul; Jane Austen expert Devony Looser talks literature and roller derby; director Danny Boyle talks to Kim ahead of the red carpet premiere of his new film T2 Trainspotting, and Kate Camp gives us her take on another 'klassic', this time: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

This week: Kim talks to award-winning journalist Matt Nippert about uncovering US Billionaire Peter Thiel's NZ citizenship; another New Zealand journalist, Emma Beals, has won a major US media award for her work in keeping war correspondents safer; Professor David Leigh tells us about molecular machines - and why they are so important; Sir David Adjaye, one of the world's top architects, shares the highlights of a phenomenal career; actor, writer and musician Richard von Sturmer talks about his new book This Explains Everything; Bennie 'Big Peter' Pete, leader of the Hot 8 Brass Band, talks about the group's tragic and triumphant rise to fame; creativity expert Tom Kelley on the importance of risk-taking; and actor and artist Carl Bland discusses his new work, SPIRIT HOUSE.

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Saturday, 4 February 2017

This Saturday morning: Dr Lester Levy, one of the country’s most powerful unelected officials, chairing three DHBs and lots more besides tells Kim why he’s the right man for all these jobs; Dr Andrew Ensor explains New Zealand’s pivotal role in the world’s largest science project the SKA Telescope; rock legend Don Henley talks about his environmentalism and upcoming NZ tour; Kerensa Johnston explains what it’s like running Wakatū, a business with 4,000 shareholders and a 500-year business plan; Rhona Fraser and Howard Moody give us a taste of Opera in a Days Bay Garden; author A. Scott Berg tells Kim about Max Perkins, Editor of Genius and Joanne Roughton-Arnold previews the NZ performance of her one-woman opera, Iris Dreaming.

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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.

Produced by Dita De Boni and Christine Cessford

Saturday, 8am - Midday

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