12:15 His name was Ken Dewey, and you've probably never heard of him.

Ken Dewey

Ken Dewey Photo: supplied

How can some artists be so pivotal and visionary and yet, at the same time almost completely unheralded?  An artistic collaborator with familiar names like Yoko Ono, Don McLean and  Chet Baker - names we're all familiar with - is the subject of a new documentary screening at this year's Doc Edge Festival.  Ken Dewey - This Is A Test finally sheds some light onto the life and art of the ground-breaking performance artist.  The film's director, Sally Williams speaks to Simon Morris.

Sally Williams - Director/Producer.

Sally Williams - Director/Producer. Photo: Kind permission of DOC NY


12:50 Telling African Migration Stories

In Transit Tala Pasifika African Connection

In Transit Tala Pasifika African Connection Photo: supplied

New Zealand is a land of migrants - from the Pacific, from Europe, from South and East Asia...but until recently, not so much from Africa. A new play is telling African migration stories. Simon Morris talks to Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson - her play In Transit , directed by Justine Simei-Barton and choreographed by  Alfdaniels Mabingo and Charlene Tedrow opens this week at Mangere Arts Centre.

Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson

Photo: supplied

1:10 At The Movies

 

1:33 Taking Kiwi Country Music to the World

As New Zealand country artists are finding it increasingly difficult to find an outlet for their music at home, more and more are finding success overseas. Simon Morris talks to Aly Cook, from Nelson about the success of her single Western Line in Australia and her new series called Kiwi Country ­ - being broadcast in the UK and the US – which highlights the vast country music talent we have as a nation.

Aly has also put together a youtube playlist of some of her favourite Kiwi Country Artists.

New Zealanders can also watch the series online on Fridays at 10pm on the Keep It Country website.

Aly has also launched a Boosted campaign to help make more programmes for the Kiwi Country Series.

 

1:50 New Zealand Film Production and the Future

Last week we spoke to the New Zealand Film Commission CEO Dave Gibson about a new initiative to bring more producers to the fore.   A to Z of Producing is a course being run by top Australian producer, Sue Maslin, and I was very interested to find out what sort of person is being attracted to it, and what their plans are for the next wave of New Zealand films.

 

2:06 The Laugh Track - Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders is a new force to be reckoned with on the UK Pro comedy circuit. Named one of the Top 10 comics to see in Vogue, Elle, Timeout, The Guardian, The Times and The Independent.  The NZ International Comedy Festival is bringing The Best of Lou Sanders to The Classic Studio for just 3 late night shows only.

Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders Photo: supplied

2:25 Significant bronze Maori storehouse destined for UN

The gift of a massive bronze Maori storehouse from New Zealand to the United Nations is one step closer after being unveiled at Te Puia earlier this week.

At almost four metres high and weighing nearly four tonnes, it takes the form of a whatarangi, where the most precious taonga, or treasures, of a tribe would traditionally be stored.

The idea came about as a demonstration of support from Aotearoa for the UN Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but it wasn't without its difficulties.

Jacob West spoke to Karl Johnstone, the project director for Maori Tu.

 

2:40 New fiction from Damien Wilkins

Lifting by Damien Wilkins

Lifting by Damien Wilkins Photo: supplied

What motivates people to shoplift - even if they can afford the items they whisk into their pockets or bags? And how do people who've loyally worked somewhere for years, even decades, cope when it is shut down?

These are two of the pressure points novelist Damien Wilkins puts his store detective protagonist, Amy under in his latest book, Lifting. Cutty's is the oldest department store in the country, but its long reign is over. The weeks leading up to its final sale are chaotic - and so is Amy's home life with a baby she's struggling to bond with, a mother's who's ill and bills to pay. Damien Wilkins tells Lynn Freeman about his own life of juvenile crime.

Damien Wilkins

Damien Wilkins Photo: supplied

 

2:49 The power of words. The look of the word. The look of words. The sound of the word.

 

An exhibition called Freefall is Dunedin's famous Hocken Collection's contribution to the city's Writers and Readers Festival this week.   It's a tribute to words - with paintings by Colin McCahon and Ralph Hotere, of course - but also historic documents and letters, a Block Map from 1844 and Flying Nun posters from the 1980s.

Simon Morris talks with the Head Curator of the Hocken's Pictorial Collection, Robyn Notman.  The exhibition Freefall opened at Dunedin's Hocken Gallery yesterday, and the Gallery is open every day except Sunday from 10 o'clock.

 

3:06 Drama at 3 - City of Hands, by Stephen Bain and Deborah Tucker

Today’s play is based on a real-life incident a while back when a Lower Hutt car yard held a competition in which the aim was to win a car by keeping a hand on it for the longest period of time.

Both the organisers and the contestants assumed it would all be over in a weekend, but the determination of some contestants amazed everyone.

 

Music played in this show

 

Artist: The Beatles

Song: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Composer: Lennon/McCartney

Album: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Label: Apple

Played at: 12:12

 

Artist: Grateful Dead

Song: the Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion

Composer: Garcia

Album: the Very Best of the Grateful Dead

Label: Warner

Played at: 12:30

 

Artist: Aly Cook

Song: Western Line

Composer: Aly Cook

Album: Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel.

Label: Rodeo Records

Played at: 12:45

 

Artist: John Wright

Song: Driving in to Mot

Composer: John Wright

Album: Red Skies

Label: Torch Records

Played at: 12:55

 

Artist: Pink Floyd

Song: Astronomie Domine

Composer: Barret

Album: Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Label: EMI

Played at: 12:58

 

Artist: Scott McKenzie

Song: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in you Hair)

Composer: Scot McKenzie

Album: Monterey International Pop Festival

Label: Razor and Tie

Played at: 1:10

 

Artist: Jefferson Airplane

Song: The White Rabbit

Composer: Slick

Album: Surrealistic Pillow

Label: RCA

Played at: 1:46

 

Artist: Procul Harem

Song: A Whiter Shade of Pale

Composer: Brooker/Reid/Fisher

Album: Procul Harem

Label: Deram Records

Played at: 1:56

 

Artist: Engelbert Humperdink

Song: Release Me

Composer: Miller/Pebworth/Yount

Album: Release Me

Label: Columbia

Played at: 2:04

 

Artist: Small Faces

Song: Itchycoo Park

Composer: Marriot Lane

Album: single

Label: Immediate

Played at: 2:30

 

Artist: The Clean

Song: Tally Ho!

Composer:

Album: Tally Ho! Flying Nun’s Greatest Bits

Label: Flying Nun

Played at: 2:50

 

Artist: The Flower Pot Men

Song: Let’s Go To San Francisco

Composer: Carter/Lewis

Album: single

Label: Deram

Played at: 3:04

 

Artist: The Beatles

Song: All You Need is Love

Composer: Lennon/McCartney

Album: Yellow Submarine

Label: Apple

Played at: 3:55

Artist: The Beatles

Song: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Composer: Lennon/McCartney

Album: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Label: Apple

Played at: 12:12

 

Artist: Grateful Dead

Song: the Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion

Composer: Garcia

Album: the Very Best of the Grateful Dead

Label: Warner

Played at: 12:30

 

Artist: Aly Cook

Song: Western Line

Composer: Aly Cook

Album: Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel.

Label: Rodeo Records

Played at: 12:45

 

Artist: John Wright

Song: Driving in to Mot

Composer: John Wright

Album: Red Skies

Label: Torch Records

Played at: 12:55

 

Artist: Pink Floyd

Song: Astronomie Domine

Composer: Barret

Album: Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Label: EMI

Played at: 12:58

 

Artist: Scott McKenzie

Song: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in you Hair)

Composer: Scot McKenzie

Album: Monterey International Pop Festival

Label: Razor and Tie

Played at: 1:10

 

Artist: Jefferson Airplane

Song: The White Rabbit

Composer: Slick

Album: Surrealistic Pillow

Label: RCA

Played at: 1:46

 

Artist: Procul Harem

Song: A Whiter Shade of Pale

Composer: Brooker/Reid/Fisher

Album: Procul Harem

Label: Deram Records

Played at: 1:56

 

Artist: Engelbert Humperdink

Song: Release Me

Composer: Miller/Pebworth/Yount

Album: Release Me

Label: Columbia

Played at: 2:04

 

Artist: Small Faces

Song: Itchycoo Park

Composer: Marriot Lane

Album: single

Label: Immediate

Played at: 2:30

 

Artist: The Clean

Song: Tally Ho!

Composer:

Album: Tally Ho! Flying Nun’s Greatest Bits

Label: Flying Nun

Played at: 2:50

 

Artist: The Flower Pot Men

Song: Let’s Go To San Francisco

Composer: Carter/Lewis

Album: single

Label: Deram

Played at: 3:04

 

Artist: The Beatles

Song: All You Need is Love

Composer: Lennon/McCartney

Album: Yellow Submarine

Label: Apple

Played at: 3:55