Saturday Morning for Saturday 5 February 2011
Guest details for Saturday Morning 5 February 2011
8:12 Luke Harding
Luke Harding is the Guardian's award-winning Moscow correspondent, and has spent more than a decade covering foreign affairs for the newspaper in New Delhi, Berlin and Russia - and has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones. He is the co-author, with colleague David Leigh, of a new book, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (Guardian Books, ISBN: 978-0852652398). He also collaborated with Leigh on the 1997 book, The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0140272901), which was nominated for the Orwell prize.
8:35 James Fallows
American print and radio journalist James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, and holds the Chair in US Media Studies at the United States Studies Center, University of Sydney. His article, Dirty Coal, Clean Future, in the magazine's December 2010 issue, addressed the use of technology by China and the United States to develop sustainable ways of using coal, the dirtiest of today's main energy sources.
9:05 Fernando Nottebohm
Dr Fernando Nottebohm is the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Professor at Rockefeller University (USA), where he is Director of the Laboratory of Animal Behavior. His research involves the biology of vocal learning and the biology of neuronal replacement, which intertwine in the song system of songbirds. Dr Nottebohm will deliver a Hood Fellow lecture, The Origins of Vocal Learning and The Paradox of New Neurons, at the Owen Glen Business School of the University of Auckland on Wednesday 9 February (6:00-7:00 pm).
9:45 Ant Sang
Auckland artist, designer and writer Ant Sang began creating comics in 1984 with the Filth minicomic series, and self-published the acclaimed eight-part series, The Dharma Punks in the early 2000s. He was one of the original key creatives for the animated television series bro'Town, responsible for designing the characters and locations of the show for its entire five series. His first graphic novel, Shaolin Burning (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-1-86950-813-5), has just been published, and an exhibition of original art from the book and limited edition prints is currently showing at the Gifthorse Gallery in Graham Street, Auckland (to 18 February).
10:05 Playing Favourites with Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole is one of Australia's most successful counter-tenors, having performed throughout Australia, the UK and USA. He takes the title role in the NBR New Zealand Opera season of Xerxes, the first professional, fully staged Handel opera that has ever been presented to New Zealand audiences (Auckland's Civic Theatre, 2, 3, 5 and 6 March; Wellington's St James Theatre 15, 16, 18, 19 March).
11:10 Ray Hilborn
Ray Hilborn is a professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington specialising in natural resource management and conservation. He currently serves as an advisor to several international fisheries commissions and agencies as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in conservation, fisheries stock assessment and risk analysis. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada and received the Volvo Environmental Prize in 2006.
11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Wellington author, publisher and broadcaster Kate De Goldi is the 2011 winner of New Zealand's top award for children's writers and illustrators, the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award. She will discuss the work of British writer Rosemary Sutcliff, best known for her historical novels such as the Eagle of the Ninth series.
Music played during the programme
Iron and Wine: Me and Lazarus
From the 2011 album: Kiss Each Other Clean
Played at around 9:45
Wanda Jackson: Rum and Coca-Cola
From the 2011 album: The Party Ain't Over
Played at around 11:40
Playing Favourites with Tobias Cole
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire
From the 1981 album: Chariots of Fire
Played at around 10:20
Tobias Cole: Down by the Salley Gardens
Live in the Radio New Zealand studio
Played around 10:30
Monteverdi Choir: Since By Man Came Death
From the 1983 album: Handel Messiah
Played at around 10:35
Corydon Singers: Jesu, As Thou Art Our Saviour
From the 1984 album: Britten Choral Music
Played at around 10:45
Mal Webb: You Don't Know
From the 2006 album: 3 Cheers for Peace & Quiet
Played at around 10:55
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell