Saturday Morning for Saturday 13 June 2015
8:15 Alex Gibney: unwrapping Scientology
Alex Gibney is an American filmmaker, whose documentaries include Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, We Steal Secrets: the Story of Wikileaks, and The Armstrong Lie (all of which he has discussed previously on Saturday Morning). His new film, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, will screen at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festivals.
8:40 Chris Bowler: planktonic discoveries
Dr Chris Bowler is a research director at the National Centre for Scientific Research. Since 2010 he has been in charge of the environmental and evolutionary genomics section at the biology Institut in the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. An expert in plant biology, he is one of the scientific coordinators for the Tara Oceans expedition, which has collected 35,000 samples of planktonic organisms from all layers of the ocean, during a three-year global expedition. You can explore examples in the gallery below:
9:05 Sonny Tau: advancing Ngapuhi
Raniera (Sonny) Tau has been chairman of Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi since 2008, and played a pivotal role in leading northern iwi and others to support the model for allocation of the Maori Fisheries Settlement. He is the chair of the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority, the group mandated by Ngapuhi to settle its Treaty claims, and which is now negotiating cultural and commercial settlement for the iwi following the recent signing of the Terms of Negotiation with the Crown.
Massey University and Auckland Museum conference The Treaty on the Ground will debate what happens beyond Treaty settlements, and what the post-Treaty era might hold for New Zealand.
10:05 Playing Favourites with Leila Adu
Leila Adu is a New Zealand musician of Ghanaian descent who works in theatre, dance and film. She is in her third year of PhD studies in Composition at Princeton University, New York, and she has been working on Musicambia, a project teaching music to inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. She is Orchestra Wellington’s Emerging Composer-in-Residence, and has written a song cycle for voice and orchestra, Rain as Blessings Fall, to be performed on 20 June as part of Orchestra Wellington’s 2015 season.
Useful Chamber, with Leila Adu, performing 'Negative Space'
11:05 Graeme Wake: industrial maths
Graeme Wake is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Mathematics at Massey University, and is the leader of the new Mathematics-in-Industry NZ group. The first MINZ event, in conjunction with KiwiNet, is a collaborative approach to industry problem solving, with over a hundred mathematical scientists brainstorming real-world problems from six companies: Eyedentify, Fonterra, Compac, Fisher & Paykel, Transpower, and Livestock Improvement Corporation (29 June to 3 July).
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books. Her new novel will be published later this year. She will discuss a young adult novel, a children’s book, and a picture book:
Havoc by Jane Higgins (Text Publishing);
Mr and Mrs Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire by Mrs Bunny; translated from the Rabbit by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Yearling); and
Bye-Bye Grumpy Fly by Ruth Paul (Scholastic).
This Saturday’s team:
Producer: Mark Cubey|
Associate producer: Melanie Phipps
Wellington engineer: Brad Warrington
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Research by Infofind
Music played in this show
Playing Favourites with Leila Adu:
Album: I Will if I Can
Label: Flying Nun, 1992
Song: Serwa Akoto
Album: Serwa Akoto High-Life Collection Vol. 2
Label: Owusek Productions, 2007
Artist: Useful Chamber (with Leila Adu)
Song: Negative Space
Composer: Leila Adu
Album: A Dream Within a Dream
Label: Useful Chamber, 2015
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Song: Good Kid
Composer: Pharrell Williams
Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Label: Interscope, 2012
Artist: The National Youth Choir
Song: Carol to Saint Stephen
Composer: Jack Body
Album: Te Roopu Rangatahi Waiata o Aotearoa
Label: Manu, 1992
Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: I’m Lost Without You
Composer: Marlon Williams
Album: Marlon Williams