Friday, November 16, 2012

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 17 November 2012 - Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Clive Peedell: national health action
8:40 Mason Tvert: legalising marijuana
9:05 Benjamin Lorr: Bikram yoga
9:35 Jim Endersby: imperial science
10:05 Playing Favourites with Richard Meros
11:05 Kim Dong-Sung: finance and faith
11:45 Sam Rye: food distribution

8:15 Clive Peedell
Clive Peedell is a consultant clinical oncologist, co-chair of the NHS Consultants Association, and co-leader of the National Health Action party, formed by physicians concerned about the future of the National Health Service in Britain.

8:40 Mason Tvert
Mason Tvert is the executive director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, the organisation behind the successful marijuana legalization campaign that permits Colorado residents over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.

9:05 Benjamin Lorr
Benjamin Lorr is the author of Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-1408836392).

9:45 Jim Endersby
Jim Endersby is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex. He will visit New Zealand for a lecture, Imperial Science: the Invention of New Zealand's Plants, at the Auckland Museum (27 November).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Richard Meros
 Richard Meros came to attention with the 2005 satirical book On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me as Her Young Lover (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-10248-1), later adapted into a successful play. His 2011 book, Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-12429-8) has just been republished with an introduction by Duncan Sarkies. It is now also a play, and will open at Downstage on 22 November (to 1 December). Meros also has a new novel, Easy Whistle Solo (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-21922-2), and a compendium, $30 Meat Pack: The Complete Written Correspondence between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand Vol Two (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-22900-9). His 2011 election year treatise, Privatising Parts, will tour New Zealand and Australia in 2013.

11:05 Kim Dong-Sung
The Reverend Kim Dong-Sung is the Asian head of the World Council of Churches, and is taking part in a world-wide conversation on developing a just global economic system. He visited Christchurch recently as a guest of the Christian World Service.

11:45 Sam Rye
Sam Rye is the community connector of Wellington company Bucky Box, a social enterprise that is building the software behind a better food system, giving small distributors a chance to support small farms, artisans and other niche producers. Sam was also an early member of NZ social innovation ecosystem, Enspiral.

On Saturday 17 November 2012 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Kim Hill's interview from 10 November with physician and author Peter Ubel.

Preview: Saturday 24 November
Next week, Kim Hill's guests will include Shirley Horrocks, Sylvie Simmonds, and the winner of the 2012 Rutherford Medal.

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: William Saunders
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Kim Hill photo at top by David White.

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