Friday, December 21, 2012

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 22 December 2012

8:15 Stephen Epstein: South Korea
8:30 Daniel Klein: philosophy and ageing
9:05 Jo Morgan: adventure and philanthropy
9:40 Seasick Steve: living the blues
10:05 Playing Favourites with Tama Waipara, Joe Lindsay, Iain Gordon
11:05 Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch: books in 2012

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Shaun Wilson
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

This is the last live Saturday Morning programme for 2012. Summer Selections from Saturday Morning will be broadcast on the following four Saturdays (29 December, 5, 12 and 19 January), from 8:00 through midday. 

Saturday Morning guest information and links:

8:15 Stephen Epstein
Dr Stephen Epstein is Programme Director of Asian Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington, and is researching how information and communication technologies, travel and migration are reshaping national identity in South Korea. 

8:30 Daniel Klein
Septuagenarian philosopher Daniel Klein is co-author of the bestselling 2007 book, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, and wrote the new book, Travels with Epicurus: a Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1922079695).

9.05 Jo Morgan
Jo Morgan is a mountaineer and motorcyclist, and has been a UNICEF NZ Ambassador since 2007. She is a trustee of The Morgan Foundation, a charitable trust focused on improving the lives of the poorest people in the world.

9:40 Seasick Steve
Steven Gene Wold, commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician who plays personalised guitars. He has been a hobo, a tramp, a bum, a busker and itinerant musician, before breaking into mainstream success in his sixties and releasing five albums since 2004. He is visiting New Zealand for the first time, playing a concert at the Mangawhai Tavern (29 December), and the Coromandel Gold Festival on New Years Eve.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Tama Waipara, Joe Lindsay, Iain Gordon
Tama Waipara (Rongowhakaata/ Ngati Ruapani/ Ngati Porou) is a composer and performer, and Programme Manager, Maori & Pacific programmes, for the 2013 Auckland Arts Festival. He is executive producer for the festival show, Everything is Ka Pai, a one-off concert he conceived in which classic Māori songs are performed by New Zealand contemporary musicians with house band The Yoots (16 March, Auckland Town Hall). The Yoots are a 12-piece band formed in 2006 by Fat Freddy’s Drop trombonist Joe 'Hopepa' Lindsay to put a calypso-ska spin on classic Māori waiata, with members including Iain 'Lord Lichfeild' Gordon on piano. The Yoots will perform at WOMAD (15-17 March), with the Aotearoa National Maori Choir (Te Roopu Waiata Maori o Aotearoa).

11:05 Books in 2012 with Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch
Kate De Goldi is the author of award-winning book The 10PM Question, and this year published The ACB with Honora Lee (Longacre, ISBN: 978-1-86979-989-2). Laura Kroetsch is the director of Adelaide Writers’ Week at the Adelaide Festival (2-18 March 2013). They discuss the year in publishing and their books of 2012 (details of books mentioned are listed on our website page).

Laura’s books for 2012
May We Be Forgiven (Viking, ISBN: 9780670025480), a novel by A.M. Homes, author of This Book Will Save Your Life.
The Yellow Birds (Sceptre, ISBN: 9781444756135), a novel by Kevin Powers.
The News From Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story (Knopf, ISBN: 9780307958884), short stories by Joan Wickersham, author of The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order (Houghton Mifflin, ISBN: 9780156033800).
Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (Pintail, ISBN: 9780670066926), short stories by Zsuzsi Gartner, author of All the Anxious Girls on Earth (Bantam, ISBN: 780385499118).

Laura’s “To Read” list
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (Scribner, ISBN: 9780743236713), author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Penguin, ISBN: 9780684854670).
Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, essays by Daniel Mendelsohn (New York Review of Books, ISBN: 9781590176078).

Kate’s books for 2012

Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense (Faber, ISBN: 9780571225217), by Francis Spufford, author of I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, The Child That Books Built, Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin, and Red Plenty.
The Invisible Rider (VUP, ISBN: 9780864737670), a novel by Kirsten McDougall.
Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe (Text Publishing, ISBN: 9781922079114), a novel by Wayne McCauley, author of The Cook, and Caravan Story.
Binocular Vision (Lookout Books, ISBN: 9780982338292), short stories by Edith Pearlman.
I Got His Blood On Me (VUP, ISBN: 9780864737687), short stories by Lawrence Patchett.
Magnificent Moon (VUP, ISBN: 9780864737632), poems by Ashleigh Young.

Kate’s “To Read” list
Canada, by Richard Ford (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 9781408815168).
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate, ISBN: 9780007230204).
Bring Out the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate, ISBN: 9780007353583).
Missing Ink by Philip Hensher (Macmillan, ISBN: 9780230767126).
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Canoangate, ISBN: 9780857869951).
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (Faber, ISBN: 9780571299607).

Book recommendation sites and blogs mentioned during the interview:
Electric Literature
Narrative Magazine
The Lone Star Reading List
Catharina Van Bohemen’s blog,
Bernard Becketts blog,
Ashleigh Young’s blog,

On Saturday 22 December 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 15 December with Paul Wah.

Preview: Saturday 29 December
Next week is the first of four programmes of Summer Selections from Saturday Morning, featuring repeats of popular interviews. In the first programme, Kim Hill’s guests include repeats of interviews with John Lanchester, Teju Cole, Damon Salesa, Nigel Beckford, and Nick Lowe.
Full details of all our summer programming will be found on our website page from 28 December. 

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