Friday, February 15, 2013

Saturday Morning with Finlay Macdonald on Radio NZ National : 16 February 2013 Kim Hill is on leave

8:15 Daniel Pink: selling
8:35 Hans Becker: aged care
9:05 Joanna Aizenberg: bio-inspired engineering
9:45 Martin Leung-Wai: future building
10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Ubana Jones
11:05 Kathryn Werntz: Mali and the Sahel
11:40 Brian Patrick: butterfly collector

Producer: Mark Cubey
Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

8:15 Daniel Pink
Daniel H. Pink is an American author and journalist who has written bestselling books about the changing world of work, including A Whole New Mind, and Drive. His new book, To Sell Is Human: the Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1922079794), is a fresh look at the art and science of sales.

8:35 Hans Becker
Professor Dr Hans Becker is CEO of the Humanitas Foundation, which uses the philosophy of human happiness to revolutionise the social and commercial approach to developing, managing and operating retirement villages in the Netherlands. He is the lead speaker at the Ageing Asia Leadership Workshop in Palmerston North, the first to be held in New Zealand, and is also conducting a day of industry training on how to change the way older people live and access aged care.

9:05 Joanna Aizenberg
Joanna Aizenberg is a professor of materials science, chemistry and chemical biology, and the director of the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University. She pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomimetics, self-assembly, smart materials, crystal engineering, surface chemistry, nanofabrication, biomineralization, biomechanics and biooptics. She is a keynote speaker at AMN6, the MacDiarmid Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (University of Auckland Business School, 11-15 February).

9:45 Martin Leung-Wai
Creative entrepreneur Martin Leung-Wai is one of the directors of indigenous architecture and design firm Creative Native. He is a visual communications tutor, designer, event organiser, community development activist fitness instructor, and part of creative team The Roots, who launched their Pacific Showcase Arts Project at the Cloud in Auckland earlier this month. The Roots also have work commissioned for Pasifika Festival and the Auckland Arts Festival.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Ubana Jones 
Paul Ubana Jones is in his fortieth year as a professional world touring soloist, and has released seven albums. He has recorded and featured songs by Bob Dylan throughout his career, and used Dylan's work for his educational song writing sessions in New Zealand secondary schools. Paul is about to go on tour interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan (16-24 February, in Palmerston North, Devonport, Auckland City, Waiheke Island, Titirangi, Christchurch and Dunedin), before traveling to Australia for WOMADELAIDE (8-12 March).

11:05 Kathryn Werntz
Kathryn M. Werntz is a writer, sustainable agriculture specialist and the producer of Sahel Calling, a documentary film project being made in Mali and the Sahel region. She lives between Berlin, Germany and Dakar, Senegal, where she has previously worked for UNICEF and Fairtrade International.

11:40 Brian Patrick
Brian Patrick is a lepidopterist based in the South Island. He has co-authored several books including Wild Dunedin, Wild Central, Wild Fiordland, Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand and Butterflies of the South Pacific, and worked at the Department of Conservation, Otago Museum and as director of the Alexandra Museum. He will be speaking at the Monarch NZ Butterfly Trust conference in Auckland in March.

On Saturday 16 February 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 26 January with Professor Roald Hoffman.

Preview: 23 February
Next week, Kim Hill’s guests will include Mary-Kay Wilmers, Frederick Kaufman, Mark Pagel and Peter Skellern.

Preview: BIG DATA
The Royal Society of New Zealand and the National Library are running a discussion panel series in February through to April, chaired by Kim Hill, to support the BIG DATA programme currently running at the newly re-opened National Library. The series will explore the nature and implications of big data, especially in relationship to the concept of place, and how it might serve as a tool in facing the challenges of the current era.
The panels will take place during at the Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington, and are open to the public. Tickets cost $10 and can be booked online.
Radio New Zealand will be recording the series for broadcast on Sundays at 4pm from 10 March until 7 April 2013.
For more information, email Full details of each of the five sessions, and links to ticket booking, are available from:

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