Guests for 22 March 2008

8:12 Pauline Horrill

Dr. Pauline Horrill is a Wellington GP. She has worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) on eight missions including work in countries such as Sri Lanka, Yemen, Sierra Leone, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Iran. From 2004 to 2006 she was MSF's programmes manager for all of Sudan, including Darfur during the emergency period and emerging crisis in Chad. She attended the recent MSF forum in Sydney on the multitude of health issues affecting women in the developing world.
Information and recruitment evenings for MSF will be held next week in Auckland (7:00pm on 25 March at Ernest & Marion Davis Library, Auckland City Hospital) and Christchurch (7:00pm on 27 March at Beaven Lecture Theatre, 7th Floor, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences)

8:25 Oliver Driver

New Zealand actor, director, broadcaster and television presenter Oliver Driver is currently creative director at the alternative music television station Alt TV. He has been involved with Auckland's Silo Theatre for the last 10 years as board member, actor and director, and directs the first play at the Silo's new location at the Herald Theatre at The Edge. Rabbit, by Nina Raine, opens 21 March and runs until 12 April 2008. It is reviewed here.

9:05 Lisa Harrow and Roger Payne

American scientist Roger Payne and New Zealand actress Lisa Harrow met at a Greenpeace rally in 1991 and were married ten weeks later. Lisa Harrow went to RADA in 1966, then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company; the start of a stage and screen career that has spanned the world. She is the author of What Can I Do? (Hodder Moa, ISBN: 1-86971-043-6), which explains how to use the Internet to help New Zealand's environment. Roger Payne has studied the behaviour of whales since 1967 and is best known for his co-discovery of humpback whale songs. He is the founder and president of Ocean Alliance, which has just completed a five-year round the world sailing trip to take skin samples from sperm whales. Roger and Lisa are in New Zealand for one performance of their show, SeaChange: Reversing the Tide, on Wednesday 26 March at the Taikura Rudolf Steiner School Auditorium in Hastings.

9:45 Rex Munday

Toxicologist Dr Rex Munday, a senior scientist at AgResearch, has led an international team of researchers in discovering that an extract of broccoli sprouts can decrease the incidence of bladder cancer in an animal model by more than 50 percent.

10:05 Norman Jay

British DJ Norman Jay first came to prominence playing funk, soul, jazz and house music at unlicensed warehouse parties in the early 1980s. He established himself on radio through the London pirate station KISS FM which he co-managed, and now has an ongoing radio show on regional station BBC London, and presents an annual six-week Funk Factory series on BBC Radio 2. His Good Times Sound System is a major attraction at the Notting Hill Carnival, and the Good Times brand has extended into a series of compilation CDs. He was awarded the MBE for services to music in 2002.

11:05 Frederick Kaufman

'Anti-foodie' Frederick Kaufman has written about American food culture and other subjects for Harper's Magazine, the New Yorker, Gourmet, and the New York Times Magazine. He is a contributing editor at Harper's, and teaches at the City University of New York and CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism. His new book, A Short History of the American Stomach (Harcourt; ISBN 978-015-101-194-0), explores the extremes of American eating; an article in the February issue of Harper's magazine, Wasteland: a Journey through the American Cloaca, explores the other end of things.

11:25 Anna Broinowski

Australian filmmaker Anna Broinowski directed Helen's War, a 2004 documentary about Australian peace campaigner Helen Caldicott. Her new documentary, Forbidden Lie$, investigates accusations that Norma Khouri, the author of Forbidden Love, made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian. It has its New Zealand premiere at the World Cinema Showcase in Wellington on 22 March before travelling to other centres.

11:45 Sally Rippin

Australian writer and illustrator Sally Rippin grew up in many countries, including China, where in her late teens she studied traditional painting for three years. She has written and illustrated nine children's books, illustrated eleven picture books by other authors and written two young adult novels. Her debut novel from 2002, Chenxi and the Foreigner (Text, ISBN: 978-1-921351-35-8), has just been republished in an unexpurgated form.

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: David McMartin

Music details for Saturday Morning

Song of the Southern Humpback Whale
1989 field recording from the 1991 album: Whalesong by Tim Wheather
(New World)

Playing Favourites with Norman Jay:

Leo's Sunship: Give Me the Sunshine
The 1977 recording from the 2003 compilation: The Return of the Funk Phenomena

Lena Horne: Maybe I'm Amazed
The 1971 recording from the 2006 compilation: Norman Jay MBE presents Good Times 6

Lou Rawls: Politician
From the 1972 album: A Man of Value