Guest details for Saturday 3 May 2008

8:12 Foreign Correspondent: Thomas Kohnstamm

Thomas Kohnstamm was hired in 2002 to contribute to Lonely Planet's guidebook on Brazil, and was subsequently involved with almost every one of their Latin American books in some capacity. He writes of his disillusionment with the industry in Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? (Pier 9, ISBN: 9781741961119), and is a guest at two sessions on Sunday 18 May at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival '08.

8:25 Glen Lauder

Dr Glen Lauder is a Wellington-based facilitator and researcher focusing on the interface between organisations and addressing the barriers to collaboration. He recently facilitated a meeting at the Satyagraha Project in New York for the Garrison Institute's Initiative on Transformational Ecology, looking at how the ideas of Mohandas K. Gandhi relate to current environmental issues.

9:05 Eric Wilson

Eric G Wilson is Professor of English at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and has written five books on the relationship between literature and psychology. His new book is Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy (Sarah Crichton Books, ISBN: 978-0-374-24066-0).

9:45 Kate's Klassic

Kate Camp will discuss Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, translated by Max Hayward and Manya Harari (Vintage, ISBN: 9780099448426).

10:00 Antoinette Halloran

Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and has an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Melbourne. She studied at the Torre Del Lago in Italy, and performed there, London and extensively in Australia. She performs the role of Mimi in The NBR New Zealand Opera's forthcoming season of La Boheme by Puccini, fresh from her starring performance in the role earlier in the year with Opera Australia. La Boheme opens in Wellington on Saturday 10 May and in Auckland on Thursday 29 May.

10:30 Rob Stewart

Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart began photographing the underwater world aged 13. As chief photographer for the Canadian Wildlife Federation's magazines and as an award-winning freelance photojournalist, he has logged thousands of hours underwater. An assignment to photograph sharks in the Galapagos Islands led to his leaving his photography career behind at the age of 22; over the next four years he visited 15 different countries to make the award-winning documentary Sharkwater, which will feature in the programme of the 2008 New Zealand Film Festival.

11:05 Food with Jason Dell

Jason Dell is executive chef at Blanket Bay Lodge in Glenorchy, near the head of Lake Wakatipu. A former New Zealand Chef of the Year, he is a guest presenter at the wine and food event Savour New Zealand 2008, from 1 to 4 May in Auckland. His class, The Luxe Experience, will include interactive olive oil tasting, and explain how to use fresh salmon, cure salmon for gravalax, and hot smoke salmon.

11:25 Mani Bruce Mitchell

Mani Bruce Mitchell is an activist, spokesperson and counselor for the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand. Born with indeterminate genitals, for the first year of her life she was regarded as a boy and called Bruce. She did not discover she was intersex until the age of 40. Mani is one of 17 ingersex people profiled in the exhibition Assume Nothing, at TheNewDowse in Lower Hutt (to 30 August).

11:45 Gregory O'Brien

Painter, poet, curator and writer Gregory O'Brien is the author of a number of books. His latest is Back & Beyond: New Zealand Painting for the Young & Curious (Auckland University Press, ISBN: 978-1-86949-404-8). To see examples of the paintings featured in the book, click on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right-hand column of this page.

Music played on the programme

Timmy Thomas: Why Can't We Live Together?
The 1972 single
(TK Records)
Played at around 8:30am

Los Aragon: Tema de Lara (Lara's Theme)
From the 1992 album: 20 Exitos…Con Amor
(Musart Balboa)
Played at around 9:05am

Jamie Liddell: Little Bit of Feel Good
Single from the forthcoming album: Jim
Played at around 9.40am

Antoinette Halloran with the Queensland Orchestra conducted by Stephen Mould: Donde lieta usci from La Boheme
From the 2008 album: Puccini Romance
(ABC Classics)
Played at around 10.10am

Bill Wolfgramm and his Islanders: Tiger Shark
From the 1997 album: South Sea Rhythm
Played at around 10.30am

Ballyscully: The Shetland Reels
From the album: Ballyscully Live
Played at around 11:20am

Split Enz: Titus
From the remastered version of the 1975 album: Mental Notes
Played at around 11:40am


Wellington engineer: Tony Schwartz
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell