Guest information for Saturday 31 May

8:12 Mario Andretti

American racing car legend Mario Andretti has over 100 career wins on major circuits. He is the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship, and the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (1967, 1978, 1984). The first driver to win IndyCar races in five decades, he witnessed the victory this week of New Zealander Scott Dixon at the Indianapolis 500.

8:25 Nicholas Rasmussen

Dr Nicolas Rasmussen is Associate Professor in the School of History & Philosophy of Science at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has taught life sciences and medicine at UCLA and other universities, and is the author of On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine (NYU Press, ISBN: 0814776019)

9:05 Stephen Parke

New Zealand scientist Stephen Parke is a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Chicago, and one of the world's leading experts on the smallest known particles, neutrinos. He is a guest speaker at Neutrino 08, the 23rd International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, which has been taking place this week in Christchurch.

9:45 Kate's Klassic: Mrs Dalloway

Kate Camp will discuss the novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Penguin Modern Classics, ISBN 9780141182490).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Michael Hurst

Director, actor, writer and arts lobbyist Michael Hurst features in recent New Zealand films We're Here to Help and The Tattooist, and in upcoming films The Last Magic Show and Bitch Slap. He directed the Silo Theatre and Large Group co-production of Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera at the Maidment Theatre (from 29 May to 21 June), and is directing opera for the first time with the tour of NBR New Zealand Opera's production of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel to 15 NZ centres from 28 June to 13 August. He has proposed a show to the Auckland Festival AK09 which would involve building a Greek amphitheatre in the Auckland Domain.

11:05 Emma Featherstone

Emma Featherstone has been Director of Music at King's School, Auckland, since 2005 and has written on music education and brain development. While teaching in Hong Kong, she was also a member of female rock group Sisters of Sharon. The Independent Schools of New Zealand awarded her the 2008 National Excellence in Teaching Award for Middle School teaching at their recent conference. All 450 boys at King's School learn and play a musical instrument of their choice on a regular basis and perform regularly in one of the school's many bands.

11:40 Bridget van der Zijpp

Bridget van der Zijpp is the author of Misconduct (Victoria University Press, ISBN: 9780864735751). She worked at The Radio Network for many years, has held a number of arts marketing positions, and is a member of the Wellington Regional Arts and Cultural Development Board.

NB. The interview with restaurant critic Jay Rayner originally scheduled for 31 May will now play on Saturday 7 June.

Details of music played on the programme

Richard Hawley: Serious
From the 2008 album: Lady's Bridge
Played at around 9:45am

James Brown: The Payback
From the compilation box set: Star Time
Played at around 11:30am

An Emerald City: A Thousand Stars at Night
From the 2008 EP: An Emerald City
(Monkey Records)
Played at around 11:40am

Playing Favourites with Michael Hurst:

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Beginning)
From the soundtrack to the 1968 film: 2001 - a Space Odyssey
Played at around 10.05am

Murray Head and the Choir: Jesus Christ Superstar
From the 1970 album: Jesus Christ Superstar - A Rock Opera
Played at around 10:10am

Jethro Tull: Aqualung (riff excerpt)
From the 1971 album: Aqualung
Played at around 10:25am

The Front Lawn: Claude Rains
From the 1989 album: Songs From The Front Lawn
(Front Lawn Records)
Played at around 10:35am

Lotte Lenya: Pirate Jenny
The 1955 recording from the 1997 compilation album: September Songs - the Music of Kurt Weill
Played at around: 10:55am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Nick Chave
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: David McMartin