Guest details for Saturday Morning 16 August 2008

8:12 David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin, one of the foremost exponents of process philosophy and theology, has in recent years become one of the leading critics of the official account of the attacks of 11 September 2001. His 34 books include seven books on this issue, including Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (2007), 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press (2008), and The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Expose, which will appear in September (Olive Branch Press, ISBN: 9781566567299).

8:40 David Colquhoun

David Colquhoun is the Curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library. He is the author of As If Running on Air: The Journals of Jack Lovelock (Craig Potton Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-877333-76-7).

9:05 J.J. Joseph and Celia Lashlie

J.J. Joseph is the author of Fighting for My Life: The Confession of a Violent Offender (Exisle, ISBN: 978-1-877437-27-4), which tells the story of his violent upbringing and life, then counseling and anger management. The foreword to the book is written by Celia Lashlie, who was the first woman in New Zealand to work in a custodial role in a male prison, was manager of Christchurch Women's Prison, and wrote the books The Journey to Prison: Who Goes and Why (HarperCollins) and He'll Be Okay: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men (HarperCollins).

10:05 Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson wrote and produced a string of classic records in the 1960s and 70s with The Beach Boys. His career was rejuvenated early this century with the re-recording of his classic "lost album", Smile, and tours with his young band The Wondermints. His new album is That Lucky Old Sun (Capitol), a loosely autobiographical concept album.

10:15 Graham Reid

Auckland writer Graham Reid is widely respected as one of New Zealand's most versatile journalists. He writes about music, travel and more on his Elsewhere website. He interviewed Brian Wilson in Sydney in 2004 and recently attempted an interview with him by phone.

10:30 Mark Morris

American choreographer, modern dancer and director Mark Morris established his dance group in 1980 and has since created more than 120 works for the company. Later this month, the Mark Morris Dance Group visits Auckland for the first time, with 16 dancers performing his 2007 work, Mozart Dances, to the live music of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Jane Glover, featuring pianists Ursula Oppens and Amy Dissanayake (at The Civic from 22 to 29 August).

11:05 John Clarke

Writer and performer John Clarke is one of New Zealand's greatest exports. His early work has been collated on The Fred Dagg All-Purpose DVD & Music CD: The Taihape Years (Astronought).

Music played during the programme

Aretha Franklin: So Soon
From the 2007 compilation album: Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul
Played at around 9:05

Brian Wilson: Southern California
From the 2008 album: That Lucky Old Sun
Played at around 10:20

The Lonesome Buckwhips: Olympic Anthem
The 2008 single from
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Nick Chave
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Pre-record engineers: Mike Robinson, Nick Chave, Anna Veale