Guest details for Saturday Morning 13 September 2008

8:12 Eduardo Giannetti

Brazilian economist and author Eduardo Giannetti is the New Zealand Prime Minister's Fellow, under the Latin America Strategy, and is visiting New Zealand to discuss this country's relationship with Brazil, which has the tenth largest economy in the world.

8:30 Dr Stephen Shore

President emeritus of the Asperger's Association of New England, Dr Stephen Shore was diagnosed as a child with "atypical development with strong autistic tendencies" and recommended for institutionalisation. Nonverbal until the age of four, he now presents and consults internationally on issues discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, and the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies. Stephen Shore is a keynote speaker at Making the Connections, the National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Christchurch from 12 to 14 September.

9:05 Hamish Keith

Self-styled cultural curmudgeon Hamish Keith returned to national attention last year with his television series and book The Big Picture: a history of New Zealand art from 1642 (Godwit, ISBN: 978-1-96962-132-2). He tells his personal story in the revealing memoir, Native Wit (Godwit, ISBN 978-1-86941-843-4). Hamish Keith will feature in conversation with Bob Harvey from 4:00pm on 20 September as part of the Literary Weekend at the Going West Books and Writers Festival in the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.

9:45 Rebecca Priestley

Rebecca Priestley is a New Zealand science writer and historian. She is the editor of The Awa Book of New Zealand Science (Awa Science, ISBN: 978-0-9582629-9-6), and co-author (with Veronika Meduna) of Atoms, Dinosaurs & DNA: 68 Great New Zealand Scientists (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86941-954-7).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Tony Simpson

Social and cultural historian Tony Simpson is a former industrial advocate, radio producer and public servant, and a lover of good food. He has published numerous books, pamphlets and articles, most focusing on New Zealand history; his 1999 book, A Distant Feast: a History of New Zealand's Cuisine (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86962-152-0), has just been republished.

11:05 Arthur Meek

Arthur Meek has been touring New Zealand with the satirical solo performance, On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me as Her Young Lover, written by Richard Meros and directed by Geoff Pinfield, and currently playing at Wellington's Downstage Theatre (12-20 September). Arthur Meek is also a member of Billy T Award nominees The Lonesome Buckwhips, "Dunedin's finest family band", who reunite for three Charity Gala performances at Downstage on 29 and 30 September, and 1 October.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate de Goldi will discuss four new picture books:
Bubble Trouble, by Margaret Mahy and Polly Dunbar (Frances Lincoln, ISBN: 978-1-84507-758-7)
Who's Hiding, by Satoru Onishi (Gecko, ISBN: 978-1-877467-12-7)
Special Kev, by Chris McKimmie (Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 978-174175-550-3)
The Baby in the Hat (An Early Romance), by Allan Ahlberg and Andre Amstutz (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-0-7445-8136-2)

Music played during the programme

The Bamboos: King of the Rodeo
From their 2008 album: Side-Stepper
Played at around 9:40

The Lonesome Buckwhips: Bean Song
From the 2008 limited release: Cultural Lernings
Played at around 11:30

Carrie Rodriquez: El Salvador
From the 2008 album: She Ain't Me
(Back Porch)
Played at around 11:45

Playing Favourites with Tony Simpson

Randy Newman: Short People
The 1977 single from the album: Little Criminals
(Warner Bros)
Played at around 10:15

Cole Porter: You're the Top
The 1934 song from the 1990 compilation: Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 30s Volume 1
Played at around 10:25

Anita O'Day: Love for Sale
From the 1959 album: Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May
Played at around 10:40

Academy of St John, conducted by Tibor Tomasek: second allegro from Vivaldi's Concerto in D for lute and strings RV 93
From the 1988 album: Vivaldi - Famous Concerti
Played at around 10:55

Peter Cape: Down the Hall on Saturday Night
From the 2001 compilation album: I'm an Ordinary Joker
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Anna Veale