Guest details for Saturday Morning, 4 October 2008

8:12 Claudette Werleigh

Claudette Werleigh was the first female Prime Minister of Haiti (1995-96). Her work as conflict programme transformation director for the Life & Peace Institute in Sweden took her to Latin America, several countries in Asia and Africa, and most countries in western Europe. She is now the Secretary General of the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi International, and is visiting Asia and Australasia in October.

8:30 Roger Ridley-Smith

Dr Roger Ridley-Smith graduated with a BA (Hons) in French from Victoria University of Wellington in 2006, fifty years after he completed his BA at Canterbury University College. He also holds a medical degree from Otago University College and worked as a general practitioner in Wellington for many years. He last spoke to Kim in May 2006, about the diary of a French farmer living close to the front during World War 1, which he translated as part of his Honours research. Dr Ridley-Smith has just completed the translation of an 1837 manuscript, Prostitution in the City of Paris, by Dr A.J.B Parent-Duchatelet.

9:05 James Flynn

James Flynn is Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, and has become widely known for his discovery of the Flynn effect, the continued year-on-year rise of IQ scores in all parts of the world. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, and his new book, Where Have All the Liberals Gone? Race, Class, and Ideals in America (Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 9780521494311), has just been published in the United States.

9:45: Rod Noble

Rod Noble lectures in occupational health and safety and industrial relations at the University of Newcastle. A former electrician and shipyard worker, he is a founder and coordinator of the Newcastle People's Chorus in New South Wales, one of a network of 11 trade union-based choirs in Australia. Twenty-five members of the Chorus are bringing their songs of working life, struggle and social justice to Auckland, Wellington, Westport, Greymouth and Christchurch from 2 to 12 October.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Rob Burns

Renowned English bassist Dr Robert Burns is a lecturer with the Department of Music and Theatre Studies at the University of Otago. He performs regularly in Dunedin and the surrounding areas with orchestras, theatre groups and bands, including Latin jazz fusion group subject2change who launched their debut album at the Otago Arts Festival on Friday 3 October. Since the early 1970s Rob has worked as a bassist and musical director with artists as diverse as Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, Donna Summer, Eric Burdon, Pete Townsend, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Vivian Stanshall of The Bonzo Dog Band, and Sir Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson of ABBA on the musical Abbacadabra. He has played on several television and film soundtracks such as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Mr Bean, and French and Saunders, and composed film and advertising music for a wide range of clients. He led the design team that developed the first popular music performance degree at Thames Valley University in London, which was validated in 1999, and taught as a visiting lecturer at Brunel University, Leeds College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Academy of Music.

11:05 Food with Pete Gawron

Over the last ten years, Adelaide chef Pete Gawron has established three hospitality venues in Arrowtown: Saffron restaurant, Pesto pizza parlour, and the Blue Door bar. He tellshis story in a celebratory cookbook, Saffron: Food from the Central Otago Heartland (Godwit, ISBN: 9781869621339), with photographs by Aaron McLean and essays by Sam Neill and Grahame Sydney.

11:40 Mark Young

Dr Mark Young is a geneticist at Sheep Improvement Ltd, a genetic evaluation service for the sheep industry run by Meat and Wool New Zealand.

Music played during the programme

Newcastle People's Chorus: Factory
From the self-released album: The People Sing Out Volume 2
Played at around 9:45

Newcastle People's Chorus: Solidarity Forever
From the self-released album: The People Sing Out Volume 2
Played at around 9:55

SJD: Let's Do Something
From the 2008 album: Dayglo Spectres
(Round Trip Mars)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Robert Burns:

The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever
The 1967 single, from the 1993 digitally remastered album: 1967-1970
Played at around 10:15

The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
From the 1966 album: Pet Sounds
Played at around 10:20

Weather Report: Teen Town
From the 1977 album: Heavy Weather
Played at around 10:35

Joni Mitchell: Coyote
From the 1976 album: Hejira
Played at around 10:45

Fairport Convention: The Deserter
From the 1969 album: Leige & Lief
(Island Records)
Played at around 10:55

Subject2change: Subject2change #1
From the 2008 album: #1
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Anna Veale
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Dunedin engineer: Martin Balch