Guest details for Saturday Morning 28 March 2009

8:15 Naomi Allen

Dr Naomi Allen is a cancer epidemiologist and study researcher at the University of Oxford. She was lead researcher on the ongoing "Million Women Study" in the UK, which followed more than 1.2 million middle-aged women for an average of seven years, and found that women who drink as little as one alcoholic beverage regularly each day have an increased risk of developing cancer.

8:40 Andy Matheson

Andy Matheson is the general manager of Renewable Energy at Solid Energy. His current responsibilities include the company's trio of renewable energy subsidiaries: Nature's Flame (wood pellets and biomass), Switch (renewable energy-based heating solutions, including solar water heating and wood pellet central heating) and Biodiesel New Zealand. He is a board member of the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand. His interview makes reference to Kim's conversation with Geoff Waterhouse from the 21 March programme.

9:05 Dr Frans de Waal

Dr Frans B.M. de Waal is a Dutch-born ethnologist and biologist known for his work on the social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982, Jonathan Cape, ISBN: 0-224-01874-4), compared chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians, and he continued to draw parallels between primate and human behaviour in Our Inner Ape: the Best and Worst of Human Nature (2005, Granta, ISBN 1-86207-795-9) and Primates & Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (2006, Princeton University Press, ISBN: 978-0691141299). He is the director of the Living Links Center at Atlanta's Emory University, and in 2007 was cited by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people. Dr de Waal is in New Zealand to present the 2009 Sir Douglas Robb Lectures; the last of the three free public lectures takes place from 7:00pm on Tuesday 31 March at the University of Auckland, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road.

9:45 Kate's Klassic

Kate Camp will discuss John Fowles' 1969 novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage, ISBN: 0099478331).

10:05 Dusha Bateson

Lady Dusha Bateson is a historian and food enthusiast married to an eminent British biologist, who is a scientific advisor to the Liggins Institute. She studied history at Cambridge University, and is an expert cook. With Weslie Janeway, she has co-authored a new book, Mrs Charles Darwin's Recipe Book (Glitterati Incorporated, ISBN: 9780980155730). It has been researched from both historical and culinary perspectives and provides a commentary on the man and his era through his wife's recordings of the food she served to her family and guests. (NB. The book is not currently in stock in New Zealand but may be ordered through Central Book Services in Australia.)

11:10 Anne Thorp

Anne Thorp is the host of the Kai Ora cooking show on Maori Television and The Living Channel. Her new book, Kai Ora: Fresh, Healthy Food Made with Aroha (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86941-990-5), features recipes from the show, and an introductory essay by her breast cancer surgeon, Trevor Smith, about the benefits of the ingredients and methods used in her cooking.

11:40 Margaret Long

Margaret Long is based in Christchurch, and is publisher and editor of the quarterly publication, The Gardener's Journal (ISSN178-5020). She also runs gardening and cultural tours to Europe.

Music played on the programme

Little Big Town: Bones
From their 2005 album: The Road to Here
(Equity Music Group)
Played at around 8:40

Kate Rusby: The Village Green Preservation Society
From her 2007 album: Awkward Annie
(Pure Records)
Played at around 10:05

David Kilgour/Sam Hunt: River Plateau
From the forthcoming 2009 album: Falling Debris
(Arch Hill)
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Chris Adams
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake