Guest details for Saturday Morning 4 April 2009

9:15 John Yemma

John Yemma is the editor of the Christian Science Monitor. Last week, the hundred-year-old news organisation became the first nationally circulated daily newspaper in the United States to replace its daily print edition with a website, and weekly print edition.

9:30 Jacques Rogge

Belgian orthopaedic surgeon, athlete and Olympic yachtsman Jacques Rogge has been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1991, was chief coordinator of the 2000 Sydney Games, and was elected to head the IOC in the wake of the organisation's Salt Lake City bribery scandal. Jacques Rogge is visiting New Zealand to meet government and business leaders, and attend the Oceania National Olympic Committee's general assembly in Queenstown, where representatives of the Chicago, Madrid, Rio and Tokyo bids for the 2016 Olympics will address ONOC delegates, and Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe will report on progress on the London 2012 Games. The meeting will also hear presentations by the International Rugby Federation and other sporting bodies on the short list for inclusion in the 2016 Olympics.

9:05 Joyce Fleming

Joyce Fleming is the national vice-president of Free Beaches New Zealand (Inc.). She tells her life story in her as-yet unpublished book, The Truth About Tony and Me. (Copies of the book can be purchased by writing directly to Joyce, with proceeds donated to the St. John Ambulance.)

9:45 Mark Amery

Mark Amery is the director of Playmarket, New Zealand's playwrights' agency and playwright and play development organisation. He writes about art for the Dominion Post and the NZ Listener. Today he will discuss one-day sculpture.

10.05 Alex Ross

Alex Ross has been the music critic for The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Harper Perennial, ISBN: 978-1-84115-476-3), is a cultural history of music since 1900, and was published in 2007 to wide acclaim.

11:15 Sinead Cusack

Irish actor Sinead Cusack has made many stage and screen appearances, and is a patron of Burma Campaign UK which campaigns for human rights and democracy in Burma. She is visiting New Zealand as part of The Bridge Project, a unique series of co-productions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic, and Neal Street Productions. The Bridge Project features a transatlantic company of actors, directed by Sam Mendes, in a double-bill of classic works: A Winter's Tale by Shakespeare (in which Sinead plays Paulina), and a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by Tom Stoppard (in which she plays Madame Ranevskaya). The Bridge Project plays at The EDGE, Auckland, from 4 to 12 April.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss the work of American writer Patricia MacLachlan, another author influenced by Charlotte Zolotow, and best known for her 1985 Newbery Medal-winning book, Sarah, Plain and Tall (Harper & Row). Her other books include Arthur, For The Very First Time (Harper & Row, 1980), Cassie Binegar (Harper & Row, 1982), Tomorrow's Wizard (Harper & Row, 1982), Baby (Delacorte Press, 1983), Journey (Delacorte Press, 1991), Caleb's Story (Joanna Colter Books, 2001), and Edward's Eyes (Atheneum, 2007).

Music played during the programme

Duke Ellington: Bundle of Blues
The 1933 recording, from the compilation album: Blue Feeling
(Past Perfect/Finetunes)
Played at around 9:05

Neko Case: People Got a Lotta Nerve
From the 2009 album: Middle Cyclone
Played at around 9:40

Richard Strauss: extract from Salome
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Eckehard Stier, featuring Margaret Medlyn as Salome and Martin Snell as Jokanaan.
From a live broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert, 18 April 2008, Auckland Town Hall
Producer Matthew Crawford
Engineer: Adrian Hollay
The recording is a finalist for Best Recorded Live Music Event at the 2009 Radio Awards
Played at around 10:05

Shoenberg: extract from Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21
Yvonne Mintin (reciter), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Michel Debost (flute), Anthony Pay (clarinet), Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello), conducted by Pierre Boulez
From the 1978 album Pierre Boulez: Shoenberg
(Sony Classical)
Played at around 10:15

Stravinsky: Les augures printaniers from Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Beliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
(Deutsche Grammaphon, 1973)
Played at around 10:20

Marian Anderson: Come Away Death, Op.60, No. 1, by Sibelius
The 1936 recording from the 1998 compilation album: Prima Voce
(Nimbus Records)
Played at around 10:30

Sibelius: extract from Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1, from Kuolema (Death)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pietari Inkinen
(Naxos, 2008)
Played at around 10:35

John Adams: extract from Nixon in China - an opera in three acts
Orchestra of St Lukes, conducted by Edo de Waart, featuring Sanford Sylvan (Chou En-Lai), James Maddalena (Richard Nixon), Thomas Hammons (Henry Kissinger), John Duykers (Mao Tse-Tung).
Played at around 10:40

Bjork: An Echo A Stain
From the 2001 album: Vespertine
(One Little Indian)
Played at around 10:50

Bonnie "Prince" Billy: I Don't Belong to Anyone
From the 1009 album: Beware
(Drag City/Spunk)
Played at around 11.30

DJ Earworm: Stairway to Bootleg Heaven
The track contains excerpts from Stairway to Heaven (Dolly Parton), This City Never Sleeps (Eurythmics), Because (Beatles), O Superman (Laurie Anderson), Moments in Love (Art Of Noise), So Whatcha Want (Beastie Boys), and Love is a Battlefield (Pat Benetar).
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell