Guest details for Saturday Morning 11 April 2009

8:15 David Bodanis

David Bodanis is working on a book about the Ten Commandments. He is the author of Electric Universe (Abacus, ISBN 0349117667), E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation (Pan, ISBN 0330391658), and Passionate Minds (Little, Brown, ISBN 0316730858).

8:30 Canon Paul Oestreicher

Reverend Canon Paul Oestreicher is Canon Emeritus and retired Director of the Centre for International Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral, former chair of Amnesty International UK, Vice President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Quaker Chaplain to the University of Sussex, and a lifetime worker for peace and social justice. He will be preaching Good Friday and Easter morning services at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland.

9:05 Thomas Greco

Thomas H. Greco, Jr, a former engineer, entrepreneur, and college professor, is an advisor and speaker on money and community currencies. His books include Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender (Chelsea Green Publishing, ISBN: 1-890132-37-3), and upcoming title, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization. He is a guest speaker at the Community Currencies Conference 2009 from 17 to 19 April at the Quaker Settlement, Wanganui.

9:45 DJ Mu

DJ Mu is the producer and driving force behind Fat Freddy's Drop, who will release their long-awaited second studio album, The Big BW, in May. The band are fielding a cricket team in response to a challenge from fellow Wellingtonians, The Black Seeds, at a free Twenty20 match from midday on Tuesday 14 April at Wellington's Basin Reserve. The match takes place in advance of the third annual Sandwiches SummerSet daynighter on 18 April, headlined by Fat Freddy's Drop and featuring Nick Warren, Hollie Smith, Pitch Black and other acts.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Fiona Farrell

Akaroa-based writer Fiona Farrell has published work across a variety of genres, and has received the Bruce Mason Award for Playwrights and the 2007 Prime Minister's Award for Fiction. Her fifth novel, Mr Allbones' Ferrets (Random House, 2007), will be published in North America this year, and her new novel, Limestone (Vintage, ISBN: 978-1-86979-168-1), has just been published in New Zealand. She is an accommodation provider on the Banks Peninsula Track, for walking holidays.

11:05 Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer has held the position of Director Marketing and Communications at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa since 1998. His responsibilities included strategic marketing and promotions, visitor and market research, media liaison and public relations programmes. He is a member of an international fundraising committee to help restore the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, and is about to leave Te Papa to take up the position of External Relations Director at The Edge, the performing arts and conventions centre in Auckland.

11:45 Jo Randerson

Jo Randerson is a writer and performer, and founder of Barbarian Productions, and was made a New Generation Artist by the New Zealand Arts Foundation in 2008. She is dramaturg for the upcoming production Carnival Hound, by choreographer Maria Dabrowska, which will play at Wellington's The Print Factory from 23 April to 2 May. Jo will discuss the role of festivals in human society.

Music played on the programme

Neko Case: John Saw That Number
From the 2006 album: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Played at around 9:10

Fat Freddy's Drop: Boondigger
From the soon-to-be-released album: The Big BW
(The Drop)
Played at around 9:40

Diana Krall: I've Grown Accustomed to His Face
From the 2009 album: Quiet Nights
Played at around 11:40

Fiona Farrell Playing Favourites:

Bob Dylan: Ain't Talking
From the 2006 album: Modern Times
Played at around: 10:05

The Sixteen Choir, conducted by Harry Christophers: Spem in alium
From the 1990 album: Thomas Tallis - Sacred Choral Works
Played at around: 10:30

Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill: Is Fada Liom Uaim I
From the 1991 album: No Dowry
(Gail Linn)
Played at around: 10:45

Kiri Te Kanawa: Bailero
From the 1983 recording: Canteloube - Chants d'Auvergne
Played at around: 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Marc Chesterman
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell