Guest details for Saturday Morning 18 July 2009

8:15 George Lakey

George Lakey is the founder of the strategic non-violence group Training for Change, and recently retired as director after 15 years to direct a research project at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia. He is the author of several books, and is currently writing a book about Norway.

8:30 Peter Peryer

Peter Peryer took up photography in his 30s, and for over three decades has been exhibiting his work in New Zealand and overseas. The book, Peter Peryer: Photographer by Peter Simpson and Peter Peryer (Auckland University Press, ISBN: 978-1-86940-417-8), features the largest body of his work ever assembled, and an autobiographical essay by the photographer. It is a finalist in the Illustrative category of the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

9:05 Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan has written about politics and culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, and is currently the War Stories columnist for online magazine Slate. He is the author of the 2008 book, Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, and the new title, 1959: The Year Everything Changed (Wiley, ISBN: 978-0470387818).

9:45 Kate's Klassic

Kate Camp will discuss the 1899 book Die Traumdeutung by Sigmund Freud, published in English in 1913 as The Interpretation of Dreams (Penguin Modern Classics, ISBN: 9780141187082).

10:05 Playing Favourites with George Henderson

For the last 25 years, George D. Henderson has been the "unstable core" of a revolving line-up of musicians known as The Puddle. The group released three albums and a 7" single on Flying Nun between 1986 and 1993, and in 1993 recorded the album Songs for Emily Valentine, which remained unreleased until 2005. Since then, The Puddle released the albums No Love - No Hate (2006), and The Shakespeare Monkey (2009), both on FishriderRecords. The Puddle are currently midway through their first New Zealand tour since the early 1990s, and will play in Wellington (Aunt Daisy's Boathouse, Titahi Bay, 17 July; Happy, 18 July), Hamilton (Ward Lane, 24 July), and Auckland (Bacco, 23 July; Dogs Bollix, 25 July).

11:05 Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin writes for children and adults, and has won many awards, including a National Book Award and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Her new novel, Lavinia (Gollancz, ISBN: 9780575084599), is a re-imagining of the last six books of Virgil's Aeneid, and is her first adult novel for a decade.

11:45 Glen Levy

Martial arts instructor, motivational speaker and comedian Glen Levy was brought up in Thames, and is now a professional Hollywood stuntman. He was the lead stunt double in the fantasy TV series Legend of the Seeker, currently screening in New Zealand, and will run a one-day self-protection seminar, Protect Yourself, on Sunday 26 July in Auckland.

Music played on the programme

Thomas Dybdahl: Life Here is Gold
From the 2002 album: That Great October Sound
Played at around 8:30

Bobby Darin: Dream Lover
The 1959 single
Played at around 9.40

Jimmy Smith: 8 Counts for Rita
From the 2000 album: Dot Com Blues
(Blue Thumb)
Played at around 9:57

Levon Helm: Growing Trade
From the 2009 album: Electric Dirt
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with George Henderson

The Puddle: One Romantic Gesture
From the 2009 album: The Shakespeare Monkey
Played at around 10:10

Microdisney: Horse Overboard
From the 1985 John Peel BBC session, on the 1995 compilation Big Sleeping House
Played at around 10:20

Bobby Darin: Distractions (Pt 1)
From the 1969 album: Commitment
Played at around 10:40

The Clientele: George Says
From their 2008 EP: That Night a Forest Grew
(Acuarela Discos)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Tony Schwartz
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell