Saturday Morning for Saturday 1 August 2009
Guest details for Saturday Morning 1 August 2009
8:15 Jim Stanford
Canadian economist Jim Stanford works for the Canadian Auto Workers union, Canada's largest private sector trade union. He writes a regular economics column for Canadian national newspaper the Globe and Mail, and was the founding chairperson of the Progressive Economics Forum, Canada's network of progressive economists. His most recent book is Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (Pluto Press, ISBN: 9780745327501).
8:30 David Hill
Australian archaeologist and author David Hill is a former managing director of the ABC. He is president of the International Association of the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, which has volunteers in 16 countries pressuring the British government to return the marble sculptures removed by Lord Elgin, and currently in the British Museum, to the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
9:05 Garth MacIntyre
Garth MacIntyre is head of Administration and Defence for Portion Pack Foods, a supplier of ration pack components to the Australian and New Zealand defence forces. With fellow New Zealander Cam McLeay and British engineer Neil McGrigor, he embarked on a journey from sea to source, up the Nile River in Africa. With writer John McCrystal, they tell their story in Ascend the Nile: a Kiwi-Brit Journey of Discovery, Adventure & Tragedy (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86979-257-2).
9:45 Dempsey Woodley
Dempsey Woodley is the web producer for Radio New Zealand National. He commutes between the Kapiti Coast and Wellington.
10:05 Playing Favourites with Helen Henderson
New Zealand singer/songwriter Helen Henderson is a descendent of Southland musical clan the Lindsays, and is now based in Los Angeles where she performs regularly. She has just released a new album, Twisting Wind (Ranui Records), and will play one Auckland concert on Friday 7 August at Ponsonby's One 2 One cafe.
11:05 Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson is an astropreneur, and advocate of commercial space transportation, private space exploration and space tourism. He is the president and CEO of Space Adventures Ltd, a company he founded in 1997 with several former astronauts and leading visionaries from the aerospace, adventure travel, and entertainment industries.
11:45 Brad Knewstubb
Brad Knewstubb graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington design school in 2006 with first class honours in Industrial Design. He is a member of the Hackman collective, producers of the interactive theatre production, APOLLO 13: Mission Control, which recreates the ill-fated space mission with audience members at consoles as NASA staff. Brad co-created the production, which sold out its debut Wellington season, and served as lead production designer. He was nominated for Set Design of the Year at the 2008 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, and APOLLO 13: Mission Control was awarded Most Original Play of the Year. A technically revamped version of the production lands at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, from 31 July to 15 August.
Music played on the programme
Vernon Green and the Medallions: Rocket Ship
The 1960 single
Played at around 11:05
Playing Favourites with Helen Henderson
Helen Henderson: Twisting Wind
From her 2009 album: Twisting Wind
Played at around 10:05
Helen Henderson: Minnie Dean
From her 2000 album: The Sonora Sessions
Played at around 10:20
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity: This Wheel's on Fire
The 1968 single
Played at around 10:40
Lucinda Williams: It's A Long Way to the Top
From the 2008 album: Little Honey
Played at around 10:50
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon