Guest details for Saturday Morning 19 September 2009

8:15 Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is a commentator on nursing issues and author of a number of books, including From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public (Cornell University Press, 2000). She is Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Assistant Professor at the San Francisco School of Nursing, and was keynote speaker this week at the centennial conference of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
NB. During the interview, Kim mentioned the new Anne Tyler novel, Noah's Compass (Chatto & Windus, ISBN: 9780701184247).

8:30 Marko Cunningham

Expatriate New Zealand teacher Marko Cunningham was in Thailand at the time of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, and spent two weeks retrieving bodies of the tsunami dead. He tells the story of his fellow volunteers for the free ambulance service known as the "Body Snatchers of Bangkok" in his book, Sleeping with the Dead (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86979-270-1).

9:05 James Belich

James Belich has been Research Professor of History at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, since 2008. His books include The New Zealand Wars (1987), Making Peoples (1996) and Paradise Reforged (2001). His fifth book, Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1783-1939 (Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-929727-6) explores the explosive historical process that has seen English become one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Jonathan Owen

Welsh actor Jonathan Owen used his redundancy payoff from ITV to co-produce and star in the online drama series, Svengali, about the manager of a band trying to break into the big time. Five episodes have been released direct to YouTube and as free podcasts on iTunes, and feature cameos from Scottish music executive Alan McGee, and former members of Oasis and the Libertines.

11:10 Peter Proctor

Peter Proctor is a New Zealander who has led a biodynamic farming revolution in India. He is the co-author of Grasp the Nettle: Making Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Work (1997, 2002, Random House, ISBN: 1-86941-318-0), and the subject of the documentary film and DVD, One Man, One Cow, One Planet (Cloud South Films).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss three new picture books, and two older books:
Isabella's Garden by Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-921150-33-3);
Stuck, by Charlotte Calder and Mark Jackson (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-921150-46-3);
A Bit of Company, by Margaret Wild and Wayne Harris (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-921529-05-4);
Old Pig, by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks (1995, Little Ark, ISBN: 1-86373-679-4);
Fox, by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks (2000, Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 1-86448-933-2).

Music played during the programme

Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns: Homai O Ringa
From the 1994 album: Te Ku Te Whe
Played at around 9:05

Lawrence Arabia: The Crew Of The Commodore
From his 2009 album: Chant Darling
(Honorary Bedouin Records)
Played at around 9:55

Playing Favourites with Jonathan Owen

The Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen
The 1977 single from the album: Never Mind the Bollocks
Played at around 10:20

The Stone Roses: Waterfall
From the 1989 album: The Stone Roses
Played at around 10:30

The Beatles: Paperback Writer
The 1966 single
Played at around 10:40

The Jam: Going Underground
The 1980 single
Played at around 10:50

Happy Mondays: Step On
The 1990 single from the album: Pills'N'Thrills and Bellyaches
(London Records)
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith