Guest details for Saturday Morning 20 February 2010

8:12 Adrian Raeside

Adrian Raeside is a New Zealander living in Whistler, Canada, where he is a cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist. He has previously appeared on our programme talking about his book Return to Antarctica (Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-15380-2).

8:30 Dr Peter Gill

Dr Peter Gill is an international expert in forensic DNA profiling, and chairs the International Society of Forensic Genetics DNA Commission. He is visiting New Zealand to undertake research work with staff at Environmental Science & Research (ESR), coinciding with the 20 year anniversary of the use of forensic DNA in New Zealand.

9:05 James Crampton

Dr James Crampton is a geologist and head of the GNS Science programme, Global Change Through Time. He has worked closely on the creation of the Dead Precious fossils exhibition which has been touring New Zealand since 2008 (it is currently at Te Papa until 18 April), and with Marianna Terezow has written The Kiwi Fossil Hunter's Handbook, featuring 30 accessible locations around New Zealand where children and their families can find fossils.

(Have a look at the discovery and recovery of the giant penguin fossil at Kawhia by the Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club.)

9:45 Kate's Klassic

Kate Camp will discuss Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-14-023752-8), originally published as short stories in The New Yorker (1955, 1957), then published in collated book form in 1961. Kate's fourth collection of poetry, The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls (U+VUP, ISBN: 9780864736215), will be published in March.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Hone Kouka

Hone Kouka was the youngest playwright to win the Bruce Mason Award, in 1992, and is a short story writer, poet, children's writer, actor and director. His production of He Reo Aroha by Miria George and Jamie McCaskill will play at the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival from 9-13 March, and is part of a Creative New Zealand delegation to the Australian Performing Arts Market.

11:05 Ian Dunbar

Dr Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviourist, dog trainer, and writer. He is currently Director of the Centre for Applied Animal Behaviour in Berkeley, and his research in hierarchical social behaviour and aggression in domestic dogs broke new ground in challenging dominance theory and in pioneering off-leash dog training. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of Learning About Dogs and School of the Naked Dog and is holding seminars in Christchurch this weekend.

11:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss artists who have created works in response to ballet, including a contemporary work by Sriwhana Spong, Costume for a Mourner, now showing at Michael Lett gallery (to 6 March). To view images of the works under discussion, click on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right-hand side of our Saturday web page. Mary is currently working on a book about European art in New Zealand's public collections.

Music played on the programme

John Grenell: Welcome to our World
The 1990 single
Played at around 8:10

The Watson Twins: Harpeth River
From the 2010 album: Talking to You, Talking to Me
Played at around 9:05

Peter Gabriel: Listening Wind
From the 2010 album: Scratch My Back
(Real World)
Played at around 9:40

The Mantarays: The Barnyard
From the 2009 compilation album: Sounds Like Newtown
Played at around 11:05

Playing Favourites with Hone Kouka

Kahu Waitoa: Tomo Mai
From the 2001 album: Taku Manawa
(Waru Records)
Played at around 10:05

Prince: I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
From the 1987 album: Sign o' the Times
(Paisley Park)
Played at around 10:20

Radiohead: Reckoner
From the 2009 album: In Rainbows
(Xurbia Xendless/XL)
Played at around 10:35

Patsy Cline: I Fall to Pieces
The 1961 single
Played at around 10:45

Bailter Space: X
From the 1993 E.P: B.E.I.P.
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake