Guest details for Saturday Morning 6 March 2010

8:15 Richard Blaikie

Richard Blaikie is director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and is Professor of Microelectronics and Nanofabrication at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury.

8:45 Peter Hallward

Canadian political philosopher Peter Hallward is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University. He is editor of the journal Radical Philosophy, a translator of contemporary philosophy from French to English, and the author of the 2008 book, Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, ISBN: 9781844671069). During the interview Kim and Peter discussed the 2007 book Roots of Haitian Despotism by Robert Fatton (Lynne Reinner, ISBN: 978-1588265449).

9:05 Sir Christopher Frayling

Historian and broadcaster Sir Christopher Frayling was Rector and Professor of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art in London, and chaired the Arts Council of England, the British Design Council and the Royal Mint Advisory Council as well as being one of the longest serving trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum and a Governor of the British Film Institute. He is also a recognised world expert on the spaghetti western. Sir Christopher is visiting New Zealand as a guest of Massey University's College of Creative Arts for a series of meetings, and two public lectures in Wellington: The New Bauhaus (15 March from 6pm, Museum Building Theatrette, Massey University), and The Hollywood History of Art (17 March from 12:00pm at Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa).

9:45 Daniel Fallshaw

Australian filmmaker Daniel Fallshaw has collaborated with Violeta Ayala on a number of documentaries. Their latest feature, Stolen, about slavery in North Africa, is currently screening at the Documentary Edge Festival 2010 in Auckland (5 and 13 March) and Wellington (13, 19 and 27 March), where it won the Best Editing award.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Don McGlashan

Auckland musician Don McGlashan has played with From Scratch, Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, and The Muttonbirds, and currently works solo as a performer and recording artist (Warm Hand, Marvellous Year), film composer (Dean Spanley, Show of Hands,) and producer (The Topp Twins). His solo show at the New Zealand International Arts Festival (10 March), is sold out; he also appears in the Festival Club performance of Ian Hughes' Ship Songs, for which Don composed the music and lyrics and provides musical accompaniment with Chris O'Connor and Dave Khan (4-6 and 9 March). Don is also one quarter of new collaboration The Bellbirds, with Sean Donnelly (SJD), Sandy Mill and Victoria Kelly, playing at WOMAD in Taranaki on 13 and 14 March.

11:05 Geoff Dyer

British writer Geoff Dyer's latest novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Text Publishing, ISBN: 9781921520303), won the 2009 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. He also writes "creative non-fiction" on subjects as varied as World War 1 (The Missing of the Somme; Phoenix, ISBN: 9780753827543), travel (Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to Do It; Abacus, ISBN: 9780349116235), D.H. Lawrence (Out of Sheer Rage; Abacus, ISBN: 0349108587), and photography (The Ongoing Moment; Vintage, ISBN: 9781400031689). Geoff is a guest at Writers and Readers week (8-14 March) at the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

11:45 Elaine Dyer

Elaine Dyer works for Violence Free Waitakere. She is an organiser for the Toddler Day Out and Great Parenting Fair at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson on Sunday 7 March, part of the nationwide celebrations for National Children's Day, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the theme 'Praise and Encouragement'.

Music played during the programme

Ennio Morricone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Theme to the 1966 Sergio Leone film, from the compilation album: Film Music 1966-1987
Played at around 9:05

Playing Favourites with Don McGlashan

Teddy Thompson: I Wish It Was Over
From the 2003 album: Separate Ways
(Verve Forecast)
Played at around 10:20

The Mint Chicks: If My Arm Was A Mike Stand, Would You Hold My Hand?
From the 2006 album: Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:35

Lucinda Williams: Out of Touch
From the 1998 album: "Essence
(Lost Highway)
Played at around 10:50

Paul Brady: I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble
From the 2001 live album: The Liberty Tapes - Missing
(Compass Records)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operator

Wellington engineer: Phil Brownlee
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon