Guest details for Saturday Morning 13 March 2010

8:15 Dr John Sentamu

Dr John Sentamu is the 97th Archbishop of York, the second most senior Anglican leader in the Church of England. Formerly a high court judge in Idi Amin's Uganda, he fled to the UK in 1974, and became the first black archbishop in the Church of England in 2005. He is visiting New Zealand for the consecration of a new cathedral, formerly the parish church of St Mary's in New Plymouth, as the centre of the recently formed Bishopric of Taranaki within the Diocese of Waikato.

8:40 Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes was one of the new wave of British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s. With the support of Anderson Lloyd and the British Council, she is visiting New Zealand as guest designer at iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2010, and will show items from her collection over two consecutive nights (2-13 March).

9:05 Bob Buckley

Dr Robert Buckley, FRSNZ, is the manager of the High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) programme at Industrial Research Limited, working with materials that perform in extraordinary ways at incredibly cold temperatures. On 9 March he and colleague Dr Jeff Tallon won the inaugural Prime Minister's Science Prize, receiving prize money of $500,000.

9:40 Catherine Healey

Catherine Healy is the National Coordinator of the NZ Prostitutes Collective, and played a key role in the successful introduction of the Prostitution Reform Act, 2003. She was on the winning team for the debate on the decriminalisation of prostitution at the Oxford Union in Britain on 23 February.

10.00 Playing Favourites with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. He has long been one of the top writers in comics (most notably The Sandman series), and also writes books for readers of all ages, including Neverwhere (1996), Stardust (1999), American Gods (2001), Coraline (2002), The Wolves in the Walls (2003), Anansi Boys (2005), and The Graveyard Book (2008). Neil is visiting Wellington for Writers and Readers week (8-14 March) at the NZ International Arts Festival.

11:05 Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is an American musician, artist, writer and political activist. She is half of the duo Dresden Dolls, and released her debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer (Roadrunner), in 2008. She returns to New Zealand for solo performances in Wellington (12 March, Bodega), Christchurch (16 March, Al's Bar), and Auckland (17 March, Kings Arms).

11:45 Language with Jen Hay

Jen Hay is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and is principal investigator of the Origins of New Zealand English project (ONZE). She will talk about how we order names (eg. Bob and Mary versus Mary and Bob).

Music played on the programme

Jason and the Scorchers: Mother of Greed
From the 2010 album: Halcyon Times
Played at around 9:05
Composer: Walls, Hodges, Ringenberg, Womack

The Duckworth Lewis Method: Mason on the Boundary
From the 2009 album: The Duckworth Lewis Method
Played at around 9:40

The Dresden Dolls: Sing
From the 2006 album: Yes, Virginia
Played at around 11:05

Amanda Palmer: Fake Plastic Trees
Live recording in Radio New Zealand, Wellington
Played at around 11:25

Micah P Hinson: Sleepwalk
From the 2010 album: All Dressed Up and Smelling of Strangers
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Neil Gaiman

The Magnetic Fields: You Must Be Out of Your Mind
From the 2010 album: Realism
Played at around 10:20

Tori Amos: Tear in Your Hand
From the 1991 album: Little Earthquakes
Played at around 10:30

Greg Browne: Just By Myself
From the 1992 album: Dream Café
(Red House)
Played at around 10:45

Amanda Palmer: Oasis
From the 2008 album: Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake
Dunedin engineer: Rod Morgan