Guest details for Saturday Morning 22 May 2010

8:15 Paul Offit

American pediatrician Paul Offit, M.D., is an infectious diseases specialist, an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology and the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has written or co-written several books on vaccines and antibiotics, including Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure (Columbia University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-231-14636-4).

8:40 Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson is a former Royal Navy search and rescue diver. Ten years ago, he created the revolutionary ShelterBoxes, described by the Red Cross as the best form of primary aid for disaster victims seen in decades. ShelterBox now has established affiliates in nine countries, including New Zealand.

9:05 Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens writes for Slate, is a contributing editor to The Atlantic and to Vanity Fair, and contributes to many other publications. He has written a number of books, and his memoir, Hitch-22 (Allen & Unwin, 978-1-741759-62-4), has just been published.

10:00 Playing Favourites with Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter is the music contributor to Australian Vogue, was Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone for five years, and was music reviewer for The Bulletin for many years. He has written books about music acts Silverchair, the Cure, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jeff Buckley, and Keith Urban. His new book, Together Alone: The Story of the Finn Brothers (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-74166-816), will be published on 1 June.

11:10 Sarah Adams

Chocolatier Sarah Adams is the granddaughter of Ernest Adams, and started her career at the family firm at a time when there was only one other female baking apprentice in the country. She worked her way through various roles at Ernest Adams Ltd to National Marketing Manager, and re-launched Queen Anne Chocolates in 1998.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss three books:
Fearless, by Tim Lott (Walker, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-40630862-4), a dystopian fable about the young female residents in an institute;
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon and Schuster, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-41690585-1), the story of a slave girl during the American Revolution;
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux, by Geraldine McCaughrean (Harper, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-19275602-2), about a boy facing his own death.

Music played during the programme

The Rolling Stones: So Divine (Aladdin Story)
Previously unreleased track from the 2010 reissue of the 1972 album: Exile on Main Street
(Rolling Stones Records/Virgin)
Played at around 9:10

Jeff Beck, featuring Joss Stone: I Put a Spell on You
From the 2101 album: Emotion & Commotion
Played at around 9.55

Grayson Gilmour: Pearly Whites
From the 2010 album: No Constellation
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 11:05

Paul Weller: No Tears to Cry
From the 2010 album: Wake Up the Nation
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Jeff Apter

Split Enz: I Got You
From the 1979 album: True Colours
Played at around 9:05

Split Enz: Best Friend
The 1978 recording from the 2007 album: The Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes
Played at around 10:20

Crowded House: It's Only Natural
From the 1991 album: Woodface
Played at around 10:30

Jeff Buckley: Last Goodbye
From the 1994 album: Grace
Played at around 10:40

The Ranch: Walkin' in the Country
From the 2004 reissue of the 1999 album: Keith Urban in the Ranch
Played at around 10:50

Finn Brothers: Luckiest Man Alive
From the 2004 album: Everyone Is Here
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins