Guest details for Saturday 5 June 2010

8:15 Neil MacKay

Neil MacKay is one of the world's foremost thinkers on dyslexia, and creator of Britain's Dyslexia Friendly Schools concept. He consults to the British Dyslexia Association and education authorities in the UK, Hong Kong and Malta, and to the New Zealand-developed 4D 4:Difference programme which works with teachers in over 500 schools. Neil is visiting here to present workshops to over a thousand teachers, and meeting with the Ministry of Education along with representatives from Autism New Zealand and the Dyslexia Foundation to reinforce the need for teacher training and education in this area.

8:40 Sophie Howard

Sophie Howard has worked for AgResearch and PHARMAC, and is currently the General Manager of the Commercialisation team at Viclink, the commercialisation partner of Victoria University of Wellington. As part of her focus on building entrepreneurial capability within the university community, she has managed the development of the Wetox wet air oxidation clean technology project from thesis to business. Wetox, a patented technology for small to medium businesses, converts liquid organic sludge into usable by-products such as water, steam and acetic acid, which may be used to generate additional revenue streams.

9:05 Michael Shapiro

Michael Shapiro is a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and teaches at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. He worked at newspapers in New Jersey and Chicago for five years before writing for such publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He is the author of five non-fiction books, and will discuss how a 1959 book, The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, marked the beginning of journalism as literature.

9:45 Tatiana Novaes Coelho

Brazilian-born Tatiana Novaes Coelho is one of the few hundred choreologists in the world. She has worked with Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman on her ballet of Bizet's Carmen for over a decade, and is in New Zealand to oversee the dance notation for the Royal New Zealand Ballet Season of Carmen, which will tour to Wellington (5 -6 and 9-12 June), Invercargill (17- 19 June), Christchurch (23-26 June), Palmerston North (29- 30 June), Napier (3- 4 July), and Auckland (7- 10 July).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Maryrose Crook

Maryrose Crook has played with her husband Brian in South Island group The Renderers since 1989, releasing six albums, most recently Monsters and Miasmas (2009). She started painting seriously in the mid 1990s and has exhibited widely since. After a year living and exhibiting in Berlin, and three months in Beijing on The Red Gate Artist Residency Programme, she returned to New Zealand in 2009. Her latest exhibition, Inland Sea, is showing at Bartley Company Art (to 5 June).

11.10 Sylvie Haisman

New Zealand-born writer and performer Sylvie Haisman has spent most of her adult life in Sydney. Her new creative non-fiction book, This Barren Rock: a True Tale of Shipwreck & Survival in the Southern Seas (ABC Books, ISBN: 978-0-7333-2555-7) was inspired by her radio play, Tell Me a Shipwreck, originally broadcast on the Hindsight programme on ABC Radio National. It tells the story of the 1875 wreck of the Strathmore, survived by her great-great-great-grandmother. Sylvie completed her Masters in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2008, and is soon to embark on the Asialink Writing Residency at Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla, India.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss two books by Doug Cooney, The Beloved Dearly (Simon & Schuster, 2002, ISBN: 0689831277) and I Know Who Likes You (Simon & Schuster, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-68985-419-4), and The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (Simon & Schuster, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-84738-310-5).

Music played during the programme

Lana Mir: I Wanna Be Adored
From the 2010 EP: Goodbye Girl
(Unfiltered Records)
Played at around 8:35

Laura Veirs: Life Is Good Blues
From the 2010 album: July Flame
(Bella Union)
Played at around 9:05

Bizet: Votre toast je peux vous le rendre from Act 2 of Carmen, performed by Robert Massard, conducted by Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris
From the 1964 album: Bizet: Carmen
Played at around 9:40

The Renderers: Supernova
From the 2007 album: Monsters and Miasmas
(Last Visible Dog)
Played at around 10:05

James Yorkston & the Big Eyes Family Players: I Went to Visit the Roses
From the 2009 album: Folk Songs
Played around 11:05

Calexico: Alone Again Or
From the 2004 EP: Convict Pool
Played around 11.45

Playing Favorites with Maryrose Crook

Townes van Zandt: The Rake
From the soundtrack to the 2004 documentary: Be Here to Love Me - A film about Townes van Zandt
Played at around 10:15

The Fall: Impression of J Temperence
From the 1980 album: Grotesque: After the Gramme
(Rough Trade)
Played at around 10:25

Brian Crook: Gothic Apparition
From the 2006 album: Artificial Light
(3 Beads of Sweat)
Played at around 10:40

Gorgonie Time (Georgeanne Dean): Hello Moon
Download from the website
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Steve Burridge
Queenstown engineer: Steve Wilde