Guest details for Saturday Morning 19 June 2010

8:15 Tim de Lisle

British writer Tim de Lisle is the editor of Intelligent Life, the quarterly magazine from the Economist, and the rock critic at The Mail on Sunday. He also edited the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2003. He will talk about how sport has become so big around the world.

8.40 Tanemahuta Gray

Dancer and choreographer Tanemahuta Gray, together with his sister Merenia Gray, has curated the inaugural Kōwhiti Matariki Festival of Māori Contemporary Dance, which will showcase the achievements of a host of Māori dancers, choreographers, dance film makers, teachers and scholars drawn from the upper echelons of New Zealand's dance community, It is being held at Te Papa, from 24-27 June, as part of the museum's annual Matariki Festival (10-27 June).

9:05 Peter Maass

Peter Maass is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New Republic and Slate. His 1996 book, Love Thy Neighbour, was based on his experiences of the war in Bosnia. His new book, Crude World: the Violent Twilight of Oil (Allen Lane, ISBN: 978-1-846-14246-8) explores the fallout from oil production in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia, Nigeria, Venezuela and other countries.

9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss work by Andrew McLeod recently acquired by the Gallery, and works by Roger Mortimer at Ivan Anthony gallery (to 19 June). Andrew McLeod has a exhibition opening at Brooke Gifford Gallery in Christchurch on 17 June. Mary is working on a book about European art in New Zealand's public collections. To view images under discussion from the artists, click on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of this page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Greg Fleming

Greg Fleming was a prominent presence in the 1990s Auckland music scene, as a solo songwriter/performer and with his band The Trains. His new retrospective 2CD package, Taken ( LucaDiscs), features never-released studio sessions from 1994-2003, and a remastered version of his 1993 debut album, Ghosts Are White, with 10 bonus tracks. Greg's third album is now in production, and in March he played his first live show with The Trains in over a decade. He has twice been a finalist in the Sunday Star Times Short Story Awards and has had stories and poetry published in Metro and Landfall.

11:05 Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali was raised as a Muslim in Somalia, and brought up in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Kenya. In 1982 she went to the Netherlands as a refugee to escape a forced marriage, and became a prominent critic of Islam and proponent of free speech, a member of Parliament, and the founder of the AHA Foundation which helps protect and defend the rights of women in the West against militant Islam. She published her autobiography, Infidel, in 2006, and has just published Nomad: a Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilisations (Fourth Estate, ISBN: 978-0-7322-8977-5).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi has been awarded the $100,000 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship to research and write a non-fiction book about New Zealand historian, writer and researcher Susan Price and her efforts to encourage children to read and cherish the great body of 20th century children's literature in English. Kate's most recent novel, The 10PM Question (2008), won Book of the Year and Best Young Adult fiction at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children and Young Adults' Book Awards. It was also runner-up in the Fiction category at the Montana NZ Book Awards 2009, at which it won the Readers' Choice Award.

Music played during the programme

Tiki Taane: Past Present Future
From the 2007 album: Past Present Future
Played at around 8:40am

Playing Favourites with Greg Fleming

Greg Fleming: California Fishing
From the 2010 album: Taken
Played at around 10:10

The Pet Rocks: The Scots
From the album: Wayward Ways
(Bete Noire Records/Fuse)
Played at around 10:25

Hello Sailor: Bush By Where You Live
From the 1994 album: The Album
Played at around 10:35

Bic Runga: Listening For the Weather
From the 2002 album: Beautiful Collision
Played at around 10:45

Van Morrison: Fair Play
From the 1974 album: Veedon Fleece
Played at around 10:55

Gogol Bordello: Sun is On My Side
From the 2010 album: Trans-Continental Hustle
(American Recordings)
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake