Guest details for Saturday Morning 17 July 2010

8:15 Dan McElrea

Dan McElrea is the CEO of Puku Ltd, a specialist connection company which has been attempting to get its solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico adopted by BP. Puku specialises in mechanical connectors, particularly those based on helixes, and owns a significant portfolio of patents and "know how". Dan came to the Cambridge-based company after extensive experience in business and IT consulting to a range of industries in New Zealand and Europe.

8:45 Kinky Friedman

Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly. He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas, and is about to embark on a musi tour in the US, and plans to visit New Zealand later this year on a musical venture with Billy Joe Shaver and Billy Bob Thornton.

9:05 James Brabazon

British frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker James Brabazon has reported from hostile environments in over 60 countries. His new book, My Friend the Mercenary (Text, ISBN: 9781921656439), tells the story of one of Africa's most notorious mercenaries, Nick du Toit, and his part in the ill-fated attempt to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea.

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 selected works from the exhibition European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century, at the National Gallery of Victoria (to 10 October 2010). Mary's book, Angels & Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections, will be published by Random House in October. To view images under discussion from the artists, click on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of this page.

10:10 Playing Favourites with David Kilgour

David Kilgour formed seminal Dunedin band The Clean in the late 1970s with his brother Hamish and Peter Gutteridge. The Clean (now the Kilgours and Robert Scott) continue to tour the world and last year released a new album, Mister Pop (Arch Hill Records). As well as contributing to recordings by The Clean, David has released six solo albums, with a new album to be released later this year. Instrumental versions of tracks from his 2009 collaboration with poet Sam Hunt, Falling Debris, comprise the soundtrack for the documentary Sam Hunt: Purple Balloon and Other Stories, which will screen at this year's New Zealand International Film Festivals in Auckland (25 July), Wellington (29, 30 July) and other centres.

11:05 Robyn Hughes

New Zealand artist Robyn Hughes has lectured and exhibited internationally, and for the last 17 years has been teaching art to inmates at Auckland Prison. She is the recipient of the Big 'A' Prison Arts Leadership Award 2010 to be presented in the Grand Hall of Parliament on 21 July.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi is the recipient of the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship. She will discuss the work of Gary D. Schmidt, American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books. His most recent books are Trouble (Clarion, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-618-92766-1) and The Wednesday Wars (Sandpiper, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-547-23760-2).

Music played during the programme

The Broken Heartbreakers: Wintersun
From the 2010 album: Wintersun
Played at around 8:35

Kinky Friedman: Nashville Casualty and Life
From the 2003 reissue of the 1973 album: Sold American
Played at around 11:05

Cherry Ghost: We Sleep on Stones
From the 2010 album: Beneath This Burning Shoreline
(Heavenly Recordings)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with David Kilgour

David Kilgour and Sam Hunt: Every Time it Rains Like This
From the 2009 album: Falling Debris
(Arch Hill)
Played at around 10:05

Jimi Hendrix :Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
From the 1968 album: Electric Ladyland
Played at around 10:15

Ramones: Beat on the Brat
From the 1976 album: Ramones
Played at around 10:25

The Velvet Underground: Guess I'm Falling in Love
Live 1967 recording from the 1995 box set: Peel Slowly and See
Played at around 10:30

Bob Dylan: Cross the Green Mountain
From the soundtrack to the 2003 film Gods and Generals, and the 2008 compilation: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006
Played at around 10:40

The 13th Floor Elevators: You're Gonna Miss Me
The 1966 single
(International Artists)
Played at around 10:50

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Dunedin engineer: Rod Morgan