Guest details for Saturday Morning 20 November 2010

8:15 Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin, from the family owned, pasture-based Polyface Farm, has been called the most influential farmer in the United States after appearing in the book The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and the films Food Inc and Fresh. Joel is visiting New Zealand to present a two-day workshop, Making the Family Farm Hum, in Havelock North (20-21 November), covering the Polyface Farm story, the principles of profitable farming, on-farm nutrient cycling, whole farm planning, irrigation, inter-generational family farms and relationship marketing.

9:05 John Howard

Australian politician John Howard became Treasurer of the Liberal/National federal coalition when he was 38, then spent years in the political wilderness before leading the Coalition to a resounding national victory, and 11 years as Prime Minister. He tells his story in Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political Autobiography (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-7322-8995-9).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Fane Flaws

Fane Flaws is a musician (Blerta, Spats, The Crocodiles, I Am Joe's Music), author (The Underwater Melon Man & Other Unreasonable Rhymes), animator, artist, and designer. He is currently preparing the debut album for The Living Hamsters, his group with Tony Backhouse and Peter Dasent, and on 19 November will be inducted into the Massey Design Wall of Fame as part of the university's BLOW 2010 creative arts festival.

11:10 Ian Mune

Ian Mune is one of the most important figures in the last 50 years of New Zealand theatre, television and film. He tells his story in Mune: An Autobiography (Craig Potton Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-877517-33-4).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss the work of Japanese-American picture book artist and author Allen Say.

Music played during the programme

The Living Hamsters: All in My Head
From the yet-to-be released album: The Living Hamsters
Played at around 10.05

The Mothers of Invention: Toads of the Short Forest
From the 1970 album: Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Played at around 10.25

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band: Abba Zabba
From the 1967 album: Safe as Milk
Played at around 10.35

XTC: 1000 Umbrellas
From the 1986 album: Skylarking
Played at around 10.40

The Living Hamsters: Permanent Battle
From the yet-to-be released album: The Living Hamsters
Played at around 10.55

Studio operation

Line Producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Marc Chesterman
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell