Guest details for Saturday Morning 27 November 2010

8:15 Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr Caldwell Esselstyn is a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top four hospitals in the United States, and is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Avery, ISBN: 978-1-583-33300-6). He treated former US President Bill Clinton, who has now embarked on a plant-based diet after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this year. Dr Esselstyn is visiting New Zealand to speak at the biennial Coronary Health Improvement Programme summit (Rotorua, 28 November), on how oil, dairy and meat exacerbate the thickening of the walls of arteries, triggering heart disease.

9:05 Andrew Coy

Dr Andrew Coy is a physicist, and CEO of New Zealand technology company Magritek, creating innovative products in the fields of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He is a member of the five-person Magnetic Resonance Innovation team led by Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, which has just been awarded the 2010 Prime Minister's Science Prize of $500,000.

9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and the author of Angels & Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections (Random House). She will discuss the exhibition by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Christchurch Art Gallery (to 23 January 2011). Images from the book are available for view by clicking on this link, or the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of the Saturday Morning web page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Ian Gwynne-Robson

Ian Gwynne-Robson is a doctor at Te Omanga Hospice, and the organiser of Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Wellington Hospices Concert, which has the aim of showing, with music, the hope and healing which can happen at the end of life. The benefit concert will feature a large cast of local musicians at The Opera House in Wellington (28 November).

11:10 Dan Nocera

Daniel G Nocera is the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an international leader in the chemistry of renewable energy. His research group's development of inexpensive catalyst materials that can be used to produce hydrogen fuel using only water and sunlight, led to him being named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2009. He visited Wellington to give a plenary lecture at the Asian Photochemistry Conference and a talk at the MacDiarmid Institute.

11:45 Will Martin

New Zealand-born singer Will Martin is the youngest tenor to debut at #1 in the UK Classics Charts, with his 2007 debut album A New World, a contemporary take on classical music which achieved double platinum sales in New Zealand. His new album, Inspirations, a classical take on contemporary music recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra has just been released, with $1 from the sale of every album before Christmas donated to the Breast Health Foundation. He will headline A Night of Good Will at the annual Look Good, Feel Better charity fundraiser at St Matthews in the City, Auckland (4 December) in advance of a February 2011 national tour.

Music played during the programme

Adele: Rolling in the Deep
From the forthcoming 2011 album: 21
(XL Recordings)
Played at around 9.40

Caitlin Rose: That's Alright
From the 2010 album: Own Side Now
(Rough Trade)
Played at around 11.05

Playing Favourites with Ian Gwynne-Robson

The Funk Brothers featuring Chaka Khan and Montell Jordan: Ain't No Mountain High Enough
From the 2002 soundtrack to the documentary: Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Played at around 10.15

Aretha Franklin: How I Got Over
From the 1972 album: Amazing Grace
Played at around 10.25

Louis Baker: Mother Earth
Live in Radio New Zealand's Wellington studio
Played at around 10.35

Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come
The 1964 recording from the 2003 compilation: Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
Played at around 10.50

The Swan Silvertones: Mary Don't You Weep
From the 1959 album: Get Right
Played at around 10.55

Studio operators

Studio producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Andrew Dalziel
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon