Guest details for Saturday Morning 9 April 2011

8:12 Pepe Escobar

Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar writes for Asia Times Online, where his column, The Roving Eye, is currently focusing on the Great Arab Revolt. He is the author of three books, most recently Obama Does Globalistan (2009, Nimble Books, ISBN: 978-1934840832).

8:35 Frances Walsh

Auckland writer Frances Walsh has a long career in journalism, and currently works for Actors Equity. She is the author of Inside Stories: A History of the New Zealand Housewife 1890-1975 (Godwit, ISBN: 9781869621650).

9:05 Hone Kaa

Anglican Archdeacon Hone Kaa is a senior lecturer at Te Rau Kahikatea Theological College, St John's, in Auckland. Dr Kaa is the Chairperson of Te Kahui Mana Ririki, a recently formed organisation to promote the wellbeing of Māori children. He is also priest-in-charge of Te Takiwa o Manukau Anglican Maori pastorate in the South Auckland.

9:40 Liz Mitchell

Liz Mitchell is one of New Zealand's leading couture and ready to wear designers. She is showcasing her Winter 2011 collection, The Scent of Peony (inspired by 1940s wartime Shanghai), alongside archive pieces including items from her 2006 Autumn/Winter collection, on the runway at iD Dunedin Fashion Week (8-9 April).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Ruth Carr

Ruth Carr is the vocalist for New Zealand electronic band Minuit, which also features Paul Dodge and Ryan Beehre on machines. Minuit have independently released three albums and five EPs, and licensed a European compilation album. Ruth recently published I Felt Like a Fight, Alright (Minuit Productions, ISBN: 978-0-473-18171-0), a collection of poems, small tales, lyrics and one-liners.

11:05 Tom Bower

Investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist Tom Bower has written a number of biographies of tycoons such as Robert Maxwell, Conrad Black and Richard Branson, as well as books on corruption in English football and the oil industry. His new biography, No Angel: the Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone (Faber, ISBN: 978-0-571-26935-8) tells the story of the billionaire developer of Formula One Racing, the world's second most popular sport.

11:40 Chris Slane

The work of Auckland cartoonist and illustrator Chris Slane will be familiar to readers of Metro, The Listener and the NZ Herald. His illustrations accompany the writing of Matt Elliott in the new historical graphic novel, Nice Day for a War: Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in World War 1 (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978186950901). Chris will be a guest at the Auckland Writers Festival (11-15 May).

Music played during the programme

Aloe Blacc: I Need a Dollar
From the 2010 album: Good Things
(Stones Throw)
Played at around 8:30

Noah and the Whale: L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
From the 2011 album: Last Night on Earth
Played at around 9:40

Bing Ji Ling: A Little Love
From the 2011 album Shadow to Shine
(Tummy Touch Records)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Ruth Carr

Tricky and Martina: Makes Me Wanna Die
From the 1996 album: Pre-Millennium Tension
(4th & Broadway)
Played at around 10:20

M.I.A.: Bucky Done Gun
The 2005 single from the album: Arular
Played at around 10:30

Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child
The original 1941 recording from the 2009 compilation album: The Complete Billie Holiday
Played at around 10:45

Vampire Weekend: Horchata
From the 2010 album: Contra
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Dunedin engineer: Sandy Sullivan