Guest details for Saturday Morning 16 April 2011

8:12 Richard Denniss

Australian economist Dr Richard Denniss is the executive director of The Australia Institute, and the co-author, with Dr Clive Hamilton, of the 2005 best-seller, Affluenza: When Too Much Is Never Enough. He visited New Zealand to speak at Waste Management Institute of New Zealand workshops in Palmerston North (13-14 April), and released new research about the value of things we buy and throw away without ever using.

9:05 James Frey

American writer James Frey encountered controversy when it was discovered that he had fabricated elements of his 2003 best-seller, A Million Little Pieces (John Murray, ISBN: 978-0-7195-6102-3), a purportedly autobiographical account of his struggle with addiction. His subsequent books include Bright Shiny Morning (John Murray, ISBN: 978-01-84854-047-7), and new novel, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible (John Murray, ISBN: 978-1-848-543-171).

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 some of her favourite works from the collection at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Selected images from the gallery are available for view by clicking here or on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of this web page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Rainey

Professor Paul B. Rainey is an evolutionary geneticist and James Cook Research Fellow at the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study at the Albany Campus of Massey University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, principal investigator at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and Visiting Professor at Stanford University in the United States, where he is co-director of the Hopkins Microbial Diversity programme. Late last month, Professor Rainey was made a Member of Germany's most prestigious academic institution, the Max Planck Society, and will run a research programme at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany.

11:10 Kay Craddock

Melbourne bookshop owner Kay Craddock was, with her mother Muriel, a pioneering figure in the antiquarian book trade. Their story is told by Stuart Kells in Rare: a Life Among Antiquarian Books (Folio, ISBN: 978-0-980-81291-6), which will be published next month.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss three new books:
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press, ISBN: 978-0385738835), a young adult novel set in a small town in Kansas during the Depression;
Waiting for Later by Tina Matthews (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-9021720-05-5), a wood cut and stencil picture book from an Australian-based New Zealand writer and artist; and
The Travelling Restaurant: Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts by Barbara Else (Gecko Press, ISBN: 978-1-877467-77-6), a fantasy book for younger readers from the New Zealand author best known for The Warrior Queen.

Music played during the programme

Mountaineer : The Real McQueen
From the 2011 album: The Real McQueen
(Leng Records)
Played at around 08:55

Penguin Cafe : Landau
From the 2011 album: A Matter of Life…
(Editions Penguin Cafe)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Paul Rainey

Old & New Dreams: Mopti
From the 1980 live album: Playing
Played at around 10:15

Gomez: Whippin' Piccadilly
From the 1998 album: Bring It On
Played at around 10:25

Antony and the Johnsons: Epilepsy is Dancing
From the 2009 album: The Crying Light
Played at around 10:50

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs: Devil's in the Juke Box
From the 2010 album: God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
Played at around 11:10

Studio operators

Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Steve Burridge
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon