Guest details for Saturday Morning 4 June 2011


8:15 Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman edits, and is the author of Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, AD 2030.


8:35 Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones

Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones collaborated on two feature documentaries, Te Whanau o Aotearoa (2003) and The Last Resort (2006), before making this year’s Operation 8: Deep in the Forest, about the 2007 police raid. The film is screening in Auckland, Wellington, Whakatane, Opotiki, Rotorua, Motueka and Dunedin, and will open at other centres during June.


9:05 Bill Macnaught

Bill Macnaught is the National Librarian of New Zealand, responsible for the Alexander Turnbull Library and providing support for libraries and researchers throughout the country. He came to the position in May, after six years as manager of Taranaki’s  Puke Ariki, and is a member of the boards of the Library and Information and Advisory Commission, the Association of Public Library Managers, and Museums Aotearoa.


9:40 Alan Broadbent

New Zealand composer, pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent is currently musical director for the Canadian singer Diana Krall. He has written nine tunes for an upcoming album by Rodger Fox and the Wellington Jazz Orchestra, and returned to New Zealand to join their tour, which finishes on 4 June at the Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival in Palmerston North.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Chris Hart

Chris Hart is the managing director of the Real Groovy record store in Auckland, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend.


11:05 Robert McLeod

Glasgow-born artist Robert McLeod has been painting and teaching in Wellington since the early 1970s. A new, limited-edition book of his work, Dandini Comes Clean (PAULNACHE Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-473-18553-4), features text by McLeod, editor Aaron Lister, Tim Bollinger, Ian Wedde and Christine Whybrew, with photography by Murray Lloyd. McLeod’s new exhibition, Proud to Commit Commercial Suicide, will feature at the Auckland Art Fair in August.


11:45 Greg O’Brien

Greg O’Brien is a poet, painter, writer and curator at large. His most recent book is A Micronaut in the Wide World: the Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy (Auckland University Press, 2011). In May, Greg and eight other leading artists from the South Pacific region travelled on HMNZS Otago to the Kermadec Islands, the most remote part of New Zealand. An exhibition of work inspired by the journey will open at the Tauranga Art Gallery in November.


Music played during the programme

Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra featuring Alan Broadbent: Mendocino Nights
From the 2011 album: Journey Home
Played at around 9:40

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi, featuring Jack White: Two Against One
From the 2011 album: Rome
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Chris Hart

Steve Young: 7 Bridges Rd
From the 1968 album: Rock, Salt & Nails
Played at around 10:20

Warren Zevon: Carmelita
From the 1976 album: Warren Zevon
Played at around 10:30

Townes Van Zandt: To Live Is To Fly
From the 1977 album: Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Played at around 10:40

Lucinda Williams: Crescent City
From the 1988 album: Lucinda Williams
(Rough Trade)
Played at around 10:50

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Love Struck Baby
From the 1983 album: Texas Flood
Played at around 10:58

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon