Guest details for Saturday Morning 25 June 2011


8:15 Nicholas Shaxson

Nicholas Shaxson is a writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, and the author of the 2007 book Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil. His new book is Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World (Bodley Head, ISBN: 978-1-847921-10-9).


8:50 Roger Dennis

Christchurch resident Roger Dennis consults in foresight and innovation, supporting government bodies and companies across Asia and Australasia. He is one of the core team behind Magnetic South, an online idea-generating game designed to help people explore the future of Christchurch.


9:05 Philip Lane

Philip R Lane is Professor of International Macroeconomics at Trinity College Dublin. He visited New Zealand for a macroeconomic policy forum organised by The Treasury, in conjunction with the Reserve Bank and Victoria University.


9:40 Peter Toohey

Peter Toohey is Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of a number of books, most recently Boredom: a Lively History (Yale University Press, ISBN: 978-0-300141-10-8).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Carla Russell

Carla Russell was appointed as executive director of the Affordable Art Show in 2005. The event, now in its eighth year and renamed the New Zealand Art Show, is the biggest art show in the country. It will feature around 3000 works by 475 artists, at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington from 29-31 July.


11:05 Florian Habicht

Auckland filmmaker Florian Habicht has made a number of critically acclaimed films including Kaikohe Demolition (2004) and Land of the Long White Cloud (2009). His new documentary fiction film, Love Story, was shot in New York in late 2009, when Habicht was resident there for the Arts Foundation’s Harriet Friedlander Residency. Love Story will have its world premiere at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.


11:40 Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Historian and poet Dr Jeffrey Paparoa Holman is a senior adjunct fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Canterbury, and has worked as a sheep-shearer, postman, and psychiatric social worker, and published a number of volumes of poetry, most recently Fly Boy (Steele Roberts, IBSN: 978-1877577-12-3). Dr Holman is currently pursuing two projects as Waikato University's 2011 writer in residence: Shaken Down 6:3, a collection of poetry emerging from the ruins of Christchurch post-earthquakes; and The Lost Pilot, a memoir about his father, for which he travelled to Japan to research kamikaze pilots.


Music played during the programme

Jennifer Warnes: First We Take Manhattan
From the 1987 album: Famous Blue Raincoat
Played at around 9:40

Playing Favourites with Carla Russell

Nina Simone: Here Comes the Sun
From the 1971 album: Here Comes the Sun
(RCA Victor)
Played at around 10:10

Tony Tribe: Red Red Wine
The 1969 single
Played at around 10:20

Run-DMC: It’s Like That
From the 1984 album: Run-DMC
Played at around 10:30

Led Zeppelin: Going to California
From the 1971 album: Led Zeppelin 4
Played at around 10:40

Finley Quaye: Your Love Gets Sweeter
From the 1997 album: Maverick a Strike
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Andrew Dalziel
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell