Guest details for Saturday Morning 2 July 2011


8:15 Susan Saladoff

Susan Saladoff spent 25 years practicing law in the U.S. civil justice system, representing injured victims of individual and corporate negligence. She stopped practicing law in 2009 to produce and direct her first feature-length documentary, Hot Coffee, which has its New Zealand premiere at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival (14-31 July in Auckland, 29 July to 14 August in Wellington; other centres follow).


8:45 Rachel McKee

Dr Rachel McKee is the Programme Director of Deaf Studies, member of the Deaf Studies Research Unit and Senior Lecturer at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University. She was one of the Compilation Editors of the Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language, which was launched recently.


9:05 Rob Hamill

Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill has won World Championship silver, Commonwealth gold and a world record on the indoor rowing machine. His book, The Naked Rower, tells how he and the late Phil Stubbs won the grueling and inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race in 41 days. He features in Brother Number One, a documentary by Annie Goldson about the torture and murder of Rob’s eldest brother Kerry by the Khmer Rouge in 1978, and Rob’s journey to Cambodia to find out what happened. Brother Number One has its world premiere at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.


9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss Michael Parekowhai, Venice, and symbols of animals. Images under discussion are available for view by clicking on the Mary Kisler Gallery link on the right hand side of the Saturday Morning web page.


10:05 Len Lye Favourites with Tyler Cann

Tyler Cann is the Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, home to the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archives for over 30 years. He will curate All Souls Carnival, the largest retrospective of Lye’s work ever presented in New Zealand,  at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery as part of the REAL New Zealand Festival, from 10 September to 27 November.


11:05 Anthony Menginie

Anthony 'LT' Menginie is the son of Anthony 'Mangy' Menginie, former Philadelphia chapter president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. With Kerrie Droban, he writes about his life in Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: Growing Up Inside the Dangerous World of the Pagans Motorcycle Club (Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 978-1-742377-56-8).


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss four new books:

A Bigger Digger, by Brett Avison and Craig Smith (Five Mile Press, ISBN: 978-1-74248-410-5);
Marshall Armstrong is New to our School, by David Mackintosh (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-00-736141-0);
The Bear and the Wildcat, by Kazumi Yumoto and Komako Sakai (Gecko Press; ISBN: 978-1-877467-70-7);
My First Car Was Red, by Peter Schossow (Gecko Press; ISBN: 978-1-877467-68-4).

Music played during the programme

Playing Len Lye Favourites with Tyler Cann

Lecuona Cuban Boys : Conga Dans La Nuit (also known as ‘La Comparsa de los Congas’)
From the 78 RPM single ‘Conga Dans La Nuit’ and available on the 1992 album: Lecuona Cuban Boys, Vol. III
Played at around 10:15
Accompanies the Len Lye work ‘Trade Tattoo’, 1937

Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli with the Quintette du Hot Club de France : Lambeth Walk
From the 2008 album: Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli with the Quintette du Hot Club de France: The Ultimate Collection
Played at around 10:25
Accompanies the Len Lye work ‘Swinging the Lambeth Walk’, 1939

Various Artists : Jumping Dance Drums
From the 1954 album: African and Afro-American Drums
(Smithsonian Folkways)
Played at around 10:40
Accompanies the Len Lye work ‘Particles in Space’, 1957-59

Len Lye : Universe
From the album: Len Lye: Composing Motion (The Sound of Tangible Motion Sculpture)
Played at around 10:50

Studio operators

Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Katrina Batten
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Hamilton engineer: Andrew McRae