Guest details for Saturday Morning 10 September 2011

8:12 Cheryl Sucher
Writer Cheryl Sucher is a former New Yorker who is now based in Havelock North. She’s in New York for two months finishing her novel and getting her fill of opera. She’ll talk about living in Havelock North, her writing and 9/11 ten years on.

8:30 Elizabeth Iorns
Elizabeth Iorns is a New Zealand born breast cancer researcher and entrepreneur based in Miami. She founded, an online marketplace for outsourcing science experiments with the goal of making research more efficient. She is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

9:05 John Waters
American filmmaker, actor, writer and shock auteur John Waters rose to fame in the early 1970s with a string of cult films (Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living), before achieving  mainstream success. He continues to make films and write from his home city of  Baltimore, is coming to New Zealand for the first time to perform his one man show This Filthy World (31 October in Wellington, 2 November in Auckland), which draws on material from his most recent book, Role Models (Farra, Strauss, Giroux, ISBN: 0374532869)

9:45 Mary Kisler
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss the new Auckland Art Gallery, three Maori Dimension commissions and two international commissions. Images under discussion are available for view by clicking here.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Darcy Nicholas
Darcy Nicholas is a respected painter, sculptor, writer, and curator who has exhibited internationally. His current exhibition, Land of My Ancestors is at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt and features paintings, sculpture and jewelry. His book by the same title is a collection of oral and written knowledge left by learned elders. (Nicholas Press ISBN: 0476016282, 9780476016286)

11:05 Dame Anne Salmond
Dame Anne Salmond is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished anthropologists and historians. She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland, and the author of a number of award-winning books, including Two Worlds, Between Worlds, The Trial of the Cannibal Dog, and Aphrodite’s Island. Her new book, Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas (Penguin Viking, ISBN: 978-0-67-007556-0), explores the life of the notorious explorer through his three Pacific voyages on the Resolution, Bounty, and Providence.

11:45 Gardening with Kath Irvine
Kath Irvine has spent years teaching permaculture and gardening to schools and community groups. Her Edible Backyard workshops, run from her garden in Ohau, teach how to grow food and create edible backyards. She will talk about the joys of composting.


Music played during the programme

Kimbra: Good Intent
From the 2011 album: Vows
Played at around 8:06am

Anna Coddington: Free
From the 2011 album: Cat and Bird
Played at around 8:55am

The Crests: Sixteen Candles
From the album: American Grafitti
Played at around 9:05am

Playing Favourites with Darcy Nicholas

Mario Lanza: Song of India
From the album: RNZ Gold Disc
Played at around 10:20am

Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
From the album: History
Played at around  10:30am

Barbra Streisand: I’ve Dreamed of You
From the album: the Ultimate Collection
Played at around 10:45am

Wiremu Winitana: Patanio’s Song
From the album: The Maori Merchant of Venice
Played at around 10:55am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Jeremy Veal
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell