Guest details for Saturday Morning 8 October 2011


8:15 Tom Keneally

Tom Keneally was awarded the Order of Australia in 1983 for his services to that country’s literature. He has been short-listed for the Booker Prize four times, and won the 1982 Booker Prize with Schindler's Ark. His recent book, Three Famines: Starvation and Politics (Knopf, ISBN: 978-1-74166-855-1), looks at Ireland, Bengal and Ethiopia, and the second volume of his history of Australia, Eureka and the Diggers (Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 9781742374482), will be published at the end of this month.


9:05 Costas Panayotakis

Costas Panayotakis is associate professor of sociology at the New York City College of Technology and author of the forthcoming book, Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy (Pluto Press, ISBN: 9780745330990).


9:30 Niki Harré

Niki Harré is Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Her new book is Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability (ISBN: 978-0-473-19304-1)


10:05 Playing Favourites with Mikee Tucker

Mikee Tucker is the founder of record label LOOP Recording Aot(ear)oa, which this year celebrates its ten-year anniversary. He is the executive producer of the concert show Fly My Pretties IV, which is touring to Dunedin (The Regent, 29 October), Christchurch ( Geo Dome, Hagley Park, 30-31 Oct) , Melbourne (The Athenaeum, 5 November), Auckland (Mercury Theatre: Thurs 10-12 November), and Wellington (St James Theatre, 19 November).


11:05 Tony Parker

Professor Tony Parker is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor of the College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington and president of the Designers Institute of New Zealand. He is one of New Zealand's top industrial designers, and convened the product judges at this year's Best Design Awards (7 October). Among other awards, Tony won the Concept/Experimental Category at the 2005 Design Awards for the Hulme supercar, and won a Silver award at this year’s awards for his design of the M1200i Electric Fence Energizer and Controller, for Gallagher Industries.


11:40 Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including The 10pm Question which has won the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award (a German prize for excellent literary achievements and their recognition by the public). Kate has just returned from the UK, where she has been speaking at the Edinburgh Festival and researching for a book on children’s literature.


Music played during the programme

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra: This Charming Man
From the 2011 EP: I Love You
Played at around 8:55

Upper Hutt Posse: Know
From the 2011 album: Declaration of Independence
(Kia Kaha)
Played at around 9:30

Playing Favourites with Mikee Tucker

Porno for Pyros: Pets
The 1993 single from the album: Porno for Pyros
(Warner Bros)
Played at around 10:25

Leftfield featuring John Lydon: Open Up
The single from the 1995 album: Leftism
(Hard Hands)
Played at around 10:35

Fly My Pretties:  Fly My Pretties
From the 2004 album: Live at Bats
Played at around 10:50

Rhian Sheehan featuring Lotus: Garden Children
From the 2001 album: Paradigm Shift
Played at around 10:55

A Hori Buzz: Turnaround (Radio Edit)
The 2010 single from the compilation album: Summer 2010/2011 Single Sampler
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Tony Schwartz
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon