Guest details for Saturday Morning 5 November 2011


8:15 Ravi Batra

Dr. Ravi Batra is a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and the author of five best-selling books. His 1978 book, The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism, predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union, and his 2008 book, The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos (Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-0230613959), predicted the current economic crisis.


9:05 Michael Corballis

Michael Corballis is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Auckland. He has published two books this year: The Recursive Mind: the Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilisation (Princeton Press, ISBN 978-0-691-14547-1), and Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain (AUP, ISBN: 978-1- 86940-492-5).


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 her art tour of north Italy, including the Michael Parekowhai exhibition at the Venice Biennale, and the architect Carlo Scarpa. Images under discussion are available for view by clicking on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of this web page.


10:05 Flying Nun Favourites with Bruce Russell

Bruce Russell works in curriculum development for the Faculty of Creative Industries at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He also works as a user experience consultant for Wired Internet Group and others. He is the principal adjudicator of the Best Investor Website Award, an annual comparative usability evaluation of the NZX50 websites. Bruce is more widely known in musical circles as a member of noise-rock trio The Dead C, and as a solo artist. He also writes on music and culture, including regular work for UK magazine The Wire. Bruce worked as a publicist for Flying Nun in the mid-1980s, before launching the Xpressway and Corpus Hermeticum labels, and has curated a new Flying Nun archival compilation, Time to Go (to be released 14 November). Another compilation of Flying Nun hits, Tally Ho, will also be released this month (20 November) as part of the label's 30 year birthday celebrations.


11:05 Annie Potts

Dr Annie Potts is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, and is Co-Principal Investigator of the Marsden project, Kararehe: Animals in Art, Writing and Everyday Life in New Zealand (Auckland University Press, forthcoming). Dr Potts discussed the ubiquitous and underestimated fowl, gallus gallus domesticus, at the New Zealand Companion Animal Conference in Auckland this week. Her new book, Chicken (Reaktion Books, ISBN: 978-1-86189-858-6), is part of the Animals series, and will be published in late November.


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including The 10pm Question which has won a number of awards, most recently the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award. She will discuss three new books:
The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-921758-17-1);
Stuck in the Muck, by Brett Avison and Craig Smith (Five Mile Press, ISBN: 978-1-74248-642-0);
I Spy NZ Art: New Zealand art from the collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, by Hanna Scott and Julia Waite, with Rob Gardiner, Sue Gardiner, Pauline Buchanan, Caroline McBride and Christa Napier-Robertson (Auckland Art Gallery, ISBN: 0-86463-278-9).


Music played during the programme

Tom Waits: Talking at the Same Time
From the 2011 album: Bad As Me
Played at around 9:40

Playing Flying Nun Favourites with Bruce Russell

The Pin Group:  Jim
B-side of the 1981 45rpm single
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:20

Sneaky Feelings:  Not To Take Sides
From the 1983 album: Waiting for Touchdown
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:35

The Stones:  Down and Around
From the 1982 double-vinyl EP: Dunedin Double EP
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:50

Look Blue Go Purple As Does the Sun
From the 1985 EP: Bewitched
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins