Guest details for Saturday Morning 28 January 2012


8:15 Kate Camp

Kate Camp is the 2011 recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently last year’s The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls (Victoria University Press, ISBN: 9780864736215), which won the Poetry category at the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards.


8:30 Marcus Chown

Writer and broadcaster Marcus Chown is cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. His many books include last year’s Solar System (Faber/Touch Press, ISBN: 978-0-571-277771-1), developed from the Solar System iPad App. His new book, written with Govert Schilling, is Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas (Faber, ISBN 978-0571278435). (Kim and Marcus discussed star size comparisons and distances - these examples may help explain the concepts further. Also, here's how to make a scale model of the solar system.)


9:05 Sharad Paul

Dr Sharad Paul is director of the Skin Surgery Clinic in Auckland, and teaches skin cancer surgery in Australia and New Zealand. He is the Chair of the Skin Cancer College of New Zealand, owns the Baci Lounge bookstore café, and his latest novel is To Kill a Snow Dragonfly (Fourth Estate India, ISBN: 978-93-5029-139-9). Dr Paul is a finalist in the 2012 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.


10:05 Playing Favourites with John Jamieson

Dr. John Jamieson is Senior Translator for NZTC International. He began his career working for the Translation Service of the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, then worked as a freelance translator before joining NZTC in 1988, specialising in the translation into English of legal, financial and business documents from over 25 western and eastern European languages.


11:05 Michel Tuffery

Michel Tuffery, MNZM, is a New Zealand-based artist of Samoan, Rarotongan and Tahitian heritage. His Siamani Samoa suite of paintings, sculpture and multimedia installations addressing Germany's brief history in Samoa is currently on show at Pataka Museum in Porirua (to 19 February 2012). His next project, First Contact, is a giant digital artwork projected onto the western wall of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. First Contact has been commissioned as the opening night free public event at the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012, and will run nightly for the duration of the Festival (24 February to 18 March).


Music played during the programme

Leonard Cohen: Crazy to Love You
From the 2012 album: Old Ideas
Played at around 9:10

Playing Favourites with John Jamieson

Jacques Brel: Mathilde (was meant to be Marieke)
From the 2004 compilation album: Infiniment
Played at around 10:25

Zhanna Bichesvskaya: Dikoye Pole
From the 2002 compilation album: The Rough Guide to the Music of Russia
(World Music Network)
Played at around 10:40

Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Fischer: Intermezzo, from the ‘Háry János’ suite
From the album: Kodály
Played at around 10:50

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Järvi: Norwegian Dance Op. 35, #3 by Grieg
From the album: Norwegian Dances
(Virgin Classics)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell