Guest details for Saturday Morning 24 March 2012


8:15 Nicole Foss

Nicole M. Foss is Senior Editor of The Automatic Earth, where she and co-author and Editor-in-Chief Raúl Ilargi Meijer chronicle and interpret the ongoing credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of the world's current multi-faceted predicament. Prior to the establishment of TAE, Nicole was editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. She also ran the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she focused on farm-based biogas projects, grid connections for renewable energy and Feed-In Tariff policy development. Nicole is also an international speaker on energy and global finance. and is visiting New Zealand from 18 March to 22 April 2012 for speaking engagements in Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch, Lyttleton (27 March), Richmond (29 March), Motueka (29 March) , Nelson (30 March), Takaka (3 April), Wellington (5 April), Turangi (11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, 11-15 April), and Auckland (17-21 April).


9:05 Roddy Doyle

Irish writer Roddy Doyle is best known for his novels, including Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, for which he won the 1993 Booker Prize, and the films made of his Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van). He is also a playwright, and writer of non-fiction and children’s books, and his new book of short stories is Bullfighting (Jonathan Cape, ISBN 9780224091442). Roddy Doyle will be a guest at the 2012 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival (9-13 May).


9:40 Claire Stent

Claire Stent is an information analyst at Statistics New Zealand. She has been involved with the digitisation of the New Zealand Official Yearbook, which provides a comprehensive statistical picture of life in New Zealand since 1893.


10:05 Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded, and was in-house producer for Stiff Records, the label on which he released his debut album, Jesus of Cool, in 1978. Last year Nick released The Old Magic, his first album in four years. He will play one all-seated New Zealand concert, at The Powerstation in Auckland on 31 March.


11:05 Tony Taylor

At the age of eighty, Tony Taylor traveled from Sydney to Vancouver Island to meet his eight-year-old grandson for the first time, and teach him fly fishing. He tells this story in his first book, Fishing the River of Time (Text, ISBN 9781921922015).


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including the multi-award winning novel, The 10pm Question. She will discuss four books from the New York Review Children's Collection:
The Bear and the People, by Reiner Zimnik (New York Review, ISBN 9781590170496));
The Crane, by Reiner Zimnik (NYR, ISBN 9781590170755);
The School for Cats, by Esther Averill (NYR, ISBN 9781590171738);
The Hotel Cat, by Esther Averill (NYR, ISBN 1590171594).


Music played during the programme

Michael Kiwanuka: I'm Getting Ready
From the 2012 album: Home Again
Played at around 9:40

Brinsley Schwarz: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
Originally from the 1974 album, The New Favourites of Brinsley Scwarz, featured on the 2008 compilation, Quiet Please… The New Best of Nick Lowe
Played at around 10:20

Nick Lowe: Somebody Cares for Me
Song originally recorded for the 2011 album, The Old Magic, performed live in the Sydney studio of the ABC
Played at around 10:40

Nick Lowe: House for Sale
Song originally recorded for the 2011 album, The Old Magic, performed live in the Sydney studio of the ABC
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins