Guest details for Saturday Morning 14 April 2012


8:15 Keith Yamashita

Keith Yamashita is chairman of SYPartners, co-founder of sister company Unstuck, and an author and essayist on leadership and design. For the past two decades, he has worked alongside CEOs and leadership teams at companies that include Apple, IBM, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, eBay, and Nike. Last month, Keith was a keynote speaker at Design Your Future, the Better By Design CEO Summit 2012 in Auckland.


9:05 Mitchell Pham

Mitchell Pham came to New Zealand at the age of 13 as a refugee from Vietnam, and is now a business and social entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and director of technology group Augen, with companies in both New Zealand and Vietnam, and is a strategy and subject matter adviser and participant in a number of NZ-Asia government initiatives, industry trade missions, research projects, business engagements and public service initiatives. He is a member of the Action Asia Advisory Group of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, an Asia 21 Fellow and an Associate Fellow of the Asia Society, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a board member of Refugee Services Aotearoa, and a trustee of the Auckland Refugee Family Trust.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Tom Scott

Tom Scott formed Auckland hip-hop crew HomeBrew in 2007 with Haz Huavi and Lui Gamaka. The group will release their debut double album on 4 May, and throw a 48-hour release party in an old brothel in Kingsland from 5-7 May. Tom has also recorded in collaboration with Lui Tuiasau, producing the @Peace album last year.


11:05 Damon Salesa

Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa graduated from the University of Oxford with a Doctor of Philosophy in modern history, the first Rhodes Scholar of Pacific descent. He has spent the last ten years at the University of Michigan, and returned to New Zealand as Associate Professor at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Pacific Studies. Earlier this month, Professor Salesa was a keynote speaker at the Growing Pacific Solutions for Our Families conference, focusing on mental health, addiction and disability issues for Pacific peoples.


11:45 Paul Ward

Paul Ward is a screenwriter, and the editor at NZ On Screen, the online repository of local television and film. The recent NZ On Screen collection Legendary NZ TV Moments has been very popular, and new collections of archive material will be launched for Anzac Day, and for New Zealand Music Month in May.


Music played during the programme

Playing Favourites with Tom Scott

@Peace: Home
From the 2011 album: @Peace
Played at around 10:05

The Beatles: Nowhere Man
From the 1965 album: Rubber Soul
Played at around 10:20

Little Feat: Willin’
From the 1972 album: Sailin’ Shoes
Played at around 10:30

Gil Scott-Heron: Give Her a Call
From the 1994 album: Spirits
Played at around 10:50

HomeBrew: Radio
From the forthcoming 2012 double album: HomeBrew
(Young Gifted and Broke)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Katrina Batten

Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell