Guest details for Saturday Morning 16 June 2012


8:15 Florence Williams

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, Slate, The New Republic and numerous other publications. Her first book is Breasts: a Natural and Unnatural History (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92192-264-0).


9:05 Dame Carol Kidu

Dame Carol Kidu, DBE, is an Australian-born Papua New Guinean politician who recently retired from politics after serving as opposition leader in the PNG parliament. She visited New Zealand this week as one of a group of Pacific parliamentarians at a day-long Open Hearing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Pacific.


9:45: Paul Baker

Dr Paul Baker teaches corpus linguistics, at the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University, and is an authority on Polari, the secretive, eclectic gay slang of the early 20th century.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Siouxsie Wiles

Dr Siouxsie Wiles runs the Bioluminescent Superbugs Group at the University of Auckland, with projects revolving around drug discovery for tuberculosis, studying the hospital superbug Staph aureus (MRSA), and understanding the evolution of infectious diseases (for which she recently raised nearly $6000 in crowdsourced funding). She writes the Infectious Thoughts column at SciBlogs, and is one of the presenters of the Completely Unnecessary Skeptical Podcast.


11:05 Will Ellsworth-Jones

British journalist Will Ellsworth-Jones wrote the 2008 book, We Will Not Fight: the Untold Story of WW1's Conscientious Objectors. His new book is Banksy: the Man Behind the Wall (Aurum, 9768-1-78131-034-2), about the reclusive street artist.


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 two new picture books:
The Fishing Trip, by Beatrice Rodriguez (Gecko Press, ISBN :978-1-877579-24-0);
Grandpa Green, by Lane Smith (Roaring Book Press, ISBN: 978-1-59643-607-7);
and four classic picture books by Leo Lionni:
Inch by Inch (Random House, ISBN: 978-0-688-13283-5);
Swimmy (Random House, ISBN: 978-0-394-82620-2);
Nicolas, Where Have You Been? (Random House, ISBN: 978-0-375-85549-8);
Pezzetino (Random House, ISBN: 978-0-307-92999-0).


Music played during the programme

Morrissey: Picadilly Palare
From the 1990 album: Bona Drag
Played at around 9:55

Ryan Adams: Argument with David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey
From the 2000 album: Heartbreaker
(Cooking Vinyl)
Played at around 11:05

Ryan Adams: To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
From the 2000 album: Heartbreaker
(Cooking Vinyl)
Played at around 11:05

‘Mo’ with Ruia Aperahama: Reflections 
From the 2012 album: Songs From the Inside
(Songs From the Inside)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Siouxsie Wiles

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound
From the 1981 album: Once Upon a Time – The Singles
Played at around 10:05

Barenaked Ladies: Big Bang Theory Theme
From the 2007 single: Big Bang Theory Theme
(Desperation Records)
Played at around 10:15

Tim Minchin: Storm
From the 2009 album: Ready For This?
Played at around 10:30

The Cure: The Love Cats
From the 1986 album: Standing on a Beach – The Singles
Played at around 10:45

Studio operators

Associate producer: Charlotte Graham
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell