Guest details for Saturday Morning 14 July 2012


8:15 Mike Goodchild

Michael F Goodchild is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. His most influential work involves research on Geographic Information Science (GIS, or computer mapping), and he is considered the world's foremost expert on Volunteered Geographic Information.


8:35 Owen Glenn

New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Owen Glenn writes about his life in Making a Difference (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86979-964-9).


9:05 John Lanchester

British journalist and author John Lanchester won several prizes for his novels The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, and Fragrant Harbour, and acclaim for his 2007 memoir, Family Romance. He wrote about the financial crisis in the London Review of Books, and in his 2010 book, Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. His latest novel, Capital (Faber and Faber, ISBN: 9780571234615), is set in a South London street, and he will be a guest at The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival (30 August to 2 September).


9:45 Language with Jen Hay

Jen Hay is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and the director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. She will talk about word habitats.


10:05 Yanni Cowie

Yanni Cowie is a Year 12 student at Christchurch Boys High School. He was a finalist with his presentation, Alternative Fuels: Powering the Change, at this week’s inaugural Eureka Symposium, in which 12 of New Zealand’s best tertiary and secondary students competed for the Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orations.


10:30 Andrew Dickson

Dr Andrew Dickson is a lecturer at Massey University’s School of Management. His PhD thesis, The Other Side of Weight Loss, looked at how the weight-loss industry functions, based on his experience of being overweight and anxious, and losing 40kg. He was a speaker at New Zealand's first Fat Studies conference, which was held at Massey's Wellington campus this week.


11:05 The “Valkiwis”

New Zealand singers Morag Atchison, Amanda Atlas, Sarah Castle, Kristin Darragh, Wendy Doyle, Lisa Harper-Brown, Anna Pierard and Kate Spence are the “Valkiwis”. They will sing the roles of mythical Norse figures the Valkyries (“choosers of the slain”) in the NZSO’s production of Wagner’s The Valkyrie (22 July in Wellington, 25 July in Christchurch, 28 July in Auckland).


Music played during the programme

Revere and Toumani Diabate: Love Will Tear Us Apart|
From Now Hear This 113
(The Word)
Played at around 10:05

Punch Brothers: Movement and Location
From the 2012 album: Who’s Feeling Young Now?
Played at around 10:30

The “Valkiwis”: Happy Birthday
Live in the Wellington studio of Radio New Zealand
Played at around 11:05

London Symphony Orchestra: The Ride of the Valkyries
From the compilation album: Immortal Classics
Played at around 11:30

Wiener Philharmoniker: In festen Schlaf vershliefs ich dich
From the album: Die Walküre - Highlights
Played at around 11:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineers: Lianne Smith, Daryl Stack
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins