Guest details for Saturday Morning 21 July 2012


8:15 Mads Brügger

Mads Brügger is a Danish journalist, satirist and filmmaker (Danes For Bush, The Red Chapel). His new documentary, The Ambassador, explores diplomacy and corruption in the Central African Republic, and will screen as part of the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival in Auckland (1 & 3 August) and Wellington (5 & 11 August).


8:35 Joe Justice and Tim Myer

Seattle “entreprenerd” Joe Justice is a business process consultant at SolutionsIQ and CEO of WIKISPEED, and has been a registered automotive manufacturer since 2006. Tim Myer has worked for the past eight years with teams in telecommunications, consumer finance, healthcare, government and the social web to deliver better products to market faster. He joined the WIKISPEED team last December to help revolutionise the way people can work together, and change the automotive industry one modular car at a time. Joe and Tim have been visiting New Zealand as guests of Tait Communications Ltd in Christchurch, and gave two public talks this week.


9:05 Stu Barr

Stu Barr heads the market development team at Goodnature, a Wellington company that designs and manufactures automatic traps that humanely kill pest animals and then reset themselves.


9:35 Mary Ann France

Mary Ann France is the team leader of the Quilt-Stitch Group, Auckland, who were awarded the inaugural Prison Arts Community Award this week at the Big ‘A’ Awards 2012 by Arts Access Aotearoa. The award recognises the outstanding contribution of a community group or community organisation working with the Department of Corrections and using the arts as a tool to support the rehabilitation of prisoners.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Alyx Duncan

Alyx Duncan has been working as a choreographer, teacher and filmmaker for over a decade, with work around the world spanning live performance, installation, video-dance, music video, documentary and feature filmmaking, and choreography for international television commercials. Her first feature film, The Red House, will have its world premiere at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival, with screenings in Auckland (29 July, 2 August), Wellington (8 & 9 August), Dunedin (17 August) and Christchurch (19 August).


11:05 Charles Lavery

Investigative journalist Charles Lavery is part of the global faculty at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore. He was named Reporter of the Year at the 2009 Scottish Press Awards when he broke the world exclusive on the police investigation into sociopathic killer Malcolm Webster, and tells that story in The Black Widower (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-78057531-5).


11:45 Anna Jackson

Dr Anna Jackson is a poet, and lecturer at the School of English Film Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Her latest collection, Thicket (Auckland University Press, ISBN: 978-1-86940-482-6) is a finalist in the Poetry category of the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards.


Music played during the programme

Brian Smith: Careless Whisper
From the 1990 album: Moonlight Sax
Played at around 8:35

Playing Favourites with Alyx Duncan

Virginia Rodrigues: Canta Para Exü
From the 1998 album:  Sol Negro
Played at around 10:20

Paul Simon: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
From the 1986 album:  Gracelands
Played at around 10:35

Tom Waits: Dirt in the Ground
From the 1992 album:  Bone Machine
Played at around 10:50

Leila Adu: Scary Love Monsters
From the forthcoming 2012 album: Love Cells
Played at around 10:56

Shogun Orchestra: Lovana
From the 2010 album:  Shogun Orchestra
(Economy Records)
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Marc Chesterman
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Joseph Veale