Guest details for Saturday Morning 28 July 2012


8:15 James Henry

James Henry is Managing Director of the Sag Harbor Group, and former chief economist at the international consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. He was lead researcher for a report commissioned by the Tax Justice Network which outlines how the super-rich are hiding at least $US21 trillion in accounts outside their home countries.


8:45 Katrina Batten

Radio New Zealand presenter, producer and engineer Katrina Batten is in London, and will be watching the Olympics opening ceremony and concert in Hyde Park.


9:05 Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce is the environmental and development consultant for New Scientist magazine. He writes regularly in The Guardian newspaper, and is the author of a number of books. His latest is The Landgrabbers: the New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth (Eden Project Books, ISBN: 978-1-905-81174-8).


9:45 Matthew Akers

Matthew Akers is a filmmaker ,and former painter and sculptor. His latest documentary, Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, documents the 2010 career retrospective of the performance artist during her three-month show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is screening at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival, once more in Auckland (30 July), and in Wellington (2, 4 and 5 August), Dunedin (9, 11 and13 August), Christchurch (18 and 20 August), and Palmerston North (27 and 28 August)


10:05 Playing Favourites with Coralie Winn and Ryan Reynolds

Coralie Winn and Ryan Reynolds are the co-founders of Gap Filler, a creative urban regeneration initiative started in Canterbury in response to the 4 September earthquake, and revised and expanded after the 22 February quake. The Gap Filler Charitable Trust will receive $100,000 over two years from Creative New Zealand towards regeneration projects they are developing in vacant spaces around Christchurch. Their most recent project, an interactive poetry installation on a Colombo Street wall that visualises the regeneration of Christchurch as an unwritten poem, was launched on National Poetry Day.


11:05 Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University of Auckland, and is the world’s foremost authority on the works of Vladimir Nabokov. His new book is Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition and Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Harvard University Press, ISBN: 978-0-674-06564-2).


11:45 Elizabeth Knox

Elizabeth Knox has been a full time writer since 1997. She has published ten novels, three autobiographical novellas and a collection of essays. Her best known books are The Vintner’s Luck, and The Dreamhunter Duet (Dreamhunter and Dreamquake). She will discuss the work of Margaret Mahy.


Music played during the programme

Lily Allen: LDN
From the 2006 album: Alright Still
(Regal )
Played at around 8:45

Playing Favourites with Coralie Winn and Ryan Reynolds

Jolie Holland: Mad Tom of Bedlam
From the 2004 album: Escondida
Played at around 10:15

Belle and Sebastian: Legal Man
From the 2000 EP: Legal Man
Played at around 10:35

Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck and Mike Marshall: Uncommon Ritual
From the 1997 album: Uncommon Ritual
(Sony Classical)
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Joseph Veale