Guest details for Saturday Morning 06 October 2012

8:15 Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) in Helsinki, Finland. He has global expertise in educational reforms, training teachers, coaching schools and advising policy-makers, and has worked as teacher, teacher-educator, policy advisor and director in Finland, and served the World Bank and the European Commission as education expert. He is visiting New Zealand to speak at the annual meetings of the NZEI and PPTA.

8:40 Ian Martin

Ian Martin is a writer and swearing consultant for the British television series The Thick of It, columnist for the Guardian and has written for the Architects' Journal and the Times Educational Supplement. The Thick of It Series 4 premieres in New Zealand on November 9 on UKTV.


9:05 John Carnochan

Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan has been a police officer for over 38 years, and is co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. He is visiting New Zealand for the Safety 2012 World Conference in Wellington, from 1-4 October.


9:40 Max Rashbrooke

Max Rashbrooke is a New Zealand journalist and author who writes about politics, finance and social issues. He is working on a major book on New Zealand’s rising gap between rich and poor, for publication in early 2013, and has arranged a series of forums on inequality at Te Papa in Wellington.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Bernie Griffen

Auckland musician Bernie Griffen runs his own record label, Flaming Pearl Records, and plays regularly with his band, The Grifters. He ran the music distribution company Global Routes for a decade, was the first chairperson of the independent music label organisation IMNZ, and has presented the American country and blues programme Border Radio on Auckland station bFM, for the last 8 years. Bernie Griffen and The Grifters have just released Everything So Far, a compilation of their 2011 EP and new recordings. The band embark on tour later this month as part of The Gunslingers Ball in Napier (18 October), Wellington (19 October), New Plymouth (20 October), Hamilton (21 October), Auckland (26 October, to be recorded by Radio New Zealand), and Leigh (27 October).


11:05 Peter Bush

Peter "Bushy" Bush is best known as a rugby photographer. He has an association with the historic South Canterbury high country station Mesopotamia that goes back 40 years, and he provides the photography for the new book about Mesopotamia, written by Bruce Ansley, A Fabled Land (Random House, ISBN978-1-877460-63-0). They will be on a book tour around New Zealand, starting in Dunedin on 6 October (St Paul’s, the Octagon, 4pm).


11:45 Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor best known for his television collaborations with Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras). He returns to his stand-up comedy roots with his new touring show, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies..., performing at the Opera House in Wellington on 17 December, and at the Auckland Town Hall on 19 December (sold out) and 20 December.

Music played during the programme

Playing Favourites with Bernie Griffen

Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Running Dry
From the 1969 album: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 
Played at around 10:05

Bernie Griffen & the Grifters: Hand in Mine
From the 2012 album: Everything So Far
(Flaming Pearl Records)
Played at around 10:15

Bernie Griffen & the Grifters: 29 Diamonds (played live in studio with Dave Khan)
From the 2012 album: Everything So Far
(Flaming Pearl Records)
Played at around 10:25

The Sex Pistols: Pretty Vacant
From the 1977 album: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
Played at around 10:30

Old Crow Medicine Show: Methamphetamine 
From the 2008 album: Tennessee Pusher
Played at around 10:40

Woody Guthrie: Vigilante Man
From the 1940 album: Dust Bowl Ballads
Played at around 10:50

The Mountain Goats: White Cedar
From the 2012 album: Transcendental Youth
(Remote Control)
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Dunedin engineer: Sandy Sullivan