Guest details for Saturday Morning 10 November 2012


8:15 Peter Ubel

Peter Ubel is a physician and behavioural scientist at Duke University in the United States, and the author of Pricing Life, You’re Stronger Than You Think, and Free Market Madness. He also writes for numerous science publications. His new book is Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-19220790150).


9:05 Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is the author of several books, including Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, The Planets, and most recently A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 9781408822388). She is travelling to Australia to observe the solar eclipse on 14 November, before visiting Auckland as a guest of the Museum Circle, to present the Hillary Lecture at the Auckland Museum on 23 November.


9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and is also working, in partnership with Te Papa, to lead the Museum's art team for six months. Her touring exhibition, Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in NZ Collections, based on her book of the same name, is currently showing at Te Papa (to 27 January 2013). Mary will discuss Napoleon: Revolution to Empire, an exhibition examining French art, culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s that showed recently at the National Gallery of Victoria. Images under discussion are available for view by clicking on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of the Saturday Morning web page.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Ethan Stiefel

Ethan Stiefel is Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, coming to the position last year from serving as Dean of the School of Dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He formally retired from dancing with New York’s American Ballet Theater, where he was a principal dancer, in July this year. He is co-producer (with Johan Kobborg of London’s Royal Ballet) of the TelstraClear Season of Giselle, which opens in Wellington (7-11 November), then tours to Christchurch (15-17 November), Invercargill (20 & 21 November, Dunedin (24 & 25 November), Auckland (29 November - 2 December), Rotorua (5 December), Napier (8 & 9 December), and Palmerston North (12 December).


11:05 Wade Doak

Wade Doak is an amateur marine biologist, dolphin researcher, and ocean/land explorer. He is the author of eighteen books and been involved with many television programmes about marine life and South Seas exploration. He writes about his life in the new memoir, Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks and Rainforest (Divine Arts, ISBN: 978-1611250053).


11:45 Ian Singleton

Dr Ian Singleton is the director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, which receives support from the Auckland Zoo’s Conservation Fund, and will benefit from a fundraiser held as part of Orangutan Caring Week (11-17 November).


Music played during the programme

Richard Hawley: Don’t Stare at the Sun
From the 2012 album: Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Played at around 8:55

Beth Orton: Candles
From the 2012 album: Sugaring Season
Played at around 9:40

Playing Favourites with Ethan Stiefel

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash: Always On My Mind
From the 1998 album: VH1 Storytellers
Played at around 10:15

Matisyahu: One Day
From the 2009 album: Light
Played at around 10:30

Anner Bylsma (cello) and Lambert Orkis (piano): Brahms Cello Sonata #1 in E minor, Op. 38 Allegro Non Troppo  
From the 1995 album: Sonatas for Piano and Cello
Played at around 10:45

Eminem: Lose Yourself
From the 2002 soundtrack album: 8 Mile
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Whangarei engineer: Lois Williams