Guest details for Saturday Morning 17 November 2012


8:15 Clive Peedell

Clive Peedell is a consultant clinical oncologist, co-chair of the NHS Consultants Association, and co-leader of the National Health Action party, formed by physicians concerned about the future of the National Health Service in Britain.


8:40 Mason Tvert

Mason Tvert is the co-director of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which was behind the successful marijuana legalisation effort that permits Colorado residents over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.


9:05 Benjamin Lorr

Benjamin Lorr is the author of Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-1408836392).


9:45 Jim Endersby

Dr Jim Endersby is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex. He will visit New Zealand for a lecture, Imperial Science: the Invention of New Zealand's Plants, at the Auckland Museum (27 November).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Richard Meros

Richard Meros came to attention with the 2005 satirical book On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me as Her Young Lover (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-10248-1), later adapted into a successful play. His book, Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-12429-8) has just been republished with an introduction by Duncan Sarkies. It is now also a play, and will open at Downstage on 22 November (to 1 December). Meros also has a new novel, Easy Whistle Solo (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-21922-2), and a compendium, $30 Meat Pack: The Complete Written Correspondence between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand Vol Two (Lawrence & Gibson, ISBN: 978-0-473-22900-9). His 2011 election year treatise, Privatising Parts, will tour New Zealand and Australia in 2013.


11:05 Kim Dong-Sung

The Reverend Kim Dong-Sung is the Asian head of the World Council of Churches, and is taking part in a world-wide conversation on developing a just global economic system. He visited Christchurch recently as a guest of the Christian World Service.


11:45 Will Lau and Sam Rye

Will Lau and Sam Rye are directors of Wellington company Bucky Box, a social enterprise that is building the software behind a better food system, giving small distributors a chance to support small farms, artisans and other niche producers. Sam was also an early member of NZ social innovation ecosystem, Enspiral.


Music played during the programme

Playing Favourites with Richard Meros

Pigbag: Sunny Day
The 1981 single
(Y Records)
Played at around 10:10

Maxine Funke: Song from ‘Island’
From the 2008 album: Lace
(Next Best Way)
Played at around 10:20

Neutral Milk Hotel: A Baby for Pree
From the 1996 album: On Avery Island
Played at around 10:30

Upper Hutt Posse : E Tu (Te Reo Maori Remix)
From the 2002 album: Te Reo Maori Remix
(Kia Kaha)
Played at around 10:40

Ja’afer Hassan: Palestinian
From the compilation album: Choubi Choubi! Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq
(Sublime Frequencies)
Played at around 10:50

Jeffrey Lewis: Life
From the 2001 album: The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favorites
(Rough Trade)
Played at around 10:55

Studio operator

Wellington engineer: William Saunders