Guest details for Saturday Morning 9 February 2013


8:15 Guy Standing

Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all. His most recent book is The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011, Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-1-849-66351-9), and he is currently working on a large-scale pilot for a basic income scheme in India. He is visiting New Zealand as keynote speaker at the Precarious Work and Living Wage Symposium (14-15 February), hosted by AUT School of Business, the Service and Food Workers Union, and the Council of Trade Unions.


9:05 Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann is a theoretical chemist and playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1981, and is the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus, at Cornell University in New York. He is visiting Auckland to deliver the illustrated lecture, A Science All About Change, presenting several views of chemistry and stressing its psychological dimension and ties to the arts (Auckland Museum Events Centre, 6pm, 13 February), and is a keynote speaker at AMN6, the MacDiarmid Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (University of Auckland Business School, 11-15 February). He will also give a public lecture at the University of Otago on 20 February.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger is a playwright of Samoan and Scottish heritage. His new work, Black Faggot, will premiere at the Auckland Fringe Festival (16, 18, 19 and 20 February), coinciding with the Auckland Pride Festival (8-24 February).


11:05 Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based business consultant and writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books. His first novel, The Rosie Project (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-922-07977-0), began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over thirty countries in deals approaching two million dollars.


11:45 Kate’s Klassic: The Red Badge of Courage

Kate Camp has published four collections of poems, most recently The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls, which won the 2011 NZ Post Book Award for Poetry. She will discuss The Red Badge of Courage, the 1895 novel by Stephen Crane (Collector’s Library, ISBN: 978-1-904-63333-4).


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

Music played in this show


Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta
From the 2012 album: Sing the Delta
(Flariella Records)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Victor Rodger

Nina Simone: Who Knows Where the Time Goes
From the 1970 live album: Black Gold
Played at around 10:20

Claude Francois: Magnolias Forever
From the 1977 album: Disco - Magnolias Forever
(Disques Flèche)
Played at around 10:40

Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is
The 1969 single recording from the compilation album: The Best of Peggy Lee - the Capitol Years
Played at around 10:50

Richard Harris: My Boy
The 1971 single from the album: My Boy
Played at around 10:55

Ladi6: Like Water
From the 2010 album: The Liberation of Ladi6
Played at around 11:05