Guest details for Saturday Morning 23 February 2013


8:15 Frederick Kaufman

Frederick Kaufman has written about American food culture and other subjects for the New Yorker, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, and Harper's, where he is a contributing editor. He teaches at the City University of New York and CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, and spoke with Kim Hill in 2008 about his book, A Short History of the American Stomach (Harcourt; ISBN 978-015-101-194-0). His new book is Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food (Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-63192-8).


9:05 Mary-Kay Wilmers

Mary-Kay Wilmers co-founded the London Review of Books, and has been its editor since 1992. She worked closely with New Zealand artist Peter Campbell, who was designer for the magazine since its first issue in 1979, and designed every cover from 1993 to his death in 2011. Campbell’s work is celebrated in the book Artwork (London Review of Books, ISBN: 978-178125-067-9) and at an exhibition currently showing at the Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington (to 21 Apr 2013), and at the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland University (6 July to 10 August 2013).


9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: Hundertwasser

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Her touring exhibition Angels & Aristocrats, based on her book, opens at the Gallery on 23 March (to 16 June). Mary will discuss the life and work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the proposed art centre in Whangarei. 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 Peter Skellern

English singer-songwriter and pianist Peter Skellern has released over 20 albums since his hit single You’re A Lady in 1972. He wrote the music and lyrics for the Roger Hall play about grandparents and grandchildren, You Can Always Hand Them Back, currently playing at Circa Theatre in Wellington (to 30 March). Roger and Peter are giving a free talk about the play and grandparenting, at Te Papa in Wellington on 24 February at 3pm.


11:05 Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is an American writer and publisher for The Dissenter at progressive political blog, where he regularly covers Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, transparency, whistleblowing and other civil liberties issues. He co-authored the 2012 book, Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning (Sinclair Books) with Greg Mitchell. Bradley Manning will have been incarcerated without trial for 1000 days on 23 February.


11:40 Callum Christopher

Callum Christopher is a teacher and soccer coach at Mt Roskill Grammar School, from which he graduated in 2005. Over the summer he completed a documentary mini-series available on DVD, Being Roskill, about his unique summer football training programme. Watch the trailer.


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Steve Burridge
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell

Music played in this show


Greg Johnson: Take Me Back to the Old Cathedral
From the 2013 album: Songs for Christchurch
Played at around 8:55

Playing Favourites with Peter Skellern

Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa: Berceuse, from Dolly op.56 by Faure
From the 1987 album: Faure
(Deutsche Grammaphon)
Played at around 10:10

Ketty Lester: Love Letters
The 1962 single
(Era Records)
Played at around 10:25

Peter Skellern: Too Much, I’m In Love
From the 1975 album: Hold On To Love
Played at around 10:45

The Band: The Unfaithful Servant
From the 1968 album: The Band
Played at around 10:50

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra: Song of India
The 1937 recording
(RCA Victor)
Played at around 11:05