Guest details for Saturday Morning 2 March 2013


8:15 Charles Daugherty

Professor Charles Daugherty is a conservation biologist who has played a key role in bringing the tuatara back from the brink of extinction. He is a former director of the Allan Wilson Centre, a board member of Zealandia, an expert on pest management, and was a semi-finalist for 2013 New Zealander of the Year.


8:40 Michael Reynolds

Michael Reynolds is the creator and founder of the Earthship concept of radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials, as featured in the DVD documentary Garbage Warrior. He is visiting Christchurch to run Earthship Biotecture workshops and deliver public lectures (13-17 March).


9:05 Mark Pagel

Mark Pagel is a leading authority on human evolution, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Reading. His new book is Wired for Culture: the Natural History of Human Cooperation (Allen Lane, ISBN: 978-1-846-145015-0). He is visiting New Zealand for the Allan Wilson Centre 2013 lecture series, giving public talks on the evolution of language in Auckland (12 March), Hamilton (13 March), Wellington (15 March), Dunedin (18 March), and Christchurch (20 March).


9:45 Emma Griffin

Dr Emma Griffin lectures on social and economic history at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of three books, including A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution (Palgrave, ISBN: 9780230579262), and is working on a history of working-class life during the industrial revolution. She is a council member for the Royal Historical Society and joint-editor of the journal of the Historical Association. Dr Griffin will discuss luddites.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Barry Thomas

Barry Thomas is a groundbreaking visual and conceptual artist, sculptor, filmmaker, and musician. The documentation of his 1978 Cabbage Patch art project was purchased last year by Te Papa.


11:05 Crispin Hellion Glover

Crispin Hellion Glover is an American film actor (Back to the Future, River’s Edge), director and screenwriter, publisher and writer. He is visiting Auckland for a performance that includes a slide show with dramatic narration from some of his profusely illustrated books, a presentation of his challenging feature film, It is Fine, Everything Is Fine, and a Q&A session (19 March, Skycity Theatre). He is also a guest of the Dunedin Fringe Festival on 16 March and 17 March.


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including the multi-award winning novel The 10pm Question and last year’s The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss six “school” books:
My Happy Life, by Rose Lagercrantz and Eva Eriksson (Gecko Press; ISBN: 978-1-877467-80-6);
Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend, by Anna Branford and Sarah Davis (Walker Book, ISBN: 978-1-921977-56-50;
Starting School, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Puffin, ISBN: 978-01-4050-7379);
Ramona the Pest, by Beverley Cleary (Turtleback Books; ISBN: 978-0-8810-32796);
Billy and the Big New School, by Laurence and Catherine Anholt (Orchard Books; ISBN: 978-1-408302-1-25); and
I Am Too Absolutely Small For School, by Lauren Child (Orchard Books, ISBN: 978-1-84616-8857).

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones

Music played in this show


Laura Mvula: Like the Morning Dew
From the 2013 album: Sing to the Moon
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Barry Thomas

Davy Graham: Anji
From the 1961 album: The Folk Collection
Played at around 10:20

John B. Sebastian: How Have You Been
Live 1969 recording from the 2009 album: Woodstock 40
Played at around 10:40

Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al
The 1986 single from the album: Graceland
(Warner Bros)
Played at around 10:50

Barry Thomas (feat. Ross Harris, Jonathan Besser, Jackie Clark, Charlotte Yates et al): Heartlanz
The 1988 theme to a never-screened documentary series
Played at around 10:55