Guest details for Saturday Morning 9 March 2013


8:15 Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who broke the story of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and the story of the US military’s mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters and is the author of nine books, most recently Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib (2004, HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-019591-6). He will visit New Zealand for the Festival of Colour in the Southern Lakes region (16-21 April), to present the talk, Invitation to Another War (18 April).


9:05 Jon Lee Anderson

Jon Lee Anderson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998 and became a staff writer in 1999. He has written several books, most recently The Fall of Baghdad (2005, Penguin, ISBN: 978-0143035855), reported frequently from Iraq, and has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Angola, and Lebanon. He wrote a profile of Hugo Chavez for the magazine earlier this year.


9:30 Lone Frank

Lone Frank is a journalist and author with a PhD in neurobiology. As a staff writer at Weekendavisen, Denmark’s leading newspaper, she is Denmark’s most distinguished science writer and a well-known voice in debates about science, technology and society. She has written for leading international publications, presented and co-produced a television series on controversial science, and has published four books, most recently My Beautiful Genome (2011, Oneworld, 978-1851688333).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Marianne Muggeridge

Taranaki artist Marianne Muggeridge has worked as a painter for the past 40 years, creating portraits of many New Zealanders including Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, Alan MacDiarmid and Don Brash, and has twice won the NZ Portrait award. A retrospective of her work curated by Stuart Sheppard, Taken Personally, is currently on display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington (to 18 June).


11:05 Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is an American author and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. Her third novel, Gone Girl (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN: 978-02997859390), has topped best-seller and Best-of-2012 lists around the world.


11:30 Arturo Arias

Arturo Arias is a Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Texas, a critical theorist and novelist. He is delivering a public lecture, Oxlajuj B’aqtun: Not the End but a New Beginning for Maya, Indigenous Peoples and the Earth, at the University of Auckland on 12 March, dispelling myths surrounding the Mayan Calendar, and addressing wider issues for indigenous cultures. He spoke previously with Kim Hill in 2010, about Guatemala.


Music played during the programme

Details of tracks and artists are listed in the Playlist section on this page.


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Jeremy Veal
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
From the 2013 album: The Next Day
Played at around 8:55

Playing Favourites with Marianne Muggeridge

The Beatles: Please Please Me
The 1963 single from the album: Please Please Me
Played at around 10:15

Fairport Convention: Crazy Man Michael
From the 1969 album: Liege & Lief
Played at around 10:30

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Into My Arms
From the 1997 album: The Boatman’s Call
Played at around 10:40

Alan and Janet Muggeridge: Last Chance To Dance
From the 2000 album: Op Shop Sheik
Played at around 10:55

Phoenix Foundation: Gandalf .
From the 2007 album: Happy Ending
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 11:05