Guest details for Saturday Morning 6 April 2013


8:15 Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose is a British barrister. His new book, The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder: the First Great Love of Edward VIII’s life, the Sensational Consequences and the Establishment Cover-up (Hodder and Stoughton, ISBN: 9781444776461), is the product of several years' research, accessing unpublished documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France.


8:45 Timothy B Lee

Timothy B Lee writes about technology and public policy for Ars Technica, and has a blog at Forbes. He will discuss the rise of the new digital currency, Bitcoin.


9:05 Simon Lamb

Dr Simon Lamb is an Associate Professor of Geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington, a position he came to after 22 years at Oxford University, and a close involvement with British television science documentaries. Over a period of several years he has filmed climate scientists around the world as they study the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets. The result is the new documentary, Thin Ice: the Inside Story of Climate Science, which will have a global premiere on Earth Day (22 April), with 100 free screenings around the globe and online.


9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She has been working part-time with Te Papa Tongawera Museum of New Zealand, to expand the museum’s exhibition of the nation's art, and will discuss the new Nga Toi display spaces, exhibitions and website. 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 Rick Bryant

New Zealand singer and songwriter Rick Bryant has been performing and recording since the 1960s, with bands that include BLERTA, Mammal, the Windy City Strugglers, Rough Justice, The Neighbours, Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers, the Jubilation Gospel Choir, and most recently the Black Soap Boys, who will perform this month in Paekakariki (12 April) and at the Wellington Bluegrass Society, Petone (13 April). Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers will perform at Galatos, Auckland (4 May) for the release of their new album.


11:05 Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. She worked in television and media and made several independent films before turning to writing fiction, gaining much critical acclaim for her 1998 book My Year of Meat. Her new book is A Tale for the Time Being (Text Publishing, ISBN: 9781922079183)


11:45 Jeremy Leatinu’u

Jeremy Leatinu’u is one of New Zealand’s foremost video performance artists, and an educator at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland. His work recently featured as part of Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery’s first major group exhibition of contemporary Pacific art, and with fellow artist Kalisolaite ‘Uhilaare he created the More Than We Know project at the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland (to 6 April), exploring the building’s history through exhibition and performance.


Music played during the programme

Details of tracks and artists will be listed on the Playlist section of this page shortly following broadcast.


Studio operators

Line producer: Chris Whitta
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell


Music played in this show


Delbert McClinton: Giving It Up For Your Love
From the 2006 compilation: The Definitive Collection
(Hip-O Records)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Rick Bryant

Reg Owen and his Orchestra: Manhattan Spiritual
The 1958 single
Played at around 10:20

Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That
The 1961 single
Played at around 10:30

Little Richard: Tutti Frutti
The 1955 single from the album: Here’s Little Richard
Played at around 10:40

Bukka White; Special Stream Line
The 1930 recording from the album: Legends of Country Blues
Played at around 10:50

Howlin’ Wolf: I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
From the 1959 album: Moanin’ in the Moonlight
Played at around 10:55