8:15 Richard Pitts

Physicist Richard Pitts is the leader of the Plasma-Wall Interactions Section in the Plasma Operation Directorate at ITER, the centre in France that is intending to make nuclear fusion the energy source of the future.


8:30 Joe Kalt

Joseph P. Kalt is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy (Emeritus) at Harvard University, and co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. He has published widely in the area of natural resources economics and policy, is an internationally recognised expert on energy, and teaches at both Harvard and the University of Arizona. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the University of Auckland Business School, talking about indigenous self-governance from the American Indian perspective for the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series.


9:05 Neil Grimstone

As detective senior sergeant in Counties Manukau, Neil “Grim” Grimstone closed all his cases over a 27-year career, before leaving the police force in 2007. He is a former Auckland branch manager for Matrix Security Group, and technical consultant and co-writer for the new six-week police drama series Harry, starring Oscar Kightley and Sam Neill, which premieres on TV3 at 9:30pm on Wednesday 8 May.


9:45 Doug Avery

Doug Avery, the 2010 South Island Farmer of the Year, manages Bonavaree Farm with his family at Grassmere, South East Marlborough. The farm has been owned by the Avery family since 1919, and they have built a sustainable farming system that is resilient in extreme weather and extreme variability. (The Lincoln University web page mentioned by Doug in the interview is here.)


10:05 Jello Biafra

Musician and spoken word artist Jello Biafra is the former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys. He visiting New Zealand for concerts in Wellington (7 May) and Auckland (8 May), as front man for the Guantanamo School of Medicine, who recently released their second album, White People and the Damage Done. He will also be presenting spoken word performances in Christchurch (31 May) and Auckland (1 June).


11:05 Mike Steel

Mike Steel directs the Biomathematics Research Centre, and is Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department of University of Canterbury. He is the deputy director and a founding principal investigator of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, an elected fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and a mountain runner.


11:45 Kate’s Klassic

Kate Camp has published four collections of poems, and her new collection, Snow White’s Coffin (Victoria University Press, ISBN: 978-0-86473-888-2) is published this month. She will give a talk about its genesis in Berlin at City Gallery Wellington at 6:00pm on Thursday 23 May. Kate’s Klassic is the 1861 account by Harriet A Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (John Harvard Library, ISBN: 978-0-674-03583-6).


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

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins

Music played in this show


Rhian Sheehan: Nocturne 1985
From the 2013 album: Stories from Elsewhere
Played at around 9:40

Elton John and Kiki Dee: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
The 1976 single
Played at around 10:10

Dead Kennedys: California Uber Alles
The 17979 single from the album: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
(Alternative Tentacles)
Played at around 10:20

Dead Kennedys: Holiday in Cambodia
The 1980 single from the album: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
(Alternative Tentacles)
Played at around 10:45

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine: The Brown Lipstick Parade
From the 2013 album: White People and the Damage Done
(Alternative Tentacles)
Played at around 10:55

Elton John: Candle in the Wind
The 1974 single
Played at around 10:55

The Phoenix Foundation: Thames Soup
From the 2013 album: Fandango
Played at around 11:40