8:15 Dana Karunaratna

Dr Dananjaya (Dana) Karunaratna is a Sri Lankan veterinarian based in Bangladesh. As the Asia Pacific Inhumane Culling Campaign Manager for the World Society for the Protection of Animals, he is responsible for running the mass dog vaccination programme Collars Not Cruelty, working to reduce the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people and millions of dogs from rabies.

8:30 Joshua Oppenheimer

Copenhagen-based American filmmaker Dr Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination, and is Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project. His new documentary, The Act of Killing, in which unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love, will screen at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival.


9:05 Bill McKibben

American environmentalist, author, and journalist Bill McKibben led the organisation of 350.org, and was recently awarded the $US100,000 Sophie Prize for his work against global warming. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he is the author of a number of books including Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet (2010, Times Books, ISBN: 978-0-8050-9056-7), and Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (Holt, ISBN: 978-0-8050-8722-2), and is about to visit New Zealand on his Do the Maths Tour, speaking in Auckland (11 June), Dunedin (12 June), and Wellington (13 June).

9:45 Andrea Eimke

Andrea Eimke worked as a translator and secretary in Spain, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria before migrating to the remote South Pacific tropical island of Atiu from her hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1983. Her husband, Juergen Manske-Eimke, started the organic Atiu Coffee Factory, while Andrea established the Atiu Fibre Arts Studio, involving local village women to produce award-winning textiles. With Susanne Küchler, she is the author of the 2009 book Tivaivai: the Social Fabric of the Cook Islands (Te Papa Press, ISBN: 978-1-877385-74-2).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Wallace Chapman

Wallace Chapman is the co-host of pub politics television programme Back Benches (Wednesdays on Prime), and the host of the Sunday Morning programme on Radio Live. He is the author of Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Manifesto for Living the Slow Life (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-14356-882-7).

11:05 Marlene Zuk

Marlene Zuk is a professor of ecology, evolution and behaviour at the University of Minnesota. Her new book is Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live (Norton, ISBN: 978-0-393-08137-4).

11:45 Kate’s Klassic

Kate Camp recently published her fifth poetry collection, Snow White’s Coffin (Victoria University Press, ISBN: 978-0-86473-888-2). She will discuss the 1934 book, Right Ho, Jeeves, the second novel by P.G. Wodehouse to feature Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves.


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: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


Playing Favourites with Wallace Chapman

Miles Davis: Shout
From the 1981 album: The Man With the Horn
Played at around 10:15

Prince: When Doves Cry
The 1984 single from the album: Purple Rain
Played at around 10:25

Dixie Chicks: Travelin’ Soldier
From the 2002 album: Home
Played at around 10:40

Richmond Fontaine: Post to Wire
From the 2003 album: Post to Wire
(El Cortez)
Played at around 11:05