8:15 Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga was recently appointed chair of the group of cardinals who have been tasked with leading the reform of the Vatican curia by Pope Francis. He is President of Caritas Internationalis, was the Vatican representative to the IMF and World Bank on the issue of third world debt, and has been outspoken in his native Honduras against the drug trade. He is visiting Wellington to meet with the New Zealand Catholic Bishops.

8:45 Paul Steely White

Paul Steely White is the Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, the leading cycling-walking-public transit advocacy group in the United States. 

9:05 Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan is the lead singer of Irish group Clannad, and a songwriter, philanthropist and author. As a Goodwill Ambassador to the Christian Blind Mission in Ireland, she has travelled to Africa many times, and to Brazil and Belize. She returns to New Zealand with Clannad for the first time in 18 years to mark their fortieth anniversary and new album Nádúr, with concerts in Auckland (23 October) and Wellington (24 October).

9:40 Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer is External Relations Director at Regional Facilities Auckland, the council controlled organisation responsible for a number of cultural and sporting facilities. He was the founding director of marketing and communications at Te Papa, a board member of Auckland Museum, and is currently a trustee of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. He has played a leading role for a number of years in the Alexander Palace Association, an international organisation established to assist with the restoration of the historic Alexander Palace outside St Petersburg, Russia. Click here for images of the palace.

Alexander Palace

10:05 Playing Favourites with Matt Checkowski

Creative director Matt Checkowski describes himself as a storyteller, designer and modern vaudevillian. He holds the post of Chief at The Department of the 4th Dimension, and created the first ever pop-up museum for scent and designed the dream sequences for the Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, among other creative endeavours. He is visiting New Zealand as one of twelve speakers at Semi-Permanent Wellington 2013 (18-19 October).

11:05 Patricia Edgar

Patricia Edgar is an Australian sociologist, educator, film and television producer, researcher and writer. Her new book is In Praise of Ageing (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92214-755-4).

11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, including 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards finalist, The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss three books:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly (Henry Holt and Co, 2009, ISBN: 13-978-0-8050-8841-0);
How it Happened in Peach Hill by Marthe Jocelyn (Wendy Lamb Books, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-375-83701-2); and
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Alfred Knopf, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-375-86925-9).

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: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


Clannad: Turas Dhómhsa na Gaildachd
From the 2013 album: Nádúr
(ARC Music)
Played at around 9:05

Playing Favourites with Matt Checkowski

Alexandre Desplat, London Symphony Orchestra: Prologue
From the original soundtrack to the 2004 film: Birth
(Silva Screen)
Played at around 10:15

Happy Mondays: 24 Hour Party People
From the 1987 album: Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile
Played at around 10:30

Jim Croce: You Don't Mess Around With Jim
From the 1972 album: You Don't Mess Around With Jim
Played at around 10:40

Letta Mbulu: What’s Wrong With Groovin?
The 1967 single from the compilation album: Desert Island Mix
(Journeys By DJ)
Played at around 10:50

Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
The 1967 single from the compilation album: The Capitol Years
Played at around 10:55