Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 2013

8:10 Eleanor Learmonth

Eleanor Learmonth has a reputation as a magnet for natural disasters. With fellow journalist Jenny Tabakoff, she has written No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92212-724-0).

The Raft of the Medusa

The Raft of the Medusa, oil painting (1818–1819) by Théodore Géricault, as mentioned in No Mercy.

9:00 Jeremy Scahill

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of the acclaimed bestseller Blackwater. His new book, Dirty Wars: the World is a Battlefield (Serpent’s Tail, ISBN: 978-1-84668-850-8), an expose of America’s covert foreign policy operations. He is the producer and writer of a documentary of the same title.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Peter Skellern

English singer-songwriter and pianist Peter Skellern has released over 20 albums since his hit single You’re A Lady in 1972. He wrote the music and lyrics for the Roger Hall play about grandparents and grandchildren, You Can Always Hand Them Back.

11:05 Quinn Berentson

Quinn Berentson is a writer, documentary film maker and photographer. He made children’s educational television, before moving to Natural History New Zealand, where he wrote, directed and produced documentaries, as well as writing projects. His book Moa: the Life and Death of New Zealand’s Legendary Bird (Craig Potton, ISBN: 9781877517846) won the award for the 2013 New Zealand Post Best First Book Non Fiction, and the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.


Music played in this show


Richard Hawley: The Ocean
From the 2005 album: Cole’s Corner

Glenn Campbell: Ghost on the Canvas
From the 2011 album: Ghost on the Canvas

Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa: Berceuse, from Dolly op.56 by Faure
From the 1987 album: Faure
(Deutsche Grammaphon)

Ketty Lester: Love Letters
The 1962 single
(Era Records)

Peter Skellern: Too Much, I’m In Love
From the 1975 album: Hold On To Love

The Band: Unfaithful Servant
From the 1968 album: The Band

Peter Skellern with the Hanwell Band: You’re A Lady
The 1972 single

Booker T and the MGs: Green Onions
The 1962 single from the album: Green Onions

The Beatles: Flying
From the 1967 album: Magical Mystery Tour