8:15 Jung Chang

Jung Chang is the author of the best-selling books Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday), which have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies, in addition to millions in pirated editions and computer downloads in mainland China where both books are banned. Her new book is Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (Jonathan Cape, ISBN: 978-0-224-08744-5), and she is a guest of Writers Week during the NZ Festival (on 8 March). She will also speak at an afternoon event in Dunedin (9 March), and evening events presented by the Auckland Writers Festival (10 March), and The Press Christchurch Writers Festival (11 March).

9:05 Stuart McNaughton

Professor Stuart McNaughton is Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education. He researches and publishes widely in areas of children's development and the design of effective educational programmes including models of large scale interventions with schools. For the past three years he has worked with more than 15 schools instigating the Woolf Fisher Lead Teacher Masters Scholarships that are focused on improving achievement in their schools through leadership problem solving, and recently in a research partnership with Manaiakalani schools in Tamaki has co-developed a post-graduate programme to support the digital learning, community-based programmes they have developed across their cluster. He is a member of a number of international scientific organisations in child development, educational research and literacy, and is about to be inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame.

9:40 Jason van Genderen

Australian “pocket filmmakerJason van Genderen has been making internationally award-winning short films on mobile phones since his 2008 film documenting homelessness, Mankind is No Island, became a viral hit on YouTube with over a million views. He is visiting New Plymouth, for Tropfest Roughcut, a symposium that sits alongside Tropfest, the New Zealand leg of the world’s biggest short film festival.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Jacob Briars

New Zealand law-student-turned-bartender Jacob Briars earned the nickname “vodka professor” during his long-running position as brand ambassador for 42Below vodka. As head of training and education for Bacardi, he works with individual brand ambassadors and bartenders and is a frequent presenter at cocktail conferences and other venues, while checking out the best bars, cafes and cocktails all over the world.

11:05 Liza Kindred

Liza Kindred is the founder and CEO of Third Wave Fashion, a fashion tech think tank. She cofounded the nail-polish rental startup Lacquerous, and advises a number of new commerce startups. She opened her first business, a fashion forward clothing boutique, at the age of 22, and has since worked in retail buying, fashion show production, photo styling, and most recently as managing partner at the multi-million dollar web development and education company Lullabot. She is writing a book, The Third Wave of Commerce: How We Buy Now (O’Reilly), and speaks frequently about the future of fashion and the future of commerce; doing so this week in Wellington at Webstock 2014.

11:45 Kate’s Klassic

Kate Camp has published five collections of poems, most recently Snow White’s Coffin (Victoria University Press, ISBN: 978-0-86473-888-2). Kate will discuss We Will Not Cease by Archibald Baxter, the 1939 autobiography of a New Zealand conscientious objector during World War I. Read the free e-book here.

Music played during the programme

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

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Line producer: Paul Brennan
Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Research by Anne Buchanan, Infofind

Music played in this show


Playing Favourites with Jacob Briars

Penguin Cafe Orchestra: From the Colonies
From the 1988 album: When in Rome (Live 1987)
Played at around 10:15

Laurel Aitken: Bartender
The 1961 single
(Blue Beat)
Played at around 10:25

TrinityRoots: Little Things
From the 2000 EP: TrinityRoots
Played at around 10:45

Frank Sinatra: In the Wee Small Hours
From the 1955 album: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Played at around 10:50

Bob Dylan: Tangled up in Blue
From the 1975 album: Blood on the Tracks
Played at around 10:58

Other music

Cass McCombs: Brighter
From the 2013 album: Big Wheel and Others
Played at around 8:55

Beck: Blue Moon
From the forthcoming 2014 album: Morning Phase
Played at around 11:35