Saturday Morning for Saturday 7 March 2015
8:15 Philip Wen: pollution in China
Philip Wen is the China correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Beijing, and will discuss the viral documentary, Under the Dome. The film by Chinese journalist Chai Jing has been called China’s An Inconvenient Truth and tells her personal story alongside a comprehensive look at pollution in China. It has received more than 200 million online views since its release last weekend.
8:35 Leslee Udwin: India’s Daughter
Leslee Udwin is a British film maker, whose documentary film India’s Daughter tells the story of the gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi in December 2012, and the ensuing social fallout. The documentary was shown on BBC Four earlier this week ahead of its planned release date of March 8 (International Women’s Day), following attempts by the Indian Government to suppress its release.
9:05 Marilyn Waring: 40 years of feminism
Dr Marilyn Waring is Professor of Public Policy at AUT University. She spoke at the International Women’s Day Celebration Breakfast at Parliament Buildings, on 6 March.
9:35 Jenny O’Connor: women at 60
Gallery: Visible at Sixty
10:05 Playing Favourites with Robbie Burton
Robbie Burton is the executive director and publisher of Potton and Burton, which changed its name from Craig Potton Publishing this week to better reflect the diversity of its publishing catalogue, and Burton’s role at the company.
11:05 Brett Bailey: Macbeth in the Congo
Brett Bailey is the director of South African performance company Third World Bunfight. Their latest production, Macbeth, is a radical take on Verdi’s opera, set in modern-day Congo, and mixing the original score with rearrangements by Belgian composer Fabrizio Cassol, performed by an on-stage chamber orchestra and African singers. Macbeth is playing at the Auckland Arts Festival (ASB Theatre, 11, 12, 14 and 15 March).
11:45 Poetry with Gregory O’Brien: Peter Olds and Geoff Cochrane
Painter, poet, curator and writer Gregory O'Brien will discuss You Fit the Description: the Poetry of Peter Olds (Cold Hub Press) and a new collection by Geoff Cochrane, Wonky Optics (VUP).
This Saturday’s team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Associate Producer: Zoe George
Wellington engineer: Brad Warrington
Auckland engineers: Tony Stamp, Brian Mahoney
Research by Infofind
Music played in this show
Song: Raggy Levy
Artist: Jake Xerxes Fussell
Album: Jake Xerxes Fussell
Label: Paradise of Bachelors, 2015
Song: Little Things
Artist: Trinity Roots
Album: Trinity Roots EP
Label: Trinity Roots, 2000
Song: Born in a Tent
Artist: Robert Scott
Album: Ends Run Together
Label: Flying Nun, 2010
Song: The Way it Goes
Artist: Gillian Welch
Album: The Harrow and the Harvest
Label: Agony, 2012
Song: A Rock to the South
Artist: Thrashing Marlin
Album: Donkey Deep
Label: Braille. 2011
Label: SubPop, 2011
Song: Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me)
Artist: Staff Benda Bilili
Album: Bouger Le Monde!