Saturday Morning for Saturday 19 September 2015
8:12 Eric Roberts: finding Homo naledi
Geologist Dr. Eric Roberts is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Oceans, James Cook University, in Townsville, Australia. He was part of the team led by paleoanthropologist Lee Berger that has made one of the year’s most significant scientific revelations - the discovery of Homo naledi, a human relative found in a cave system in South Africa.
8:30 Jenny Morton: brains and sheep
Internationally heralded neuroscientist Jenny Morton is Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Cambridge, and Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, at Newnham College. She has returned to New Zealand as the Visiting Seelye Fellow at the University of Auckland to deliver the lecture, An Incredible Journey: from Kaikohe to Cambridge, sharing what inspired her to become a scientist, her research in the field of Huntington’s disease, and her latest experiments using sheep as models for studying higher brain function.
9:05 Hazel Petrie: slavery and Maori
Hazel Petrie has a doctorate in Māori Studies from the University of Auckland. Her six years’ involvement with the Kimihea te mea ngaro project concerning 19th century Māori newspapers inspired her 2007 book, Chiefs of Industry: Māori Tribal Enterprise in Early Colonial New Zealand. Her new book is the first history of Māori war captives: Outcasts of the Gods?: the Struggle Over Slavery in Māori New Zealand (Auckland University Press).
9:35 David Pattemore: sniffing out bees
10:05 Playing Favourites with Peter Paphides
Peter Paphides is a British music writer, broadcaster and record collector of Greek Cypriot origins, whose work has appeared in The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Q, Mojo, Uncut, The Word, Melody Maker and Time Out since 1992. He is the presenter of the online music interview series Long Player Radio, and is a presenter for independent, online community station, Soho Radio. Just over a week ago, he launched Help is Coming, encouraging people to download the Neil Finn song, or purchase an limited edition vinyl single, to assist the Save the Children refugee appeal.
11:05 Paddy Macklin: floating anarchist
Paddy Macklin is a British sailor and adventurer. He sailed into the Southern Ocean in mid-winter, a journey he wrote about in his 2014 book Captain Bungle’s Odyssey: Singlehanded Round the World (Podkin Press).
11:45 Poetry with Gregory O’Brien
Painter, poet, curator and writer Gregory O'Brien is the author of a number of books; his latest, See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious (Auckland University Press, will be published next month. He will discuss two new collections of poetry:
Shaggy Magpie Songs by Murray Edmond (Auckland University Press), and Generation Kitchen by Richard Reeve (Otago University Press).
More Murray Edmond poems can be listened to at the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre.
This Saturday’s team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Tony Stamp
Hamilton engineer: Andrew McRae
Research by Infofind
Music played in this show
Artist: Robert Palmer
Song: Sailin’ Shoes
Album: Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
Label: Island, 1974
Artist: Nick Drake
Song: Hazey Jane 1
Album: Bryter Later
Label: Island, 1971
Artist: The Beatles
Song: Penny Lane
Album: The 1967 single from the compilation album #1
Artist: The Chills
Song: Rolling Moon
Album: The 1982 single from the album Kaleidoscope World
Label: Flying Nun
Song: Light Flight
Album: Basket of Light
Label: Transatlantic, 1969