8:12 Ross Anderson: banking security

Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and a privacy campaigner.

Photo of Nigel French

Nigel French Photo: supplied


8:30 Nigel French: food and infectious disease

Nigel French is Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences at Massey University, and director of the university’s Infectious Disease Research Centre, located within the Hopkirk Research Institute on the Palmerston North campus. His main research interests are molecular and genomic epidemiology and risk research on food and environmental pathogens, particularly Campylobacter, E. coli, Cryptosporidium and Salmonella.



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Nick Tyler Photo: supplied

9:05 Nick Tyler: rethinking urban movement

Nick Tyler is Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering at University College London, and investigates the ways in which people interact with their immediate environments. He set up the Accessibility Research Group within the Centre for Transport Studies, with a team of researchers investigating many aspects of accessibility and public transport. Professor Tyler is also the Director of the UCL CRUCIBLE Centre, which conducts interdisciplinary research on lifelong health and wellbeing. He visited New Zealand as a guest of the University of Auckland, New Zealand Transport Agency, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council, for public meetings and talks.

10:05 John Luther Adams: music and nature

John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world. His symphonic work, Become Ocean, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music and the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. His composition Sila: The Breath of the World will receive two free outdoor performances, featuring more than 60 musicians from Orchestra Wellington, on 5 and 6 March as part of the New Zealand Festival (26 February to 20 March, 2016).

Photo of John Luther Adams at a perfornance of Sila in San Diego

John Luther Adams at a perfornance of Sila in San Diego Photo: Michael Kleinschmidt

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Ben Sanders Photo: supplied



10:40 Ben Sanders: killing in America

Auckland author Ben Sanders wrote three books while studying for his Bachelor of Engineering. His new thriller, American Blood (Allen & Unwin), is his first book to be published internationally.




Photo of Withered Hand (Dan Wilson)

Withered Hand (Dan Wilson) Photo: supplied

11:05 Kevin Williamson, Craig Lithgow, and Dan Willson: tartan ties

Kevin Williamson is a poet, author, publisher and activist, who performs his work with musician Craig Lithgow, of the band Emmelle. Singer-songwriter Dan Willson records and performs as Withered Hand; his second album, New Gods, was named Scottish Album of the Year in 2014. All three Edinburgh-based artists are performing in Sister Cities: Tartan Ties (Dunedin, 28-30 November), a collaboration between sister cities Dunedin and Edinburgh.


Photo of Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson Photo: supplied

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Dunedin engineer: Dave Howell
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: Members from Asphalt Orchestra, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Contemporaneous, The Crossing, Eighth Blackbird, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, JACK Quartet and TILT Brass
Song: Extract from SILA: The Breath of the World
Composer: John Luther Adams
Live recording at the Lincoln Centre, 2014
Broadcast: 10:05

Artist: John Luther Adams and Glenn Kotche
Song: Extract from Descent
Composer: John Luther Adams
Album: Ilimaq
Label: Cantaloupe, 2015
Broadcast: 10:25

Artist: Withered Hand
Song:  Horsehoe
Composer: Dan Willson
Album: New Gods
Label: Fortuna Pop, 2014
Broadcast: 11:05

Artist: Craig Lithgow
Song: I Don’t Wanna Hear My Baby Cry
Composer: Craig Lithgow
Live performance in the Dunedin studio
Broadcast: 11:25

Artist: Craig Lithgow and Kevin Williamson
Song: Excerpt from Tam O’Shanter
Composer: Robert Burns, arranged Lithgow/Williamson
Live performance in the Dunedin studio
Broadcast: 11:35

Artist: Withered Hand
Song: No Cigarettes
Composer: Dan Willson
Live performance in the Dunedin studio of a song from the 2011 album, Good News
Broadcast: 11:50

Artist: Withered Hand
Song:  King of Hollywood
Composer: Dan Willson
Album: New Gods
Label: Fortuna Pop, 2014
Broadcast: 11:55