Jonathan Bamber

Jonathan Bamber. Photo: supplied

8:12 Jonathan Bamber

Jonathan Bamber is Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Bristol, President Elect of the European Geo Sciences Union, and an international expert on the thinning polar ice sheets and projections on sea level rise. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of The Antarctic Report, and is keynote conference speaker at Managing the Impact of Sea Level Rise in New Zealand - Implementing Adaptation Strategies (8 April, AUT University). During the interview Professor Bamber refers to the work of New Zealand scientist Tim Naish - Kim Hill spoke with him last year.


8:45 James Hansen

Veteran climate scientist Dr. James E. Hansen works at the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon. Photo: Michael Potiker

9:05 Paul Muldoon

Irish writer Paul Muldoon is one of the world’s leading poets, and has been poetry editor of The New Yorker since 2007. He has published over thirty collections and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He has taught at Princeton University since 1987 and is Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts. He is a guest at three events during the Auckland Writers Festival (10-15 May), and will announce the winner of the Sarah Broome Poetry Prize.


9:45 The Egg in Art, with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. She will discuss the depiction of eggs in the works of Hieronymous Bosch, Leonardo da Vinci and other artists.

10:05 Julian, Christian and Mabelle Dennison

Hutt Valley school student Julian Dennison played supporting roles in the films Shopping (2013) and Paper Planes (2014), and stars alongside Sam Neill, Rhys Darby and Rachel House in the new Taika Waititi film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which opens nationwide on 31 March. He is joined in the studio by his mother, Mabelle, and his twin brother, Christian.


Christina Bu

Christina Bu. Photo: supplied


10:35 Christina Bu

Christina Bu has been the Secretary General of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association for the past two years, and has been involved with car technology and environmental issues since 2007. She is visiting New Zealand as a guest of Drive Electric to talk about Norway’s world-leading uptake of electric vehicles.


Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne. Photo: supplied


11:05 Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has been a successful songwriter (These Days, Take It Easy), and recording artist (Running On Empty, The Pretender) since the late 1960s, and has a long history of political activism, currently supporting public charity the Guacamole Fund. He will perform with his six-piece band at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on 3 April, showcasing his most recent studio album, Standing in the Breach, and hits from throughout his career.


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi’s most recent novel is From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, and the stage adaptation of her 2012 book, The ACB with Honora Lee, is playing during the New Zealand Festival, at Circa Theatre (to 26 March). She will discuss two new New Zealand books: The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press), and Lullaby by Bernard Beckett (Text Publishing).


During today's programme, Kim read messages from listeners that continued the discussion from last week about wasps. There is more information about wasps on the websites of DOC and Landcare.


This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Shaun Wilson
Auckland engineer: Brian Mahoney
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: Warren Zevon
Song: My Ride’s Here
Composer: Warren Zevon, Paul Muldoon
Album: My Ride’s Here
Label: Artemis, 2002
Broadcast: 9:45

Artist: Jackson Browne
Song: Standing in the Breach
Composer: Jackson Browne
Album: Standing in the Breach
Label: Inside Recordings, 2014
Broadcast: 11:10

Artist: Jackson Browne
Song: These Days
Composer: Jackson Browne
Album: Solo Acoustic Vol. 1
Label: Inside Recordings, 2005
Broadcast: 11:40