8:12 David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt. Photo: supplied

David Goldblatt is one of the world’s most celebrated sports writers. His new book is The Games: A Global History of the Olympics (Macmillan).







9:05 Euan Ashley

Euan Ashley

Euan Ashley. Photo: supplied

Cardiologist and systems biologist Euan Ashley is Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University in California. He is director of the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, the Clinical Genomics service, and Chair of the Biomedical Data Science Initiative, and one of the leaders of a new, integrated approach to the science of genetics.



9:05 Vicky Karaminas

Vicki Karaminas

Vicki Karaminas. Photo: supplied

Dr Vicki Karaminas is Professor of Fashion and Deputy Director of Doctoral Research at Massey University Wellington. She is the President of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, and editor of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, and is convenor for The End of Fashion, a major international conference later this year at Massey (8-9 December). She will discuss uniforms.



10:05 Francis Spufford

Francis  Spufford

Francis Spufford. Photo: Jerry Bauer

Francis Spufford is a British writer whose books include The Child That Books Built (2002), Red Plenty (2010) and Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense (2013). His latest book, Golden Hill (Faber), is an historical novel set in 1746 New York. Listen here to Kim Hill's 2014 interview with Francis Spufford about his earlier books.






10:40 Ashleigh Young

Ashleigh Young

Ashleigh Young. Photo: Russell Kleyn

Ashleigh Young is a poet and essayist. She is an editor at Victoria University Press, and teaches creative science writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her first collection of personal essays is Can You Tolerate This? (VUP).



11:05 The Oxfords

The Oxfords are six young professional singers from the cathedral choir of Christ Church, Oxford: Henry Kimber (countertenor), Michael Ash (countertenor), Edward Woodhouse (tenor), Edmund Bridges (tenor), Alexander Dance (baritone), Anthony Chater (bass). They are visiting Christchurch and Greymouth during August, assisted by the Canterbury Association Music Trust and John Robert Godley Memorial Trust, for recitals, concerts and work with secondary schools.

The Oxfords (from left): Henry Kimber, Michael Ash, Anthony Chater, Edward Woodhouse, Alexander Dance, Edmund Bridges

The Oxfords (from left): Henry Kimber, Michael Ash, Anthony Chater, Edward Woodhouse, Alexander Dance, Edmund Bridges Photo: Melissa Hogan (Christ's College, Canterbury)

11:40 The Children’s Book Awards with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi’s most recent novel is From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle. She will discuss the review site Hooked on Books He Ao Ano, and four books shortlisted for the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults (two junior fiction, one non-fiction, and one young adult fiction):
Lily Max: Satin, Scissors, Frock by Jane Bloomfield (Luncheon Sausage Books);|
The Bold Ship Phenomenal
by Sarah Johnson (Flat Bed Press);
Changing Times: the Story of a New Zealand Town and its Newspaper by Bob Kerr (Potton & Burton); and
Sylvie the Second by Kaeli Baker (Mākaro Press).

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington operator: Rachel Smith
Christchurch operator: Andrew Collins
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: Gang of Four
Song: I Love a Man in a Uniform
Composer: Gill, King
Album: Songs of the Free
Label: EMI, 1982
Broadcast: 9:35

Artist: The Oxfords
Song: Beati Quorum Via
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Live in the Christchurch studio of Radio New Zealand
Broadcast: 11:15