Lamia Imam then Dick Allen on the US election, Jon O'Brien on what Catholics really think about contraception, Jane Falconer on her Garden of National Significance, Tame Iti discusses how his life shaped his activism, Adam Dudding talks about his father, Robin, and Kate de Goldi with new books for young readers.



8:12 Lamia Imam

Lamia Imam

Lamia Imam Photo: Supplied

Lamia Imam is a Kiwi-expat who lives in Texas. She grew up in Bangladesh and the United States. She's a former NZ Labour Party staffer and studied at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. She works as a communications consultant and this year contributed to The Interregnum, a book of essays by young writers commenting on the current state of political uncertainty. She says the presidential campaign has seen the mainstreaming of the ultra-right movement, and the resulting racism is "scary".


8:35 Dick Allen

Dick Allen

Dick Allen Photo: Wikipedia

Dick Allen was foreign policy coordinator to US president Richard Nixon, and served twice in the Nixon White House. He was the US national security advisor to president Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1982, having been Reagan's chief foreign policy advisor from 1977. Dick Allen is a former lecturer in politics at Otago University, and is a fellow of St Margaret's College, Otago, He is president of the Richard V. Allen Company, a Washington-based consulting services firm.



9:05 Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien Photo: Supplied

Jon O'Brien is president of Catholics for Choice (CFC), an American pro-choice organisation advocating for sexual and reproductive rights from a standpoint of culture, faith, justice and morality.

He is in New Zealand to speak at the Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights Conference.






9:40 Jane Falconer

Jane Falconer has created a Garden of National Significance, Clachanburn Country Garden, on her farm in Patearoa, Central Otago. Jane's granddaughter, Lucy, received two years of leukaemia treatment in Christchurch and her family was supported at that time by Ranui House. After Lucy recovered, Jane collaborated with Tasman Bay Roses to breed the 'Lucy Rose' to raise money for Ranui House. Jane is also speaking at a fundraising lunch organised by NZ Life and Leisure magazine on Friday, November 18, at Stoneridge Estate, Queenstown.



10:05 Tame Iti

Tame Iti is an artist and activist who is mostly associated with Tūhoe, but also has links with the Waikato tribes of Ngāti Wairere and Ngāti Hauā, and with Te Arawa. This week he gave Leadership NZ's 2016 Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture, 'From the Raindrop to the River to the Sea', discussing the concept of mana.

Tame Iti.

Tame Iti. Photo: RNZ / Graeme Acton


11:05 Adam Dudding

Adam and Robin Dudding, 1980

Adam and Robin Dudding, 1980 Photo: Supplied

Adam Dudding is a reporter for Fairfax Media, and has won many writing awards. His first book, My Father's Island (VUP, 9781776560820), is about his father Robin Dudding, who has been described as the greatest New Zealand literary editor of his generation.









11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi. Photo: supplied.

Kate De Goldi's most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Longacre), won the junior fiction category at the 2016 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. She will discuss The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall and Sarah Wilkins (Submarine ISBN: 9-780994-129987 (stories); The Swap by Jan Ormerod, pictures by Andrew Joyner (Little Hare ISBN: 9-781760-128760 (picture book); Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell (ABC ISBN: 9-780733-333019 (novel) (Withering-by-the-Sea by Judith Rossell; ABC ISBN: 9-780733-333002 - first in the series).




This Saturday's team:
Producer: Christine Cessford/Lucy Smith
Wellington operator: Lianne Smith
Research by Infofind


Music played in this show

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Song: The Future
Composer: Leonard Cohen
Album: The Future
Label: Columbia
Broadcast Time: 8:10 

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Song: Dance Me To The End of Love
Composer Leonard Cohen
Album: Leonard Cohen Live in London
Label: Columbia
Broadcast Time: 10:05 

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Song: You Want It Darker
Composer: Leonard Cohen
Album: You Want It Darker
Label: Colombia
Broadcast Time: 11:55