This week on Saturday Morning: Kim talks to Dr Carol Shand, one of Wellington's first abortion doctors and someone who devoted her 40-year career to the safe provision of abortion and care of sex abuse victims; RNZ's own Phil Pennington on his new book Surviving 7.8, written on the back of covering the Kaikoura earthquakes; Professor David Heymann discusses how humanity can tackle big pandemics; Arthur Tompkins on art crime - this time, the story of the Timbuktu Papers; distinguished author and poet Bill Manhire previews his collection of riddles set to music; US author Jessa Crispin explains why she's turned off modern feminism, and Mary Kisler looks at a collection of nudes about to go on show at Auckland Art Gallery -  Toi O Tamaki. 



8:12 Carol Shand: Championing Sexual Health 

Carol Shand

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Wellington's Dr Carol Shand (CNZM) has been working for and with victims of sexual assault and child sexual abuse and in the fields of women's health and sexual health medicine for more than 40 years. She has conducted pioneering work in establishing sexual abuse care and co-authored the standard textbooks on these subjects. She was a member of the National Advisory Committee on the prevention of Child Abuse Working Party and is a founding trustee of the Wellington Sexual Assault HELP Foundation. She is a past president of the Wellington Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society.


9:05  Phil Pennington: Surviving 7.8

Phil Pennington

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Phil Pennington is a senior reporter for Radio New Zealand. He has worked for RNZ for a decade, mostly producing news programmes Checkpoint and Morning Report. He was in the online producer's seat when the Christchurch 2011 quake hit and spent the next six hours getting people on air. He produced more than 30 interviews in Washington DC in the run-up to and aftermath of the 2008 Obama presidential election for RNZ. He has also worked in newsrooms in Britain and Asia. He talks to Kim about his new book Surviving 7.8, chronicling the recent Kaikoura earthquakes. Proceeds from the book will go to the New Zealand Red Cross Kaikoura Earthquake 2016 appeal.



9:45 Arthur Tompkins: Art Crime - The Timbuktu Papers 

Timbuktu Papers

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Arthur Tompkins is a District Court judge, and editor of Art Crime and its Prevention: A Handbook for Collectors and Art Professionals (Lund Humphries). He has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, and writes a bi-monthly series of articles in the online magazine Versopolis about stolen masterpieces now back on public display. He will discuss story of the Timbuktu manuscripts. 


10:05 David Heymann:  Preventing Pandemics

Professor David Heymann

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Professor David Heymann is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London and Chairman of the Board, Public Health England, UK. Previously he was the World Health Organization's Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, and Representative of the Director-General for polio eradication. Known internationally as editor of the ID handbook Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, Professor Heymann was recently in New Zealand as a guest of the University of Otago in Wellington, holding public talks in which he discussed emerging infectious diseases, and how global inequality affects their spread and treatment. 



10:35 Bill Manhire: Collected Riddles

Bill Manhire

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Bill Manhire founded the International Institute of Modern Letters, which is home to New Zealand's leading creative writing program. He is now Emeritus Professor of English and Creative Writing at Victoria. In 1997 he was made New Zealand's inaugural Poet Laureate, and in 2005 he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and in in the same year was named an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Literature from the University of Otago and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He received the Prime Minister's Award for poetry in 2007.  In 2016 Victoria University Press published The Stories of Bill Manhire which collected new and published short fiction, and this year VUP publish a new poetry collection, Some Things To Place in a Coffin, and Tell Me My Name, which collects riddles by Bill Manhire, along with a CD of songs composed by Norman Meehan, sung by Hannah Griffin.


11:06 Jessa Crispin: Why She's Not a Feminist 

Jessa Crispin

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New York-based Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of Bookslut, and the literary journal Spolia. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot, and has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Jessa's latest book is Why I Am Not a Feminist, which focuses on what she believes are the disappointments of 'third wave' feminism. Jessa will appear by satellite at the All About Women Satellite Event at Auckland Museum and the Christchurch Art Gallery on March 5th, and will be in Wellington in conversation with Jo Randerson on March 9th. Her Australasian visit is a partnership between the Adelaide's Writer's Festival, the Sydney Opera House, and Wellington lit-crawl event organisers Pirate & Queen.



11:45 Mary Kisler: The Body Laid Bare 

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She discusses the Auckland Art Gallery's upcoming The Body Laid Bare - Masterpieces from Tate exhibition (March 18th - July 16th) comprised of more than 100 artworks from the Tate of London, which capture the body in beautiful, sensual and at times provocative form over the past two centuries.



Books discussed in this episode:


Surviving 7.8  (Harper Collins)

By Phil Pennington 

ISBN: 9781775541103


Some Things to Place in a Coffin  (Victoria University Press)

By Bill Manhire 

 : 9781776561056


Tell Me My Name  (Victoria University Press)

By Bill Manhire, set to music by Norman Meehan, sung by Hannah Griffin

ISBN: 9781776561070


Why I am not a Feminist  (Melville House)

By Jessa Crispin 

ISBN 1612196012



Music played in this show

Artist: Bill Manhire, Norman Meehan and Hannah Griffin
Song: Ice
Composer: Norman Meehan
Album: Tell Me My Name
Label: VUP
Played at: 10:35

Artist: Bill Manhire, Norman Meehan and Hannah Griffin
Song: Fiddle
Composer: Norman Meehan
Album: Tell Me My Name
Label: VUP
Played at: 11:06