Standing Room Only for Sunday 3 June 2018
12:15 Facing Change - Documentary Photographer Maggie Steber
Maggie Steber is an American multi-award winning photographer who has focused on humanitarian, cultural and social stories in 64 countries. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine. Steber has published photo essays on subjects ranging from the African slave trade and the Cherokee Nation, to soldiers' letters and the science of memory. That last series included revealing photographs of her mother Madje's struggle with dementia. Steber is a member of Facing Change Documenting America, a group of civic-minded photographers covering important American issues. Our gallery includes recent provocative shots from a series The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma - Lily being her alter ego. Steber is in New Zealand for the Auckland Festival of Photography and spoke to Lynn Freeman.
12:30 A Musical Crossroads- Capturing Tha' Freestyle
In just three minutes the team behind a Loaded Docs proposal aim to tell the story of Kas Futialo, a.k.a. 'Tha Feelstyle', and the way he brings together traditional Samoan music and Western hip-hop. Kas Futialo raps in Samoan and English and has been making music since the late 1980s and the Crossroads team will accompany him back to Samoa next month for a big concert there. Loaded Docs challenge is to encapsulate big stories in short short films. At the moment this year's selected teams are trying to raise at least $2000 through crowdfunding on Boosted. Lynn Freeman spoke to the director of The Crossroads, musician and music video producer Sani Sagala and to Aaron Taouma who's producing this film.
12.40 On the Road Again - Midge Marsden
Talk of New Zealand's "King" of the Blues Midge Marsden retiring after 50 years in the business and playing thousands of concerts around the country is just a little premature. Midge is again on tour at the moment - we caught up in Napier on Friday - and he's making his way to Wellington for a gig with the Rodger Fox Big Band at the Wellington Jazz Festival. He's both on the road and has produced a double CD retrospective.
Midge received the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2016 and was voted New Zealand Entertainer of the Year in 1990.
1:10 At The Movies
Simon Morris is back, this week: Solo tells the story of Star Wars favourite Han Solo - the early years, The Bookshop and Kodachrome.
1.33 A Picture Paints Some Medical Words - Dr Sam Murton
GP and Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in Wellington Dr Sam Murton produces drawings and videos for patients and puts them up on YouTube to help understanding of medical terms and procedures. Now, she wants to track down other health practitioners who blend art and explanation for her PhD research. She spoke to Lynn Freeman.
1:50 Targeting people - German photojournalist Herlinde Koelbl
Since the 1980s German photojournalist Herlinde Koelbl has got people talking about difficult issues... from the plight of refugees to the aging body, to how politics change a person's physique. She's also renowned for her portraits including 26 years of photographing the notoriously private German Chancellor Angela Merkel - from her early years as a shy young politician to now. Merkle is part of a series Traces of Power.
Koelbl is regarded as a pioneer of photo journalism - often doing in depth interviews of her subjects. She is in Auckland as a guest of the city's Festival of Photography, showing recent work of soldiers in different countries - images specifically of how the enemy is portrayed to soldiers during military target practice. Lynn Freeman spoke to her for Standing Room Only.
2:06 The Laugh Track - Stephen Brunton and Blair Strang
This Sunday's Laugh Track guests are actors and the men behind Sapphire Productions Stephen Brunton and Blair Strang, who premiere Albert Belz's play Morningstar at Auckland's Pumphouse Theatre this month. A play about God's dysfunctional family of angels, with archangels Michael and Lucifer trying to patch things up, Stephen and Blair's Laugh Track choices are Pablo Francisco, Stewart Francis, Jimeoin and Ricky Jervais
2:25 The Mood Machine - Emma Ng and Hera Lindsay Bird
If a friendly looking machine on the side of the road asked you to describe your mood, right now, what would it be? And if you were prepared to take the next step, and press the button with that mood emblazoned on it, would you? If you come across The Mood Machine it will reward your bravery with a piece of art and some writing to match your mood. Artist Emma Ng and poet Hera Lindsay Bird invited young creatives to contributes art and poems for The Mood Machine which will be popping up in in secret locations across Auckland city as part of the Satellites Festival. Emma and Hera spoke to Lynn Freeman.
2:40 Levi's War - Julie Thomas
Julie Thomas has brought out the final book in her popular series about the Horowitzes, Levi's War (Harper Collins). The trilogy started with The Keeper of Secrets. Set in Nazi Germany, it was the story of a rare violin and 18 year old Simon Horowitz. Rachel's Legacy came next - and now Levi's War completes the family story. In the new book Levi is recruited to spy for England during the war, after having fled there from Germany. The young homosexual Jewish pianist becomes a favourite with the Fuhrer. Lynn Freeman called Julie in Putaruru, a rural town near Taupo.
2:49 My Heels Are Killing Me
Sonia Sly meets DJ Sir-Vere to talk about Sneakerhead culture in this episode of RNZ podcast series My Heels Are Killing Me.
“Fashion is identity in hip hop,” says Auckland-based Phil Bell aka DJ Sir-Vere who owns more than 500 pairs of sneakers. As a self-described “sneakerhead” he has been collecting sneakers for 25 years and today his collection fills two storage units - he could switch pairs once a day and still not wear the same shoe for almost a year.
3:06 Drama at 3
Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too) is our satirical series that masquerades as a self-improvement guide. Today 'Everyone Needs An Executive Assistant'. The theme for this episode is all an elaborate ploy by Dexter to interview the executive assistant of the woman he has fallen for, Sharon Doyle. During this interview Dexter obtains information about Sharon's likes, dislikes and most importantly the name of the conference she will soon be attending. Dex sets a plan in motion to surprise Ms. Doyle with a visit.
Then its time to continue our series on the life of 'Te Wherowhero' the man who became the first Maori king with Selwyn Muru. In this episode Te Wherowhero faces two new enemies: Ngapuhi chief, Hongi Hika, and his new European weapon, the musket.
Music this week - our theme, sneakers
Artist: Run DMC
Song: My Adidas
Composer: Darryl McDaniels
Album: Walk This Way The Best Of Run-DMC
Played at: 12.10pm
Artist: Steely Dan
Song: Bad Sneakers
Composer: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Album: Katy Lied
Label: ABC Records
Played at: 12.25pm
Artist: Tha Freestyle
Song: Su'amalie/I Ain't Mad at You
Composer: K. Futialo - I. Seumanu
Label: Festival Mushroom
Played at: 12.35pm
Artist: Midge Marsden
Song: Burning Rain
Composer: Midge Marsden
Album: Burning Rain
Played at: 12.45pm
Song: Air Force Ones
Played at: 12.58pm
Label: Slurp Music
Played at: 1.09pm
Artist: Sneaker Peeps
Song: 6 Underground
Composer: John Barry, Chris Corner, Liam Howe, Ian D. Pickering
Album: Becoming X
Label: Clean Up
Played at: 1.45pm
Artist: You Am I
Song: Purple Sneakers
Composer: Rusty Hopkinson, Andy Kent and Tim Rogers
Album: Hi Fi Way
Label: Warner Bros
Played at: 1.58pm
Artist: The Pack
Album: Based Boys
Label: Up All night/Jive
Played at: 2.04pm
Artist: Tommy Tucker
Song: Hi Heel sneakers
Composer: Robert Higginbotham
Album: Hi Heel sneakers
Played at: 2.35pm
Artist: All Stars
Composer: All Stars
Album: All Stars (soundtrack)
Label: Transmission Recordings
Played at: 2.58pm
Song: Mistah FAB
Album: The Grind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Label: Black Armor
Played at: 3.04pm
Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Composer: Ben Haggerdy, Ryan Lewis and Hollis Wong-Wear
Album: The Heist
Played at: 3.28pm
Played at: 3.57pm