RNZ: Saturday Morning
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A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
||CleanDebra Lee Baldwin - Queen of Succulents||Succulent smugglers have been targeting a particularly beautiful specimen of the plant in southern California and last week two people were in court charged with poaching 1800 Dudleya farinosa, or Powdery Liveforever) from a state park. It was the||15 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie Reid - The Proclaimers on the way to Aotearoa||The Scottish twins Charlie and Craig Reid, known as the music duo The Proclaimers, released their debut album This is the Story in 1987. It contained their first hit - the politically-charged anti-Thatcher anthem 'Letter from America'. Next came th||15 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener feedback for 9 February 2019||Listener feedback to the Saturday Morning Programme.||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Phillips - Singer-songwriter and her World on Sticks||US singer-songwriter Sam Phillips began her career singing Christian music in the 1980s under her given name, Leslie Phillips. She switched to mainstream music in 1988 and started going by her nickname, Sam, in honour of music producer Sam Phillips||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoe Laga - COVEN||Moe Laga is a performance artist from South Auckland. She is the head of COVEN an arts collective which specialises in voguing and performance art. Her practice includes a large number of stage (Neon Bootleg, Inferno, Femslick) and screen productio||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiarmuid Brazendale - Redwood resident flees fire||Kim talks to Diarmuid Brazendale, a resident of Redwood Valley near Nelson, who describes how firefighters fended off the bush fire to save his house and animals.||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephanie Land - Working class poverty in the US||Ten years ago, Stephanie Land escaped an abusive relationship and moved with her nine-month-old daughter into a homeless shelter. While navigating a tangle of Government assistance that never amounted to much and left her often sick and starving, L||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeborah Alma - Dispensing literary first aid||Emergency Poet was conceived by poet and writer Deborah Alma as a fun way of bringing poetry to people. After six years of dispensing poems as cures from the back of an old ambulance, Alma is establishing the UK's first poetry pharmacy in Shropshir||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Crabb - Accordion virtuoso||Scottish born James Crabb is widely regarded as one of the world's leading ambassadors of the classical accordion. Crabb was professor of classical accordion at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, from 1995-2010 and held a long-standing||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive cross to Nelson, update on Tasman fires.||Live cross to Appleby School, near Nelson, for an update on the battle to put out the blaze and how local people are being affected by the emergency.||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGays For Trump: 'We will re-elect him'||Donald Trump's 2017 tweets about banning transgender people from the military are his only misstep as American president so far, according to Peter Boykin, the founder and president of Gays for Trump. He tells Kim Hill that Donald Trump has alwa||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener feedback for 2 February 2019||Listener feedback to the Saturday Morning Programme.||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIan Bruce - The Correspondents return to WOMAD||Ian Bruce, aka Mr Bruce, is a painter and the lead singer in music duo The Correspondents. Alongside DJ Chucks, the pair bring together jazz and swing with modern electro and drum'n'bass to deliver a high-energy hip-hop swing sound which they descr||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProfessor Richard Whitman - Brexit fallout for Aotearoa||Richard Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and is an expert on Brexit and UK foreign policy. He is a visiting fellow at Chatham House (formerly known as the Royal Institute of International Affair||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarrie Kosky - Sending Magic Flute to Auckland Arts Festival||Barrie Kosky is the intendant and chefregisseur (artistic director) of the Komische Oper Berlin. Acclaimed for his work in opera directing, one of his most recent works at the Komische Oper Berlin is The Magic Flute, which has been seen by over 350||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGregory Burke - Returning to head Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki||In April, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki will welcome a new director, returning New Zealander Gregory Burke. Most recently CEO of the Remai Modern gallery in Saskatoon, Canada, Burke has directed acclaimed modern and contemporary art museums acr||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNancy Gertner - An 'unrepentant advocate' for civil liberties||Nancy Gertner is a former US federal judge who built her career around the protection of women's rights, civil liberties and justice for all. Appointed to the federal bench of the district court of Massachusetts by President Bill Clinton in 1994, s||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProfessor Richard Sullivan - A global view of cancer treatment||Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London (KCL), and is the director of the Institute of Cancer Policy. He qualified in medicine, trained in surgery (urology), and gained his PhD in cell signalling. Sullivan wa||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener feedback for 26 January 2019||Listener feedback to the Saturday Morning Programme.||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow||American singer-songwriter and indie favourite Sharon Van Etten has just released her fifth album, Remind Me Tomorrow and she will visit New Zealand in June as part of a world tour. Remind Me Tomorrow is Van Etten's first release since 2014's Are W||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter White - Taking a genetics fight to the Aussie cane toad||Australia's famous invader, the cane toad, has hit the headlines lately. Senator Pauline Hanson proposes putting welfare recipients to work killing the toads, while Queensland MP Bob Katter wants to arm children with air rifles and pay them 40 cent||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJP Pomare - Call Me Evie||JP (Josh) Pomare (Ngapuhi) grew up in Rotorua, losing his mother to cancer at 11 and leaving home at 15. He dropped out of a BA degree in Wellington before moving to Melbourne, where he has laboured at building a writing career. His short stories h||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonna Rutherford - Award-winning story draws on Celtic folklore||Dunedin writer Donna Rutherford, who published her debut novel, Skylark, under the name Ruthie Morgan, has teamed up with local artist Tyler Kennedy Stent to produce her latest project, Moireach. It's the story of a young girl with Asperger Syndrom||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUK criminologist David Best on addiction recovery in prisons||David Best helped establish the UK's first recovery-focused prison, which some are looking to replicate in New Zealand. "Why should we support recovery?" he tells Kim Hill, "because recovery will lead to massive reductions in crime and massive inc||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbara Kingsolver - Unsheltered||American writer Barbara Kingsolver grew up in rural Kentucky and now lives on a farm in southern Appalachia. She has written several novels, the most famous of them The Poisonwood Bible (1998), the story of an evangelical Baptist who takes his fami||25 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Thankyou Kim for demonstrating every week what media can be, you and many of your fellow Radio New Zealand cohorts are a beacon amid the quagmire that is mainstream commercial media.
Nothing short of brilliant. Kim Hill is the ultimate in intellectual entertainment. Done miss out. Dave
One of Radio's great interviewers. Some of these sessions are world class and so exclusive that they should be syndicated.