Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 4 August 2012 - Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Katherine Boo: slums of Mumbai
9:05 Graham Henry: teaching and coaching
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: Home AKL
10:05 Playing Favourites with Tim Kong
11:05 Alison Klayman: Ai Weiwei
11:30 John Dawson: trees of New Zealand

8:15 Katherine Boo
Katherine Boo has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003 and a contributor since 2001. Her writing focuses on issues of poverty, opportunity, social and economic policy, and education, and she spent three years in a Mumbai slum to research her latest book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Scribe, ISBN: 978-1-4000-6755-8).

9:05 Graham Henry
Sir Graham Henry is a former headmaster, cricketer and All Blacks coach. He tells his story, with Bob Howitt, in Graham Henry: Final Word (HarperCollins, ISBN 978-1-86950973-6).

9:45 Art with Mary Kisler
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss Home AKL, the contemporary Pacific art exhibition at the gallery (to 22 October). Images under discussion are available for view by clicking on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of the Saturday Morning web page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Tim Kong
Tim Kong came to teaching in his 30s, after working as a video roadie for musical acts including the Chemical Brothers and Underworld. He currently teaches at Seatoun School in Wellington, and writes about education in his Continue blog at Edublogs.

11:05 Alison Klayman
Freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman lived in China from 2006 to 2010. Her first feature documentary film, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, about the Chinese artist and dissident, is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington (7, 9 and 11 August), Christchurch (19 and 20 August), Palmerston North (19 and 21 August), and Hamilton (31 August and 1 September).

11:30 John Dawson
John Dawson is the author, with Rob Lucas, of New Zealand’s Native Trees (Craig Potton Publishing, ISBN: 9781877517013), which won Book of the Year at the New Zealand Post Book Awards, as well as the Best Illustrated Non-Fiction award. It also won the Nielsen BookData NZ Bookseller’s Choice Award 2012. Since retiring as Associate Professor of Botany at Victoria University in 1988, Dr Dawson has been undertaking botanical research in New Caledonia, teaching courses on native plants, and guiding groups around the Otari Native Botanic Gardens in Wellington.

On Saturday 4 August 2012 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Kim Hill’s interview from 28 July with Brian Boyd, about Shakespeare’s sonnets.

On Sunday 5 August 2012 at 4:06pm and Tuesday at 9:06pm you can hear a broadcast of the third programme of Talking Heads 2012: Paradise Regained, a series of discussions about science in New Zealand. Kim Hill and a panel of experts consider Sir Paul Callaghan’s final challenge - to make New Zealand pest free.

Preview: Saturday 11 August
Kim’s guests will include Brian Turner, Betty Gilderdale, and Richard Bean.

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon