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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.

RNZ: Saturday Morning Radio New Zealand

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 349 Ratings

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.

    'The Wire' creator David Simon: 'America finds itself in a very ugly place'

    'The Wire' creator David Simon: 'America finds itself in a very ugly place'

    The Wire is regarded as one of the best drama series ever made, and a herald of the new golden age of television. Its creator and showrunner David Simon started his working life as a journalist at The Baltimore Sun newspaper before taking a year's sabbatical to research a book shadowing the Baltimore Police Department. The book spawned a TV show Homicide: Life On The Street and Simon has gone on to create a run of acclaimed shows including; The Corner, The Wire, Generation Kill, Treme, and The Deuce His most recent work is an adaptation of Philip Roth's 2004 novel The Plot Against America, a cautionary tale about anti-Semitism in the U.S. and the dangers of a cult-of-personality presidency. It's showing at the moment on NEON (where you can also watch The Wire and The Deuce) and stars Zoe Kazan, Winona Ryder, and John Turturro among others.

    • 38 min
    Doug Wilson: how older people are feeling about the pandemic

    Doug Wilson: how older people are feeling about the pandemic

    Doug Wilson is back to report from the front lines of ageing. This week he's talking about the impact Covid-19 is having on older people. From the positives of a rise in contact and help from neighbours and friends, to the dark side, of ageism, the casual devaluing of their lives, and the devastating toll it's taking in countries with widespread outbreaks. He'll also look at the role and responsibilities of aged care facilities in protecting those most vulnerable from harm

    • 16 min
    Photographer Judith Crispin: exposing life and death

    Photographer Judith Crispin: exposing life and death

    Since 2011, Australian poet, writer and photographer Judith Nangala Crispin has spent part of each year living and working with Warlpiri people in the Northern Australian Tanami desert. Her work centres on the concept of connection with "Country" and includes themes of displacement and reflection on her own lost Aboriginal ancestry. Her exhibition "Unseen - The Dingo's Noctuary", features at this year's Auckland Festival of Photography. It will be outside on lightboxes near the Ellen Melville Centre. It includes images of roadkill and other dead animals made using a camera-less technique she calls "Lumachrome glass printing". She'll also be giving two talks via Zoom at 5pm Thursday 28 May, and 11am Sunday 31 May. 'Talking Culture: Judith Crispin'

    • 37 min
    Ian Wedde on his new novel "The Reed Warbler"

    Ian Wedde on his new novel "The Reed Warbler"

    Fiction writer, critic, essayist, art curator and former NZ Poet Laureate, Ian Wedde has a new book out. The Reed Warbler is his eighth novel and is being billed as a masterpiece. A work of fiction, it's reminiscent of a family history, and calls into question the reliability of our memories, and the stories we tell about each other.

    • 19 min
    Virologist Dr Chris Smith: Covid-19 update

    Virologist Dr Chris Smith: Covid-19 update

    Consultant clinical virologist at Cambridge University Dr Chris Smith returns to answer questions and examine and explain the latest news and science around Covid-19. This week: the hunt for a vaccine, the fuss over hydroxychloroquine, and what antibody tests can and can't tell us.

    • 30 min
    Wendy McCulloch: Kiwi vet helping New York pets

    Wendy McCulloch: Kiwi vet helping New York pets

    Before becoming a vet, New Zealander Wendy McCulloch worked as a caterer for some of the biggest acts in music, including Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones. Now based in New York, she's been offering home-based vet visits to city residents as the founder of HomeVetsNYC. Her house calls have become even more complex and demanding during the Covid-19 outbreak in the city, especially as many of her clients are elderly or immuno-compromised. She's also a board member of the South African wildlife charity, the Wild Tomorrow Fund.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
349 Ratings

349 Ratings

Disappointed 783 ,

I love you Kim!

Best radio programme bar none. Maybe Jim Mora. Kim is a national treasure, funny, intelligent and appropriately cutting.

Clare@YorkBay ,

Kim Hill

I have never written a review before and this is so overdue.
Thank you Kim for your sharing your amazing talent in NZ. Your show on Saturday Morning makes my week. It is so interesting, incisive, funny, comforting and informative.
I cannot bear to think that one day you might want to do something else !. Please know that you are so loved.
Clare Garrett.

suedonthangabout ,

Mrs

Agree entirely, Kim is a brilliant interviewer. Don’t know how she manages to not say anything offensive yet delves so deep.
Jim Mora is also great. He is polite yet thorough. They both have fast brain to speech reactions, wide knowledge and high intelligence. Brian Crump is just right too. Hidden gems.
Sue Odom

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