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.
Feedback to the Saturday Morning Programme 25 September 2021
Feedback from listeners to the Saturday Morning Programme 25 September 2021.
Dr Doug Wilson: the medical miracles are not for everyone
Doug Wilson is a medical academic author and our regular correspondent from the other side of 80. Wilson graduated from Otago University 60 years ago, and since then there have been significant changes in life expectancy thanks to medical marvels - yet only some people benefit. The figures remain quite different for Māori and Pacific Islanders.
Annette Lees: exploring the enchanting nights of Aotearoa
Annette Lees has long had a love affair with the night time. As a child she found it both scary and enchanting, and as an adult she revels in the sense of wonderment found in swimming under the stars or walking in moonlight. But it was a newfound love of bats that was the genesis for her new book After Dark: Walking into the nights of Aotearoa.
Jing Song: from accountant to award-winning wine producer
Jing Song is the youngest-ever New Zealand wine producer to win a gold award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Yanis Varoufakis: former Greek Finance Minister presents an alternative to capitalism
A well-known critic of the neoliberal world order, economist Yanis Varoufakis believes capitalism has become 'techno-feudalism' - with tech companies and Covid making the rich even richer and the poor poorer. But he also believes there is a democratic socialist alternative, which he presents in his 2020 novel Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present.
Kath Irvine: practical tips from Ōhau’s organic gardener
Horowhenua-based organic gardener Kath Irvine is passionate about the value of homegrown food - and the key, she says, is to keep it really simple. For her new book The Edible Backyard, Irvine documented a year on her own property to show how you can successfully produce bountiful crops throughout the seasons and provide a daily harvest with minimal wastage.
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