Catalonia have signed a declaration of independence but will wait to implement it to allow for talks with the government in Madrid. Last week a referendum was held where the a large majority of those who were able to vote voted for independence. The Spanish Government said the referendum was unconstitutional and Spanish police responded with violence in an attempt to stop it from going ahead. Some ballot boxes were confiscated and there was a global outcry against the actions of the police. Mahdis Azarmandi was there at the time and Lillian Hanly spoke with her about the day and the resulting consequences.
On today's show, we speak to drug testing group KnowYourStuff about their latest research. Journalist Gia Garrick takes us through the highs and lows of working in the parliamentary press gallery, and covering her first election.
On The Green Desk, Jack Marshall has a chat with Dr Alexander Taylor about one of the great mysteries of intellect in animals
Lillian speaks with Valerie Morse who was arrested in the 2007 Urewera terror raids, and we hear from Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara who is seeking a pardon. And we speak to ABC journalist Hagar Cohen about revelations New Zealand’s high commissioner to Fiji was threatened with expulsion from the country last year.
On the Green Desk this week with Jack Marshall, we hear from Dr Alexander Harwood Taylor, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Auckland, who’s been studying how intelligent birds use ‘play’ in order to learn.
Mikey reminisces on past & present summer festival looks with Pennie; Alex looks at the first season of I'm Sorry and discusses the most recent Twin Peaks for Viewmaster; And for Ready Steady Learn Mikey learns about slow fashion.