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This Day in History: 2011

This Day in History: 2011 This Day in History: 2011, 137.33 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 2011, for the resignation of an octogenarian Fidel Castro as First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, having occupied the role for around half a century, despite earlier stepping down as President in 2008.

Neutral Corner: The war for Syria, part two

Neutral Corner: The war for Syria, part two Neutral Corner: The war for Syria, part two, 137.33 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

In a follow-up to last week, Neutral Corner examines the contrasting coverage given to US-led strikes in Syria by CNN and PressTV, with a cold open by Alex Jones.

Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system?

Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system? Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system?, 32.53 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system? What is the future of cryptocurrency? What are the pros and cons? And what do they mean for economics, for power, and for society? Maria Amoudian discusses the questions around cryptocurrency with David Golumbia, Gina C. Pieters, Lee W. McKnight, and Emin Gun Sirer.

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The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system

The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system , 8.73 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

Today Newsroom reported that the New Zealand Family Court has made frequent inappropriate comments about domestic violence victims. For example, a judge concluded that a victim was a "successful school teacher" and "a robust and resilient person" and therefore "did not have an ongoing need for protection". This was after the victim had suffered whiplash from being bodyslammed by her former partner. In response to this report, Jemima spoke with Dr Henry Kha who is a family law lecturer in the Faculty of Law at UoA. They talked about how domestic violence is responded to in the law, why victim-blaming comments made by the Family Court matter and how these negative patterns will change. If you're ever in need of help for a domesic violence issue, please call Womens Refuge at 0800 733 843 or HELP at (09) 623 1700. 

The Wire with Will: Wednesday 18th April

The Wire with Will Parsonson 1804.mp3 mp3, 40.57 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

Current Friday Wire Producer Will Parsonson fills in for Lillian today, and the team talks science (as usual) with AUT's Allan Blackman. We touch on nazi warships using chemestry to hide, eating plastic and we wish Albert Einstein a great death-day. 

Producer Lisa Boudet speaks to Liv Young, the creater of MENTAL, an online platform where New Zealanders are invited to share their experience of mental health issues. 

Lillian has her weekly chat with NZ First's Tracey Martin, and they touch on oil drilling and teachers titles. 

And producer Ben Webber finds out more about campylobacter with Otago University research Professor Michael Baker. What is it? How to get rid of it? How not to be contaminated by faeces when handling chicken? All the answers to the questions you never thought you'd ask. 

MENTAL: breaking the stigma of mental health

MENTAL: breaking the stigma of mental health MENTAL: breaking the stigma of mental health, 28.63 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

Can we truly help people who experience mental health issues if we shy away from their individual stories?

Liv Young believes the answer is no. She created Mental, an online platform where people can share their personal experience. 

She talks to 95bFM producer Lisa Boudet, and explains why she believes it can help take down the taboo that still surrounds mental health in Aotearoa. 

Everything you wish you always knew about campylobacteriosis

Everything you wish you always knew about campylobacteriosis Everything you wish you always knew about campylobacteriosis, 7.05 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

New Zealand chicken is making people sick, according to Otago University researchers, who are calling for safety labels.

The study shows that Aotearoa has one of the highest rate of campylobacteriosis, and that is due to consumers not being aware of the prevalence of the contaminating bacteria in 60 to 90 percent of raw chicken. 

95bFM producer Ben Webber asks one of the authors of the research, Otago University research Professor Michael Baker, what this bacteria is, and how to avoid contamination. 

A conversation about "powerlessness" and success

Feminists of Colour Feminists of Colour, 16.08 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Ollin Perez Raynaud of Feminists of Colour, a University of Auckland based club, speaks with Lillian Hanly about the upcoming panel The Power of Powerlessness. 

Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels

Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa, 9.1 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

In June this year, the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels will reopen after five years closed for renovation. The re opening marks a shift away from historic colonial era white supremacist exhibits and towards a fairer, more accurate representation of Africa. Conor Knell dives into the history behind the museum and explores the new changes being made

WEiRdO: A Musical Theatre Satire

Jenn Tamati with Jane Yonge, director of WEIRDO Jenn Tamati with Jane Yonge, director of WEIRDO, 14.52 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Producer Jenn Tamati speaks to directer of WEiRdO, Jane Yonge, about the satirical musical theatre story that explores the effects of colonisation, as well as racial identity in modern day Aotearoa.