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Mission possible: Detox

Mission possible: Detox Mission possible: Detox, 7.54 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

The City Mission will receive $16.7 million in funding from the government to improve and expand their detoxification services. Jemima talked to Auckland City Missioner, Chris Farrelly, about how this funding will be used and why it is so important for Auckland. 

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 14th June

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 14th June The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 14th June, 128.8 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from Justspeak about the Government’s plans for a new 500 bed prison at Waikeria. Neutral corner returns on the summit between Kim Jong un and Donald Trump. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss the three strikes law. Jemima speaks with Chris Farrelly from the Auckland CIty Mission about their new detox beds. Finally, This Day in History looks at the end of the Falklands War.

Just Speaking about Waikeria Prison

Just Speaking about Waikeria Prison Just Speaking about Waikeria Prison, 7.12 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

Minister for Corrections, Kelvin Davis, has annunced that a 500 bed prison, including a 100 bed mental health unit, in Waikeria will replace the old prison. Jemima spoke with Just Speak spokesperson, Tania Sawicki Mead, about the new government's plans. Just Speak is represents the youth and rangatahi voice in criminal justice conversations. 

Neutral Corner: Summit in Singapore

Neutral Corner: Summit in Singapore Neutral Corner: Summit in Singapore, 19.51 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

Neutral Corner examines the meeting between American President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un.

Are our oceans under threat?

Are our oceans under threat? Are our oceans under threat?, 40.4 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

Our fates are tied to the fate of our oceans, which generate half of the world’s oxygen, as well as provide water, food, recreation, culture, and some $24 trillion of the global economy. But ocean life is under threat by multiple stressors — climate change, acidification, plastics, pollution, overfishing, overexploitation, and dead zones.

In this roundtable discussion, top scholars reveal and explain the realities facing our seas and the strides we are making to protect, restore and recover our seas.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Reuben: Wednesday 13 June 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Wednesday 13 June 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 100.26 MB
Wed 13 Jun 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk abour organic molecules on Mars; a device can produce water out of thin air and Professor Margaret Brimble is First NZ woman to become a fellow of The Royal Society of London. Reuben interviews the chief executive of Amnesty International about possible war crimes committed by the US led coalition on Syria. Darashpreet speaks to Keren Segal about fusion power. Reuben also speaks to the founder of Housing First about the program’s beginnings and its criticisms. Darshpreet also has a report on the US North korea Singapore summit. Lastly, Lucy speaks to RNZ reporter Phil Pennington about combustible building cladding in Auckland.

Auckland Council Clear Grenfell Tower Cladding as Safe

Auckland Council Clear Grenfell Tower Cladding as Safe Auckland Council Clear Grenfell Tower Cladding as Safe, 14.79 MB
Wed 13 Jun 2018

1 year on from the awful Grenfell Tower fire in London, the Auckland Council have declared that the highly combustible aluminium polyethylene filled cladding is safe for use in Aucklands buildings.

The council have produced a list naming all the buildings with the cladding which include 7 Auckland hospital buildings and Auckland universities OGGB building.

Lucy Austin spoke with RNZ reporter Phil Pennington to find out more. 

Amnesty: US-led coalition may have committed war crimes

Amnesty: US-led coalition may have committed war crimes in Syria Amnesty: US-led coalition may have committed war crimes in Syria, 5.36 MB
Wed 13 Jun 2018

A report by Amnesty International suggests that the US-led coalition against ISIS may have committed war crimes during the offensive to take back the city of Raqqa in Syria.

Reuben McLaren speaks to Amnesty International NZ Chief Executive Tony Blackett about the report.

Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction

Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction Back from the dead? The science and ethics of bringing species back from extinction , 30.09 MB
Wed 13 Jun 2018

With mass extinction upon us, some scientists are working on bringing certain species back from the dead. But their ability to do so raises ethical and practical issues. Are we playing God? Could this process go terribly wrong? Should we focus on conservation instead or in tandem with de-extinction? If we do de-extinct some species, which ones should we bring back? Three scientists, Michael Archer, Douglas McAuley, and Susan Haig, all experts in the field of de-extinction, discuss the science, the progress, and the ethical and practical concerns of bringing back to life some of the species that have gone extinct with Maria Armoudian. 

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Everyday People with Annora

Everyday People: June 12th 2018 Everyday People: June 12th 2018, 4.4 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

This week on everyday people, Leonard asks Annora the five questions.