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Golriz Ghahraman on Chelsea Manning: August 29, 2018

Golriz Ghahraman on Chelsea Manning: August 29, 2018 Golriz Ghahraman on Chelsea Manning: August 29, 2018, 9.13 MB
Wed 29 Aug 2018

American whistleblower Chelsea Manning is planning on coming to New Zealand as part of a speaking tour, but the National Party believes the activist should not be allowed to enter the country. The reason cited is Manning's previous criminal conviction. 

Producer Daniel Meech spoke to Green Party MP and Human Rights lawyer Golriz Ghahraman and started with asking about who Chelsea Manning is, and what she did.

 

The Wire with Lisa: August 29, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: August 29, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: August 29, 2018, 105.72 MB
Wed 29 Aug 2018

E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today!

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are talking about how we are capable of smelling, dodgy psych studies, and a botched execution in a Nebraska state which may be due to the drugs used.

Daniel Meech talks to Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman  about the upcoming Chelsea Manning talk and National’s desire to see her banned from entering the country on the ground of her previous conviction.

Lillian talked to some co founders of the game Sooth to find out what it is all about

Darashpreet talks to Professor Paul Brunton about the new dental facility University of Otago will be building in South Auckland

 

Tenancy law review, have a say! : August, 29, 2018

Tenancy law review, have a say! : August, 29, 2018 Tenancy law review, have a say! : August, 29, 2018, 4.3 MB
Wed 29 Aug 2018

One third of New Zealanders, including 43% of children, live in rental homes. 

This trend is at odds with the Kiwi dream (and expected reality) of owning a white-picket-fence villa by the time you reach 30.

As society shifts, regulations stay the same. Which is why the government wishes to review the current legislation, and make it more accurate. 

Proposals have been made, areas are being looked into, and consultation is on its way, until October 21st. 

Producer Lisa Boudet delves into the proposed changes, and the reactions on either side of the spectrum. 

University of Otago's new dental facility in South Auckland : August 29, 2018

University of Otago's new dental facility in South Auckland : August 29, 2018 University of Otago's new dental facility in South Auckland : August 29, 2018, 5.03 MB
Wed 29 Aug 2018

The University of Otago is building a new dental teaching facility and patient treatment clinic in South Auckland to help meet the health needs of people, and provide students with wide ranging opportunities in a diverse community.

The building is being built on land owned by Counties Manukau District Health Board, and will be helping people in South Auckland with their dental issues.

FORTY EIGHT final year, Bachelor of Dental Surgery will be assigned to the counties manukau facility, as part of their coursework. Construction of the building is already underway and is proposed to be completed by TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY.

To find out more about why the facility is being built in South Auckland and how it’s all coming about, Darashpreet spoke to Professor Paul Brunton, the Pro-Vice Chancellor Division of Health Sciences.  

 

New Game called Sooth: August 29, 2018

New Game called Sooth: August 29, 2018 New Game called Sooth: August 29, 2018, 10.2 MB
Wed 29 Aug 2018

Andra, founding member, and Nik, co-creator, of a game called Sooth, joined Lillian Hanly in studio this week. They are part of a group of people who came together to do prototypes, artwork, and testing in order to get this game ready for commercial use. What is this game you say? Essentially it’s a question game with yes or no answers. The rules are very loose and you can really make the game whatever you want it to be, whether it is serious or just fun. Some of the questions go like this, Do you tolerate intolerance? Do you go by the name your parents gave you? Are you famous enough to be in the news when you’re arrested for intoxication? Is a headmaster more important than a politician? Anyway. The best way of understanding the game is to play it. So Lillian started by asking Nik and Andra how this all began and then got some fellow bFMers in the studio to play the game…

So that was Sooth! If you’re interested in playing you might want to go checkout their facebook page to find out more or get in touch with them, as well as head to their Boosted page to support the effort. 

https://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/sooth

https://www.facebook.com/soothgame/

 

The Big Q: Does democracy have a dark side? August 28, 2018

The Big Q: Does democracy have a dark side? August 28, 2018 The Big Q: Does democracy have a dark side? August 28, 2018 , 10.92 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

Democracy the idea of governing of, for, and by the people is a long-exhausted principle, particularly in places like the United States and New Zealand. However, Michael Mann suggests that democracy may also have a dark side. Mann suggests that majorities can and do oppress minorities often in the name of majoritarian democracy. In the worst-case scenarios this has led to murderous ethnic cleansing and genocide. Maria Armoudian spoke with Mann about democracy’s dark side.


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

International: August 28th 2018

International: August 28th 2018 International: August 28th 2018, 69.92 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

After two Liberal Party leadership spills last week, Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted as party leader and Prime Minister on Friday.  Treasurer Scott Morrison became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia, after defeating Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop.  Justin spoke to Dr Peter Chen of the University of Sydney about what caused the leadership challenges and how it will affect trans-Tasman relations, Dr Jill Sheppard of the Australian National University about the new government’s effects on refugee and climate change policies and Frank Bongiorno of the Australian National University on the legacy of these challenges on Australian political history.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: August 28 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: August 28 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: August 28 2018, 27.84 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

This week on the Greendesk, to get fresh for fashion week Jack has a story about ethical fashion with a founder of the site Well Made Clothes. Justin takes us to Australia for international news this week - he speaks to three Australian academics about what’s been happening over there. Leonard speaks to Mik Smellie about the random acts of kindness day and Splice organisation. And finally, Conor recaps Bob Muller’s investigation against the Trump administration.

Greendesk with Jack: August 28 2018

Greendesk with Jack: August 28 2018 Greendesk with Jack: August 28 2018, 7.73 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marshall has a story about fast fashion. He speaks to Courtney Sanders about her crusade to save us from one of the worlds biggest polluters.

Recapping Mueller:28th August 2018

Recapping Mueller:28th August 2018 Recapping Mueller:28th August 2018, 12.82 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

Conor recaps Special Consuel Robert Mueller’s investigation against the Trump administration.