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Are we going to see Yellow-Eyed Penguins extinct before 2060?

Are we going to see Yellow-Eyed Penguins extinct before 2060? Are we going to see Yellow-Eyed Penguins extinct before 2060?, 27.62 MB
Fri 19 May 2017

We speak to Thomas Mattern, a research scientist with the Global Penguin Society from the University of Otago who talks about the latest report on climate change and the threat of extinction to the yellow eyed penguin. The report outlines the factors contributing to the endangered species. It say the due to a number of human and climate factors, the Yellow Eyed Penguin will be extinct by 2060. We speak to Thomas about the report here.

Poverty and the mental well being of children, is there a link?

Poverty and the mental well being of children, is there a link? Poverty and the mental well being of children, is there a link?, 9.47 MB
Fri 19 May 2017

95bFM reporter, Ambrose, speaks to Quentin Abraham, the president of the New Zealand Psychological society about a report by the Child Poverty Action Group and the New Zealand Psychological Society who have been long been concerned with the impact of poverty on children’s health. The combined effects of inadequate family incomes, high living costs and poor housing conditions can lead to serious and prolonged physical illness. 95bFM reporter, Ambrose speaks to Quentin about a report released by these two organisations outlining the impacts.

Auckland Writers Festival: Roxane Gay

Auckland Writers Festival: Roxane Gay Auckland Writers Festival: Roxane Gay, 24.01 MB
Fri 19 May 2017

The Auckland Writers Festival has kicked off, with some very exciting national and international writers scheduled to speak over the coming days. One of the major international speakers is author of 'Bad Feminist' and 'Difficult Women', Roxane Gay. We caught up with her ahead of her talk this Sunday.


If you’re interested in heading along to see Roxane’s talk on Sunday 21 May at 10.30am at the Aotea Centre, get yourself some tickets from here.

Immigration changes threaten to boot out hospitality workers

Immigration changes threaten to boot out hospitality workers Immigration changes threaten to boot out hospitality workers, 9.15 MB
Thu 18 May 2017

Last month, the Ministry of Immigration changed their policy regarding skilled migrant workers and visa allocations to those workers. In the changes, there has been introduced a maximum visa allocation of three years to migrants who do not fulfil the “skilled worker” category, earning New Zealand’s median income of approximately $49,000. Wire producer Harry Willis spoke with Marisa Bedois, CEO of the New Zealand restaurant association on the impact these changes will have on the hospitality industry in New Zealand, and how important migrant workers are in New Zealand. Harry began first by asking her to explain, in more detail, the changes in the immigration policy.

We all Love Dick

We all Love Dick We all Love Dick, 25.87 MB
Thu 18 May 2017

Los Angeles based writer, art critic, and author of the highly acclaimed novel I Love Dick joins bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson for a lively Skype session, ahead of her talk at the Auckland Writers Festival this weekend. 

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 18th May, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 18th May, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 18th May, 2017, 108.08 MB
Thu 18 May 2017

This week, Jogai and Harry chat with an Associate Professor from Victoria University, Marcus Frean, to learn a little bit about deep learning and artificial intelligence ahead of his lecture tonight, and bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson engages in a lively Skype session with the author of the acclaimed novel, I Love Dick. Our weekly feature State of the States is back, with new correspondence from WNYU News, and Producer Harry Willis has a report on migrant hospitality workers. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.

Deep learning with Marcus Frean

Deep learning with Marcus Frean Deep learning with Marcus Frean, 17.81 MB
Thu 18 May 2017

In 2008 Auckland University’s Department of Computer Science initiated an annual series of lectures intended to describe ongoing research in Computer Science to a wider public, called the Gibbons series. This year the lectures look to a step towards the singularity, artificial intelligence and its impact.The third lecture in the series takes place tonight at the University of Auckland Owen G Glenn Building at 6pm, with guest lecturer Marcus Frean from the University of Victoria. Wire producer Harry Willis spoke with Frean about what he will be talking about this evening, the wonders of Deep Learning algorithms, and possible implications for the Science.

 

Auckland Writers Festival: Teju Cole

Auckland Writers Festival: Teju Cole Auckland Writers Festival: Teju Cole, 23.81 MB
Wed 17 May 2017

The Auckland Writers Festival has kicked off, with some very exciting national and international writers scheduled to speak over the coming days. One of the major international speakers is Nigerian/ American novelist, essayist, art historian and photography columnist for The New York Times, Teju Cole. We caught up with him ahead of his talk this Friday on his recent collection of essays, Known and Strange Things.


If you’re interested in heading along to see Teju’s talk on Friday 19 May at 1pm at the Aotea Centre, get yourself some tickets from here.

Forget memes - WannaCry is the latest viral sensation

Forget memes - WannaCry is the latest viral sensation Forget memes - WannaCry is the latest viral sensation , 18.12 MB
Wed 17 May 2017

Hundreds of thousands of computers and networks worldwide are currently under attack from a devastating virus. Appropriately named WannaCry, the virus was first detected on Friday May 12th. Shortly after, the worm had gone global, infecting 230 thousand computers across 150 countries, with the highest profile victim being hospitals across Britain's National Health Service. 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson speaks to Professor Clark Thomborson, a cyber security expert at the University of Auckland, to find out the details behind WannaCry and how ransomware functions.

Does Ticketmaster have a monopoly over the ticketing industry?

Does Ticketmaster have a monopoly over the ticketing industry? Does Ticketmaster have a monopoly over the ticketing industry?, 10.25 MB
Wed 17 May 2017

The New Zealand Promoters Association are expressing strong concerns surrounding Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency’s choice to elect Ticketmaster as the exclusive ticketer for Venue Wellington. 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson spoke with NZPA Vice-President Gray Bartlett about why event promoters are uneasy about the decision, and about whether it’s affecting cities beyond Wellington as well.