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A Woman's Work: Gender Inequality In The Workplace

A Woman's Work: Gender Inequality In The Workplace A Woman's Work: Gender Inequality In The Workplace, 6.93 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

On Tuesday, five public service chief executive jobs were filled internally by male candidates. The jobs were not advertised, nor were interviews conducted with the five candidates. The decision has been criticised for creating gender inequality in the job market.

New Director, Lillian Hanly, spoke with the chief executive of The National Council of Women, Gill Greer, to get her perspective on the matter of women working in the public and private sector.

 

Dooms Day On The Rise

Dooms Day On The Rise Dooms Day On The Rise , 9.61 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

 

A recent international study published in the science journal, Nature, shows the link between storm-driven ocean swells and the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.
Angus Coker Grant spoke to university of Otago's Professor Vernon Squire, one of the scientists behind the study and what it means for the environment and the rising sea levels.

 

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.

This Day in History: 1982

This Day in History: 1982 This Day in History: 1982, 19.52 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1982, for the surrender of Argintinian troops stationed in the Falkland Islands.

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. 

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 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. 

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 

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.