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Aotearoa could be losing Mana

Aotearoa could be losing Mana Aotearoa could be losing Mana, 15.76 MB
Wed 12 Jul 2017

Last week it was announced that the production of Mana magazine would be put on hold indefinitely by its owner, Mana Productions, who says at this stage they do not intend to continue publishing it. For the past three years, the magazine’s license has been held by Kōwhai Media - who employed journalist Leonie Hayden as its editor - but this month the license returned to Mana Productions. Producer India spoke with former editor Leonie Hayden about the importance of Mana magazine, Kōwhai’s unsuccessful bid to buy the title and her new project with The Spinoff.

West Papua arrests prompt call for action to Australia

West Papua arrests prompt call for action to Australia West Papua arrests prompt call for action to Australia, 12.59 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

The Australia West Papua Association is pushing for action from Australia, authoring an open letter to Julie Bishop asking for her party to put pressure on the Indonesian government after around 150 Papuans have been arrested for peaceful protest with reports that both abuse and torture have occurred. Reporter Jack Marshall spoke with Joe Collins, a spokesperson from the Australian West Papua Association and began by asking what these arrests highlight in West Papua.

 

Aid vs development in the Pacific

Aid vs development in the Pacific Aid vs development in the Pacific, 7.92 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

We talk to an expert in New Zealand aid policy, PhD candidate Jo Spratt, about Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee’s call to get rid of the word aid.

What are the dangers of wearing headphones as a pedestrian?

What are the dangers of wearing headphones as a pedestrian? What are the dangers of wearing headphones as a pedestrian? , 19.95 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

New Auckland University research has looked into the dangers of wearing headphones as a pedestrian and the link to pedestrian deaths. The research from the School of Population Health has shown that pedestrians who listen to music through earphones are significantly impaired in their ability to localise warning signals above the noise of traffic and trains around them. The research was co-authored by Associate Professor Grant Searchfield. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to him about the research. 

Putting the spotlight on Spotify's playlists

Putting the spotlight on Spotify's playlists Putting the spotlight on Spotify's playlists , 11.02 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

Popular music streaming platform Spotify has been accused of filling its playlists with fake artists. Reporter Sam Smith investigates the accusations and what they mean. 

Green Desk: Recreational fishing conservation

Green Desk: Recreational fishing conservation Green Desk: Recreational fishing conservation, 12.57 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

This week on the Green Desk, Lilly Peacocke speaks with Scott Macindoe from LegaSea about the challenges and issues facing New Zealand’s fisheries.

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 11, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 11, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 11, 2017, 98.87 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Marama Fox about the Ture Whenua bill's setback, the Australian West Papua Association about their call to the Australian government following the arrests of 150 Papuan protestors, an expert in New Zealand aid policy about Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee's talk of removing the word aid, an Auckland University associate professor about new research into the dangers of pedestrians wearing headphones, and more. 

"A vital step": Dr Lyndon Burford on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

"A vital step": Dr Lyndon Burford on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons "A vital step": Dr Lyndon Burford on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, 14.28 MB
Mon 10 Jul 2017

With 122 member states in favour, the UN's Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons has been officially aproved. However, the treaty has been criticised, by countries with nuclear weapons, as well as their close allies.

For more, 95bfm producer Ben spoke with Dr Lyndon Burford, of the Disarmement and Security Centre.

Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up

Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up, 10.63 MB
Mon 10 Jul 2017

With various studies and government statistics showing an increase in the prescription of Opioid-based painkillers, experts have warned NZ may be facing an epidemic similar to the United States.

For more, 95bfm producer Ben speaks with Susan Paton, of the Addiction Practitioners Association.

Getting to know Brooke van Velden: ACT's candidate for Auckland Central

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Mon 10 Jul 2017

With the coming election in September, we're seeing a lot of new young people in the political scene. Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Brooke van Velden, a public relations consultant standing in the Auckland Central electorate for the ACT party.