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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 

What's really going on with North Korea?

What's really going on with North Korea? What's really going on with North Korea? , 19.48 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

What are the realities of the politics of North Korea, and what is the proper response of the US and the international community? Maria Armoudian discusses these issues with Stephan Haggard, Jacques E.C. Hymans, and Charles K. Armstrong.

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.  

International News with Conor: Human Rights In China

International News with Conor: Human Rights In China International News with Conor: Human Rights In China, 26.26 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

29 years after the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in thousands dead, Conor looks at the state of human rights in China today and how New Zealand can reconcile criticising how its biggest trading partner treats its own people

The Tuesday Wire: 12th June

The Wire with Leonard: June 12th The Wire with Leonard: June 12th , 110.04 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

Today on the Wire:
Leonard speaks to Terry Foote about the new electronic busses in Christchurch
Conor goes in depth on China, with the 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests
Jack does the Green Desk w Shane Jones, the discuss 1 billion trees being planted
Will and Oscar do a report about the Three Strikes Law
Annora graces the Everday People segment

Three Strikes Law: Interview w/ Emily Rakete

Interview w/ Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa Interview w/ Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa, 25.35 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

Oscar Peres speaks to Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the pros and cons of the Three Strikes Law and what impact it has on our corrections system and the communities who see high rates of crime

Minimizing emissions with Electric Buses

Red Bus: Electric Buses in Christchurch Red Bus: Electric Buses in Christchurch , 6.38 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

Leonard speaks with Red Bus acting Chief Executive about the new electric buses that will be running in Christchurch. 

 

Can we end the silence on science?

Can we end the silence on science? Can we end the silence on science? , 25.79 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

Shaun Hendy discusses his nano-technology research and the complications in science communication and science funding with Dr. Maria Armoudian.


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Monday the 11th of June

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Monday the 11th of June The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Monday the 11th of June, 124.43 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

Mary-Margaret talks to the Vice-President of Auckland University’s Student Union about the membership of eight uni executives at the expensive Northern Club. We check in with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about how they did in the Northcote by-election, and prison reform. Lillian Hanly talks to the Mental Health Foundation about the language media uses in suicide coverage. Is it appropriate? Damian Rowe speaks to Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague about fishing skippers avoiding legal MPI obligations. And finally Lillian talks to Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta about the digitization of a number of historic Māori magazines from the 1970s and 80s.