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.
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.
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
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
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
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.