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The Reality of Reality TV: August 3, 2018

The Reality of Reality TV: August 3, 2018 The Reality of Reality TV: August 3, 2018, 34.47 MB
Fri 3 Aug 2018

Is reality show ruining society? Or is it just entertainment. It’s showing no signs of slowing down, with the popularity of shows like the Bachelor and Love Island seemingly on the rise. Kelly Enright had a talk with AUT academic Professor Thomas Owen about the potential downsides to the genre. And to present a balanced argument we invited Jane Yee, the host of The Real Pod, a podcast about reality TV produced by the Spinoff, to chat with Stewart Sowman-Lund about why it’s such good entertainment.

 

Police and peace? August 3, 2018

Police and peace? August 3, 2018 Police and peace? August 3, 2018, 12.76 MB
Fri 3 Aug 2018

On Wednesday, the Tertiary Education Union held a teach-in event at the University of Auckland about the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor to silence student and staff debate on campus. The event was pre-planned and the space for the event was booked yet the University security still called police to come and sit in on the event. Producer Stewart Sowman-Lund had a talk with Sandra Grey, the National President of the Tertiary Education Union, about the presence of the police. 

Having a cold one with the kids? Alcohol advertising in Aotearoa: August 2, 2018

Having a cold one with the kids? Alcohol advertising in Aotearoa: August 2, 2018 Having a cold one with the kids? Alcohol advertising in Aotearoa: August 2, 2018, 11.28 MB
Thu 2 Aug 2018

A recent study has found children are exposed to alcohol advertising on average 4.5 times per day in Aotearoa. The industry self-regulates their advertising, something critics say is ineffective and the government needs to get involved. Lachlan spoke with lead author of the Study Tim Chambers from Otago University.

This Day in History: 2nd August, 2018

This Day in History: 2nd August, 2018 This Day in History: 2nd August, 2018, 42.41 MB
Thu 2 Aug 2018

This Day in History goes back to 1990, for the invasion of Kuwait by the Republic of Iraq, which sparked the First Gulf War.

The Character of Religious Education in Aotearoa: August 2, 2018

The Character of Religious Education in Aotearoa: August 2, 2018 The Character of Religious Education in Aotearoa: August 2, 2018, 30.32 MB
Thu 2 Aug 2018

Oscar talked to Filipo Levi, the community liason manager of South Auckland Middle School, one of the charter schools under the Villa Education Trust, about religious education in New Zealand and the structure, freedom and legitimacy of charter and character schools.

The Wire with Lisa: August 1st, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: August 1st, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: August 1st, 2018, 42.58 MB
Wed 1 Aug 2018

On today's Wire, we have our usual Dear Science segment with AUT's Allan Blackman. We discuss water on Mars, 42,000 frozen worm and statistics and the Beatles. 

For our weekly chat with the New Zealand First party, producer Harry talks toNZ First's deputy leader Fletcher Tabuteau. 

Our producer Darashpreet looks into the upcoming primary school teachers' strike and speaks to Lynda Stuart, president of the New Zealand Educational Institute. 

Dara also talks to Manurewa Labour MP Louisa Wall, who led a joint initiative with Countdown and the Salvation Army to tackle period poverty. 

And host Lisa Boudet makes too many comments about how great bcasts are and all the wonders you will find there, and how you should check them out. 

Dear Science: August 1st, 2018

Dear Science: August 1st, 2018 Dear Science: August 1st, 2018, 11.59 MB
Wed 1 Aug 2018

On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about a newly discovered underground lake on Mars, a defrosted 42,000 year-old worm, and how statistics can help us figure out who wrote which Beatles song. 

The Big Q: What needs to be done to solve the fake news crisis? August 1, 2018

The Big Q: What needs to be done to solve the fake news crisis? August 1, 2018 The Big Q: What needs to be done to solve the fake news crisis? August 1, 2018, 20.93 MB
Wed 1 Aug 2018

Some call it a post-truth society. With increased media consolidation, fake news, and plummeting trust in the media, what needs to be done to solve our epistemological crisis? Maria Armoudian speaks to Robert Entman and Victor Pickard about fake news and what can be done about it.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

The Green Desk: New EU Laws for Gene-edited plants: July 31 2018

Greendesk with Jack: July 31 2018 Greendesk with Jack: July 31 2018, 25.19 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

A new ruling by the European Union means gene-edited plants are now subject to the same tough laws which Genetic Modified products are subject to. Jack Marshall, our resident Greendesk producer talked to Professor Peter Dearden from the University of Otago’s Department of Biochemistry about GMO’s, GM’s, and other things starting with G!

International News with Conor: July 31st, 2018

International News with Conor: July 31st, 2018 International News with Conor: July 31st, 2018, 30.58 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

This week in International News, Conor looks at the Pakistan election and their newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan. We examine the political conditions of Pakistan, explore some historical context, examine the challenges Khan faces and look back on how one of Pakistan's greatest ever cricketers rose to political leadership