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The Wire with Alex: April 20, 2022

The Wire with Alex: April 20, 2022

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

We start off with a conversation with ACT’s Brooke van Velden about a Ministry of Health memo released yesterday that advised for the end of MIQ way back in November 2021, and Auckland Council’s implementation of residential density legislation. 

Stella then speaks with James Oleson, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Auckland about the crime in the CBD. 

Frances then speaks with Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, giving a general update on the situation in Ukraine, Finland and Sweden swinging towards joining NATO, the UK's refugee response (sending asylum seekers to Rwanda), French election polls (and some scandals) and the Venice Bienalle opening this weekend

Isla and Stella then host an episode of Tomorrow’s World, investigating viral dogs that have been trained to press buttons that speak human words with PhD candidate Dana Keating from the University of Auckland. 

I then speak with Flinders University’s Janet Klein on her research into microplastics in South Australian waters. 

Finally, I discuss her new, collaborative artpiece with the University of Auckland’s Alys Longley which was created across media during COVID