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The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, What's Next? w/ Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ: June 27, 2022

The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, What's Next? w/ Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ: June 27, 2022 Wade, What's Next? w/ Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ: June 27, 2022, 32.17 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

This piece contains themes of rape and sexual assault.

On Saturday, the US Supreme Court released its opinion in a case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in which the Court held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer any right to abortion, thus overruling the long-standing Roe v. Wade. The United States now joins Poland, El Salvador, and Nicaragua in recent reversals of abortion rights.

Emilia Sullivan spoke with Ella Shepherd, spokesperson for ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa.

G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/ Jo Spratt

G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/Joe Spratt G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/Joe Spratt, 21.27 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

A New report released by Oxfam has revealed that less than 49% of the expected 2.1 billion vaccine donations intended for poorer countries have been delievered and administered.

With the systemic issues surrounding the distribution of vaccines, Trishil spoke with Oxfam Interim Executive Director Jo Spratt on the matter, covering the role of G7 nations, the major pharmaceuticals, and even how well New Zealand has kept to it's pledge supporting the Pacific.

 

The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrel: June 27, 2022

The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrell: June 27, 2022 The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrell: June 27, 2022, 26.11 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

Could flies really be the answer to all our problems? In this week's installment of Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins talks with entomologist Neil Birrel who created the startup Hexacycle, which aims to convert organic waste into a source of sustainable protein and oil to help feed an increasingly hungry world.

A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022

A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022 A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022, 12.96 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

New polling shows most New Zealanders support changing the country's drug laws to remove criminal penalties and instead offer education, treatment, and other health-based approaches.

To hear more about the research and what it could mean for New Zealand’s drug laws in the future, Emilia Sullivan spoke to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Drug Foundation

The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022, 108.98 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina, Monday the 27th of June.

Emilia is hosting for the first time! She reports on the overturning of Roe v Wade, and speaks to Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa about what this means for Americans, and what it could mean in New Zealand.

She also talks to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the NZ Drug Foundation about new research showing that New Zealanders support a health-based approach to drug laws, and we also chat about the alert sent out last night that fentanyl has been detected in drugs circulating in the Wairarapa.

Trishil speaks to Jo Spratt from Oxfam about the failure of G7 nations to adequately distribute vaccines to lower-income countries.

And in this week's installment of Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins talks with entomologist Neil Birrel who created the startup Hexacycle, which aims to convert organic waste into a source of sustainable protein and oil to help feed an increasingly hungry world.

That's us for the Monday Wire! See you next week.

The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022, 109.73 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

Tuva’a speaks about Labour Party’s Andrew Little and whether or not the health system is in crisis or not. 

The Green Desk is back! Frances brings us the latest on Green related issues. This week she speaks to Professor Dan Tompkins, the Science Director for Predator Free 2050. 

Joe speaks to Nic Rawlence from the Palaeongenetics Lab at the University of Otago about how the New Zealand Grayling went extinct and the Mysterious Adzebill. He’ll also be speaking to Amy Chan from the University of Auckland about digital tech helping with asthma medication​. Finally, he speaks talks to Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann from the health research council about addressing key Maori health policies.

That's us for The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022

Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022 Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022, 21.2 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

One potential solution for asthma lies in digital technologies that can reduce the risks associated with not taking medication as prescribed. These technologies include text message reminders, web-based apps, interactive voice response systems and smart inhalers.

Joe spoke to Dr Amy Chan, a Senior Clinical Research Fellow for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, on the matter.

New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence

New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence, 31.18 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

Joe had the privilege of having a conversation with Dr Nic Rawlence from the Palaeongenetics Lab at the University of Otago about how the New Zealand Grayling went extinct and the Mysterious Adzebill. Two long lost species which used to roam Aotearoa. 

Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022

Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022 Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022, 19.79 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

An independent Māori-led research team has been awarded $1.5M by the Ministry of Health and Health Research Council of New Zealand to track the implementation and progress of the government’s Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025.

In addition to the Ministry of Health’s internal evaluation of the plan, the research team’s assessment will directly inform implementation, progress, and direction of Whakamaua from now through to 2025, and identify gaps that need to be filled along the way.

Joe spoke to one of the project’s co-lead researchers, Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann, on the matter

The Wire w/ Stella 22 June

The Wire w/ Stella 22 June The Wire w/ Stella 22 June, 116.63 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

Welcome to another Wednesday Wire with Stella! This week, Alex chats with ACT Leader David Seymour about the Tauranga by-election and New Zealand’s foreign policy in the Pacific. 

Stella speaks to Kris Taylor from the University of Auckland about the ever-relevant project Shifting The Line.

Stella talks to Kyle Tan from PATHA about the mental health of the transgender community in Aotearoa.

Aneeka talks to European correspondent Cameron Mulgan on this week’s episode of Eurovision.