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Trolls, Online Hate, Misogyny and its Impact on the Prime Minister w/ Neal Curtis: January 20, 2023

Trolls, Online Hate, Misogyny and its Impact on the Prime Minister w/ Neal Curtis: January 20, 2023 Trolls, Online Hate, Misogyny and its Impact on the Prime Minister w/ Neal Curtis: January 20, 2023, 21.37 MB
Fri 20 Jan 2023

Daniel spoke with Neal Curtis, professor in media and screen studies at the University of Auckland about trolls, online hate, misogyny, the rise of extreme right ideologies and its impact on the Prime Minister. 

How can we help the native birds of New Zealand? w/ Margaret Stanley: January 20,2023

How can we help the native birds of New Zealand? w/ Margaret Stanley: January 20,2023 How can we help the native birds of New Zealand? w/ Margaret Stanley: January 20,2023, 23.31 MB
Fri 20 Jan 2023

Daniel spoke with Margaret Stanley, Professor of Ecology at the University of Auckland. She explains the impact humans have on the native birds of NZ and the gives some tips how to help the native birds. We need more messy gardens.

 

 

 

The Wire w/ Joe: January 20, 2023

The Wire w/ Joe: January 20, 2023 The Wire w/ Joe: January 20, 2023, 101.27 MB
Fri 20 Jan 2023

This week on the first Rāmere Wire for 2023!

David brings us City Counselling with Shane Henderson, they speak about freedom camping laws.

Daniel looks at The rise of online hate, misogyny and its effects on Jacinda Ardern’s resignation as the Prime Minister. He also speaks with Margaret Stanley about the human impact on wild native bird species in New Zealand and how we can support them. 

Joe looks also looks into Jacinda Ardern’s effect on New Zealand’s international brand and progressive reputation. He also speaks to Barbara Galland from the University of Otago about later school starts helping teens with sleeping problems.

That's us for the Friday Wire!

The Wire w/ Liam: January 19, 2023

The Wire w/ Liam: January 19, 2023 The Wire w/ Liam: January 19, 2023, 100.14 MB
Thu 19 Jan 2023

On the first Thursday Wire of 2023:

Liam spoke to Lisa Williams from Pharmac about the liquid ibuprofen shortage.

They also had a chat with Sarah Helm from the NZ Drug Foundation about a dangerous altered form of acid that’s currently circulating in Aotearoa. 

Professor Jan Eldridge was chatting about her research into binary neutron star mergers.

Christine Cooper from Curtin University will be chatting about how echidnas do belly flops to keep warm.

And lastly Liam talked to Cameron Adams for our first Eurovision of 2023!

 

Altered LSD Forms in Aotearoa w/ The Drug Foundations Sarah Helm: January 19, 2023

Altered LSD Forms in Aotearoa w/ The Drug Foundations Sarah Helm: January 19, 2023 Altered LSD Forms in Aotearoa w/ The Drug Foundations Sarah Helm: January 19, 2023, 20.72 MB
Thu 19 Jan 2023

The New Zealand Drug Foundation has reported on a new strain of LSD that is circulating around the country, particularly within music festivals.

The drug, named 25B-NBOH, can form side effects not usually present in normal LSD, despite looking identical. 

Drug checking services at new years festival Rhythm and Vines found examples in the drug amongst roughly 750 other drugs checked. 

To learn more about the drug, what the signs of it are, and how users could avoid them, Liam had a chat with the New Zealand Drug Foundations executive director Sarah Helm. 

 

Echidna Heat Regulation w/ Christine Cooper: January 19, 2023

Echidna Heat Regulation w/ Christine Cooper: January 19, 2023 Echidna Heat Regulation w/ Christine Cooper: January 19, 2023, 23.15 MB
Thu 19 Jan 2023

New research from Curtin University over in Perth has recently been released, taking a look at the heat regulation that takes place in west Australian echidnas. 

Doctor Christine Cooper and her team utilised thermal vision to discover how echidnas deal with the strong heat present in the region. 

Their methods are very unique, often utilising the complex tasks of blowing snot bubbles and doing belly flops to keep cool.

It’s currently uncertain whether or not these methods would work for humans. 

Liam had a chat with Dr Cooper to learn more about her research and echidnas in general.

 

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: January 19 2023

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: January 19 2023 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: January 19 2023, 19.87 MB
Thu 19 Jan 2023

It’s been about a month's break since I last spoke to bFM European Correspondent Cameron Adams for Eurovision, but the regions war due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine has not slowed down. 

Nations have continued to support the latter country, and Bulgaria has been revealed to have been supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the war despite attempting to keep it under wraps. 

Additionally, climate protests have taken place in Germany, and abortion laws have been debated in Spain. 

 

The Wire with Jessica: January 18, 2023

The Wire with Jessica: January 18, 2023 The Wire with Jessica: January 18, 2023, 53.29 MB
Wed 18 Jan 2023

On The Wire with Jessica, the Scottish Green's equalities and human rights issues spokesperson, Maggie Chapman, and Research Associate at the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, Dr Sarah Bickerton, discuss the UK government blocking a Scottish gender recognition bill. 

Marilyn Garson Co-founder of Alternative Jewish Voices and Kate Stone, a Co-covenor of the coordinting group for Justice For Palestine speak on the extent to which activists for Palestinian rights are being falsely accused of antisemitism to silence their voices.

And SAFE For Animals CEO Debra Ashton shares their calls to end Rodeo in Aotearoa.

Scottish Gender Reform Recognition Bill: 18th January, 2023

Scottish Gender Reform Recognition Bill: 18th January, 2023 Scottish Gender Reform Recognition Bill: 18th January, 2023, 13.73 MB
Wed 18 Jan 2023

The UK government has voted in favour to block a Scottish gender recognition bill from going to royal assent, that makes it easier for people to change their legally recognised gender. 

The passing of this bill made Scotland the first nation in the UK to back a self-identification process for legally changing gender. But the UK government has used a Section 35 order, a provision which can block Scottish laws for the first time ever, to thwart Scotland's efforts to expand transgender rights. 

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, interviewed the Scottish Green's equalities and human rights issues spokesperson, Maggie Chapman, who is the Vice Convener of the Equalities, Humans Rights, and Civil Justice committee that took the gender recognition reform legisation through Scottish parliament last year. 

She also spoke to Research Associate at the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, Dr Sarah Bickerton about harmful rhetoric surrounding transgender and other minority rights in the UK, and the potential implications of blocking this legislation on Scottish democracy. 

 

The Wire w/ Casper: January 17, 2023

The Wire w/ Casper: January 17, 2023 The Wire w/ Casper: January 17, 2023, 93.21 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Today on the Tuesday Wire, Casper and Milly speak to Allan Blackman for Dear Science. Casper also spoke to Jason Myers from Oxfam regarding thier report released on billionaires. Milly speaks to Sandra Wotherspoon from the Department of Conservation regarding "Lake Snow", as well as Henry Hansen from Wisewool regading a new initiative to regenerate the NZ wool industry.