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Ardern's Pandemic Response w/ Chris Bullen: 23 January, 2023

Ardern's Pandemic Response w/ Chris Bullen: 23 January, 2023 Ardern's Pandemic Response w/ Chris Bullen: 23 January, 2023, 22.42 MB
Mon 23 Jan 2023

Jacinda Ardern exemplified strong leadership during the early days of the Covid pandemic. She made several tough calls and helped to bring New Zealand to a low mortality rate. 

Arno spoke to Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences professor Chris Bullen, who explained the actions Ardern took and their consequences for New Zealand. 

Arno started off by asking how Ardern accomplished a lower death toll than other contemporary countries for New Zealand. 

Later start times for school w/ Barbara Galland: January 20, 2023

Later start times for school w/ Barbara Galland: January 20, 2023 Later start times for school w/ Barbara Galland: January 20, 2023, 11.12 MB
Fri 20 Jan 2023

Later school start times could help teens in Aotearoa get more sleep and improve their health and wellbeing. In an opinion piece in the New Zealand Medical Journal, researchers point out that adolescents' natural sleep-wake biology shifts at puberty to favour later bedtimes, and start times of 9:45am or later would help address sleep issues in senior secondary students. 

I spoke to Barbara Galland from the University of Otago about this research.

Jacinda Ardern’s effect on New Zealand’s international brand and progressive reputation w/ Bodo Lang: January 20, 2023

Jacinda Ardern’s effect on New Zealand’s international brand and progressive reputation w/ Bodo Lang: January 20, 2023 Jacinda Ardern’s effect on New Zealand’s international brand and progressive reputation w/ Bodo Lang: January 20, 2023, 13.25 MB
Fri 20 Jan 2023

Following Jacinda Ardern's resignation as Prime Minister of Aotearoa, Joe speaks to Bodo Lang, Associate Professor of Marketing at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland about Ardern’s effect on New Zealand’s international brand and progressive reputation.

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.