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Otago's Dr. Damien Scarf on Social Media Usage and Sleep: January 20, 2021

Otago's Dr. Damien Scarf on Social Media Usage and Sleep: January 20, 2021 Damien Scarf on Social Media Usage and Sleep: January 20, 2021, 15.15 MB
Wed 20 Jan 2021

University of Otago's Dr. Damien Scarf recently published a study that looked into the mental wellbeing impacts of social media and sleep. Surprisingly, he found that social media was a lot less impactful than many assume. Felix spoke to Dr. Scarf about the study, first asking for a bit of an outline of what it was all about.

Therapeutic Benefits of Microdosing on LSD w/ Karanama Ruru

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Wed 20 Jan 2021

Karanama looks into local and international studies that have analysed the potential benefits to mental health that microdosing on LSD can deliver

The Wire with Felix: January 20, 2021

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Wed 20 Jan 2021

Today on the Wire, 

Allan Blackman is in for Dear Science, he chats to Felix and Karanama about the Earth spinning faster, a little "bite" of food history (get it?), and the systemic flaws in science

We have our weekly chat with the ACT party's Brooke Van Velden, this week Felix touches on the Covid vaccine rollout, gang violence and Shelly Bay

Karanama delivers a report on the potential theraputic benefits of micodosing on LSD

And lastly Felix speaks to Dr Damien Scarf from the University of Otago about a study conducted on social media quantity and sleep quality

The Wire with Jemima: January 19, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: January 19, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: January 19, 2021, 98.4 MB
Tue 19 Jan 2021

Today on the Wire, Hanna speaks to James Renwick, a climate scientist from the Victoria University of Wellington, about the difference between offsetting and reducing emissions.

Jemima brings you a special on the drug testing legislation brought in at the end of 2020 and the lack of services available at festivals this summer due to limited resources. Jemima speaks to some Rhythm and Alps festival goers to hear their thoughts on drug checking. Then, the Rhythm and Alps Director Alex Turnball talks about whether festivals should have drug testing and the process of getting a drug checking service like Know Your Stuff on board. Jemima also hears from a source who works in a shop that sells DIY drug testing kits about their popularity this summer. Finally, she chat to Sarah Helm, the Executive Director of the New Zeland Drug Foundation, about Know Your Stuff’s recent figures on drug testing and what needs to happen to ensure that Know Your Stuff has the resources to be present at all festivals. 

Offsetting vs Reducing Carbon Emissions w/ James Renwick

Offsetting vs Reducing Carbon Emissions w/ James Renwick Offsetting vs Reducing Carbon Emissions w/ James Renwick, 31.1 MB
Tue 19 Jan 2021

While New Zealand has a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, net zero emissions can be achieved without transformative change through measures which merely seek to offset emissions. New Zealand has continued to garner criticism for inaction on climate change, and was recently excluded from the Climate Ambition Summit. This raises the question of whether New Zealand's climate policy reflects the urgency of the situation. 

Hanna spoke to James Renwick, a climate scientist from Victoria University, about the efficacy of offsetting emissions through tree planting, and whether we should instead seek to reduce emissions.

Legalising Drug Testing: Has new legislation made an impact this summer?: January 19, 2021

Legalising Drug Testing: Has new legislation made an impact this summer?: January 19, 2021 Legalising Drug Testing: Has new legislation made an impact this summer?: January 19, 2021, 22.36 MB
Tue 19 Jan 2021

In this special on the new drug testing legislation introduced at the end of 2020, News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston looks into whether the law change has made an impact this summer.

Dispite the fact that the change has legalised drug testing for events, Know Your Stuff - the drug checking organisation, was unable to provide their services at many festivals over the New Year period due to limited notice and resources. Jemima explores public opinion on the lack of services available, the process of getting a checking service on board at an event, the reasons behind the popularity of DIY drug testing kits and what needs to happen to ensure that testing services are available at all festivals in Aotearoa. 

In this piece Jemima speaks to Rhythm and Alps 2020 festival goers, Rhythm and Alps Director Alex Turnball, a source who works for a shop that sells DIY drug testing kits and New Zealand Drug Foundation Executive Director Sarah Helm. 

If you are looking to get drugs tested, Know Your Stuff in conjunction with the NZ Drug Foundation are running two clinics on Saturday 23 January in Auckland and Wellington. 

  • Auckland - The Hemp Store, 253 Karangahape Road, 11am-3pm.
  • Wellington - NZ Drug Foundation, Level 4 265 Wakefield Street, 11am-1:30pm.

Follow Know Your Stuff or the NZ Drug Foundation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates and to hear where future testing clinics will be held. 

 

 

The Big Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? January 18, 2021

The Big Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? January 18, 2021 The Big Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? January 18, 2021, 19.58 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in prisons and for prisoner rights all over the world, Prison crowding and sub-standard living conditions have created ideal breeding grounds for the virus. How has the pandemic threatened the human rights of the incarcerated all over the world? Doug Becker speaks with Steve Swerdlow and John Raphling.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, January 18, 2021

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, January 18, 2021 The Wire with Zoë: Monday, January 18, 2021, 105.12 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

On todays show, Jess interviewed Dr Ralph Buck, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Chair on Dance and Social Inclusion about the benefits of recreational dance. 

Then Aneeka talked to Rick Bidgood from AT&T about residential parking restrictions, Ian Hadland of Otago Fish and Game about the hundreds of dead eel and trout found in Silverstream, and lastly brought you a piece on opportuites and events for Kiwi artists with Michael Tucker. 

Whakarongo mai! 

Eel and Trout Debacle in Silverstream w/ Ian Hadland: January 18, 2021

Eel and Trout Debacle in Silverstream w/ Ian Hadland: January 18, 2021 Eel and Trout Debacle in Silverstream w/ Ian Hadland: January 18, 2021, 19.95 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

Hundreds of eels and trout were found dead in lower Silverstream with the Otago Regional Council, Otago Fish & Bird and local farmers now trying to get to the bottom of it. While investigations are ongoing, Otago Fish & Bird are fairly confident that this occured due to low oxygen and high heat environment that developed in the water. Aneeka speaks to Ian Hadland, chief executive for Otago Fish & Bird, about what's going on. 

Auckland Residential Parking Restrictions w/ Rick Bidgood: January 18, 2021

Auckland Residential Parking Restrictions w/ Rick Bidgood: January 18, 2021 Auckland Residential Parking Restrictions w/ Rick Bidgood: January 18, 2021, 14.73 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

As many Aucklanders would have noticed, residential parking restrictions have been expanding for quite a while, getting further into the city fringe into increasingly residential areas. Aneeka spoke to Rick Bidgood from at&t about why this is and what this means for transport in the city.