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National's Dr. Shane Reti: June 28, 2022

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Thu 30 Jun 2022

This week, News and Editorial Director Aneeka Moheed spoke to the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about National's campaign to fast-track midwives into the country and recent polls showing the majority of the country are in favour of drug law reform.

Junk Food Marketing w/ Dr Michael Hale and Associate Professor Leah Watkins: June 28, 2022

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Thu 30 Jun 2022

Data collected by the Helen Clark Foundation has shown fast food and takeaway businesses make over $1 billion dollars a year on average or three million dollars a day.

So why is this industry so lucrative? Host Christina Huang asked Dr Michael Hale, a public health doctor at the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. 

Earlier this year, Associate Professor Leah Watkins, from the Marketing department at the University of Otago, ran a study using bodycams on children and found they were exposed to nearly a brand per minute. Christina asked her about the impact of kids seeing so much marketing.

Closing New Zealand's Ethnic and Gender Pay Gap w/ MindTheGap's Jo Cribb: June 30, 2022

Closing New Zealand's Ethnic and Gender Pay Gap w/ MindtheGap's Jo Cribb: June 30, 2022 Closing New Zealand's Ethnic and Gender Pay Gap w/ MindtheGap's Jo Cribb: June 30, 2022, 28.52 MB
Thu 30 Jun 2022

The Government must move faster to close gender and ethnic pay gaps if it wants to help people who are struggling with low wages due to discrimination, says MindTheGap.

On Tuesday in Parliament, the Government published its response to the Education and Workforce Select Committee inquiry into pay transparency.

The national pay gap is 9.1% but it is a lot higher in many companies. On average it means for every dollar a Pākehā man earns, a Pākehā woman earns 89 cents, a Māori woman 81 cents and a Pasifika woman 75 cents

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Jo Cribb, founder of MindTheGap.

Hotspots: The Award-Winning Tool to Reduce Bullying and Discrimination at Medical School: June 30 2022

Hotspots: The Award-Winning Tool to Reduce Bullying and Discrimination at Medical School: June 30 2022 Hotspots: The Award-Winning Tool to Reduce Bullying and Discrimination at Medical School: June 30 2022, 30.52 MB
Thu 30 Jun 2022

A group of University of Auckland academics have won the Collaboration category of the Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards for their new tool Hotspots. Hotspots enables med students to provide information about their perceptions of bullying, harassment, discrimination and levels of respect and inclusion, identifying both areas of concern and areas of excellence during their clinical placements. 

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Anneke Tomkins and Dr. Bradley Patten, who were part of the team that developed Hotspots.

The January 6th Hearings w/ Dr. Maria Armoudian: June 30, 2022

The January 6th Hearings w/ Dr. Maria Armoudian: June 30, 2022 Maria Armoudian: June 30, 2022, 25.6 MB
Thu 30 Jun 2022

The hearings into the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are set to resume in mid-July, however yesterday the committee reconvened for an unplanned, surprise hearing.

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Dr. Maria Armoudian, a senior politics lecturer at the University of Auckland.

The Wire w/ Christina: June 28, 2022

The Wire w/ Christina: June 28, 2022 The Wire w/ Christina: June 28, 2022, 106.37 MB
Tue 28 Jun 2022

Marcus Jones joins Aneeka and Christina in the studio for Dear Science to discuss the latest science news.

Aneeka has her weekly catch-up with the National Party’s Dr Shane Reti.

Christina speaks to Associate Professor Leah Watkins from the University of Otago about junk food marketing directed at children.

And finally, Jack interviews Stephen Weddell from the University of Canterbury about his work tracking lunar spacecraft with NASA.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 28, 2022

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Tue 28 Jun 2022

Marcus Jones joins Aneeka and Christina in the studio for Dear Science to discuss the latest science news.

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/Jo Spratt G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/Jo 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.