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The Upcoming Budget w/ ACT deputy leader Brooke Van Velden

The Upcoming Budget w/ ACT deputy leader Brooke Van Velden The Upcoming Budget w/ ACT deputy leader Brooke Van Velden , 24.54 MB
Wed 18 May 2022

One of our regular segments continues this week, where we chat with one of our most important minor parties about the hot topics of today, and tomorrow. Alex speaks with Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden of the ACT Party about the Budget, with a specific focus on mental health. 

 

Preparing for Nuclear War w/ Matthew Boyd

Preparing for Nuclear War w/ Matthew Boyd Preparing for Nuclear War w/ Matthew Boyd, 20.06 MB
Wed 18 May 2022

As international conflicts continue, the likelihood of nuclear war looms. Matthew Boyd, director of adapt research, speaks to Stella on the topic, specifically centred around his recently published paper Sustained Resilience:  the Impact of Nuclear War on NZ and how to Mitigate Catastrophe.

EuroVision w/ Cameron Mulgan: May 18, 2022

EuroVision w/ Cameron Mulgan: May 18, 2022 EuroVision w/ Cameron Mulgan: May 18, 2022, 19.8 MB
Wed 18 May 2022

This week Frances talks to European correspondent Cameron Mulgan about the war in Ukraine, NATO applications from Sweden and Finland, McDonalds leaving Russia, Mask-wearing in Europe at the moment, the outcome of the Swiss Frontex vote, and the event of the year, EuroVision results.

Dotterel populations in The Hawkes Bay w/ George Hobson

Dotterel populations in The Hawkes Bay w/ George Hobson Dotterel populations in The Hawkes Bay w/ George Hobson, 19.21 MB
Wed 18 May 2022

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council commissioned a team to survey dotterel populations in the region. The team led by ornithologist Nikki McArthur walked 320km of coastline, and found that the population had doubled in the past decade, from 86 birds to 222. It was completed in 2021, and the results have just been released. Stella speaks to George Hobson, the chief policy lead for Forest and Bird youth, about the increase.

Human Contact with Wild Animals w/ Laura Boren

Human Contact with Wild Animals w/ Laura Boren Human Contact with Wild Animals w/ Laura Boren, 27.89 MB
Wed 18 May 2022

Stella speaks to Laura Boren, science adviser at DOC about the more general rules of Aotearoa when it comes to wildlife in urban areas. Successful conservation efforts mean that we’ll start coming into contact with such wildlife more often as populations increase.

 

The Wire with Christina: May 17, 2022

The Wire with Christina: May 17, 2022 The Wire with Christina: May 17, 2022, 120.5 MB
Tue 17 May 2022

Christina was joined in studio by AUT Professor Marcus Jones for Dear Science. This week, they spoke about the first photograph of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, how naming species may be contributing to a gender bias, and coronavirus "ghosts", which can linger in our gut long after catching COVID-19. 

This week, Jack Horsnell joined the Tuesday Wire team for his first producing shift! Christina and Jack spoke to Robert McLachlan, Simon Kingham, and John Burnell in a report on the government's Emission Reduction Plan and whether it is enough to meet our climate goals.

Jack also spoke to Dr. Greg Treadwell about the rise of citizen journalism.

Christina spoke to Professor Emeritus Innes Asher from the Child Poverty Action Group about eradicating child poverty ahead of the 2022 Budget.

And finally, Aneeka had her regular catch up with the National Party's Dr. Shane Reti. This week they talked about the allied health workers' strike.

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The rise of citizen journalists w/ Dr Greg Treadwell: May 17, 2022

The rise of citizen journalists w/ Dr Greg Treadwell: May 17, 2022 The rise of citizen journalists w/ Dr Greg Treadwell: May 17, 2022, 20.25 MB
Tue 17 May 2022

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, we immediately saw online content created by ordinary people being used to keep the world updated on the war's progress.  These people have been labelled as citizen journalists and are still on the frontlines of the conflict producing self made news content.  Documenting firefights, shelling’s and war crimes the role of citizen journalists is becoming increasingly important, with content produced by them receiving a lot of attention. 

Jack spoke to the head of Journalism at the Auckland University of Technology, Dr Gregory Treadwell, to learn about the role that citizen journalists play.

 

Experts comment on government's Emissions Reduction Plan: May 17, 2022

Experts comment on government's Emissions Reduction Plan: May 17, 2022 Experts comment on government's Emissions Reduction Plan: May 17, 2022, 20.98 MB
Tue 17 May 2022

On Monday, the government announced its first emissions reduction plan to meet Aotearoa's climate goals. The $2.9 billion plan targets transport emissions, agriculture emissions, and more sustainable energy alternatives over the next four years. But is it enough?

On the Wire, Jack and Christina spoke to three experts: Robert McLachlan from Massey University’s School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Simon Kingham from the University of Canterbury, and John Burnell from GNS Science.

Child Poverty and Budget 2022 w/ Innes Asher: May 17, 2022

Child Poverty and Budget 2022 w/ Dr Innes Asher: May 17, 2022 Child Poverty and Budget 2022 w/ Dr Innes Asher: May 17, 2022, 20.98 MB
Tue 17 May 2022

For years, the government has promised to eradicate child poverty and tackle wealth inequality. But ahead of the Budget 2022, there have been no indications of how the government will address these issues. Christina spoke to Emeritus Professor Innes Asher from the Child Poverty Action Group about the need for action.

National's Dr. Shane Reti: May 17, 2022

National's Dr. Shane Reti: May 17, 2022 Shane Reti: May 17, 2022, 18.35 MB
Tue 17 May 2022

Aneeka caught up with National’s Dr Shane Reti for their regular segment. This week they discussed the allied health workers strike.