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The Wire With Jessica: 22 March, 2023

The Wire With Jessica: 22 March, 2023 The Wire With Jessica: 22 March, 2023 , 70.93 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2023

On The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday...

Emilia Sullivan interviewed Green Party co-leader James Shaw about a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shows we only have a small window remaining to avoid the planet warming 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins chatted with For their monthly catch-up News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) President Alan Shaker about how Auckland Transport disruptions are affecting students and more for their monthly catch-up.

And National Coordinator of Gender Minorities Aotearoa, Ahi Wi-Hongi, discussed anti-trans campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, being allowed to enter Aotearoa to hold a transphobic event in Tāmaki Makaurau this weekend.

Alex Bonham spoke to Cleve Cameron from Big Street Bikers about avoiding congestion by embracing cycling.

Andre Andre Fa'aoso talked to Doug Wilson from the University of Auckland about wireless charging roads.

Arno spoke to doctoral researcher Abdullah Kalantan from the University of Auckland about a new smoking cessation project during the month of Ramadan. 

And University of Auckland astrophysicist Richard Easther discussed light pollution from Starlink and other satellites.

Campus Watch w/ AUSA President Alan Shaker: 22 March, 2023

Campus Watch w/ AUSA President Alan Shaker: 22 March, 2023 Campus Watch w/ AUSA President Alan Shaker: 22 March, 2023, 7.71 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2023

For their monthly catch-up News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) President Alan Shaker about their Safe Zone’s initiative with the Auckland Council, which ran during University orientation week, how disruptions to the Auckland Transport network since the start of the semester has affected students ability to travel to and from campus, issues with University of Auckland infrastructure, particularly Wi-Fi connection issues, and students waiting up to three hours to access student services. 

Anti-Transgender Campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker Holding an Event in Aotearoa w/ Ahi Wi-Hongi, National Coordinator at Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Anti-Transgender Campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker Holding an Event in Aotearoa w/ Ahi Wi-Hongi, National Coordinator at Gender Minorities Aotearoa Anti-Transgender Campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker Holding an Event in Aotearoa w/ Ahi Wi-Hongi, National Coordinator at Gender Minorities Aotearoa, 12.65 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2023

The Auckland Council and Immigration NZ are allowing anti-trans campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull aka Posie Parker to enter Aotearoa and hold a transphobic event in Tāmaki Makaurau this weekend.

News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Ahi Wi-Hongi, National Coordinator at Gender Minorities Aotearoa about why Posie Parker entering Aotearoa is a danger to trans people.

Light Pollution from Satellites w/ Richard Easther: 22 March, 2023

Light Pollution from Satellites w/ Richard Easther: 22 March, 2023 Light Pollution from Satellites w/ Richard Easther: 22 March, 2023, 13.56 MB
Wed 22 Mar 2023

Scientists have been calling for a ban for light-polluting mass satellite groups like Elon Musk’s Starlink for some time now, and a series of papers and opinion pieces published in the journal Nature Astronomy have echoed these calls. Scientists are concerned that the light pollution from these so-called megaconstellations make it difficult to view objects in space for research, to see the stars at night, and to detect potentially hazardous meteors heading towards Earth.  

Arno spoke to University of Auckland astrophysicist Professor Richard Easther to find out more about the call to regulate mass satellite groups.

TikTok Ban on Parliament Phones and Reprioritsing Spending w/ ACT’s Karen Chhour: 20 March 2023

TikTok Ban on Parliament Phones and Reprioritsing Spending w/ ACT’s Karen Chhour: 20 March 2023 TikTok Ban on Parliament Phones and Reprioritsing Spending w/ ACT’s Karen Chhour: 20 March 2023 , 6.38 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2023

For their weekly catch-up, News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to ACT MP Karen Chhour about the government banning TikTok from all parliamentary devices, and reprioritising its spending to refocus on the cost of living and Cyclone Gabrielle recovery.

The Wire w/ Milly: 21st March, 2023

The Wire w/ Milly: 21st March, 2023 The Wire w/ Milly: 21st March, 2023, 100.42 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2023

Welcome to the Tuesday Wire with Milly and producer Beth!

This week:

  • Milly and Beth talk all things Fungi with Joel Rindelaub for Dear Science
  • Milly has her weekly catch-up with Shane Reti and speaks to him about both healthcare workers and teachers who are struggling in their sectors 
  • Beth speaks to Hera Lindsay Bird about a new advice column in the Spinoff.
  • Milly speaks to Professor Alister Woodward from the University of Auckland regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • And Milly also spoke to Bianca Ranson from Forest and Bird about the closure of the Scallop fishery in the Hauraki Gulf. 

Spinoff Advice Column w/ Hera Lindsay Bird : March 21, 2023

Spinoff Advice Column w/ Hera Lindsay Bird : March 21, 2023 Spinoff Advice Column w/ Hera Lindsay Bird : March 21, 2023 , 18.84 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2023

Hera Lindsay Bird, Aotearoa poet and writer, has started a new advice column in the online magazine, The Spinoff called Help me Hera. This week Beth spoke to her about the new column as well as some of her other creative outlets. You can send questions in for Hera at helpme@thespinoff.co.nz. 

IPCC Report w/ Prof Alister Woodward : March 21, 2023

IPCC Report w/ Prof Alister Woodward : March 21, 2023 IPCC Report w/ Prof Alister Woodward : March 21, 2023 , 17.56 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2023

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Cycle yesterday on the 20th March 2023. With it's main criteria being mitigation and adaptation. Milly spoke to Alister Woodward is professor of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Auckland on the Tuesday Wire, regarding the findings of the reports and what this means for public health. 

Hauraki Gulf Fisheries w/ Bianca Ranson : March 21, 2023

Hauraki Gulf Fisheries w/ Bianca Ranson : March 21, 2023 Hauraki Gulf Fisheries w/ Bianca Ranson : March 21, 2023 , 23.86 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2023

This week on the Tuesday Wire, Milly spoke to Bianca Ranson from Forest and Bird regarding the recent closure of the Scallop Fishery in the Hauraki Gulf. Overfishing and pollution in the Gulf have led to issues in biodiversity and the collapse of many species, Bianca Ranson explains how and why this has happened. She also informs listeners on some local activism they can get involved with to protect the species in our Gulf. 

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub : March 21, 2023

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub : March 21, 2023 Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub : March 21, 2023, 27.08 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2023

This week on Dear Science Joel brings the listeners a fungi special, making a better name for fungi than the hit TV series The Last of Us has. From being forest farmers, food sources and carbon soakers, to in our everyday medicines keeping us alive, Joel delves in to the special world of fungi and all they have to offer!