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Analysis of the Execution of Democracy Activists in Myanmar w/ Dr Wendy Choo

Analysis of the Execution of Democracy Activists in Myanmar w/ Dr Wendy Choo Analysis of the Execution of Democracy Activists in Myanmar w/ Dr Wendy Choo, 23.92 MB
Thu 28 Jul 2022

Is "one man's terrorist another man's freedom fighter"? Scholars debate the phrase, but it has played out in real time, as democracy activists have been executed by the state in Myanmar, accused of conspiring to commit terror acts. Stella spoke to Dr Wendy Choo, (a teaching fellow at the University of Auckland in the school of education) on the events in Myanmar. She holds a masters in international relations and her research interests include Myanmar.

 

Campaign Regulations for Local Elections w/ Dr Mike Reid

Campaign Regulations for Local Elections w/ Dr Mike Reid Campaign Regulations for Local Elections w/ Dr Mike Reid, 21.63 MB
Thu 28 Jul 2022

Tāmaki Makaurau's local elections are drawing closer! Stella spoke to Principal Policy Advisor Dr Mike Reid from Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) about the rules and regulations of campaigning, as well as how to ensure the needs of a community are appropriately translated into policy.

Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill w/ Jan Logie

Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill, 17.73 MB
Thu 28 Jul 2022

The Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill passed its second reading in parliament last night.

David spoke to the Green MP and party spokesperson for Children Hon Jan Logie on the matter.

Making Naloxone Available for Fentanyl Overdoses w/ Sarah Helm: July 27, 2022

Making Naloxone Available for Fentanyl Overdoses w/ Sarah Helm: July 27, 2022 Making Naloxone Available for Fentanyl Overdoses w/ Sarah Helm: July 27, 2022, 21.56 MB
Wed 27 Jul 2022

New Zealand is ‘grossly underprepared’ if we were to find ourselves facing a fentanyl crisis as life-saving overdose reversal medication continues to be out of reach.

Naloxone is one of the best tools available to treat opioid overdoses, and is available in New Zealand in two forms: via a nasal spray, or in an injectable form. However, only the nasal spray is available over the counter, and is $92 for a pack of two. 

Experts say opioid overdoses already claim at least 40 lives a year in this country, and there is a risk Aotearoa could face an opioid crisis like the ones being experienced in North America and Europe if adulterated drugs continue to circulate in the New Zealand drug market.

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the NZ Drug Foundation.

 

Using a Vegetables-First Approach to Feeding Infants w/ Dr. Jeanette Rapson: July 27, 2022

Using a Vegetables-First Approach to Feeding Infants w/ Dr. Jeanette Rapson: July 27, 2022 Jeanette Rapson: July 27, 2022, 13.14 MB
Wed 27 Jul 2022

New research shows providing vegetables as an infant’s first food is an effective strategy for improving intake and may help children to develop a preference for vegetables.

The study by Massey University Human Nutrition PhD student Dr Jeanette Rapson suggests providing vegetables as first foods increased a baby’s intake of vegetables at nine months of age.

The results of this trial suggest that the start of complementary feeding is an ideal time to introduce vegetables as a first food since infants are willing to try new foods, even those with more bitter tastes such as green vegetables.

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Dr Jeanette Rapson.

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: July 27, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: July 27, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: July 27, 2022, 22.13 MB
Wed 27 Jul 2022

On this week's installation of Eurovision, Aneeka chats with our European Correspondent Cameron Adams about Ukraine, as well as the upcoming Italian and British elections.

The Wire w/ Emilia: July 27, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: July 27, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: July 27, 2022, 101.42 MB
Wed 27 Jul 2022

This week on the Wire for Rāapa Wednesday!

Aneeka chats with our European correspondent Cameron Adams about Ukraine, as well as the upcoming elections in Italy and England.

Alex speaks to ACT Party deputy leader Brooke van Velden about the new Smokefree Amendment Bill and petition on Multiple Sclerosis handed to Parliament this week

Emilia speaks to Dr Jeanette Rapson from Massey University about her research to get infants to eat more vegetables

And Emilia will also be speaking to Sarah Helm from the Drug Foundation about their calls to the government to make Naloxone more widely available to reduce fentanyl overdoses.

That's us for the Wednesday Wire!

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 26, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 26, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 26, 2022, 26.5 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

For this week's episode of Dear Science Marcus Jones joined Casper and Emily over the phone to discuss prior Omicron infections protecting against BA.4 and BA.5 variants, Ear fossils revealing the origin of warm-blooded mammals and how cleaner air can contribute to global warming.

The Wire w/ Casper: 26th July, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: 26th July, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: 26th July, 2022, 104.92 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire Casper and Emily were joined remotely by Marcus Jones who caught them up on the latest science news. Casper had his weekly chat with the National Party’s Dr. Shane Reti, talking this week about the elective surgery waiting list.

Casper also spoke to Len Cook, the former government statistician, about the dangers of a proposed Data and Statistics bill.

Emily spoke with Jason Young from the New Zealand China Resarch Institute about New Zealand’s relationship with China- past, present and future. She also chatted with Water Safety New Zealand’s Chief executive Daniel Gerrard about their new report on drownings in Aotearoa

National's Dr. Shane Reti: July 26, 2022

National's Dr. Shane Reti: July 26, 2022 Shane Reti: July 26, 2022, 20.26 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

The waiting list for elective surgeries has skyrocketed in the last year, with many experts pointing towards ongoing workforce shortages as the cause.

Thousands of people on the waiting list are in intense, ongoing pain, requiring essential operations such as hip or knee replacements.

For Casper's weekly catchup with the National party’s Dr. Shane Reti, they discussed the causes of the growing waiting list and the National party’s proposed solutions to the problem.