On Dear Science today with Marcus Jones we touch back on some coronavirus news, we also hear about some concerns being raised after scientists collect DNA in China for a crime related database, and lastly, scientists are moving to strip names of racist people who have been commemorated in prizes and awards.
Lillian speaks to Anjum Rahman of the Islamic Women’s Council about their submission to the Royal Commission of Inquiry about the terror attacks last year.
Felix speaks to Helen Petousis-Harris from the University of Auckland about the bubonic blague
NZ First’s Tracey Martin discusses the two government announcements yesterday regarding temporary visa changes and border closures, as well as a new learning support tool she has developed.
The Islamic Women’s Council has been a solid and consistent voice not only in the aftermath of the terror attacks last year, but for years before - attempting to draw attention to the threats the Muslim community faced. Their voice was heard immediately after the attacks pointing to the amount of times they had tried to communicate information about these threats to officials but to no avail. The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the attack is almost finished, and the Council submitted their 127-page submission yesterday. They have also released this publicly which doesn’t normally happen. The submission includes details around meetings between Muslim groups and govt agencies, where no minutes were taken, and recommendations were ignored, it also addresses an online threat made against a Hamilton mouse on March 15th, the same day the terror attacks happened, that was never followed up by police. Lillian spoke to co-founder Anjum Rahman to find out more.
A discussion on 'fake news' with Associate Professor Neal Curtis of the University of Auckland’s Media Studies and Communications department. Lillian speaks to Neal about the implications of the concept on a functioning fourth estate.
This week, 95bFM Reporter Oscar Perress speaks to Councillor Tracy Mulholland about her transition from the Whau Local Board to Whau Ward Councillor, as well as how she maintains her community involvement amongst all her other responsibilities.
Hanna spoke to Dr Jaimie Veale, president of the Professional Association of Transgender Health Aotearoa and principle investigator for the Counting Ourselves Study, about Statistics NZ's recent announcement that it would now be including questions on sexuality and gender identity in the 2023 census.
On today's Southern Cross, Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, reflecting on his experience as a journalist on Rainbow Warrior, we follow up on domestic violence in PNG, and journalism in West Papua.
This week Sherry Zhang talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw, on the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act. This means members of parliament can’t change political parties once they enter parliament, and party leader are able to kick out MP's if they reasonably believe they disproportionately affect the proportion of parliament.
Sherry Zhang talks to sex therapist and educator Sarita das. In Part 1, we speak on queer sex for everyone, masturbation and shame, female pleasure, sex education in schools, and healthy safe sex. We ended up having a much longer chat, on navigating sex as a queer person of colour, and fetishisation. Listen in Part 2 next week!
Sherry begin by opening the conversation about sexy times with masturbation!