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The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 1, 2021

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 1, 2021 The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 1, 2021, 100.61 MB
Wed 1 Sep 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire, Zazi Hewlett and Frances Wright continue to produce remotely from home as Auckland remains in Level 4 Lockdown, with Jemima hosting the show and bringing us the news. 

The show starts off with Frances having her regular segment Dear Science with Allan Blackman. This week Frances and Allan celebrate the life of Ernest Rutherford the week after what would have been his 150th birthday; discuss why Pluto is no longer considered a planet; and talk about the discovery of the world’s northernmost island.

Frances then speaks with both Deputy Controller for Auckland Emergency Management, Rachel Kelleher, and NIWA Meteorologist, Ben Noll, about the flooding in West Auckland.

Zazi talks to the Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver in the United States, Thomas Nail, about the benefits walking has on the brain, and whether walking while learning could actually help students.   

Finally Zazi has her regular catch-up with ACT's Brooke van Velden, this week talking about ACT refusing to have Parliament sit virtually and Butchers being closed during lockdown. 

The Wire with Jemima: August 31, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: August 31, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: August 31, 2021, 106.27 MB
Tue 31 Aug 2021

Today on the Wire, Joe Wickins speaks to the founder of Pet Refuge, Julie Chapman, about the work the shelter does, how pets are impacted by domestic violence, and how COVID-19 has affected the shelter's operations. 

Trishil Dayha brings us a piece on burnout. He speaks to two experts about what burnout means and how to deal with it. 

Jemima Huston talks to Nathan Hawke from Christchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park, and Harmony Neale from Wellington Zoo about how lockdown is impacting the animals in New Zealand’s wildlife parks. 

Finally, Isla and Stella bring you the latest episode of Tomorrow’s World. Today they investigate the common misconceptions about how human memory operates. 

Do Zoo Animals Miss the Public in Lockdown? w/ Orana Wildlife Park and Wellington Zoo: August 31, 2021

Do Zoo Animals Miss the Public in Lockdown? w/ Orana Wildlife Park and Wellington Zoo: August 31, 2021 Do Zoo Animals Miss the Public in Lockdown? w/ Orana Wildlife Park and Wellington Zoo: August 31, 2021, 12.05 MB
Tue 31 Aug 2021

Throughout the pandemic, there have been reports that zoo animals have been missing the public while zoos have been closed due to lockdown restrictions. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to two representatives from New Zealand’s zoos about how the Level 4 lockdown has impacted their work and their animals. Jemima interviews Nathan Hawke, the Marketing, Public Relations and Visitor Services Manager for Christchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park, and Harmony Neil, the Team Leader for Primates at Wellington Zoo, about this. 

Where've you been? Human Memory's Fallibility: August 31, 2021

Where've you been? Human Memory's Fallibility: August 31, 2021 Where've you been? Human Memory's Fallibility: August 31, 2021, 7.69 MB
Tue 31 Aug 2021

This week Stella and Isla give each other a wake-up call on how bad their memory recall can actually be. Investigating common misconceptions about how human memory operates, brain structures responsible for this, and evidence that says humans overestimate their ability to remember, Tomorrow's World reminds us all to use the COVID tracer app.

Making Submissions to the Justice Select Committee w/ Conversion Therapy Action Group: August 30, 2021

Making Submissions to the Justice Select Committee w/ Conversion Therapy Action Group: August 30, 2021 Making Submissions to the Justice Select Committee w/ Conversion Therapy Action Group: August 30, 2021, 8.41 MB
Mon 30 Aug 2021

There are nine days left for people to make submissions to the Justice Select Committee to have their say on the proposed legislation to ban harmful conversion therapy practices. 

Conversion therapy has been discredited by the National Health Service (NHS) and the World Psychiatric Association.

At the time of our interview, Shaneel Lal, co-founder of Conversion Therapy Action Group said that there were more submissions against banning conversion therapy than for. This includes submissions from trans exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) groups. 

Jessica spoke to Shaneel Lal about why it is important for allies, parents and the LGBTQIATakatāpui+ community to make a submission. 

Māui and Hector's Dolphins w/ Liz Slooten and Michael Lawry: August 30, 2021

Māui and Hector's Dolphins w/ Liz Slooten and Michael Lawry: August 30, 2021 Māui and Hector's Dolphins w/ Liz Slooten and Michael Lawry: August 30, 2021, 16.12 MB
Mon 30 Aug 2021

According to the latest estimate, there are only 54 māui dolphins remaining. Only found on the North Island's west coast, māui dolphins are threatened by fishing pressures, like trawling and gill nets, and diseases, like toxoplasmosis. 

Louis talked to University of Otago's Liz Slooten and Sea Shepherd's Michael Lawry about the species' current status, the major threats, and what needs to be done to save them. 

Aotearoa's History of Protest w/ Mandy Hager: August 30, 2021

Aotearoa's History of Protest w/ Mandy Hager: August 30, 2021 Aotearoa's History of Protest w/ Mandy Hager: August 30, 2021, 8.91 MB
Mon 30 Aug 2021

Mandy Hager recently released her new book about Aotearoa's history of protest. Titled "Protest! Shaping Aotearoa", it delves into important social justice, human rights, and environmental movements that have shaped the country today. 

Louis spoke to author Mandy Hager about the book and how we can learn from previous protest movements. 

The Impact of New Zealand Weather on South America w/ Dr Kyle Clem: August 30, 2021.

The Impact of New Zealand Weather on South America w/ Dr Kyle Clem: August 30, 2021. , 8.38 MB
Mon 30 Aug 2021

A large blob of warm water off New Zealand's east coast is causing drought conditions in South America. A recent report says that the blob emerged naturally in the 1980's, but has warmed much faster due to climate change. 

Louis was joined by Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Kyle Clem to talk about the blob, how it was caused, and the impacts it is having. 

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021, 12.41 MB
Fri 27 Aug 2021

Ilena had a chat with Councillor Shane Henderson about the welfare options being offered by Council during this lockdown, and the effect of the lockdown on the public finances of Council.

 

The phone experiment modelling the spread of Covid-19: Ilze Ziedins, August 27 2021

The phone experiment modelling the spread of Covid-19: Ilze Ziedins, August 27 2021 The phone experiment modelling the spread of Covid-19: Ilze Ziedins, August 27 2021, 7.17 MB
Fri 27 Aug 2021

This morning, Ilena spoke with Ilze Ziedins, an associate professor at the University of Auckland, who has been involved in an experiment called ‘Safe Blues’ at the university. The experiment uses Bluetooth to provide near-real-time information on the simulated spread of viruses, particularly Covid-19, and how the virus behaves in response to safety measures such as lockdown.