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Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 4, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 4, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 4, 2021, 21.18 MB
Wed 4 Aug 2021

This week on Dear Science, Frances talks to Allan Blackman about a study that found dogs can tell when people are lying to them, a large meta-analysis that suggests a vegetarian diet is linked to depression, and the world's first 'green' synthesis of plastics from CO2. 

ACT's Brooke van Velden on the Conversion Practices Bill and the Auckland Cycle Bridge: August 4, 2021.

ACT's Brooke van Velden on the Conversion Practices Bill and the Auckland Cycle Bridge: August 4, 2021. , 22.27 MB
Wed 4 Aug 2021

This week Zazi spoke to Brooke about the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill and the Auckland cycle bridge. 

On the 30th of July, the Government announced The Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, following through with Labour's election promise to ban gay conversion therapy. To begin with, Brooke spoke about the Party’s stance on this bill, why they have hesitations, and what they would like the next step to be in terms of developing the bill further.

In the second half, Zazi and Brooke talk about the Auckland cycle bridge, its Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR), and whether Brooke believes that catering to cyclists is important. 

National's Aotearoa Referendum Call w/ Professor Pare Keiha: August 8, 2021

National's Aotearoa Referendum Call w/ Professor Pare Keiha: August 8, 2021 National's Aotearoa Referendum Call w/ Professor Pare Keiha: August 8, 2021, 22.71 MB
Wed 4 Aug 2021

National leader Judth Collins has backed calls on a referendum for calling New Zealand Aotearoa. This comes after MP Stuart Smith posted a column on Tuesday saying New Zealanders should be consulted on the use of it by Government. On the Wire this Wednesday, Fances Wright spoke to Professor Pare Keiha from AUT about the the significance of calling New Zealand Aotearoa, and his hope for the future of the word as a natural and cultural identifier.

The Wire w/ Zazi and Frances: August 4, 2021

The Wire w/ Zazi and Frances: August 4, 2021 The Wire w/ Zazi and Frances: August 4, 2021, 94.63 MB
Wed 4 Aug 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire Frances Wright has her regular Dear Science segment with Allan Blackman, they talk about a study that found dogs can tell when people are lying to them, a large meta-analysis that suggests a link between a vegetarian diet and depression, and the world's first 'green' synthesis of plastics from CO2. She also talks with Professor Pare Keiha, Dean of the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development at AUT about National's call for a referendum about calling New Zealand Aotearoa. 

 

Zazi Hewlett has her regular catch-up with ACT party's Brooke Van Velden, this week talking about the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill and the Auckland cycle bridge. She also talks to the Group Editor at Freeman Media, Gavin Evans, about New Zealand's energy sources and the increase in coal imports. 

New Zealand's Coal Imports and Energy Sources w/ Freeman Media's Gavin Evans: August 4, 2021.

New Zealand's Coal Imports and Energy Sources w/ Freeman Media's Gavin Evans: August 4, 2021. , 21.38 MB
Wed 4 Aug 2021

New Zealand’s increase in coal imports has been a major topic of discussion over the past two weeks, with last week's announcement informing New Zealand that we are likely to import more coal this year than in any year prior. The government estimates an additional 150,000 tonnes of coal being imported by the shipload, which is 14% more than last year's one million tonnes. 


Last week Frances Wright spoke to Forest and Bird’s regional manager for the top of the South Island, Debs Martin, and this week Zazi spoke with Gavin Evans, who is the Group Editor at Freeman Media, producing Energy News, Inside Resources and Capital Letter. Gavin and Zazi also spoke about New Zealand’s coal. Gavin discussed why New Zealand hasn't moved away from coal as of yet, if it will have any major effects on climate change and global warming, and where New Zealand stands with coal in comparison to other countries around the world.

How Stop-Start Lockdowns Are Impacting Brisbane's Creative Sector: August 03, 2021

How Stop-Start Lockdowns Are Impacting Brisbane's Creative Sector: August 03, 2021 How Stop-Start Lockdowns Are Impacting Brisbane's Creative Sector: August 03, 2021, 7.59 MB
Tue 3 Aug 2021

Australia is currently struggling with the outbreak of the Covid 19 Delta Variant. The most recent hit is Brisbane and the city was sent into a snap lockdown over the weekend that is expected to end on Sunday. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Stephen Stockwell, the station manager of community radio station 4ZZZ based in Brisbane Australia. They discuss how the stop-start lockdowns taking place in Australia are impacting the creative, music and events industries. 

Transphobia and the Olympics w/ Dr Jaimie Veale: August 03, 2021

Transphobia and the Olympics w/ Dr Jaimie Veale: August 03, 2021.mp3 mp3, 21.69 MB
Tue 3 Aug 2021

With the recent backlash towards Kiwi Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Joe speaks to Dr Jaimie Veale, an expert in transgender studies and public health, about the global reaction. They discuss whether the argument over transgender athletes competing in the Olympics has turned into a hateful sentiment towards transgender people. They also touch on how this impacts the wider LGBTQI+ community.

Mental Health in Elite Athletes w/ David Niethe: August 03, 2021

Mental Health in Elite Athletes w/ David Niethe: August 03, 2021 Mental Health in Elite Athletes w/ David Niethe: August 03, 2021, 15.88 MB
Tue 3 Aug 2021

Joe talks to High Performance Mental Health Coach David Niethe about the importance of mental wellbeing in elite athletes.

The Wire with Jemima: August 03, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: August 03, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: August 03, 2021, 10.3 MB
Tue 3 Aug 2021

Today on the Wire, Joe Wickins speaks to University of Waikato Director of the Transgender Health Research Lab, Dr Jaimie Veale, about some of the issues surrounding the reaction to Laurel Hubbard's participation in the women's weightlifting event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They go on to discuss how this impacts the wider LGBTQI+ community.

Jemima Huston reports on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which was introduced by the Government last week. 

Tomorrow’s World is back! This week Isla and Stella dive into the world of microplastics. Drawing on interviews with Dr Shinji Kihara from the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, they discuss how nanoplastics affect human cellular function, and how prevalent they are in Aotearoa. 

Joe talks to Mental Performance Coach David Niethe, who works with elite athletes, about the issue of the mental wellbeing for athletes and how this impacts the young people. 

Jemima wraps it up with an interview with Stephen Stockwell, who is the station manager of community radio station 4ZZZ based in Brisbane Australia. They speak about how the stop-start lockdowns taking place in Australia, due to the Covid-19 Delta variant outbreak, are impacting the creative industries across the country. 

The Bill to Criminalise Conversion Therapy Practices in Aotearoa: August 03, 2021

The Bill to Criminalise Conversion Therapy Practices in Aotearoa: August 03, 2021 The Bill to Criminalise Conversion Therapy Practices in Aotearoa: August 03, 2021, 10.18 MB
Tue 3 Aug 2021

Last week the New Zealand Government introduced the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which outlines the legal changes that will be made to penalise those who practise conversion therapy in New Zealand. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston reports on how the Bill came to be, what criminal offences and civil redress it covers and when the Government expects the Bill to be brought into law.