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Tomorrow's World: Hormonal Birth Control and the Brain w/ Dr Rachel Sumner

Tomorrow's World: Hormonal Birth Control and the Brain w/ Dr Rachel Sumner Tomorrow's World: Hormonal Birth Control and the Brain w/ Dr Rachel Sumner , 8.94 MB
Mon 22 Aug 2022

Attention, those with uteruses; if you’re taking a hormonal contraceptive pill, you’ll want to tune in to this. Stella and Isla speak to Dr Rachel Sumner from the University of Auckland about her research into hormonal birth control’s impacts on the brain, and the mind. They also include a quick explainer about  how it works. 

Local government conspiracy candidates w/ Stephen Judd: 19th August, 2022

Local government conspiracy candidates w/ Stephen Judd Local government conspiracy candidates w/ Stephen Judd, 8.83 MB
Fri 19 Aug 2022

More and more, New Zealand has seen candidates enter local elections being informed by conspiracy theories.

Groups that have spread misinformation about vaccines and the pandemic are entering their local races across the country.

The concerns are worsened thanks to the impacts of the anti-mandate parliament protests that hit the beehive earlier this year. 

David spoke to Stepehn Judd from FACT Aotearoa about those who are running and what it means for the country.

Austronesian Language Origins w/ Victoria Chen: 19th August, 2022

Austronesian Language Origins w/ Victoria Chen Austronesian Language Origins w/ Victoria Chen, 6.95 MB
Fri 19 Aug 2022

A linguistic study has found an origin of Austronesian language expansion across the Indo-Pacific region.

Researchers have found the indigenous people called the Amis [ah-miss] people from Eastern Taiwan are a close relative of Malayo-Polynesian people in the Austronesian language family.

David spoke to Victoria University lecturer Victoria Chen about the findings.

The Wire w/ Liam: August 19th, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: August 19th, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: August 19th, 2022, 102.44 MB
Fri 19 Aug 2022

Yet another stacked show on this Fridays Wire:

Liam spoke to Shane Henderson on our regular city counselling segment about the Transporrt Emissions Reduction Pathway.

Liam also had a chat about the Human Rights Commission about their new conversion practices support services with the programmes manager,  Andre Afamasaga.

Liam also spoke to Kellie Addison from Kea New Zealand, as well as Act MP James McDowall, about human capital flight and where the debate of the brain drain is coming from. 

David has has a chat with Victoria Chen from Victoria University of Wellington on linguistics locating the beginnings of the Austronesian expansion.

As well as Stephen Judd from Fact Aotearoa on candidates bringing conspiracy theories into local elections. 

Human Capital Flight w/ ACTS James McDowall & Kea NZ's Kellie Addison: August 19, 2022

Human Capital Flight w/ ACTS James McDowall & Kea NZ's Kellie Addison: August 19, 2022 Human Capital Flight w/ ACTS James McDowall & Kea NZ's Kellie Addison: August 19, 2022, 43 MB
Fri 19 Aug 2022

As access to international travel from New Zealand re-opens, conversations about human capital flight have become incredibly prevalent. 

More colloquially titled “Brain Drain”, human capital flight refers to white collar workers leaving their home country for better opportunities overseas. 

Conversations have recently touched on if New Zealand is receiving and adequate amount of migrants to stop our workforce from suffering. 

First, Liam spoke to ACTs James McFarland, on why his party thinks Human Capital Flight is an issue and what needs to be done.

In popular discussion, the focus of human capital flight has largely been on the negative impacts new zealanders leaving the country has.

Kea New Zealand is organised  around keeping New Zealand expats connected to their country.

Liam also had a chat to their global communications director, Kellie Addison, about their network and the benefits of New Zealanders travelling abroad.

 

Kea is currently looking for particapants in a survery of Kiwis thinking about leaving Aotearoa in the next 12-18 months - if this sounds lik you, you can fill it out here: https://survey.keanewzealand.com/zs/XjBUJH   

Conversion Practices Support Services w/ Andre Afamasaga: 19th August, 2022

Conversion Practices Support Services w/ Andre Afamasaga: 19th August, 2022 Conversion Practices Support Services w/ Andre Afamasaga: 19th August, 2022, 16.97 MB
Fri 19 Aug 2022

Yesterday the Human Rights Commission launched an expansion of their Conversion Practices Support Services.

The pre-existing programme now includes a proces where victims of conversion therapy cna work with the HRC to recieve a formal apology or financial support.

To learn more, Liam spoke to the programmes manager, Andre Afamasaga about the changes and what they mean.

 

The Wire w/ Stella 18 August

The Wire w/ Stella 18 August The Wire w/ Stella 18 August, 123.77 MB
Thu 18 Aug 2022

Welcome to the Thursday Wire! Today, Tuva’a has his regular catch-up with Labour’s Andrew Little, this week talking about security concerns with Tik Tok and a new cystic fibrosis medication. Green Desk is back as always, Frances updates us on the week’s environmental news.

Stella speaks to Associate Professor on veterinary epidemiology Carolyn Gates from Massey University about transmission mechanisms of foot and mouth disease. She also speaks to MPI’s chief veterinary officer Dr Mary Van Alden about what New Zealand’s plan is if the disease were to enter the country.

Stella speaks to the Green party’s spokesperson for education, Teanau Tuiono about the party’s calls for pay parity for early childhood teachers.

We finish the show with Stella chatting to a Research Assistant from the Manalagi Project, Allyssa Verner-Pula, about their work documenting the experiences of the LGBTQ+ Pasifika community in healthcare settings. AUSA provides a written comment about the current voting in student elections.

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little, 15.38 MB
Thu 18 Aug 2022

Tuva'a has his weekly catch-up with Labour's Andrew Little. This week they talk about Pharmac funding, and security concerns over Tik Tok.

Th Green Desk w/ Ellie Hooper

Th Green Desk w/ Ellie Hooper Th Green Desk w/ Ellie Hooper, 20.27 MB
Thu 18 Aug 2022

This week on The Green Desk, Frances talks to Ellie Hooper about Greenpeace's call to back the strongest possible Global Ocean Treaty.

Foot and Mouth Disease w/ Carolyn Gates & Dr Mary Van Andel

Foot and Mouth Disease w/ Carolyn Gates & Dr Mary Van Andel Foot and Mouth Disease w/ Carolyn Gates & Dr Mary Van Andel, 32.08 MB
Thu 18 Aug 2022

This morning Stella spoke to Associate Professor Carolyn Gates from Massey University, and Dr Mary Van Andel, the chief veterinary officer at the Ministry for Primary Industries, about foot and mouth disease.