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Justin's International Desk: January 20, 2022

Justin's International Desk: January 20, 2022 Justin's International Desk: January 20, 2022, 7.74 MB
Thu 20 Jan 2022

International Desk reports on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing severe pressure on his leadership as more Conservative MPs are supporting a no-confidence motion after it was revealed he attended lockdown-breaching parties.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: January 20, 2022

The Thursday Wire with Justin: January 20, 2022 The Thursday Wire with Justin: January 20, 2022, 100.47 MB
Thu 20 Jan 2022

Producer Joe Wickins talked to Otago University's Professor Michael Baker on New Zealand's next steps on the pandemic and preparing for an Omicron outbreak.

He also talked Dane Dougan from Autism New Zealand about Vaximate, an online tool to help autistic people with the vaccinatioin process.

International reports on embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Justin spoke to Red Cross's Vivienne Euini on the situation in Tonga and the organisation's aid campaign.

He also spoke to Professer Jennifer Curtin of the University of Auckland for some political commentary on the week's biggest stories.

Vaximate w/ Dane Dougan: January 20, 2022

Vaximate w/ Dane Dougan: January 20, 2022 Vaximate w/ Dane Dougan: January 20, 2022, 18.09 MB
Thu 20 Jan 2022

Joe speaks to the Chief Executive of Autism New Zealand, Dane Dougan, about a new online tool called Vaximate. Vaximate supports autistic people navigate the vaccination process.

Retooling the Traffic Light System w/ Professor Michael Baker: January 20, 2022

Retooling the Traffic Light System w/ Professor Michael Baker: January 20, 2022 Retooling the Traffic Light System w/ Professor Michael Baker: January 20, 2022, 18.49 MB
Thu 20 Jan 2022

Joe speaks to Professor Michael Baker from the University of Otago ahead of Cabinet's announcment today regarding the traffic light system in Northland, as well as whether or not we need to retool the guidelines in order to help protect us from the Omicron variant.

Red Cross support for Tonga: January 20, 2022

Red Cross support for Tonga: January 20, 2022 Red Cross support for Tonga: January 20, 2022, 22.48 MB
Thu 20 Jan 2022

Justin spoke to the New Zealand Red Cross' Acting General Manager International Vivienne Euini about the latest situation in Tonga and the service the organisation is helping to provide.

Political Commentary w/ Prof Jennifer Curtin: January 20, 2022

Political Commentary w/ Prof Jennifer Curtin: January 20, 2022 Political Commentary w/ Prof Jennifer Curtin: January 20, 2022, 19.38 MB
Thu 20 Jan 2022

Justin talked to Professor Jennifer Curtin of the University of Auckland on policy lessons from Australia on handling Omicron, Tonga, and the traffic light system.

The Wire with Jemima: January 19, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: January 19, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: January 19, 2021, 94.53 MB
Wed 19 Jan 2022

This week on the Wednesday Wire, we start with Dear Science with Allan Blackman who joins us live in the studio for our first show of the year. Today Christina Huang asks Allan about the link between cataracts and dementia, the nutritional value of huhu bugs, and a clue on mars that could hint at past life on the planet.

Jemima Huston interviews ACT Party Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden about her party’s goals for 2022, the inevitable Omicron outbreak in New Zealand and the Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami disaster. 

Christina talks to Dr Xaviour Walker from the University of Otago about the disaster in Tonga and the subsequent health impacts that will affect the Tongan people. 

Christina wraps up the show with a conversation with Associate Professor Leah Watkins about a recent study of marketing, where researchers found kids are exposed to one brand almost every minute.

New Research on Children's Exposure to Advertising Emerges w/ Leah Watkins: January 19, 2022

New Research on Children's Exposure to Advertising Emerges w/ Leah Watkins: January 19, 2022 New Research on Children's Exposure to Advertising Emerges w/ Leah Watkins: January 19, 2022, 20.38 MB
Wed 19 Jan 2022

Advertising: it's a huge part of our day-to-day lives, even when we're not actively consuming. Concerningly, it seems many children are now frequently exposed to the oversaturation of brands and marketing in our lives. A new study from the University of Otago has found children are exposed to five hundred and fifty four brands a day, which equals to almost one brand every sixty seconds. This study is the first glimpse into how children are exposed to marketing on a daily basis.

Christina spoke with Associate Professor Leah Watkins, who co-led the study, about what these results mean for consumer culture and our society.

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman January 19, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman January 19, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman January 19, 2022, 35.27 MB
Wed 19 Jan 2022

The first Dear Science of 2022! This week, Christina was joined in studio by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They discussed the link between cataracts and dementia, the nutritional value of huhu grubs (not for the faint-hearted!), and a hint that life could have previously existed on Mars.

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Goals for 2022, Omicron and Tonga: January 19, 2022

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Goals for 2022, Omicron and Tonga: January 19, 2022 ACT's Brooke van Velden on Goals for 2022, Omicron and Tonga: January 19, 2022, 16.1 MB
Wed 19 Jan 2022

As it's 95bFM's first week back for the year, News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Brooke van Velden about her party's goals for 2022. They also discuss the inevitable Omicron outbreak in Aoteroa and the volcanic eruption and tsunami disaster in Tonga.