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The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 22, 2021

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 22, 2021 The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 22, 2021, 98.82 MB
Wed 22 Sep 2021

This week on the wire Frances began with her regular segment Dear Science with AUT Professor Marcus Jones where they talked about the future for zero-COVID countries, amateur astronauts in space and anti aging clues found in protein synthesis. Zazi then spoke with Doctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, England, Paula Larsson, about her article “The inherent racism of anti-vaxx movements.” This was followed by a piece from Frances talking to Emma Bugden, Whanganui and Partners Strategic Lead for the Creative Industries and Art, about the new Whanganui Film Office. And finally Zazi had her regular talk with the ACT Party’s Brooke van Velden, talking about Auckland moving to Alert Level 3 and Climate Change Minister James Shaw going to COP 26 - the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Wire with Jemima: September 21, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: September 21, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: September 21, 2021, 106.29 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

Today on the Tuesday Wire, we are presenting a Best of Level 4 Lockdown show! 

It has been five weeks to the day that the 95bFM News Team started producing news and current affairs content from home. So today, News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston thought she would highlight some of the best Level 4 lockdown pieces created by each person that contributes to our daily current affairs show.

On the show Jemima plays snippets of interviews played on the Wire over the last five weeks. We’ll go over and update our pieces on Conversion Therapy Practices Bill submissions, a book called "Protest! Shaping Aotearoa", how to entice native birds into your garden, the Green Party's thoughts on David Seymour tweeting the Māori vaccination code, the impact of lockdown on climate change, the Canadian election, the latest Afghanistan crisis and the flooding event in West Auckland. 

A massive thank you needs to go to our Wire contributors for their work over this time. Thank you Jessica Hopkins, Louis Macalister, Joe Wickins, Zazi Hewlett, Frances Wright, Justin Wong, Conor Head-McCarthy, Ilena Shadbolt and Noah Ferguson-Dudding. 

You can hear any of the pieces played in this show in full on the Wire page on the 95bFM website. 

Seabed Mining Moratorium w/ James Hita: September 21, 2021.

Seabed Mining Moratorium w/ James Hita: September 21, 2021. , 6.97 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

New Zealand has voted to abstain on a temporary ban on seabed mining in the South Pacific. Although the vote passed, environmental groups have criticised New Zealand for not taking a stance on the motion. 

Louis spoke to Greenpeace Aotearoa's seabed mining campaigner James Hita about seabed mining in the Pacific and his perspective on New Zealand's vote. 

Invasive Seaweed Species on Great Barrier Island: September 21, 2021.

Invasive Seaweed Species on Great Barrier Island: September 21, 2021. , 7.31 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

A new invasive seaweed species has been discovered on Aotea Great Barrier Island. Since its detection, the Ministry of Primary Industries and mana whenua have been working towards a dual response for controlling the spread. 

Louis spoke to Ngati Wai's Martin Cleave about the species, its impacts, and how they are looking to respond. 

 

Mental Health and Free Time w/ Cassie Mogilner Holmes: September 21, 2021.

Mental Health and Free Time w/ Cassie Mogilner Holmes: September 21, 2021. , 9.42 MB
Tue 21 Sep 2021

A recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles has found a correlation between too much free time and poorer mental health. The research involved over 25,000 participants and how free time impacts their wellbeing. 

Louis talked to one of the researchers, Cassie Mogilner Holmes, about the findings and the consequences of lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Wire with Jessica: September 20, 2021

The Wire with Jessica: September 20, 2021 The Wire with Jessica: September 20, 2021, 95.4 MB
Mon 20 Sep 2021

On the Monday wire this week, Jessica Hopkins speaks to Professor Tim Dare, from the University of Auckland about possible ethical issues surrounding vaccine passports and Alicia Hall from Parents for Climate Aotearoa, about climate anxiety and the role parents are playing in climate action. 

Louis Macalister interviews Greenpeace Seabed Mining Campaigner, James Hita about New Zealand abstaining on recent seabed mining vote. Then, Louis speaks to Ngati Wai’s Martin Cleave about new invasive seaweed on Great Barrier Island. Finally Louis talks to UCLA’s Cassie Mogilner Holmes about research on free time and mental wellbeing. 

Vaccine Passports w/ Professor Tim Dare: September 20, 2021

Vaccine Passports w/ Professor Tim Dare: September 20, 2021 Vaccine Passports w/ Professor Tim Dare: September 20, 2021, 9.74 MB
Mon 20 Sep 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine passport is set to be implemented in New Zealand later this year. While some have welcomed this announcement, vaccine passports for both international travel and domestic activities such as work, and education have prompted riots and protests in some countries. 

Concerns have also been raised about potential issues of discrimination and inequality for some communities.

Jessica Hopkins speaks to Professor Tim Dare from the University of Auckland about whether domestic vaccine passports are justified, and how they might work in Aotearoa. 

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Climate Anxiety w/ Founder of Parents for Climate Aotearoa, Alicia Hall: September 20, 2021

Climate Anxiety w/ Founder of Parents for Climate Aotearoa, Alicia Hall: September 20, 2021 Climate Anxiety w/ Founder of Parents for Climate Aotearoa, Alicia Hall: September 20, 2021, 8.32 MB
Mon 20 Sep 2021

A new global study has suggested that climate anxiety amongst young people is widespread, and that many believe Governments are not treating climate change as an emergency. 

This follows the Government announcing a five month extension on its deadline to publish the Emissions Reduction Plan, which will set out how New Zealand will meet its climate targets. 

Founder of Parents for Climate Aotearoa, Alicia Hall is calling for the Government to respond to the Climate emergency with the same urgency they have to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica spoke to Hall about her role as a parent in acting against climate change. 

Birth injuries not yet covered by ACC w/ Jan Logie: September 17, 2021

Birth injuries not yet covered by ACC w/ Jan Logie: September 17, 2021 Birth injuries not yet covered by ACC w/ Jan Logie: September 17, 2021, 13.38 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

This morning, Ilena spoke to Green Party MP Jan Logie about their open letter to the Minister for ACC, Carmel Sepuloni, asking for birth injuries to be covered by ACC. Currently, injuries such as vaginal tears are not covered by ACC. Neither are injuries to the baby such as cerebral palsy through lack of oxygen. 

On a whole, women receive far less compensation from ACC annually than men - almost a billion dollars less per year. For wāhine Māori, the difference in compensation is even wider, as Māori women tend to have more injuries than Pākehā and are less likely to be referred for an ACC claim by a healthcare professional. 

Jan talked about the legal challenges of having birth injuries covered by ACC and the government’s response.

 

Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021

Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021 Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021, 13.48 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

The New Zealand Union of Student Associations has criticised the government for their support for students in the recent Covid-19 lockdown, and are calling for a temporary universal education income. Noah spoke to NZUSA president, Andrew Lessells, about what a universal income would look like, why he feels it is necessary, and how else the government can look after tertiary students.