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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.
Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University. The election will take place on September 20 after Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau called a snap election in August.
Justin talked to Victoria University's Professor Robert Ayson on the new Ausuk defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK. Part of the pact would see Australia acquire its first nuclear-powered submarines to replace its aging fleet with the US and UK sharing technology.
The Afghanistan Crisis continues to worsen hour by hour - that is the message that over 61 organistions and individuals are sending to the New Zealand Government in an open letter. One of those organisations is Oxfam Aotearoa. Conor speaks to Rachael Le Mesurier, executive director of Oxfam Aotearoa, about the open letter, and about Oxfam's ongoing action in Afghanistan.
On this week's Dear Science, Frances Wright was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They began by talking about the serious but hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes and then moved onto research on toilet training cows from the University of Auckland. They finished up by talking about the food scientists who have found the key to perfectly smooth chocolate.
This week celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, an initiative intended to encourage New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language, which, along with New Zealand Sign Language, is an official language of the country.
This week, Zazi speaks to Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, who talks about his journey with Te Reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.