New information has emerged that suggests the NZ Defence Force made factual inaccuracies in their rebuttal to Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book, Hit & Run. The lawyers representing villagers from Khak Khuday Dad and Naik, who were allegedly attacked by the SAS in a 2010 raid, say the village the NZDF claims the raid took place in actually doesn’t even exist. Ximena speaks to one of the lawyers, Deborah Manning, for further detail about this new information.
AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science. Today he talks to Ximena about how scientists have found a way to reverse the ageing process, how scientists in Germany have switched on the world’s largest “artificial Sun” for the first time, and also about how the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial professor from one of its buildings on campus.
Replace cows with cannabis. These are the recent comments made by esteemed entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, on his most recent visit to New Zealand. He suggests if marijuana were to be legalised, dairy farmers could replace sections of their land designated for cows, over to industrial growing of cannabis.Adam Jacobson explores these issues in a recent report.
This weekend, the Auckland International Cultural Festival will be returning for its 18th year. The free event is happening from 10am-5pm at the Mt Roskill Memorial Park, and will offer the public a diverse range of cultural and culinary experiences. Ximena speaks to event organiser Cara Cantrell about what Aucklanders can expect from this weekend’s festival.
A newly released book titled ‘War, Myths and Fairy Tales’ investigates the connections between war stories and fairy tales through a critical examination of global literature. Adam Jacobson speaks with the book’s co-author and contributor, Sara Buttsworth about the release of the new work and what stories it examines.
Check out the full show from Wednesday 23rd March, where Ximena & Adam take a look at cannabis instead of cows, talk with Human Rights Lawer Deborah Manning, AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science and more
Featuring music from Stan Forebee, Esperar Pra Ver, Swindail, The Cool Kids, Little Dragon, Cloud One, Charles Murdoch, HNNY, shamana, Jex Opolis
Spoken word feature this week: Japanese Poem by Miyazawa Kenji
Ame ni mo makezu (Be not Defeated by the Rain) is written by Kenji Miyazawa, a poet from the northern prefecture of Iwate in Japan who lived from 1896 to 1933. The poem was found posthumously in a small black notebook in one of the poet's trunks.
Sounds of Sydney setlist:
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #2
Chaos In The Cbd - Dusty Sundays (Original Mix)
Session Victim - Good Intentions (LP Mix)
HNNY - Cheer Up, My Brother