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Dear Science: August 15th, 2018

Dear Science: August 15th, 2018 Dear Science: August 15th, 2018, 31.96 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are talk about Monsanto and the $289 million dollar payout to Dwayne Johnson, as well as why spaghetti splits into three, not two parts, when you break it.

The Wire with Lillian: August 15th, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: August 15th, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: August 15th, 2018, 111.18 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

On The Wire today, Dear Science talks about Monsanto (and gets a bit heated) as well as breaking down spaghetti mysteries.

Next, Lillian Hanly spoke with Dr Cornel West ahead of his appearance in Auckland this Friday, we talked about free speech, democracy, utopian futures, and the importance of music. This one is a long one, but its a good one and we really recommend you tune in.

Darashpreet Johal talks to Liam Rutherford, one of the lead negotiators from the New Zealand Education Institute, about the teachers strike which was happening at the same time in Aotea Square. Then she spoke with Karl Vasau, principal of Rowendale School in Manurewa to find out how teachers are being affected.

Teacher's Strike: August 15, 2018

Teacher's Strike: August 15, 2018 Teacher's Strike: August 15, 2018, 5.03 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

More than 30,000 people are protesting today for a better pay rise for teachers. Today is the first time primary and intermediate teachers are taking action in 24 years. There are dozens of protests taking place across the country.

In Auckland the march started at 11am at Fort St and will end up at Aotea Square, with more than 2000 people turning up to stand next to the teachers in solidarity. The teachers union New Zealand Education Institute say they are protesting to fix the teaching crisis, and need better investment in education so there can be a teacher in every class.

The New zealand educational institute are after a 16 percent pay rise over the next two years, as well as more funds for a special education needs coordinator in every school. The offer the government proposed was a pay rise between 2.2 and 2.6 percent each year for three years and more time to work individually with children or plan and assess learning.

To find out more about this Darashpreet spoke to NZ educational institute lead negotiator Liam Rutherford about the pay rise and Karl Vasau, principal from Rowendale School in Manurewa to get a teacher's perspective on how schools are being affected.

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95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: August 15, 2018

95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: August 15, 2018 95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: August 15, 2018, 324.69 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey's still in bed, poor chook; Rob's here with some tales of animal employment; Maria phones one in; the Prime Minister's back with us for a good ol' chat; and Shamubeel knows more about the dollar than you do... but admits, there's still a great unknown.

Can You Adam and Eve It? w/ Rob Bollix: August 15, 2018

Can You Adam and Eve It? w/ Rob Bollix: August 15, 2018 Can You Adam and Eve It? w/ Rob Bollix: August 15, 2018, 12.51 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

Not quite 'Animal Husbandry', but certainly animal employment - Rob's here with tales of creatures with canny C.V.s.

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: August 15, 2018

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: August 15, 2018 Maria Walls: August 15, 2018, 9.35 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

No, not the song or the American entertainment, but the British TV show - Save Me. Coming recommended by Dr. Walls via the phonelines, with shades of Gone Girl and Broadchurch, to boot. Cripes.

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 15, 2018

What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 15, 2018 What's Up? w/ Jacinda Ardern: August 15, 2018, 16.94 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

The Prime Minister's back on the line, and back down to business. Covering leaky opposition travel expenses, the current teachers' strike, and the unfolding saga of Wally Haumaha - it's a busy chat, well met. Welcome back, PM.

Home Economics w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: August 15, 2018

Home Economics w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: August 15, 2018 Home Economics w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: August 15, 2018, 19.12 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

What does it mean that the NZ dollar's taken a dive? Do we notice? Should we care? Shamubeel is on the line and knows a fair bunch more about the behaviour of the dollar than you do. Having _said_ that, however... it's a brave man that admits most economists are constantly baffled as to the reasons why our dollar see-saws. Honesty in education. Right on.

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Dr. Cornel West on free speech, utopian futures and music: August 15, 2018

Dr. Cornel West on free speech, utopian futures and music: August 15, 2018 Cornel West on free speech, utopian futures and music: August 15, 2018, 19.28 MB
Wed 15 Aug 2018

This interview is a highly anticipated one. Lillian Hanly got to speak with Dr Cornel West and asked him to introduce himself with a one liner - he called himself a black intellectual freedom fighter. This encompasses his many roles as an American philosopher, political activist, author, social critic and commentator. He has been a professor at Harvard, Princeton and Yale Universities. He calls himself a jazz man in the world of ideas, and often speaks through his love of jazz and blues music. He’s even made a number of spoken word and hip hop albums. Other important things you might want to know about him is that he was in both the Matrix sequels. His work focuses on race, gender and class in American society. He is here in Auckland this week for an event called Polarised, a discussion between himself and Douglas Murray, a well known conservative and critic of Islam whose book The Strange Death of Europe gives firsthand accounts and criticisms of mass Islamic immigration and problems of multiculturalism in the EU. Lillian started by asking Dr. West about this event.

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95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: August 14, 2018

95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: August 14, 2018 95bFM Breakfast with Sarah: August 14, 2018, 319.14 MB
Tue 14 Aug 2018

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey's off sick; Sarah bought up all Wellington's Evelyn King LPs; thrills and spills with Councillor Hills; Sam's not into Netflix's latest 'Original'; and Prof. Costello is _optimistic_ about the ocean's future. ...I know, right?