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The Community Garden; Hacking back the Obstacles to Community: November 8, 2018

The Community Garden; Hacking back the Obstacles to Community: November 8, 2018 The Community Garden; Hacking back the Obstacles to Community: November 8, 2018, 23.53 MB
Thu 8 Nov 2018

This Week, Oscar talks to Helena, from Hackland in Kingsland, dicussing Hack spaces, building community and escaping our private realms. 

I/W w/ Neal Curtis on the Royal debate: November 7, 2018

I/W w/ Neal Curtis on the Royal debate: November 7, 2018 I/W w/ Neal Curtis on the Royal debate: November 7, 2018, 13.12 MB
Wed 7 Nov 2018

We are sure you would have seen, to some extent, the media coverage of the Royals visit over the last couple of weeks. You wouldn’t have heard it here on b but we’ve decided this week to revisit for a particular reason. Why exactly do people get royally excited over the royals?? Why does the media take the opportunity to put out multiple stories every day on the royals? Why do we still care? Why was there no formal acknowledgment of day in which the Declaration of Independence was signed here in 1835? Why did they not go up to Waitangi for a visit?

 

We’re also looking at anti-govt movements this week for Worry Week, and while that term itself is a little limiting Lillian's instructed the Wire team to think broadly about this, as usual. So in this case Lillian wanted to see whether there was also a threat to democracy at hand when everyone is so distracted by the royals. What does that mean for society engaging with its government? And how detrimental could that be...

Neal Curtis is the head of Media and Communication here at the University of Auckland. He is also an immigrant from Britain who has now been here for 7 years. Lillian wanted to see his thoughts on the media attention the royals received, but started by asking what his relationship to the monarchy was as a British New Zealander.

The Wire with Lillian: November 7, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: November 7, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: November 7, 2018, 116.41 MB
Wed 7 Nov 2018

On the show today!

For Dear Science we talk about cellphone radiation effects, hydropower and the creation of matter in space.

Neal Curtis talks to us about the media craze that was the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last week.

Lisa Boudet takes us through all you need to know about the US Midterm Elections happening right now.

Everything you need to know about the US Midterms: November 7, 2018

Everything you need to know about the US Midterms: November 6, 2018 Everything you need to know about the US Midterms: November 6, 2018, 19.69 MB
Wed 7 Nov 2018

Results are slowly coming in, but if you don't have a clue what the Midterm elections in the United States are about, here is a condensed report by producer Lisa Boudet about the campaign, the vote and the consequences. 

Justin's International Desk and Worry Week: November 6th, 2018

Justin's International Desk and Worry Week: November 6th, 2018 Justin's International Desk and Worry Week: November 6th, 2018, 15.64 MB
Tue 6 Nov 2018

The UN has called for the resumption of peace talks in Yemen last week, as its civil war is now causing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis at the moment.  Half of the country’s children under the age of five are malnourished and a child dies every ten minutes of preventable diseases. Justin looks into the history of Yemen to find what caused the war, what happened since 2015 and how geopolitics escalated the conflict.

 

GBH Herbicides with GE Free NZ: November 6 2018

GBH Herbicides with GE Free NZ: November 6 2018 GBH Herbicides with GE Free NZ: November 6 2018, 10.71 MB
Tue 6 Nov 2018

Ben speaks with GE Free NZ Secretary Jon Muller about potential dangers around Glyphosate Based Herbicide (including roundup) use in New Zealand. 

The Wire with Stewart: November 6, 2018

The Wire with Stewart: November 6, 2018 The Wire with Stewart: November 6, 2018, 44.86 MB
Tue 6 Nov 2018

Stewart Sowman-Lund's in the hot seat this week, filling in for Mary-Margaret on a very environmentally friendly show.

First up: Ben talks to Brendon McIntosh from Beefy Green about the upcoming legalisation of hemp seed for human consumption.  

Then, Ella’s in with the Green Desk, talking about the conservation genetics of threatened species

Plus, she has this week’s edition of Under the Weather

After that, It’s an international edition of Wire Worry week - Justin looks into the Yemen Civil War.

Then, Ben also speaks to GE Free NZ secretary John Muller about their calls for the use of Glyphosate Based Herbicides in NZ to be reviewed.

And lastly - In light of the New Caledonian independence referendum, Conor looks at how France deals with its current and former colonies.

Hemp Seed in NZ: November 6 2018

Hemp Seed in NZ: November 6 2018 Hemp Seed in NZ: November 6 2018 , 10.58 MB
Tue 6 Nov 2018

Ben speaks to Brendon McIntosh from Beefy Green about growing hemp seed in New Zealand for human consumption, and the laws that are changing to make this a reality. 

International News with Conor: November 6th, 2018

International News with Conor: November 6th, 2018 International News with Conor: November 6th, 2018, 12.11 MB
Tue 6 Nov 2018

In the wake of the failed independence referendum in new caledonia, Conor explores French policy towards current overseas territories and former colonies including a window into the dark world of France's 'Françafrique' policy towards Africa

The Big Q: What is at stake in the US midterm elections? November 5, 2018

The Big Q: What is at stake in the US midterm elections? November 5, 2018 The Big Q: What is at stake in the US midterm elections? November 5, 2018, 35.15 MB
Mon 5 Nov 2018

This week Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. But what is at stake? What are the factors that will determine the election’s outcome? And what do these midterms mean for the future of the US? Maria Armoudian speaks with Henry Brady, David P. Redlawsk, Jennifer Frost, and Paul Taillon. 

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org