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Budget Blowout?

Budget Blowout? Budget Blowout?, 7.39 MB
Fri 11 May 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad, spoke with AUT lecturer of Economics and Innovation on the 2018 budget. They discuss whether concerns of tax increases and over spending are warranted...

How did Stephen Hawking change physics?

How did Stephen Hawking change physics? How did Stephen Hawking change physics?, 18.93 MB
Thu 10 May 2018

After the recent passing of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, Maria Armoudian talked with Peter Galison, physics professor at Harvard, and Priya Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale, about the work and legacy of Hawking within the context of physics.

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The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 10th May

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 10th May The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 10th May, 125.32 MB
Thu 10 May 2018

On today's Wire, Jemima speaks with Simon Bridges about NZ’s foreign aid budget boost and farm pollution. Neutral corner returns where Ben discusses the coverage of the U.S. pulling out of the Iran Deal. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss the Waka Jumping Bill and Marutūāhu deal. News Director Lillian speaks with Cherie Kurarangi Kara about police minister Stuart Nash’s worrying comments on gangs and welfare. Finally, this day in history returns where Ben takes us through J. Edgar Hoover’s appointment as director of Bureau of Investigation.

Neutral Corner: No Deal

Neutral Corner: No Deal Neutral Corner: No Deal, 3.45 MB
Thu 10 May 2018

With President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Neutral Corner looks at the coverage given by Fox News and Press TV.

This Day in History: 1924

This Day in History: 1924 This Day in History: 1924, 10.82 MB
Thu 10 May 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1924, for the appointment of J. Edgar Hoover as Director of the Bureau of Investigation, later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Why do human rights campaigns fail in China?

Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? Why do human rights campaigns fail in China?, 21.94 MB
Wed 9 May 2018

Why have so many human rights campaigns, such as Free Tibet and the Falun Gong, failed in China? Why have others such as better environmental protection and HIV/Aids care fared better? What have the costs been on political movements with the more successful campaigns? What activism can work in the authoritarian country? Maria Armoudian speaks with Stephen Noakes. 

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Kiwibank charges interest on interest-free overdrafts

Kiwibank charges interest on interest-free overdrafts Kiwibank charges interest on interest-free overdrafts , 4.41 MB
Wed 9 May 2018

Wire producer Darashpreet Johal reports on Kiwibank charging interest on what were once interest free overdrafts for tertiary students. This has frustrated many students who argue that this is not what they signed up for. 

This piece is a follow up to Nicky Jonas' report on the issue, who first covered this in Debate

Mindkits: Printing Moa bones for education

Mindkits: Printing Moa bones for education Mindkits: Printing Moa bones for education, 14.95 MB
Wed 9 May 2018

Producer Will Talks to Tim Carr, Cheif Ninja (CEO) of Mindkits, a company that seeks to educate through 3D printing and other modern technologies such as robotics. Tim tells Will about their new initiative to 3D print Moa bones as educational tools for students and teachers, as well as what Mindkits hopes to do in education technology.
If you want to access Mindkits free resources, you can catch them on www.mindkits.co.nz/freeresources

Donald Trump pulls the US out of Iran nuclear deal and gambles with peace in the Middle East

Trump pulls the US out of Iran nuclear deal Trump pulls the US out of Iran nuclear deal, 4.97 MB
Wed 9 May 2018

Donald Trump strikes again. After pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change last June, the US president announced the country will no longer be part of the deal on Iran's nuclear weapon concluded by his predecessor Barack Obama in July 2015. 

Producer Lisa Boudet reports on the president's decision, and what it means for both Iran and the rest of the signatories, as well as for the future of diplomacy and world stability. 

The Wire with Will: Wednesday 9th May

The Wire with Will Parsonson.mp3 mp3, 44.16 MB
Wed 9 May 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk straight lines, Thylacynes and vaccines.

Your usual wednesday host Lillian Hanly talks to Martin Cocker from Netsafe about cyber security and data sharing.

Darashpreet Johal does a report on Kiwibank's new interests on interest-free overdrafts for Tertiary accounts.

Lisa Boudet also has a report on this morning's announcement that the US will be withdrawing from the Iranian Nuclear deal.

And finally Will Parsonson talks to Tim Carr from Mindkits about 3D printing Moa Bones as an educational tool.