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Booze Ads Get Off the Bus with James Ireland and Dr Nikki Jackson: October 1st, 2018

Booze Ads Get Off the Bus with James Ireland and Dr Nikki Jackson: October 1st, 2018 Booze Ads Get Off the Bus with James Ireland and Dr Nikki Jackson: October 1st, 2018, 17.73 MB
Mon 1 Oct 2018

 Following the completion of Auckland's new bus netwroks, Auckland Transport has recently removed all alcohol advertising from its infrastructe and networks. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Auckland Transport's media advisor James Ireland and executive director for alcohol healthwatch Dr Nikki Jackson about the implications of this decison to ban the booze ads on the bus.

Samoa House Opening: October 1st, 2018

Samoa House Opening: October 1st, 2018 Samoa House Opening: October 1st, 2018, 13.11 MB
Mon 1 Oct 2018

Following Lachlan Balfour's interview with Kathryn Aucamp about the Samoa House library, 95Bfm producer Oscar Perress attended the opening of Samoa House and talked to host and guests about the importance of having creative spaces following the closure the fine arts and creative industry libraries at Auckland University.

#MeToo w/ Ali Mau: September 28, 2018

#MeToo w/ Ali Mau: September 28, 2018 #MeToo w/ Ali Mau: September 28, 2018, 8.84 MB
Fri 28 Sep 2018

Journalist Alison Mau has built a glittering career on fighting for the underprivileged and underrepresented. A former television news-anchor, she’s since hosted and reported for shows such as Fair Go, Breakfast and Seven Sharp, and more recently co-hosted RadioLive’s drive programme.

Since February of this year, she’s led a team of journalists at Stuff.co.nz, investigating sexual harassment nationwide as part of the #MeToo movement. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with Ali to talk about her work looking into abuses of power, and starting by asking her whether the ongoing Kavanaugh trial in America is the sort of story that inspires her to keep investigating stories affecting women.  

Prescription Patterns I/V with David Woods

Prescription Patterns I/V with David Woods Prescription Patterns I/V with David Woods, 25.17 MB
Fri 28 Sep 2018

Recent research by BPAC and The University of Otago reports on patterns of medicines prescribed to children in New Zealand between 2010 and 2015. Amongst the many findings, an increase of Fluoxetine prescriptions for children over the age of 12 drew much attention. David Woods was involved in the research and is a Professional Teaching fellow at the University's school of Pharmacy. He spoke on the purpose of the research and put some findings into context.

Further reading: RNZ Article, BPAC Press Release, University of Otago ArticleBPAC Report.

Read more about the use of Fluoxetine to treat major depressive disorders in adolescents here.

 

 

The Wire with Laura: Friday August 28th, 2018

The Wire with Laura: Friday August 28th, 2018 The Wire with Laura: Friday August 28th, 2018, 106.96 MB
Fri 28 Sep 2018

Married at first sight - investigative practices by the Ministry of Social Development: September 27, 2018

Married at first sight - investigative practices by the Ministry of Social Development: September 27, 2018 Married at first sight - investigative practices by the Ministry of Social Development: September 27, 2018, 17.4 MB
Thu 27 Sep 2018

Eleven thousand calls were made to the Ministry of Social development benefit fraud hotline resulting in just over 400 convictions. The ministry can investigate people without their knowledge, often asking associates personal questions about the person’s life. Over 3000 of these calls were accusations a person was in a relationship in the nature of marriage, which can result in their individual benefits being stopped if the Ministry finds they are dependant on the other person. Lachlan spoke with Ricardo Menéndez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the system and its flaws.

The mass walkout that wasn't

The mass walkout that wasn't The mass walkout that wasn't, 11.88 MB
Thu 27 Sep 2018

In the wake of controversial statements by Fraser High School Principal Virginia Crawford, we look at how the media reported on the eventual walkout by a disputed number of students.

This day in history: September 27, 2018

This day in history: 27th September, 2018 This day in history: 27th September, 2018, 18.95 MB
Thu 27 Sep 2018

This day in history goes back to 1988 for the formation of Myanmar's National League for Democracy following mass protests.

The Wire with Lachlan: September 27, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: September 27, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: September 27, 2018, 124.12 MB
Thu 27 Sep 2018

First up on the Wire, Ben discusses the recent media reaction to the walkout by students at Fraser high School. Oscar then speaks with Ellie Craft about women in urbanism and inclusive cities. Andrew Little joins lachlan for their weekly chat, this week discussing the low rate of convictions for rape charges and the Bail Act. Lachlan also speaks with Ricardo Menendez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the invasive nature of benefit fraud investigations. Finally, This Day in History looks at the 1988 formation of the national league for democracy in Myanmar.

 

A City for All: Designing Inclusiveness into our Urban Environment; September 27, 2018

A City for All: Designing Inclusiveness into our Urban Environment; September 27, 2018 A City for All: Designing Inclusiveness into our Urban Environment; September 27, 2018 , 32.86 MB
Thu 27 Sep 2018

Reporter Oscar Perress spoke to Ellie Craft of Women in Urbanism about how we can design our cities to better suit the needs of all, especially those who are underrepresented in the professional structures charged with upgrading Auckland and other cities across Aotearoa.