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This day in history: 25th October, 1971

This day in history: 25th October, 1971 This day in history: 25th October, 1971, 30.53 MB
Thu 25 Oct 2018

This day in history goes back to 1971, for the admission of the People's Republic of China into the United Nations as the official representative of the Chinese nation.

Honk if you're striking: October 25, 2018

Honk if you're striking: October 25, 2018 Honk if you're striking: October 25, 2018, 19.8 MB
Thu 25 Oct 2018

Wellington Bus Drivers are on strike. Changes made to contracts by operator Tranzit have caused unionised drivers to take strike action in an effort to get tranzit around the negotiating table. The union says strike action will continue until tranzit begins discussions with workers over better condition.

 

I/V w/ Thomas Nash on New Zealand Alternative: October 24, 2018

I/V w/ Thomas Nash on New Zealand Alternative: October 24, 2018 I/V w/ Thomas Nash on New Zealand Alternative: October 24, 2018, 7.32 MB
Wed 24 Oct 2018

Thomas Nash, along with Laura O’Connell Rapira, Max Harris and Nina Hall have established an organisation called New Zealand Alternative aiming to widen the public conversation around Aotearoa New Zealand’s role in the world. The press release announcing the event stated the "organisation will do research, policy development and advocacy to help shape a truly independent, values-driven foreign policy for Aotearoa as a South Pacific country". It’s first publication was released this morning, titled Aotearoa New Zealand and Conflict Prevention. Angus Coker Grant spoke with Thomas Nash to find out more and started by asking what exactly the New Zealand Alternative is. Just a note to remember, this interview was conducted yesterday and speaks of the launch as being ‘tomorrow’ but it was in fact this morning.

The Wire with Lillian: October 24th, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: October 24th, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: October 24th, 2018, 48.22 MB
Wed 24 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about retracted research, germ infested hand dryers, and the latest Breakthrough award - which is worth more than the nobel prize.

Angus Grant speaks to Thomas Nash prior to the launch of new organisation New Zealand Alternative this morning

Ella Christensen looks into the effects on mental health from climate change for Worry Week this week

And Lisa Boudet takes us through the upcoming US midterm elections.

US midterm elections overview: October 24, 2018

US midterm elections overview: October 24, 2018 US midterm elections overview: October 24, 2018, 8.93 MB
Wed 24 Oct 2018

On November 6th, millions of Americans are expected to cast (or have cast) their votes during the midterm elections. 

What are they? Who's voting for what? Can it help get rid of Donald Trump? All these questions and more explained by producer Lisa Boudet. 

The Big Q: Toxic waters: How bad is pollution in our oceans? October 23, 2018

The Big Q: Toxic waters: How bad is pollution in our oceans? October 23, 2018 The Big Q: Toxic waters: How bad is pollution in our oceans? October 23, 2018, 13.26 MB
Tue 23 Oct 2018

The ocean is awash with plastic. Giant patches of discarded plastic items, bottles, bags are forming in oceans like the Pacific. Plastic pieces are killing off wildlife that swallow or get choked by them. What can be done about the mounds of plastic that is killing off our ocean life? Maria Armoudian spoke with Charles Moore, founder of the ALGALITA Marine Research and Education Institute.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org

Justin's International Desk: October 23 2018

Justin's International Desk: October 23 2018 Justin's International Desk: October 23 2018, 19.88 MB
Tue 23 Oct 2018

Former Malaysia deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has returned to Malaysian politics after winning a by-election two weeks ago.  Justin looks into the history of Malaysia and the relationship between Anwar and his mentor/friend/enemy/current Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

International News with Conor: October 23rd, 2018

International News with Conor: October 23rd, 2018 International News with Conor: October 23rd, 2018, 16.45 MB
Tue 23 Oct 2018

This week, Conor looks into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We look at his previous career, political opinions, the circumstances behind his killing and why major players in the international community have been hesitant to outrightly condemn Saudi Arabia

Rodeo Season Welfare Issues: October 23 2018

Rodeo Season Welfare Issues: October 23 2018 Rodeo Season Welfare Issues: October 23 2018, 11.11 MB
Tue 23 Oct 2018

Ben speaks with Marianne Macdonald from SAFE about what needs to be done to stop rodeo in New Zealand. 

Green Desk: October 23 2018

Green Desk: October 23 2018 Green Desk: October 23 2018, 11.65 MB
Tue 23 Oct 2018

This week on the Greendesk, Jack talks with Mikhail Prokopenko, a professor of computer science at the University of Sydney about creating cities with multiple city centres to cut down commute times.

Jack spoke with Prokopenko about how his computer models may help us understand the unintended consequences of transforming our cities, and even details a blueprint on how we can build a better city here in Auckland.