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The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 22nd June, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 22nd June, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 22nd June, 2017, 99.15 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

This week, Jogai and Harry chat to Dr James Cheeseman of the UoA's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to learn more about a big scientific insight into Piha's little critters, and Harry has a report on a new not-for-profit public health model that suggests the legal sale of recreational cannabis will greatly benefit Aotearoa. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson chats to Fossil Free UoA's Rhys Jones about divesting from fossil fuels, and our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! This week, Harry chats to Nick about North Korea/US relations, and the attention-grabbing election in the state of Georgia. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.

Little critters make for big scientific insight

Little critters make for big scientific insight Little critters make for big scientific insight, 7.5 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

While we've yet to see them howl at the moon, tiny insects scuttling around Piha may have a stronger relationship to the moon than wolves, as their biological clocks are strongly affected by lunar and tidal cycles. Wire host Jogai Bhatt spoke to Dr James Cheeseman of the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for more.

What can we learn from gambling laws in the debate for legalising cannabis?

What can we learn from gambling laws in the debate for legalising cannabis? What can we learn from gambling laws in the debate for legalising cannabis?, 8.18 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

A new not-for-profit public health model is advocating for the legal sale of recreational cannabis in New Zealand, drawing inspiration from elements of the Gambling Act of 2003. Wire producer Harry Willis reports.

Fossil fuel divestment letter to be presented this week

Fossil fuel divestment letter to be presented this week Fossil fuel divestment letter to be presented this week, 8.93 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

240 University of Auckland staff have signed a letter to the university’s foundation, requesting that they divest from fossil fuels. The letter will be tabled this Friday at a University of Auckland Foundation meeting. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson talked to spokesperson for the group of staff advocating divestment, Rhys Jones, first asking him why it’s so important that the university divests from fossil fuels.

Barclay Debacle: An exclusive interview

Barclay Debacle: An exclusive interview Barclay Debacle: An exclusive interview, 15.96 MB
Wed 21 Jun 2017

A Newsroom investigation has revealed a young Clutha-Southland National MP secretly recorded a long-standing member of staff amid an employment dispute. Todd Barclay, the MP in question, initially denied allegations of the recordings and speaking to Prime Minister Bill English about it. However, Bill English has contradicted this in a statement released last night detailing how the PM had in fact been told about the recordings almost a year ago. In an exclusive interview, 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with Newsroom investigative journalist Melanie Reid regarding the investigation.

Research reveals concerning teen suicide findings

Research reveals concerning teen suicide findings Research reveals concerning teen suicide findings, 7.43 MB
Wed 21 Jun 2017

A survey of 8500 young New Zealanders has revealed that those exposed to suicide attempts of people close to them are far more likely to take their own lives. 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with one of the lead authors of the study from the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Simon Denny, to find out more about the research.

Tracey Martin on anti-smacking law referendum

Tracey Martin on anti-smacking law referendum Tracey Martin on anti-smacking law referendum, 18.81 MB
Wed 21 Jun 2017

Today on the show, Tracey talks to Ximena about New Zealand First’s call for a binding referendum on repealing the ‘anti-smacking’ law, ten-years-on from its emergence.

 

Dear Science: Groovy (and controversial) discoveries

Dear Science: Groovy (and controversial) discoveries Dear Science: Groovy (and controversial) discoveries , 35.88 MB
Wed 21 Jun 2017

AUT’s Allan Blackman is back again for Dear Science, today talking about how researchers have developed a solar paint that can generate energy, the 69th anniversary of the demonstration of the first microgroove LP, as well as some recent controversy around the gene editing technology, CRISPR.

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday June 21, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday June 21, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday June 21, 2017, 94.92 MB
Wed 21 Jun 2017

Today on the jam-packed show, Ximena, Adam & Will look at some of the latest political hot topics of the week, including the Todd Barclay bugging scandal and NZ First’s call for a referendum on the ‘anti-smacking’ law. AUT’s Allan Blackman also joins them as usual in the studio for Dear Science, chatting about how researchers have developed a solar paint that can generate energy, as well as some recent controversy around a gene editing technology called CRISPR.

From Russia, with policy

From Russia, with policy From Russia, with policy , 28.3 MB
Tue 20 Jun 2017

Last week it was announced that Suzie Dawson will be the leader of the Internet Party at this year’s election. Suzie is a citizen journalist and activist who is currently based in Moscow and it is not yet known whether she will return to New Zealand for the campaign. Suzie spoke to us live from Moscow.