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The Green Desk: Plant Perspectives With Rising CO2

Paul Newton from AgResearch joins Jack Marshall on the Greendesk to discuss rising CO2 levels in relation to NZ's plants, Paul Newton from AgResearch joins Jack Marshall on the Greendesk to discuss rising CO2 levels in relation to NZ's plants,, 13.41 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Today on the Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall looks into climate change and plants, and how the little guys are fairing with the high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere

Chloe Swarbrick Talking Budding Legislation in Parliment

Producer Jack Marshall talks with Green's MP Chloe Swarbrick about the political push for Cannabis Producer Jack Marshall talks with Green's MP Chloe Swarbrick about the political push for Cannabis, 23.56 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Jack has a chat with Chloe Swarbrick from the Green Party, getting a rundown on how legislation is going through Parliament, specifically the misuse of drugs amendment bill.

ANZAC Day at the Auckland Museum

ANZAC Day at the Auckland Museum, Kat Saunders talks us through the days activities ANZAC Day at the Auckland Museum, Kat Saunders talks us through the days activities, 9.94 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Wire host Conor speaks with Kat Saunders from the Auckland Museum about whats going on tomorrow for the ANZAC commemorations. After the dawn service, the museum will be open (and FREE) for the whole day, with a live stream to facebook and employies on hand  to checkout your family lineage regarding NZ's wartime history. 

Abe Gray and the Colonial Legacy of Cannabis

Abe Gray and the Colonial Legacy of Cannabis Abe Gray and the Colonial Legacy of Cannabis, 22.42 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Wire host Conor chats with Abe Gray, of the NZ Cannabis Museum in Dunedin, about the relationship between NZ's favourite weed and our colonial history. 

The Wire with Conor Mercer: Tuesday 24th April 2018

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Tue 24 Apr 2018

Host Conor speaks with kat Saunders, from the Auckland museum, about what's happening tomorrow for the ANZAC memorial ceremonies.

Conor Knell speaks with Patrick Bronte of Nga Toa Kiwi Veterans about anzac day.

Today on the Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall talks Paul Newton from AgResearch about how plants are dealing with high levels of CO2.

Jack has a chat with Chloe Swarbrick about cannabis legislation currently going through parliament.

Conor Knell talks about another failed brexit bill.

Lastly, Host Conor talks with creator, curator, and cultivator of the NZ Cannabis Museum Abe Grey, from Whakamana Otago, about the colonial roots of cannabis around the world. 

What are the root causes of genocide?

What are the root causes of genocide? What are the root causes of genocide?, 21.2 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

What are the root causes of genocide? What do historical genocides have in common? How does small-scale violence against targeted groups become genocidal? And what we can learn from the three forgotten genocides? Maria Armoudian chairs a live panel on genocide featuring experts Tracey McIntosh, Panayiotis Diamadis, and Chris Wilson.

For more from the Big Q follow the link below 

https://goo.gl/618qMF

 

What are the differences between race and ethnicity?

What are the differences between race and ethnicity? What are the differences between race and ethnicity?, 17.25 MB
Mon 23 Apr 2018

What are the differences between race and ethnicity? How is race distinct from ethnicity? What has race and ethnicity meant in politics, education, and society? Maria Armoudian discusses the concepts of race and ethnicity with David Livingstone Smith and Garrett Albert Duncan.

For more from the Big Q follow the link below 

https://goo.gl/uCN3d5

 

Saving the Arts

Saving the Arts Saving the Arts , 7.59 MB
Fri 20 Apr 2018

Auckland University is proposing to close the specialist artistic libraries, as well as the libraries on the Epsom and Tamaki campuses. Students are outraged at this, particularly at the lack of consultation with students on the plans. Reilly Hodson talks to Rachel Ashby about the student response and the action that comes next. 

Fashion Fatale

Fashion Fatale Fashion Fatale, 4.29 MB
Fri 20 Apr 2018

Do you know what shop you bought your clothes from? Yes. But do you know where the materials for the shop were sourced? Probably not. Kelly talks to Claire Hart from Tearfund Aotearoa about the recently released ethical fashion report. Find out what your clothes are really made of: www.tearfund.org.nz

The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system

The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system The treatment of domestic violence in the Family Court system , 8.73 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

Today Newsroom reported that the New Zealand Family Court has made frequent inappropriate comments about domestic violence victims. For example, a judge concluded that a victim was a "successful school teacher" and "a robust and resilient person" and therefore "did not have an ongoing need for protection". This was after the victim had suffered whiplash from being bodyslammed by her former partner. In response to this report, Jemima spoke with Dr Henry Kha who is a family law lecturer in the Faculty of Law at UoA. They talked about how domestic violence is responded to in the law, why victim-blaming comments made by the Family Court matter and how these negative patterns will change. If you're ever in need of help for a domesic violence issue, please call Womens Refuge at 0800 733 843 or HELP at (09) 623 1700.