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International News with Conor: Human Rights In China

International News with Conor: Human Rights In China International News with Conor: Human Rights In China, 26.26 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

29 years after the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in thousands dead, Conor looks at the state of human rights in China today and how New Zealand can reconcile criticising how its biggest trading partner treats its own people

The Tuesday Wire: 12th June

The Wire with Leonard: June 12th The Wire with Leonard: June 12th , 110.04 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

Today on the Wire:
Leonard speaks to Terry Foote about the new electronic busses in Christchurch
Conor goes in depth on China, with the 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests
Jack does the Green Desk w Shane Jones, the discuss 1 billion trees being planted
Will and Oscar do a report about the Three Strikes Law
Annora graces the Everday People segment

Three Strikes Law: Interview w/ Emily Rakete

Interview w/ Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa Interview w/ Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa, 25.35 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

Oscar Peres speaks to Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the pros and cons of the Three Strikes Law and what impact it has on our corrections system and the communities who see high rates of crime

Minimizing emissions with Electric Buses

Red Bus: Electric Buses in Christchurch Red Bus: Electric Buses in Christchurch , 6.38 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

Leonard speaks with Red Bus acting Chief Executive about the new electric buses that will be running in Christchurch. 

 

What's really going on with North Korea?

What's really going on with North Korea? What's really going on with North Korea? , 19.48 MB
Tue 12 Jun 2018

What are the realities of the politics of North Korea, and what is the proper response of the US and the international community? Maria Armoudian discusses these issues with Stephan Haggard, Jacques E.C. Hymans, and Charles K. Armstrong.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Māori language magazines from the 1970s and 1980s will be accessible online by the end of this year

Māori magazines to be digitised Māori magazines to be digitised, 6.58 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

The National Library of New Zealand, under an agreement with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Puni Kōkiri, is going to digitize a number of historic Māori magazines from the 1970s and 80s. National Librarian Bill Macnaught says this is one of the National Library’s contributions to the Māori Language Strategy to revitalise the Māori language. Lillian Hanly spoke with Nanaia Mahuta, minister for Māori development to find out more. She started by asking what these magazines are.

Can we end the silence on science?

Can we end the silence on science? Can we end the silence on science? , 25.79 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

Shaun Hendy discusses his nano-technology research and the complications in science communication and science funding with Dr. Maria Armoudian.


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Monday the 11th of June

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Monday the 11th of June The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Monday the 11th of June, 124.43 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

Mary-Margaret talks to the Vice-President of Auckland University’s Student Union about the membership of eight uni executives at the expensive Northern Club. We check in with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about how they did in the Northcote by-election, and prison reform. Lillian Hanly talks to the Mental Health Foundation about the language media uses in suicide coverage. Is it appropriate? Damian Rowe speaks to Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague about fishing skippers avoiding legal MPI obligations. And finally Lillian talks to Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta about the digitization of a number of historic Māori magazines from the 1970s and 80s.

Where does Auckland Uni's money go?

Where does Auckland Uni's money go? Where does Auckland Uni's money go?, 14.88 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

Following immense backlash from the student body about proposed closures of 4 libraries that belong to the Arts faculties, it has been found that Auckland University executives have spent almost $40,000 in 4 years on eight memberships at the Northern Club. Vice Chancellor Stuart McCucheon says the memberships are worthwhile because they host functions that raise funds for the university. However, Auckland University Student Association doesn’t understand why they need expensive membership to have those kinds of meetings, and say that it's absolutely inappropriate to spend that kind of money when the university is quoting tight financial constraints as a justification for cutting libraries and entire language programs. Mary-Margaret spoke to vice-president Jessica Palaret about the student union’s thoughts.

Marama Davidson on Prisons

Marama Davidson on Prisons Marama Davidson on Prisons, 22.4 MB
Mon 11 Jun 2018

For our weekly Greens chat, Mary-Margaret spoke to co-leader Marama Davidson. She asked about their party’s Rebeka Jaung who ran for the Northcote seat in the by-election over the weekend. They then talked about the pressing situations in prisons in Aotearoa, and legislative reform for this situation.