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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.


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Wire Worry Week: Should NZ become a republic?

Wire Worry Week: Should NZ become a republic? Wire Worry Week: Should NZ become a republic?, 12.02 MB
Fri 8 Jun 2018

Kelly chats to the spokesperson of NZ republic Lewis Holden, about why he believes our nation would benefit from detaching itself from the monarchy and becoming an independent state. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 8 June

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 8 June The Wire with Kelly: Friday 8 June , 96.15 MB
Fri 8 Jun 2018

Counting Down To Zero

Counting Down To Zero Counting Down To Zero, 12.01 MB
Fri 8 Jun 2018

The Zero Carbon Bill from government has recently been opened to the public for consultation. On proposition excludes argiculture from reducing carbon emission targets, despite it being attributed to 49% of emissions. Producer Laura Kvigstad, spoke with Greenpeace Campaigner, Kate Simcock, AND Climate Change Spokesperson for Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Andrew Hoggard to get both sides of the story. 

Slash Traps in the Tolaga Bay Aftermath

Slash Traps in the Tolaga Bay Aftermath Slash Traps in the Tolaga Bay Aftermath, 8.22 MB
Fri 8 Jun 2018

Heavy torrential rain caused a disastrous landslide to at a commercial forestry site with one million tonnes of wooden debris being washed downstream creating an estimated 10 million dollars worth of damage to properties and roads. Forestry Minister Shane Jones said he is "Firing Shots" at the Forestry industry and there are concerns that some forestry operators  may be shut down. Amongst this aftermath, Producer, Damian Rowe spoke to the president of the New Zealand Forest Owners Association Peter Ware, to discuss outcomes and solutions towards this disaster.

 

The history of the Kīngitanga movement

The history of the Kīngitanga movement The history of the Kīngitanga movement, 21.49 MB
Thu 7 Jun 2018

Our Wire Worry Week topic is the monarchy. The Kingitanga movement arose in the 1850s to establish a role similar to the role of the British monarch and help halt alienation of Maori land. News director Lillian spoke with Huirama Matatahi, a kaitiaki at Turangawaewae marae, who focuses on connecting youth with the kingitanga movement through Te Kahui Rangatahi. 

Fusing a city

Fusing a city Fusing a city , 5.59 MB
Thu 7 Jun 2018

This week Jemima spoke with psychology PhD candidate, Keren Segal, about her "fusion" study that aimed to measure the psychological effects of the Christchurch earthquake. Lachlan then asked Jemima about whether she felt "fused" to the city after going through the quakes herself. 

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 7th June

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 7th June The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 7th June, 129.64 MB
Thu 7 Jun 2018

First up, Jemima speaks with Keiran Segal about her fusion study of people in the Christchurch earthquake. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss public attitudes to criminal justice. Our Wire Worry week topic is the monarchy and News Director Lillian speaks with Huirama Matatahi about the Kingitanga movement. Finally, this day in history returns looking at Tony Blair’s 2001 election victory in the United Kingdom.

Does the "Charitable Industrial Complex" help or hinder humanity?

Does the "Charitable Industrial Complex" help or hinder humanity? Does the "Charitable Industrial Complex" help or hinder humanity? , 19.09 MB
Thu 7 Jun 2018

Between 2001 and 2011 the number of non-profit charities increased by 25 percent. $316 billion was given away in 2012 in the United States alone. Yet inequality has grown, and nations are struggling to deal with a refugee and migration crisis. This is part of what Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett and head of the NoVo Foundation, provocatively calls the “charitable-industrial complex” – and it may be perpetuating global poverty. Maria Armoudian spoke with Buffett about the charitable industrial complex and the concept of philanthropic colonialism.


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

This Day in History: 2001

This Day in History: 2001 This Day in History: 2001, 29.78 MB
Thu 7 Jun 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 2001, for the re-election of Prime Minister Tony Blair in the United Kingdom.