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Dear Science: science in court rooms, water on Europa and Richard Feynman

Dear Science Dear Science, 29.54 MB
Wed 16 May 2018

Allan talks to us about jurors making unqualified decisions around the chemistry of certain drugs, the existence of water on Europa - one of Jupiter's moons, and the 100th birthday of Richard Feynman

 

Photo credit: NASA

Dear Science: May 16, 2018

Dear Science: May 16, 2018 Dear Science: May 16, 2018, 29.54 MB
Wed 16 May 2018

How do we solve the global water crisis?

How do we solve the global water crisis? How do we solve the global water crisis?, 41.5 MB
Wed 16 May 2018

The world is facing a water crisis. The World Bank and the United Nations have reported that some forty percent of the world’s population is now affected by water scarcity, two billion people rely on unsafe drinking water, and some 700 million people are at risk of being displaced by water scarcity. Maria Armoudian talks to Robert Glennon, Thomas Perreault, Aimee Craft, and Madison Condon about this issue. 

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Interview w/ Garden to Table About The Root To Tip Competition

Interview w/ Garden to Table About The Root To Tip Competition Interview w/ Garden to Table About The Root To Tip Competition, 14.98 MB
Tue 15 May 2018

Leonard chats to Linda Taylor from Garden to Table about Root to Tip; a nationwide cooking competition for primary school kids that focused on not wasting any of the fruit or vegetables used.

The Kiwi Bottle Drive's Open Letter to Parliment

Holly Dove of the Kiwi Bottle Drive chats with Conor Mercer Holly Dove of the Kiwi Bottle Drive chats with Conor Mercer, 19.64 MB
Tue 15 May 2018

Wire host Conor spoke with Holly Dove, of the kiwi bottle drive, about their open letter to parliament titled ‘dear beehive, it’s time we talked about plastic.’ The kiwi bottle drive are trying to get cash-back bottle deposits set up around the country, and are partnering with notable public institutions and groups such as greenpeace and the Auckland Zoo.

The Wire with Conor Mercer: 15th May 2018

The Wire with Conor Mercer: 15th May 2018 The Wire with Conor Mercer: 15th May 2018, 106.97 MB
Tue 15 May 2018

Conor speaks with Holly Dove from the Kiwi Bottle drive. 

Leonard chats to Linda Taylor from Garden to Table about 'Root to Tip'; A nationwide cooking competition for primary school kids that focuses on not wasting any fruit or vegetables.

On the green desk Producer Jack Marshall speaks to Kevin Hackwell - the Chief Conservation Advisor for forest and bird about an increase in DOC’s funding.

Oscar Perres speaks with Valerie Morse from Auckland Peace Action, about the 70th anniversary of the Israeli state.

And finally, In International News, Conor Knell discusses how Macau’s Portuguese heritage is helping Chinese students learn a new language for international trade.

International News With Conor Knell: Learning Portuguese in Macau

International News with Conor Knell: Learning Portuguese In Macau International News with Conor Knell: Learning Portuguese In Macau, 11.22 MB
Tue 15 May 2018

Conor talks about how more Chinese students are travelling to Macau to learn Portuguese and take advantage of China’s new trade links with the Portuguese speaking world. We delve into the history of the territory’s unique culture and how it will help China’s trade into the future.

 

Auckland Peace Action talks Israel's Platinum (70th) Anniversary.

Valerie Morse from Auckland Peace Action discusses the 70th anniversary of Israel. , 25.39 MB
Tue 15 May 2018

Auckland Peace Action spokesperson, Valerie Morse, spoke with bFM reporter Oscar Perress and expanded on the past, present and future of the Israel-Palestine conflict, its international implications, and New Zealand's role in it all.

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 14th May

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 14th May The Wire with Reuben: Monday 14th May, 84.98 MB
Mon 14 May 2018

First up Lucy checks in with the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland Stuart McCutcheon.

Reuben catches up with Green Party co-leader James Shaw and talk about the likelihood of compulsory Te Reo and a funding boost for predator control.

We have Southern Cross with David Robie where we’ll hear about the Timor-Leste elections and the prospect of Bougainville independence.

Mary-Margaret learns about ‘deep fake’ technology with Victoria University’s senior media design lecturer Tom White

'Deep Fake' Videos

'Deep Fake' Videos 'Deep Fake' Videos, 8.5 MB
Mon 14 May 2018

Deep Fake videos, where people’s faces can be edited onto a completely different person’s body in a video, can be harmful. There are several YouTube videos of Barack Obama saying things that Barack Obama has never actually said, and of actors performing sex acts that they have never done in front of a camera. Why were deep fakes invented? Do they offer positive aspects? Mary-Margaret Slack asked Victoria University’s senior media design lecturer, Tom White, if we have sufficient legal framework to deal with deep fakes.