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The Big Q: What needs to be done to solve the fake news crisis? August 1, 2018

The Big Q: What needs to be done to solve the fake news crisis? August 1, 2018 The Big Q: What needs to be done to solve the fake news crisis? August 1, 2018, 20.93 MB
Wed 1 Aug 2018

Some call it a post-truth society. With increased media consolidation, fake news, and plummeting trust in the media, what needs to be done to solve our epistemological crisis? Maria Armoudian speaks to Robert Entman and Victor Pickard about fake news and what can be done about it.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Lisa: August 1st, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: August 1st, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: August 1st, 2018, 42.58 MB
Wed 1 Aug 2018

On today's Wire, we have our usual Dear Science segment with AUT's Allan Blackman. We discuss water on Mars, 42,000 frozen worm and statistics and the Beatles. 

For our weekly chat with the New Zealand First party, producer Harry talks toNZ First's deputy leader Fletcher Tabuteau. 

Our producer Darashpreet looks into the upcoming primary school teachers' strike and speaks to Lynda Stuart, president of the New Zealand Educational Institute. 

Dara also talks to Manurewa Labour MP Louisa Wall, who led a joint initiative with Countdown and the Salvation Army to tackle period poverty. 

And host Lisa Boudet makes too many comments about how great bcasts are and all the wonders you will find there, and how you should check them out. 

Rally Against Racism with Tima Thurlow: July 31, 2018

Rally Against Racism with Tima Thurlow: July 31, 2018 Rally Against Racism with Tima Thurlow: July 31, 2018 , 12.57 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

Controversial Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux will be speaking in Auckland this Friday at an undisclosed location. The two have courted controversy over their views on Muslims, refugees, multiculturalism, and as of this week Aboriginal Australians. Earlier this month they were banned from speaking at Auckland Council venues. Their event was initially canceled but is now back on. A rally has now been organised for this Friday to protest Southern and Molyneux and their views who many label as being views of fascists and white supremacists. Sam Smith spoke to one of the organisers of the Rally Against Racism Tima Thurlow.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: July 31 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: July 31 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: July 31 2018, 126.54 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

Mary-Margaret speaks to the National Secretary of the union ‘Unite’ about a kiwi activist who was attacked and detained in Israel yesterday while on his way to provide medical aid in Gaza. Sam speaks to Tima Thurlow about the planned rally against the two controversial Canadian speakers; Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. In Conor’s international segment this week he’s looking into the Pakistan election. And this week on the Greendesk, Jack looks at tough new laws for gene-editing in the EU.

The Green Desk: New EU Laws for Gene-edited plants: July 31 2018

Greendesk with Jack: July 31 2018 Greendesk with Jack: July 31 2018, 25.19 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

A new ruling by the European Union means gene-edited plants are now subject to the same tough laws which Genetic Modified products are subject to. Jack Marshall, our resident Greendesk producer talked to Professor Peter Dearden from the University of Otago’s Department of Biochemistry about GMO’s, GM’s, and other things starting with G!

International News with Conor: July 31st, 2018

International News with Conor: July 31st, 2018 International News with Conor: July 31st, 2018, 30.58 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

This week in International News, Conor looks at the Pakistan election and their newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan. We examine the political conditions of Pakistan, explore some historical context, examine the challenges Khan faces and look back on how one of Pakistan's greatest ever cricketers rose to political leadership

Kiwi Activist Detained: July 31 2018

Kiwi Activist Detained: July 31 2018 Kiwi Activist Detained: July 31 2018, 21.87 MB
Tue 31 Jul 2018

New Zealand Union leader Mike Treen was attacked and unlawfully detained by the Israeli military yesterday morning. He and other international campaigners were aboard a ship, the Al Awda, filled with medicine that they were taking straight to Gaza. They had no plans to stop in Israel. Mike’s union, Unite, is calling on the New Zealand government to demand that Israeli authorities release him and the other campaigners. Mary-Margaret spoke to the union’s National Secretary, Gerard Hehir.

The Wire with Jemima: July 30, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: July 30, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: July 30, 2018, 104.62 MB
Mon 30 Jul 2018

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima spoke with Green Party co-leader James Shaw in studio about the Zero Carbon Bill and the Pacific Climate Summit in Fiji. Southern Cross returned with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai and Professor David Robie who discussed the Freedom Flotilla, an Air Vanuatu flight making an emergency landing, Papua New Guinea land owners threating to close Komo airfield, New Caledonian independence from France and the Pacific Journalism Review. Damian spoke with Dr John Chaplin, a head and neck surgeon, about head and neck cancer and it's correlation with HPV. Bailley wrapped up with an interview with Jennifer Frost from Don't be Silent, faculty restructuring at the University of Auckland. 

A head on discussion about HPV w/ Dr John Chaplin: July 30, 2018

A head on discussion about HPV: July 30, 2018 A head on discussion about HPV: July 30, 2018, 14.48 MB
Mon 30 Jul 2018

One of the most common causes of head and neck cancer is Human Papillomavirus known as HPV. 95Bfm news producer Damian Rowe spoke to Dr John Chaplin about the increasing number of Oropharyngeal cancer cases related to HPV and the vaccinations available.