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The Big Q: What is the science behind sleep? April 6, 2020

The Big Q: What is the science behind sleep? April 6, 2020 The Big Q: What is the science behind sleep? April 6, 2020, 23.92 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

Scientists are still trying to understand the mysteries of our slumber. Why do we sleep? What is its purpose? And what actually happens during sleep? Maria Armoudian explores the science behind sleep with Marcos G. Frank and Graham H. Diering.

For more head to www.thebigq.org 

The Monday Wire: April 6, 2020

The Monday Wire: April 6, 2020 The Monday Wire: April 6, 2020, 103.36 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

A little update on what stores can actually operate at this time.

Sherry talks with Green Party co-leader James Shaw on economic support for businesses and a green recovery plan after COVID19.   

Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews the Chief Legal Advisor to the New Zealand Human Rights Commission about the implications of the Covid19 restrictions on those in government provided detention. 

James Tapp goes over the first three epidemic response committee meetings, looking at the key points which are regularly getting discussed and put under the lens by MPs

Southern Cross segment as is on as usual with Sri Krishnamurthi on COVID19 response in the Pacific, the closure of Bauer media, and Cyclone Henry affecting the Soloman Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. 

Finally, Lillian spoke with a journalist from Māori TV who has been communicating through social media personally, not through his role as a reporter, to his community the key information about Covid19 at this time. They touch on how much is too much news consumption and how to look after our wellbeing at this time.

Human Rights and Dignity in Government-Provided Detention w/ Janet Anderson-Bidois: April 6, 2020

Human Rights and Dignity in Government-Provided Detention w/ Janet Anderson-Bidois: April 6, 2020 Human Rights and Dignity in Government-Provided Detention w/ Janet Anderson-Bidois: April 6, 2020, 10.76 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has called upon the Government to respect the rights of those being held in detention in its response to Covid-19. People detained by the authorities have a heightened risk of infection due to living in close proximity to one another and because of their limited capacity to take precautionary measures. Zoë Larsen Cumming spoke to the Chief Legal advisor at the Human Rights Commission Janet Anderson-Bidois about implications of the new restrictions on those already in detention, and how their human dignity can be respected and maintained.

Scott Blanks & Tim Batt on the Comedy Industry during Covid-19: Friday the 3rd of April

Scott Blanks & Tim Batt on the Comedy Industry during Covid-19: Friday the 3rd of April Scott Blanks & Tim Batt on the Comedy Industry during Covid-19: Friday the 3rd of April, 6.19 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

The Arts in Aotearoa are suffering at the moment, which should really come as no surprise. For many artists & live performers alike, they’re going to be out of a job, which is rough when your paycheck comes week to week and gig to gig ... 

Producer Louis Laws spoke to Scott Blanks & Tim Batt about the effects that the Covid-19 lockdown has had on the Comedy Industry so far ...

Stephanie Clare on Age Concern New Zealand: April 3, 2020

Stephanie Clare on Age Concern New Zealand: April 3, 2020 Stephanie Clare on Age Concern New Zealand: April 3, 2020, 11.73 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Age Concern NZ is a charitable organisation dedicated to the wellbeing and dignity and respect of elderly people. They exist to help older people get what they need. Stephanie Clare is the Chief Executive overseeing the organisation throughout the whole country. Lillian got in touch with them last week as they were urging people to continue to support our elderly communities at this time...

Age Concern Auckland is concerned that vulnerable older people living alone are putting themselves at risk by venturing out during the Covid-19 lockdown to get groceries, visit the bank or to collect medications. Please remember not to do this. Please where you can, ring someone and ask them to go instead. Or, if you can’t, ring Age Concern and they will organise this for you. Numbers for Auckland are:

Central & West Auckland – 820 0184

South Auckland - 279 4331

North Shore – 489 4975

You can also email Age Concern Auckland on ageconcern@ageconak.org.nz

The Friday Wire: April 3rd, 2020

The Friday Wire: April 3rd, 2020 The Friday Wire: April 3rd, 2020 , 98.87 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Today on the Wire!

First up, Laura gives us a report on the closing of Bauer media.

Laura also brings us the regular chat with the National Party’s Denise Lee.

We have a quick poll position touching on the wage subsidy and how you have found this..

We have a brief piece with the Asylum Seekers Trust to see how refugees are faring in Aotearoa at this time.

Lillian speaks with Age Concern New Zealand’s CEO Stephanie Clare about how our kaumātua are faring at this time and how we can support them.

We will hear from Louis Laws who is looking into the stand-up comedy industry and how the rāhui might be affecting them. 

 

 

The Recent Closure of Bauer Media: 3rd of April, 2020

The Recent Closure of Bauer Media: 3rd of April, 2020 The Recent Closure of Bauer Media: 3rd of April, 2020, 5.51 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Bauer media's 237 staff were informed yesterday that the magazine publisher was shutting down. A report from Laura Kvigstad explores how this happened and why Bauer media refused the supports offered to it by the government in order to stay afloat. 

Support For Refugees Amongst Covid 19 in Aotearoa: 3rd of April, 2020

Support For Refugees Amongst Covid 19 in Aotearoa: 3rd of April, 2020 Support For Refugees Amongst Covid 19 in Aotearoa: 3rd of April, 2020, 3.34 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Asylum Seekers Support Trust provides practical support for refugees arriving in Aotearoa. This ranges from providing accommodation, food and advocacy with WINZ to banking, enrolling in schools or clothing donations. Lillian Hanly spoke to General Manager of the Trust, Tim Maurice, to hear refugees are faring in Aotearoa at this time.

Thoughts on news consumption and well-being: April 3, 2020

Thoughts on news consumption and well-being: April 3, 2020 Thoughts on news consumption and well-being: April 3, 2020, 13.1 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Te Kuru Dewes is from Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Rangitihi. He is a multi-media journalist and regional reporter for Te Ao Māori news at Whakaata Māori. Te Kuru lives in Tūranga nui a Kiwa, Gisborne, with his partner Nikau Hindin, an artist. Nikau returned from Hawai’i before the level 4 rāhui was in place but after the measures from the government were in place instructing those returning from overseas to go immediately into isolation. So they have been in isolation for about two weeks now. Te Kuru has been communicating over instagram and other social media platforms the core information about everything going on with Covid19 in Aotearoa right now. Lillian had been following it and what she found useful was the breakdown of all the news going on elsewhere. This can be dangerous of course when there is misinformation circling out there too. But, as a journalist, Te Kuru understands that. He’s trying to do it so people have an effective and consistent source of info. Lillian spoke to Te Kuru and asked why he’s been doing this.

The Thursday Wire: April 2, 2020

The Thursday Wire: April 2, 2020 The Thursday Wire: April 2, 2020, 104.97 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

On The Wire today!

Mary-Margaret speaks to the Drug Foundation’s Ben Birk about drug safety during the rāhui.

We will hear from Labour’s Andrew Little once again about price gouging, police dispersals and those in their twenties that seem to be the most likely to spread the virus.

Rachel reports on the Covid-19 situation in the United States.

Mary-Margaret will have her weekly catch up with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis.

Lillian speaks with Action Station about a housing petition being delivered to Parliament tonight via zoom.

Izzy speaks to Jane Wrightson about withdrawing your kiwisaver at this time.