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Will our Hospitals Cope with a Severe Covid19 Outbreak?: March 31, 2020

Will our Hospitals Cope with a Severe Covid19 Outbreak?: March 31, 2020.mp3 mp3, 11.93 MB
Tue 31 Mar 2020

The cross party Epidemic Response Committee had its first meeting this morning. Lillian speaks about its function as a democratic mechanism to hold the government accountable, and concerns raised during the meeting, like the government's lack of urgency in procuring relevant technologies, and the public hospital capacity.

 

Next, Hanna gives us an update on the country’s healthcare capacity, looking at ICU beds and ventilators available, the advantages of going into lockdown early, and measures that will have to be taken if our hospitals reach capacity.

Justin's International Desk: 31st March 2020

Justin's International Desk: 31st March 2020 Justin's International Desk: 31st March 2020, 17.36 MB
Tue 31 Mar 2020

Justin spoke to Dr. Kenneth Kwong, a Hong Kong chemistry tutor, who is teaching people how to make their own reusable face mask and hand sanitizar on social media.

HK Mask website: https://diymask.site/?fbclid=IwAR2bw8_0eguEFQAPWcS8gLyCdaLvgRH29sYRsZzDnJ-bd8miWDLeIqaLjQU

Covid-19 Wage Subsidies with James Fuller: March 31, 2020

Covid-19 Wage Subsidies with James Fuller: March 31, 2020 Covid-19 Wage Subsidies with James Fuller: March 31, 2020, 9.37 MB
Tue 31 Mar 2020


Sherry Zhang talks to James Fuller, CEO and Co-founder of HNRY (Henry), a tax agency specialising om supporting self-employers on how the wage subsidy for COVID-19 works, other external costs such as rent, and how tax, acc and kiwisaver payments are working during this time. 
 

Music and Theatre under Rāhui w/ Emily Edrosa and Freya Finch: March 30, 2020

Music and Theatre under Rāhui w/ Emily Edrosa and Freya Finch: March 30, 2020 Music and Theatre under Rāhui w/ Emily Edrosa and Freya Finch: March 30, 2020, 15.18 MB
Mon 30 Mar 2020

The Arts have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 Rāhui and are quickly coming up with ways to evolve and survive in this new virtual climate. Zoë Larsen Cumming talks to LA based musician Emily Edrosa about her experience with live streaming and how the music industry is placed to make the online shift. She also chats to actor, director, and theatre maker Freya Finch about live streaming in the theatre world, and what is lost and gained when theatre becomes virtual.

Quarantine after Student Exchange w/ Jess Dellabarca: March 30th, 2020

Quarantine after Student Exchange w/ Jess Dellabarca: March 30th, 2020 Quarantine after Student Exchange w/ Jess Dellabarca: March 30th, 2020, 2.3 MB
Mon 30 Mar 2020

Prime minister Jacinda Arden recently announced that up to 10,000 New Zealanders will be quarantined after returning from overseas. Multiple police officers have been reported at airports ushering recent travelers to be quarantined at hotels and campervans. As of March 26th, the Ministry reported no campervans have yet to be used. 

Jess Dellabarca is an Auckland university student who recently came back from the Netherlands on student exchange. She’s currently being quarantined at a hotel in Auckland, as she is unable to return home to Wellington with all domestic travel banned. Sherry Zhang begins by asking her on how the travel back home was.

 

The Wire with Lillian: March 30th, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: March 30th, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: March 30th, 2020, 104.24 MB
Mon 30 Mar 2020

We have the regular weekly chat with Green Party co-leader James Shaw

Zoe Larsen Cumming talks to musician Emily Edrosa and actor and director Freya Finch about moving their respective fields in the arts into virtual spaces. 

James talks to Peter Fergusson, the CEO of Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ about the situation with cancer patients as well as non-for-profit organisations 

Southern Cross segment as usual with the latest happenings in the Asia-Pacific region in regards to Covid19

And Sherry has a chat with someone who has returned from overseas and is in quarantine in a hotel

Cancer Patients & Non-for-profit Organisations w/ Peter Fergusson: March 30, 2020

Cancer Patients & Non-for-profit Organisations w/ Peter Fergusson: March 30, 2020 Cancer Patients & Non-for-profit Organisations w/ Peter Fergusson: March 30, 2020, 12.3 MB
Mon 30 Mar 2020

Over the past couple weeks, especially now that we are on level 4, there has been a real emphasis on looking after those who are immunocompromised as well as the elderly. This includes cancer patients, especially those who are currently undertaking treatment. While there are talks of at home treatments being developed, currently patients will still have to go into clinics for treatments. James talked to the CEO of Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand, Peter Fergusson, about how they are going with reaching patients and what progress is being made to succeed in these new conditions. James also ended up talking to Peter about how non-for-profit organisations are coping, especially ones like LBCNZ where funding has tanked and the pressure to meet demand has increased.

The Big Q: Getting the message across: What is public diplomacy? March 30, 2020

The Big Q: Getting the message across: What is public diplomacy? March 30, 2020 The Big Q: Getting the message across: What is public diplomacy? March 30, 2020, 31.7 MB
Mon 30 Mar 2020

What is public diplomacy and how effective can it be? While it has a long history, the study of public diplomacy is only becoming more salient in an age of globalisation and increasing digital communication posing both new challenges and opportunities for governments. Doug Becker speaks with Daniel Aguirre Azócar and Nicholas Cull about public diplomacy, its foundations, and effectiveness.


The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org
 

Community-Led Initiatives with Dr. Shyamal Das: Friday the 27th of March

Community-Led Initiatives with Dr. Shyamal Das: Friday the 27th of March Shyamal Das: Friday the 27th of March , 10.43 MB
Fri 27 Mar 2020

Yesterday, the government made the announcement that social services and community groups will get $27 million to continue providing services as New Zealand begins its lockdown, or rāhui. 

Up to $16 million will go to supporting people at risk through uncertain circumstances and respond to increased demand. $6 million will go to disability community participation providers and $4.8 million to community-led solutions to support local resilience. 

One such solution is coming out of the University of Otago; hand sanitiser produced in-house and in record time by the School of Pharmacy's senior lecturer and his team of research students.

I spoke with Dr. Shyamal Das, the senior lecturer behind the initiative. He specialises in respiratory drug delivery around lung diseases & infections, & hopes to continue his work & help out in this pandemic...

 

 

The Friday Wire: 27th of March, 2020

The Friday Wire: 27th of March, 2020 The Friday Wire: 27th of March, 2020, 108.23 MB
Fri 27 Mar 2020

This week on the Friday Wire... 

Lillian steps in for Laura this week as the news team works from home...

First up, Sam Denne has created a bit of an experimental piece talking about the challenges that Covid19 can present for our mental health, particularly in this rāhui period. 

Next, Louis Laws speaks to Otago University lecturer Dr. Shyamal Das on a community-led solution and his research in respiratory drug delivery.  Dr Das is the person who created, along with his students, 100 litres of hand sanitiser over three days so that the essential services on the university campus would not take away from the public stock of hand sanitiser. Also the leftover of that 100L the university didn’t need went to Dunedin hospital. 


Then, Jack Marshall, former Green Desk host, speaks with Gisborne mayor, Rehette Stoltz to give us some insight on what it is like to lead a city under lockdown. 

Finally, Laura Kvigstad has her weekly chat with National’s Denise Lee. This week they chat about Denise's volunteer database, where people in her community are delivering goods to those who may not have internet access. Then they chat about the potential for a grand coalition amongst these unprecedented times. Lastly, they discuss the protections put in place for renters and some of the concerns that renters may have amongst these uncertain times.