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The Big Q: What does the future hold for liberal arts education? July 20, 2020

The Big Q: What does the future hold for liberal arts education? July 20, 2020 The Big Q: What does the future hold for liberal arts education? July 20, 2020, 27.09 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

Universities are increasingly wanting to appeal to students who look to their study as a training period for future employment. However, this has put traditional liberal arts subjects like philosophy and sociology at risk. What does the future look like for liberal arts education in light of this trend? Doug Becker speaks with Robert E. Williams, Alexandra Monchick, and Michael Theune.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

The Neurological Impact of Covid-19: July 20, 2020

The Neurological Impact of Covid-19: July 20, 2020 The Neurological Impact of Covid-19: July 20, 2020, 10.1 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

Are doctors missing out on signs of potential brain disorders triggered by COVID-19?
In a recent study done in the UK, a small pool of 40 Covid-19 patients were examined for
their developed neurological problems. Nirvana Haldar speaks to Jasper Morrow, a Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, about the study. 

Gender Politics: The Case of Ardern and Collins: July 17, 2020

Gender Politics: The Case of Ardern and Collins: July 17, 2020 Gender Politics: The Case of Ardern and Collins: July 17, 2020, 19.43 MB
Fri 17 Jul 2020

With the announcement this week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Is it unusual to have two women in the top spots of the major parliamentary parties? How does the public respond to women leaders? Does the media frame women politicians differently to their men counterparts? Victoria Univeristy of Wellington Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley speaks to Jemima about these issues. They discuss gender stereotypes, representation and policy made by women. 

The $242 Million Maternity Fund w/ Julie Anne Genter: July 17, 2020

The $242 Million Maternity Fund w/ Julie Anne Genter: July 17, 2020 The $242 Million Maternity Fund w/ Julie Anne Genter: July 17, 2020, 7.62 MB
Fri 17 Jul 2020

Yesterday the government announced a $242 million maternity package intended to support midwives, mothers and babies. Jemima Huston spoke to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter about the funding boost. 

The Significance of Matariki w/ Josh Kirkley from Stardome: July 17, 2020

The Significance of Matariki w/ Josh Kirkley from Stardome: July 17, 2020 The Significance of Matariki w/ Josh Kirkley from Stardome: July 17, 2020, 4.23 MB
Fri 17 Jul 2020

The Matariki Festival celebrating the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori has just ended. Jemima spoke to the Auckland Stardome's Josh Kirkley about Matariki and its significance. 

The Wire with Jemima: July 17, 2020

The Wire with Jemima: July 17, 2020 The Wire with Jemima: July 17, 2020, 97.76 MB
Fri 17 Jul 2020

This week Jemima Huston explores gender politics in response to the recent announcement of National Party MP Judith Collins taking over the Opposition Leader position. She speaks to Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley from the Victoria University of Wellington about how the public respond to women leaders and why women in government is important for representation. 

Yesterday the government announced a $242 million maternity fund to support midwives, mothers and babies. Jemima talks to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter about the funding boost.

The Matariki Festival celebrating the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori has just ended. Jemima spoke to Stardome's Josh Kirkley about Matariki and its significance. 

Whittakers Drops Fairtrade with Geoff White of TradeAid: July 16, 2020

Whittakers Drops Fairtrade with Geoff White of TradeAid: July 16, 2020 Whittakers Drops Fairtrade with Geoff White of TradeAid: July 16, 2020, 9.31 MB
Thu 16 Jul 2020

Producer Ollie speaks with Geoff White, CEO of TradeAid on Whittakers decision to change it's certification with Fairtrade to the Rainforest Alliance

What's Next for National (and other minor parties)?: 16th July 2020

What's Next for National (and other minor parties)?: 16th July 2020 What's Next for National (and other minor parties)?: 16th July 2020, 21.73 MB
Thu 16 Jul 2020

Justin talked to former MP and United Future Leader Peter Dunne about the future of the National Leader, following new leader Judith Collins reshuffling the shadow cabinet and MPs Amy Adams and Nikki Kaye retiring from Parliament.

Recycling Infrastructure Investment with Minister Eugenie Sage: July 16, 2020

Recycling Infrastructure Investment with Minister Eugenie Sage: July 16, 2020 Recycling Infrastructure Investment with Minister Eugenie Sage: July 16, 2020, 9.61 MB
Thu 16 Jul 2020

Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage joined Ollie live in the studio to discuss the Government's new plan to tackle the country's waste

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 16th July 2020

The Wire with Justin: 16th July 2020 The Wire with Justin: 16th July 2020, 121.94 MB
Thu 16 Jul 2020

Justin spoke to former United Future leader Peter Dunne on the future of the National Party following leadership changes, the resignation of MPs Amy Adams and Nikki Kaye, and a shadow cabinet reshuffle.

Ollie spoke to Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage on recycling infrastructure.

Ollie also discussed with TradeAid Chief Executive Geoff White about chocolate manufacturer Whittaker's decision to switch from Fairtrade certification to Rainforest Alliance certification.

Zoe caught up with Justin on Neighbourhood Watch and talked about the coronavirus situation in New South Wales, the Palace Letters, and a Truth and Justice Commission for Aboriginal People in Victoria.