The Friday Wire
Implicit Bias in Education10/23/14
We spoke to Associate Professor/Dr Peter O’Connor from the UoA Education Department about implicit bias in teaching.
EEF on Internet Rights law development
Chlöe speaks to Hanni Fakhoury, staff attorney of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about the legal developments, and future of policing and crime on the World Wide Web.
State of The States - October 23, 2014
This week, Chlöe and Jason speak about the Blackwater trial.
Protecting Maori Land from the Public Works Act?
Caitlin speaks with Catherine Delahunty, Te Tiriti spokesperson for the Green Party, about her plan to amend the Public Works Act so that Māori freehold land can’t be acquired by the government.
Professor Jane Kelsey on TPPA Leaks
The latest leak of intellectual text from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations has shown the US is continuing its assault on generic medicines through numerous proposed changes to patent laws. Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of...
University Fee Hike
The University of Auckland voted on Monday to raise fees by 4 percent, joining Victoria, Otago, AUT and Massey Universities. The 4 percent rise is the maximum allowed by the government, and since a freeze on fees were lifted 10 years ago, universities...
Jennifer O'Sullivan on Women in Comedy
The Billy T Award nominees were announced last week. The award celebrates up and coming comedic talent in New Zealand. This year none of the five nominees were woman. Jennifer O'Sullivan, a Wellington based comedian and improviser, spoke with bFM...
Dear Science with Peter Griffin
Today on Dear Science we hear about a cell transplant that allowed a paralysed man to walk again, a study of Roman gladiator bones which showed they were mostly vegetarians, and the upcoming attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. Big thanks to the...
Richard Wagstaff on the "poor workplace culture" in the Public Service...
A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime. Gary Farrow talks to PSA National secretary, Richard Wagstaff about what implications this has.
Gentrification in Glen Innes
On Friday last week, activists from the Tamaki Housing Group stopped a planned house removal in Glenn Innes. Vanessa Cole and Ella Grace McPherson-Newton from the group joins Garry Farrow in the studio to discuss the incident and the gentrification of...
Student loans and bankruptcy
The latest figures released by Inland Revenue show in the year to the end of June, a total of 99 New Zealanders living overseas had their student loans wiped after going bankrupt. The IRD have emphasised the debtors may have had other loans, and...
UN Security Council
There’s been much celebration of New Zealand’s new role on the United Nations Security Council. John Key credits our election to New Zealand’s reputation as an honest and independent nation which stands up for what’s right. But what about the other...
25 Years of Rainbow Youth
Rainbow Youth is celebrating 25 years of supporting LGBTIQ young people in Auckland. It was founded in 1989, just 3 years after the Homosexual Law Reform Act decriminalised sex between men. Rainbow Youth General Manager Duncan Matthews speaks to...
Health In Focus - 20 October 2014
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a mysterious disease. Its causes are unknown and its symptoms vary, but it can be severe and debilitating. This week on Health in Focus, Science Media Centre fellow Pippa Grierson discusses what we *do* know about chronic...
Starship Hospital - Help Our Kids
The Starship Foundation recently raised over $180,000 in its Help Our Kids campaign to renew and upgrade the Starship Hospital operating rooms. Starship is the largest children's hospital in the country and the Foundation wants to keep it a...
The TPPA and ISDS: Can it be Done Right?
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is unpopular among many. One of the most controversial aspects of the TPPA is its "Investor State Dispute Settlement" provisions (ISDS). Critics say these would let foreign corporations hold...
Death Threats and Video Games
Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist video game player and critic received serious death threats ahead of a talk at the University of Utah. An anonymous person threatened a school shoot-out. Police said that because of gun laws in Utah they couldn't remove...
Plastic Consumption Harming Turtles
Three critically ill turtles have come into care at Auckland Zoo and Kelly Tarlton's showing evidence of plastic consumption. Two endangered hawksbill turtles are on the mend at Kelly Tarlton’s, while a green sea turtle is still in care at the zoo....
Uber Great or Uber Sucky?
Smartphone app, Uber, has just launched in Wellington. The app connects passengers with taxi drivers. The ride is paid for via the app, and drivers and passengers rate each other at the end of the ride. So if you puke in a cab, you might get yourself...
New Zealand Awarded Seat on UN Security Council
Early this morning, members of the United Nations general assembly voted to fill the five non-permanent seats on the United Nations security. New Zealand won a seat, with more than two-thirds of the UN General Assembly voting for New Zealand above...
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