The Thursday Wire
How do we save the New Zealand Sea Lion?07/27/15
A new study from the University of Otago shows that current efforts by the Government to halt sea lion decline will probably fail because they focus on saving pups instead of adult females. Lead researcher Stefan Meyer spoke to Alice Gatland about the...
The Green Desk - Mangroves
Today on the Green Desk Gary Farrow speaks to Dr Luitgard Schwendenmann and Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland about the ecological importance of mangroves.
A close look at Glyphosate
Glyphosate is a weed killer, and a very powerful one. It is sold as Roundup and was developed by a chemist working for Monsanto in 1970. Roundup has become one of the most used weed killers in the world, especially from its use in farming in many...
The Abduction of Usama Ajjan
A bit more than two weeks ago, the disappearance of three Spanish journalists in Syria made international news. What didn’t make international news is that a local school teacher, who was helping them with translation and getting around the country,...
Should Serco be Sued?
After videos were posted on social media of Mt Eden fight club -- organised violence in the Serco-run prison, it’s been bad couple of weeks for Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Ee-eenga and the Ministry of Corrections. Anna Bracewell-Worrall talks with...
Robo Gals Running the World
Robo Gals Auckland are a group aiming to encourage women and girls to get into engineering , science and technology. They have a workshop at Grey Lynn Library this Saturday. Sam Smith talks to Roshanie from Robo Gals and what they're all about.
Otago Uni Divests
How can divesting in fossil fuels prevent global warming? Scientists say that we cannot afford to burn majority of known fossil fuel reserves if we want to avoid extreme global warming. Otago Uni Divests has successfully campaigned to get the Otago...
The Defence to Rape
New Zealand has an alarming rate of rape and sexual assault - yet only a fraction is reported to Police, and even less is successfully prosecuted. One reason given for this is a reluctance by rape victims to subject themselves to the trial process,...
Finnian Galbraith - Speech Highlights the importance of...
Paekakariki local Finnian Galbraith has become an overnight hero for shining a light on the mispronunciation of Māori words. In his speech, the year 11 student of Kapiti College, talks about making te reo Māori compulsory in all primary schools as a...
Nasa discovers planet that "truly is earth-like"
The latest planet discovered by Nasa is the "closest twin to Earth” ever seen, astronomers say. AUT's Professor Steve Pointing, who worked with Nasa for 10 years, speaks to George Freeman about the significance of the discovery.
‘Find Your Voice’ campaign to empower ethnic youth exposed...
The ‘Find Your Voice’ campaign, initiated by the Shakti Community Council, has been developed to empower ethnic youth exposed to family violence to speak out. This campaign was initiated to honour Farhat Rana and Sidra Noor, a mother and daughter who...
"Their contract needs to be torn-up" - Labour's Kelvin...
This week a raft of allegations have been put forward about Serco’s running of Mt Eden Correctional Facility. bFM's George Freeman looks into what has happened this week, and speaks to Labour's corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis, who is calling for...
Emmy Rākete on Prison Violence
This week parliament urgently debated violence in SERCO-run Mt Eden prison after allegations of organised violence and 'dropping'. Emmy Rākete, Māori and Pacific representative for Rainbow Youth, is concerned about the safety of trans* prisoners --...
State of the States
Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold joins Anna Bracewell-Worrall to bring us the latest on the indictment of Dylann Roof, the young man allegedly responsible for racially-motivated murder of nine black churchgoers.
We Need to Talk About Myanmar
Human rights group, Fortify Rights says it's time the international community talked about genocide prevention in Myanmar. Hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers are being held captive in jungle camps by human traffickers before being sold as slaves on...
"Grim as hell"
Alex Casey from The Spinoff speaks to Alice Gatland about her article 'In Defence of Chrystal Chenery' and sexism in the media. http://thespinoff.co.nz/22-07-2015/appreciation-in-defence-of-chrystal-chenery/
Local Government, Local Money: Why Rates Aren't Enough
Local Government New Zealand Vice President Brendan Duffy speaks to Ben Leonard about their investigation into different forms of funding for local and regional councils.
Problems of Privatisation: Auckland's Prison Violence...
Public Service Association National Secretary Erin Polaczuk speaks to Ben Leonard on the recent revelations of organised fights in Auckland's Mt Eden Prison. The PSA represents about 100 staff at Auckland's two privately run prisons.
Sexism in Stand-up Comedy
Why do women still have to 'prove' they're funny? Up-and-coming comedian Melanie Bracewell and NZ Comedy Trusty Managing Director Kylie Sealy speak to Wire producer George Fenwick about existing sexism in stand-up comedy, and how young women can be...
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
This week on Dear Science, Professor Steve Pointing speaks to Ben Leonard about a new search for extra-terrestrial life, why life on our own planet may have begun in the desert and why carbon-dating may be out of date.l
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