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Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you stories about science, nature and the environment.



 



Pharmac and its role in making drugs available

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Science communication student Garrett Chin talks with doctors and a health economist about the challenges that Pharmac faces in buying drugs, and what happens when new but expensvie drugs become available.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170117-1906-pharmac_and_its_role_in_making_drugs_available-128.mp3




Museums and their role in modern society

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Emma Hanisch, a student at the University of Otago, loves museums - and she wonders what needs to be done to keep them relevant and exciting.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170116-1906-museums_and_their_role_in_modern_society-128.mp3




Did early Polynesians sail to the Americas?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Science communications student Ellen Rykers ponders the Polynesians and their journeys around the Pacific, wondering where they might have got to.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170110-1906-polynesians_in_the_pacific-128.mp3




Hedgehogs – good or bad?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Hedgehogs are cute - but they're also deadly killers. Science communication student Harriet Ampt is investigating.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170109-1906-hedgehogs_-_good_or_bad-128.mp3




Bioethics

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:07:00 +1300

Science communication student Charlotte Panton discusses bioethics and forensic science, and wonders how we decide what is acceptable when it comes to using animals in science.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170104-1907-bioethics-128.mp3




Medicinal cannabis

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +1300

Medicinal marijuana, the pros and cons, is the subject of an interview between science communication student Colin Smillie and Abe Gray.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170102-1906-medicinal_cannabis-128.mp3




Genetic modification - a science communication podcast

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:06:00 +1300

University of Otago science communication student Amy Smith discusses genetic modification with two microbiologists.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20161227-1906-genetic_modification_-_a_science_communication_podcast-128.mp3




Uplifted - marine life on the Kaikōura coast after the quake

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:16:00 +1300

The Kaikōura Peninsula was uplifted 1 metre during the magnitude 7.8 earthquake - and marine life on the rocky shore was left high and dry.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20161222-2016-uplifted_-_marine_life_on_the_kaikoura_coast_after_the_quake-128.mp3