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Has the election year influenced the choices made in the 2017 budget?

Has the election year influenced the choices made in the 2017 budget? Has the election year influenced the choices made in the 2017 budget?, 9.92 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

Releasing a budget is one of the most important things a Government can do. Budgets decide what sectors get money, and essentially outline the causes that are significant to a nation. Joel Thomas spoke to Victoria Woodman, a politics academic from Auckland University. They had a chat about the 2017 budget, the reasons behind particular budgetary decisions, and how people respond to them.

The Wire with Tess: Friday 26 May, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 26 May, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 26 May, 2017, 101.17 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

This week, Tess and Joel chat to a politics expert about the government’s 2017 budget and what it means for New Zealanders, we also have our weekly chat with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross, about the budget and where National stands in response to the critical comments about the budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Neighbourhood watch for all the latest in Australian news, this week with Radio Adelaide's Jordan Curtis. And lastly, our Fuck Off Fascism feature, all about the relationship between Fascism and the arts. All of this on the full podcast here.

Fuck Off Fascism week: Fascism and the arts

Fuck Off Fascism week: Fascism and the arts Fuck Off Fascism week: Fascism and the arts, 23.35 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

If you’ve been listening to The Wire much over the past couple of days, then you’ll know we’re currently coming to the end of Fuck Off Fascism Week. Each day on the show we’ve unpacked different ideas around the concept of fascism, including its history, how it exists today, and how it interacts with the media and the arts. Today on the show, we look at the relationship between the arts and Fascism, musical protests and propaganda. We speak to Dr. Ciara Cremlin, a sociology professor at the University of Auckland who chats to us about how the arts ties into Fascism historically and today.

Fuck off Fascism Week: modern day fascism

Fuck off Fascism Week: modern day fascism Fuck off Fascism Week: modern day fascism, 10.52 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

Fuck off Fascism Week continues on the Wire: every day this week we’ll be talking to academics, activists and other insightful voices about the concept of fascism and its return to the global political conversation. Today, Wire Producer Harry looks into just what constitutes a fascist state, what exactly makes a modern day fascist, and talks with Giacomo Lichtner from Victoria University about fascism in today's political climate.

South Auckland and the media

South Auckland and the media South Auckland and the media, 9.77 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

Talking Southern Auckland recently published a piece highlighting the bias, binary labels and language employed when covering issues pertaining to South Auckland - and the impact this has on the communities and individuals that inhabit it. Wire host Jogai Bhatt caught with the author of the piece, Te Waha Nui journalist Brandon Ulfsby, to learn a little more about the nuances of reporting on South Auckland in a mainstream media landscape.

Mental health funding a must for suicide prevention

Mental health funding a must for suicide prevention Mental health funding a must for suicide prevention, 4.29 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

Discussions around the mental health sector and issues of under-funding are becoming increasingly relevant with the election right around the corner, and more-so with the upcoming Budget announcement for 2017. bFM reporter Katie Doyle catches up with the Green Party's Julie Anne Genter for more.
 

Fuck Off Fascism Week: Is it okay to punch a Nazi?

Fuck Off Fascism Week: Is it okay to punch a Nazi? Fuck Off Fascism Week: Is it okay to punch a Nazi? , 18.03 MB
Wed 24 May 2017

If you’ve been listening to The Wire much over the past couple of days, then you’ll know we’re currently in the midst of Fuck Off Fascism Week. Each day on the show we unpack different ideas around the concept of fascism, including its history, how it exists today, and how it interacts with the media and the arts. Today on the show, we look at a question that was making the rounds on everyone’s social media feeds earlier this year, after the video of a white nationalist getting punched went viral - is it okay to punch a Nazi? We speak to Avigail Allen, the co-founder of the antifascist group Dayenu, as well as Randy Cohen, who wrote The Ethicist column for the New York Times for 12 years, to find out their perspectives on the subject.  

 

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday 24 May, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday 24 May, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday 24 May, 2017, 108.89 MB
Wed 24 May 2017

This week on the show, Ximena and Adam pose the question, ‘is it okay to punch a Nazi?’ as their contribution to Fuck Off Fascism Week. They also hear from Sam Fraser-Baxter for Dear Science, who tells them about New Zealand’s first city to go underwater back in 2015, as well as the co-founder of The Backbone Collective, a national coalition for domestic abuse survivors that's currently focusing its efforts on critiquing the functioning of the Family Court.  

The Backbone Collective, two months in

The Backbone Collective, two months in The Backbone Collective, two months in , 17.86 MB
Wed 24 May 2017

The Backbone Collective is a national coalition for domestic abuse survivors, which is currently focusing its efforts on the Family Court. They’ve recently released some damning research about the functioning of the Family Court, which prompted a response from the Family Court Principal Judge Ryan, the Minister for Justice and the Law Society, all of whom disagreed with the Collective’s findings. Co-founder Deborah McKenzie speaks to 95bFM reporter Caitlin McIlhagga about the response the Collective has received so far, the strategy behind how they're approaching the issues and where they think we should go from here.

Dear Science: New Zealand’s first city to go underwater

Dear Science: New Zealand’s first city to go underwater Dear Science: New Zealand’s first city to go underwater, 24.13 MB
Wed 24 May 2017

Sam Fraser-Baxter is back again this week for Dear Science. This week we chat to him about South Dunedin, and how it became New Zealand’s first city to go underwater back in June 2015 when it experienced massive flooding. We also talk to him about how the frequency and severity of  extreme weather events like this can be linked to global warming, and about why we as a nation kinda suck at tackling this problem head-on.