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The Tuesday Wire with Olivia: September 24, 2019

The Tuesday Wire with Olivia: September 24, 2019 The Tuesday Wire with Olivia: September 24, 2019, 40.84 MB
Tue 24 Sep 2019

E whai ake nei, Coming up on the show today!

  • First up Olivia Holdsworth talks to the Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz about a ‘care credit’ to address equity issues when women arrive at retirement.
  • Next, Laura Kvigstad speaks to Mayoral Candidate Ted Johnston as part of our local election coverage
  • After that, on Green Desk, Mitch Fuller speaks to Shark Scientist Riley Elliot about the declining number of sharks occurring globally.
  • And finally Rachel Simpson talks to the Executive Officer of Child Poverty Action Group Georgie Craw about how the benefits system has failed New Zealand mothers.

Solo Mothers on the Benefit w/ Georgie Craw: September 24, 2019

Solo Mothers on the Benefit w/ Georgie Craw: September 24, 2019 Solo Mothers on the Benefit w/ Georgie Craw: September 24, 2019, 15.67 MB
Tue 24 Sep 2019

The current benefits system is from a different time, harking back to times of World Wars and the Great Depression. The most common recipient of the benefit is no longer a male Pākehā war hero, but rather solo mothers, and disproportionately mothers who are Māori, Pasifika or have disabilities. These women are subjected to intrusive investigations, probing questions, regulations that keep them from seeking work, and policies that keep them from pursuing meaningful relationships.

95bFM reporter Rachel Simpson spoke to Georgie Craw, executive officer of Child Poverty Action Group. The group recently released a briefing paper calling for the government to take urgent action on the benefits system, which was delivered to the Prime Minister’s electoral office, along with a petition signed by 8,000 people.

School Strike 4 Climate w/ Sophie Handford: September 23rd, 2019

School Strike 4 Climate w/ Sophie Handford: September 23rd, 2019 School Strike 4 Climate w/ Sophie Handford: September 23rd, 2019, 24.19 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Sherry speaks with National co-ordinator of School Strike 4 Climate, Sophie Handford, ahead of their third protest on the 27th of September. She asks Sophie on the movement’s demands, and changes after criticisms following the last protest for alienating pacifika voices due to the timing with polyfest. Sophie also discusses the implications on local body elections with the increased awareness of the climate crisis. Sherry begin by asking Sophie  to outline what’s new with the upcoming protest.

The Wire with Lachlan: September 23, 2019

The Wire with Lachlan: September 23, 2019 The Wire with Lachlan: September 23, 2019, 100.99 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

On the Wire today: Professor Jim Mann joins us to discuss food advertising and whether the government needs to bring in more regulations. Southern Cross is back discussing all the news across the Pacific. Sherry chats with Sophie Handford, national convenor for School Strike for Climate. Finally, Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw has his regular chat with Jemima, this week discussing emissions from business and the climate crisis risk assessment.

The Big Q: Is our economy undermining the green revolution? September 23, 2019

The Big Q: Is our economy undermining the green revolution? September 23, 2019 The Big Q: Is our economy undermining the green revolution? September 23, 2019, 9.69 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Are some green solutions unhelpful for the environment or, worse, do they actually harm it? In her book Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, journalist Heather Rogers explores whether ‘green’ products such as carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars work in offsetting the effects of climate change. Maria Armoudian spoke to Rogers about whether earth-friendly products can save the planet.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Food advertising - who to believe?: September 23, 2019

Food advertising - who to believe?: September 23, 2019 Food advertising - who to believe?: September 23, 2019, 24.87 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

New Zealand has one of the higest rates of obesity in the world - but how much does advertising have to do with it? A health expert is calling for greater government regulations around how food is advertised, especially to children. Lachlan spoke with Professor Jim Mann from the University of Otago about advertising, the difficulty around food and social media and what the government can do to help people make more informed decisions around their diet.

Neutral corner: 20th September, 2019

Neutral corner: 20th September, 2019 Neutral corner: 20th September, 2019, 22.69 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

On this week's Netural Corner we look at media coverage of the recent Israeli election from i24 News and Press TV.

The Wire with Laura: 20th of September, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 20th of September, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 20th of September, 2019, 107.66 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Pay Equity w/ Tali Williams: 20th September, 2019

Pay Equity w/ Tali Williams: 20th September, 2019 Pay Equity w/ Tali Williams: 20th September, 2019 , 11.54 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Producer Bronnie speaks with Tali Williams, National Secretary of FIRST Union's Retail, Finance and Commerce Division, about why buisinesses need to be transparent about disparities in their pay.