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Falling TVNZ profits with Kris Faafoi: 29 August 2019

Falling TVNZ profits with Kris Faafoi: 29 August 2019 Falling TVNZ profits with Kris Faafoi: 29 August 2019, 13.93 MB
Thu 29 Aug 2019

Stewart talks to Broadcast Minister Kris Faafoi about TVNZ's falling full-year net profit.

Media Mega Merger? w/ Duncan Greive: 29 August 2019

Media Mega Merger? w/ Duncan Greive: 29 August 2019 Media Mega Merger? w/ Duncan Greive: 29 August 2019, 10.83 MB
Thu 29 Aug 2019

Stewart talks to the Spinoff's managing director Duncan Greive about a possible merger between RNZ, TVNZ and Maori TV.

Youth Workers in South Auckland w/ Efeso Collins: August 28, 2019

Youth Workers in South Auckland w/ Efeso Collins: August 28, 2019 Youth Workers in South Auckland w/ Efeso Collins: August 28, 2019, 9.07 MB
Wed 28 Aug 2019

Manukau ward councillor Efeso Collins and other South Auckland community members are calling for a return of youth worker funding after an increase in gang violence. Funding cuts to crime prevention programmes have left youth in the area severely lacking in mentors able to give them a healthy direction in life. Councillor Collins spoke to reporter William Boyd about the lack of support and the negative effects that has had on South Auckland. William started off by asking what youth workers do to help.

Suicide in New Zealand - Why are our suicide rates so high?: August 28, 2019

Suicide in New Zealand - Why are our suicide rates so high?: August 28, 2019 Suicide in New Zealand - Why are our suicide rates so high?: August 28, 2019, 10.81 MB
Wed 28 Aug 2019

Tuwhenuaroa spoke to the head of the Mental Health Foundation Shaun Robinson about the most recent chief coroner’s report regarding NZ’s high suicide rates.

TRIGGER WARNING: This piece discusses suicide attempts and depression at length

The Wire with Lillian Hanly: August 28, 2019

The Wire with Lillian Hanly: August 28, 2019 The Wire with Lillian Hanly: August 28, 2019, 108.61 MB
Wed 28 Aug 2019

This week on the Wednesday Wire:

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones we talk deforestation in Brazil as the Amazon fires continue, harnessing solar energy and optimism and life expectancy

We have Fletcher Tabuteau, deputy leader of the NZ First party this week talking about National’s economic policy document, the commerce commission's report on fuel prices and the forthcoming Infrastructure Commission

William Boyd is joining us as a Wire producer on Wednesdays and his first piece is speaking to councillor Efeso Collins about the need for youth workers in South Auckland

Finally, Tuwhenuaroa spoke to the head of the Mental Health Foundation Shaun Robinson about the most recent chief coroner’s report regarding NZ’s high suicide rates

The Wire with Justin: August 27th, 2019

The Wire with Justin: August 27th, 2019 The Wire with Justin: August 27th, 2019, 42.26 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

Justin talks to Hamilton Mayor Andrew king on the Hamilton-Auckland rail.

On Green Desk, Mitch spoke to Environment Minister David Parker about a new Policy Statement on soil quality.

Oscar talks to Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick about Piki, a mental health pilot program.

International Desk looks into the local and international politics surrounding the Amazon fires.

Lillian talks to DeRay McKesson on the power of naming or defining, the commercialisation of activism and hope.

Hamilton - Auckland Rail: August 27 2019

Hamilton - Auckland Rail: August 27 2019 Hamilton - Auckland Rail: August 27 2019, 4.45 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

Justin talked to Hamilton Mayor Andrew King about a new rail service from Hamilton to Auckland, which the government has announced last week that it has approved funding.  The rail service will start mid-2020.

Justin's International Desk: August 27 2019

Justin's International Desk: August 27 2019 Justin's International Desk: August 27 2019, 6.71 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

Justin talks about the fires at the Amazon, as the fallout from it could permenantly change the local ecosystem and accelerate global climate change.  Even though local politics did not start the fire themselves, they played a huge part in why the fire is getting worse.

 

I/V w/ DeRay McKesson: 27 August, 2019

I/V w/ DeRay McKesson: 27 August, 2019 I/V w/ DeRay McKesson: 27 August, 2019, 16.68 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

DeRay Mckesson is one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. He is also known for his work to end police violence, founding the Campaign Zero police reform movement. Recently, he wrote a book called, On the Other Side of Freedom and is in New Zealand at the moment for events with TEDx Christchurch, Word Christchurch & Verb Wellington. Lillian Hanly got to speak with him before these events and they had a conversation about the power of naming or defining, the commercialisation of activism and hope. Lillian starts by asking DeRay to introduce himself. 

Molding an appropriate system for Rangatahi; The Expansion of Piki; August 27, 2019

Molding an appropriate system for Rangatahi; The Expansion of Piki; August 27, 2019 Molding an appropriate system for Rangatahi; The Expansion of Piki; August 27, 2019, 9.28 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

95bFM reporter Oscar Perress was lucky enough to talk to The Green Party's Chlöe Swarbrick this morning about the expansion of the Piki mental health pilot programme. He started by asking to bring us up to speed on what Piki is and what form it currently takes.