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The Big Q: What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? January 20, 2020.

The Big Q: What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? January 20, 2020. , 22.76 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

Following the US drone strike that killed an Iranian general in Iraq and Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger airliner, international concerns over security and legality have arisen, while in Iran, protests against the government’s response to the attack on the airliner have intensified. What are the international and local responses to the tensions between the US and Iran? How did we reach this point of crisis? How do these attacks threaten peace and stability in the Middle East? Doug Becker speaks with Nader Hashemi, Asli Ü. Bâli, and Nayereh Tohidi. 

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.or 

New Zealand's Climate Crisis Curriculum: 17th of January, 2020

New Zealand's Climate Crisis Curriculum: 17th of January, 2020 New Zealand's Climate Crisis Curriculum: 17th of January, 2020, 6.72 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

New Zealand will be one of the first countries to implement climate crisis education into the curriculum. Laura Kvigstad conducts a quick report of the subject before delving into a discussion on the subject in our poll position question of the week. 

The Friday Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 17th of January, 2020

The Friday Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 17th of January, 2020 The Friday Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 17th of January, 2020, 104.94 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

On this weeks Friday Wire...

Producer, Rachel Simpson speaks with Unite Union’s Nicola Owen about the protests against New Zealand troops in Iran

After that, Laura Kvigstad conducts a report on the new climate crisis curriculum. 

Next, Corey Fuimaono speaks to Rachel Esson on the National Library’s project to rehouse books throughout this year.

Then, Producer, Benjamin J Goldson conducts the weekly neutral corner segment on the ongoing tensions between Iran and the United States. 

And Finally, The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins Laura to discuss the concerns of the politicisation of the police as well as the recent debate sparked around the raise in the minimum wage expected in April. 

Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020

Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020 Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020, 16.01 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Neutral corner for this week looks at the media coverage of the ongoing tensions between Iran and the USA.

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020 The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020, 22.34 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

The National Party's Denise Lee joins host, Laura Kvigstad. This week they chat about the concerns of the politicisation of the police and the recent debate that has sparked around the rising minimum wage. 

Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020, 9.51 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Mary-Margaret asks Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounandis about the fires, and other Australian news from the Christmas holiday

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020, 78.87 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounandis;an exclusive update on the construction at Auckland Uni; Sam speaks to Sapna Samant about her planned protest; and Children’s Commisioner Andrew Becroft on their first announcement as part of a review of Oranga Tamariki

Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant

Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant, 18.68 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Following the continued protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Bill introduced in India, Producer Sam Denne talks with Doctor Sapna Samant about India's far right government, new discriminatory census measures, protests being led by students and women and what actions NZ Indians are taking to make Wellington listen.

Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020

Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020 Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020, 14.28 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

At the end of last year the government made a huge infrastructure spending announcement. Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced $12 billion of new investment, with $8 billion for specific capital projects and $4 billion to be added to the multi-year capital allowance. Broken down, the $8 billion looks like this:

·         $6.8 billion for new transport projects, with a significant portion for roads and rail.

·         $400 million one-off increase to schools’ capital funding

·         $300 million for regional investment opportunities

·         $300 million for District Health Board asset renewal

·         $200 million for public estate decarbonisation

The specific projects will be announced in the coming months. So, we aren’t actually sure yet how this is going to be spent or what it will look like. Once the announcement had been made, Lillian spoke with finance journalist Rod Oram to ask all of the questions. What follows is a lengthy chat to get you thinking about this money heading into this new political year.