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Justin's International Desk: 14th January 2020

Justin's International Desk: 14th January 2020 Justin's International Desk: 14th January 2020, 12.45 MB
Tue 14 Jan 2020

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has been re-elected for her second term after beating Kaohsing Mayor, Kuomintang's Han Kuo-yu and James Soong of the People First Party.  This election has been characterized as a generational divide, between the younger generation's sense of belonging to Taiwan and the older generation's desire to build stronger bonds with China.

Justin talks to Professor Tsai Chia-hung of the National Chengchi University in Taipei on this generational divide and what's next for the Kuomintang, and Professor Alex Tan of Canterbury University on how Tsai's re-election will change cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China.

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020 The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020, 41.69 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

On January 3, the United States used a drone to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The Iranian’s retaliated with missile strikes against US military assets in Iraq. Under what legal authority did the US kill Soleimani? Are targeted assassinations legal under international law? Doug Becker discusses the laws of war and the current tensions between the US and Iran with Mark Drumbl, Hannah Garry, and Hamoud Salhi.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Sherry: January 13th, 2020

The Wire with Sherry: January 13th, 2019 The Wire with Sherry: January 13th, 2019, 73.71 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

On the first wire of 2020!

We are back with our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw. The Minister attended the climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) in December 2019 and we caught up on criticisms surrounding lack of substantial action and indigenious inclusivity. We also talked about proposed changes to the carbon emissions trading schemes, and the roll out of climate change education in schools.

Next, Sherry talks to Adelaide freelance writer and journalist Jemah Finn on the Australian bushfires and climate change protests. 

Finally Deb discusses with Playwright Stanley Makuwe on his new play Black Lover, about a NZ expat who became prime minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). 

Australian bush fires w/ Jemah Finn: January 13th, 2020

Australian bush fires w/ Jemah Finn: January 13th, 2020 Australian bush fires w/ Jemah Finn: January 13th, 2020, 21.34 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

Kangaroo Island, off the coast of Adelaide, was temporarily closed over the weekend with almost half of the island burnt through by the Ravine fire (around 170,000 hectares). The Victoria and New South Wales fires have also merged into a mega-blaze. 

Since the fires began in September, at least 28 people have died with thousands of homes damaged. According to the WWF, 1.25 billion animals have also perished. Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has been particularly criticised for taking a holiday while the country was struggling with the fires. In total 15 million acres have since been incinerated. 

Jemah Finn is a freelancer writer and journalist, currently based in Adelaide, South Australia. Sherry caught up with her to get an update on the Australian bushfires and how the community has been. She also attended the climate change protest in Adelaide on Friday the 10th, which saw almost 3 thousand attending protesting in response to the bush fires.

Black Lover: New Play by Stanley Makuwe: January 13th, 2020

Black Lover: New Play by Stanley Makuwe: January 13th, 2020 Black Lover: New Play by Stanley Makuwe: January 13th, 2020, 13.68 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

Black Lover is a new play from Auckland-based Zimbabwean playwright Stanley Makuwe, which looks at the little-known story of Sir Garfield Todd, a New Zealand expat who became prime minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1953 - 1958. The play takes it's name - 'black lover' -  from a nickname given to Todd by the white minority rulers because of his work advocating for racial equality. The Auckland Theatre Company will hold the world premiere of the show at Q Theatre as part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2020.

Makuwe says he would like all New Zealanders to know the story of Todd, and explains why in this interview.

The Wire with Laura: 20th of December, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 20th of December, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 20th of December, 2019, 99.63 MB
Fri 20 Dec 2019

On the final wire of the year...

 The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins Laura Kvigstad and, rather than keeping us up to date on National news they look back at what has happened in the world of politics for the National party.

Next, Producer Rachel Simpson is looking back to an interview she did with the University of Auckland politics professor, Maria Armoudian, about the Mueller Report. 

After that, Laura goes way back to a report in April on capital gain tax following coalition governments decision not to implement one. 

And Finally, Producer Benjamin J Goldson looks back at his favourite neutral corner of the year where he looks at the media coverage around Iran violating the nuclear deal.

The Wire with Stewart: December 19, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: December 19, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: December 19, 2019, 105.41 MB
Thu 19 Dec 2019

It's the last Thursday Wire for 2019!

Join host Stewart Sowman-Lund for his final show ever on 95bFM. Joining him for the ride are producers Mary-Margaret and Justin. On today's show, we take a look back at the year that was 2019 - and gaze nerevously towards 2020. 

Here's some of what features in this 'best of' edition of the Thursday Wire.

  • Andrew Little speaks after the Christchurch mosque attacks; 
  • Ben Thomas recapping the Budget debacle; 
  • Privacy Commissioner John Edwards on tenant rights;
  • Discussion on cannabis law reform; and
  • A quickfire look at the top international stories of the year.

All that plus some thrilling talkback, almond banter, and an analysis of Summer vs Winter Christmases. 

It's the Thursday Wire! 

The wire w/ Will: December 18, 2019

The wire w/ Will: December 18, 2019 The wire w/ Will: December 18, 2019, 101.72 MB
Wed 18 Dec 2019

Today on the wire we go through the best of 2019, snatching some interviews with big impact from throughout the year.
First up we have Lillian Hanly talking to Akala about race, class and division in the modern world you can listen to that on its own here 

Then we have Tuwherenoa's report on Ihumatao early this year as police involvement in the protests increased

Sherry Zhang looks into waste management issues in New Zealand and finds context overseas 

And finally, Felix discusses workers rights with activist Chloe Ann-King

The Rātū Wire; December 17, 2019

The Rātū Wire; December 17, 2019 The Rātū Wire; December 17, 2019, 102.75 MB
Tue 17 Dec 2019

This is The Wire for Rātū Tuesday the 17th of December Hakihea. 

Tune in for a wonderful recap of our year;

In the Community Garden, we return to Rāhina Hauora (Part. I and Part II) to discuss the use of the Maramataka and Mātauranga Māori to heal the wounds of raupatu in Aotearoa. And to Wilde Projects about the intersections of colonisation, public form and queer ecologies. 

At Green Desk, we return to;

Kauri Dieback with an interview done in March with Dr Mels Barton. Shark Scientist Riley Elliot about the global decline in shark populations and the demonization of sharks in media that has become common place in our discourse about oceans. As well as the largest scientific exploration incorporating mātauranga Māori within the discourse on climate change with Dr Huhana Smith.

and finally, although not present in the later wires of 2019, we return International Desk. Lisa brought us a huge amount of content and we return to stories of European Parliamentary ongoings and the international inability to commemorate the Tamil genocide

 

Thank you all for tuning in and sending us your words of wisdom and feedback all year round.

A big thank you to all those who spoke with us for the show this year: 

A huge thank you to our regular contributors; Pippa Coom and Tracy Mulholland and those other who played board games with us this year. 

Lisa and Mitchell, and Olivia as well for your production and hosting this year. Not to forget those who have also contributed to making this show happen.

Lillian, Laura and all the rest of the station who put up with us and support us in making the rātū wire. 

 

The Big Q: How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century? December 16, 2019

The Big Q: How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century? December 16, 2019 The Big Q: How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century? December 16, 2019, 23.78 MB
Mon 16 Dec 2019

How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century and how have new communication technologies facilitated that change? What makes some social movements sustainable and successful while others are more short-term? What is the future for social movements? Maria Armoudian discusses these pressing questions with James M. Jasper, Todd Wolfson, and Anita Lacey.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org