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Do we need a Minister for Sex Workers? June 22, 2018

Do we need a Minister for Sex Workers? June 22, 2018 Do we need a Minister for Sex Workers? June 22, 2018, 19.42 MB
Fri 22 Jun 2018

A couple of weeks ago, an open letter to the Government was released by Hamilton sex worker Lisa Lewis calling for an election of a Minister of Prostitution. The letter carried the names of Lewis and 25 others. The letter was also written with the help of conservative group Family First. 

Stewart spoke with Dame Catherine Healy, the national coordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective, about whether a new minister is something worth looking into.

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 22 June 2018

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 22 June 2018 The Wire with Kelly: Friday 22 June 2018, 103.68 MB
Fri 22 Jun 2018

I/v with Blair Dale: June 22, 2018

I/v with Blair Dale: June 22, 2018 I/v with Blair Dale: June 22, 2018, 12.03 MB
Fri 22 Jun 2018

Kelly had a chat with Blair Dale from Te Whakaora Tangata, who provide help to families in Auckland struggling with dysfunctional or dangerous circumstances. They want to break cycles of harm for children, and they do this practically with both financial and psychological help. Blair told Kelly all about the work they’re doing and some of the outcomes they’ve already seen from this.

Check out tewhakaoratangata.org.nz if you would like to know more about their amazing work.

 

Homeless art w/ Linda Blincko: June 22, 2018

Homeless art w/ Linda Blincko: June 22, 2018 Homeless art w/ Linda Blincko: June 22, 2018, 3.77 MB
Fri 22 Jun 2018

Auckland City Mission and Depot Artspace in Devonport have a collaborative exhibition of homeless artists' work. Wire producer Angus spoke to creative director of depot artspace Linda Blincko to ask how the show will work.

The Swedes have got it wrong

The Swedes have got it wrong The Swedes have got it wrong, 21.94 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Our Wire Worry week is sex work. The Swedish model of sex work has been adopted by a number of countries including Ireland quite recently and has been criticised as being unsafe for sex workers. Lachlan spoke with Dame Catherine Healy about the Swedish model and its problems, and why decriminalisation is a better, safer, model.

Ganging up on crime

Ganging up on crime Ganging up on crime, 8.31 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Sociolgist and University of Canterbury lecturer, Jarrod Gilbert has spoken out about how working alongside gangs could reduce crime. Jemima spoke with Jarrod about this and asked why some gang members are seeking change now. 

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June, 129.17 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks Dr Jarrod Gilbert about working with gangs to reduce crime. Neutral corner returns on Trump’s recent executive order to reverse the separation of children and their families at the border. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss rehabilitation in prison. Our Wire Worry week is sex work and Lachlan talks to Dame Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective about the Swedish model and why decriminalisation is much better. Finally This Day in History looks at the Freedom Summer murders in 1964.

Neutral Corner: "Womp womp"

Neutral Corner: "Womp womp" Neutral Corner: "Womp womp", 17.47 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Neutral Corner constrasts the coverage given to President Trump's ending of the seperation of undocumented migrant children from their families by Fox News and MSNBC.

This Day in History: 1964

This Day in History: 1964 This Day in History: 1964, 27.61 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1964, for the murder of three Civil Rights activists in Mississippi.

Can democracy function if societies don’t understand politics?

Can democracy function if societies don’t understand politics? Can democracy function if societies don’t understand politics?, 19.3 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Why do so many people seem to know so little about politics? What does that mean for democracy? And what can be done about it? Professor Arthur Lupia discusses these concerns with Maria Armoudian.


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