Ania Upstill is a genderqueer clown, and theatre performer touring their show from Austin Texas to Auckland next month. Sherry talks to them on their experience as a gender queer performer, clowning as a way of breaking down and having fun with the performance of identities, and the best ways to have conversations to support our non-binary and queer community.
Sherry begins by asking them to explain their show Transhumance:
Transhumance will be on at Q theatre as part of Auckland Pride’s festival, opening on the 7th of February.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are going to kick off the year looking at some anniversaries, as well as what happens when a science paper is retracted.
We have a chat with Rod Oram that Lillian actually did at the end of last year, just after the government’s big infrastructure announcement. We didn’t get a chance to play it then so will have a listen today, but it’s a good chance to refresh our memories at the start of this big political year of the government's spending intentions prior to the more specific announcement that will be made early this year.
Felix has a piece today on the ever-expanding waitlist for state housing, he talked to Ricardo menendez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about this ongoing housing crisis.
Felix also spoke with Forest & Bird about their naming of 2020 as the “year of the seabird” and the need for greater protection of our seabirds.