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The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 5th April

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 5th April The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 5th April, 130.03 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

On today's Wire, Lachlan speaks with Savage from Republic New Zealand about the possibility of Aotearoa becoming a republic. Then, Neutral corner returns as Ben looks into the appointment of John Bolton as Trump’s national security adviser. Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for our regular chat and this week they discuss judge protection, bail laws, and his views on whether New Zealand should become a republic. Edwina Hughes from Peace Movement Aotearoa joins us to discuss the UN’s recommendations on NZ social, economic, and cultural rights. Finally, Ben brings us this day is history on the beginning of the Bosnian War in 1992.

 

This Day in History: 1992

This Day in History: 1992 This Day in History: 1992, 14.88 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1992, for the recognition of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a country by the United States, and a escalation of violence in that part of the wars which ripped apart Yugoslavia.

This Day in History: 1992

This Day in History: 1992 This Day in History: 1992, 22.67 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1992, for the date which is generally regarded as the start of the Bosnian War, part of the wider conflict surrounding the breakup of Yugoslavia

The Big Shift: how the government is moving away from roads and embracing public transports

The Big Shift: how the government is moving away from roads and embracing public transports The Big Shift: how the government is moving away from roads and embracing public transports, 9.4 MB
Wed 4 Apr 2018

On Tuesday, the government presented its 10-years draft policy on land transport. While we don't know if we agree with Transport Minister Phil Twyford's claim that it is "changing the world", it is definitely changing New Zealand's transport priorities. 

State highways improvement funding is set to decrease by 11%, while funding for public transport will go up by 46%. 

Part of the added expenditure will come from a new national fuel tax.

Our producer Lisa Boudet spoke with Associate Transport Minister Jullie Anne Genter, and discussed new horizons and what it means for Kiwis. 

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 4th April

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 100.82 MB
Wed 4 Apr 2018

On the show today Allan talks to us about distant stars, the most light absorbing black and knuckle cracking noises.

Tracey Martin is back on the show and takes us through the process of figuring out the vision for education for the next thirty years as well as talking about the more than 6000 children in the care of Oranga Tamariki at the moment.

Lisa Boudet talks to Associate Transport Minister Julie-Anne Genter about the transport announcements yesterday and Auckland's fuel tax.

Lastly we have a statement from Dr Jason Myers, Executive Director of the NZ Aids Foundation, regarding the releasing of information by Grindr to external parties regarding users HIV status.

NZ Aids Foundation Statement on the release of Grindr users' HIV status

Privacy, HIV and Grindr Privacy, HIV and Grindr, 2.58 MB
Wed 4 Apr 2018

Grindr has admitted to sharing the information of users’ HIV statuses to external parties. We hear a statement from NZ Aids Foundation Executive Director Jason Myers.

Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the protest against the proposed Waikeria mega prison

Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the protest against the proposed Waikeria mega prison Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the protest against the proposed Waikeria mega prison, 22.12 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Wire host Conor speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the movement to stop the building of a mega prison at Wakeria. Tania tells us about the 1300 letters already written to Kelvin Davis and Andrew Little, and how they would rather see the economic resources allocated. 

Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line Live Below the Line, 19.97 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Sophie Rice from The Tearfund Foundation. 
The topic was the Live Below the Line Campaign, where people take part in a challenge to live off less than $2.85 per day for a week to raise money for global poverty. 

Dr Kim Meredith Jones on Physical Activity and Toddlers

Toddlers and exercise Toddlers and exercise, 16.2 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Otago University is researching physical activity for toddlers about a possible future healthy lifestyle benfitting them through to adulthood. Producer Mark Casson spoke to Dr Kim Meredith-Jones about the benefits of Toddlers partaking in physical activity.

The Wire with Conor Mercer: 3rd April 2018

Tuesday Wire Tuesday Wire, 105.27 MB
Mon 2 Apr 2018

Conor speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from justspeak about the proposed mega prison in Waikeria.

Mark yarns to Kim Meredith Jones about physical activity on toddlers and how it affects obesity later on in life.

Leonard talks to Sophie Rice from the Tear Fund Charity about live below the line, a campaign looking at the 767 million people living in poverty and how we can help.

On the Green Desk, Jack chats with Holly Dove from the Kiwi Bottle Drive about introducing a bottle deposit system in New Zealand.

Finally we collaberate to discuss the increase to the minimum wage. Firstly Leonard speaks with ACT leader and close friend of bFM David Seymour, following that Conor be interviews with Richard Wagstaff live on air, President of the Council of Trade Unions.