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Headscarf for Harmony with Thaya Ashman: March the 22nd, 2019

Headscarf for Harmony with Thaya Ashman: March the 22nd, 2019 Headscarf for Harmony with Thaya Ashman: March the 22nd, 2019, 17.77 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2019

Headscarf for Harmony is on today, this is a gentle invitation for the general public to wear a headscarf in support of the Muslim community. While there has been some criticism of it, it has been noted by the organisers as a way to support Muslim women who want to wear a hijab but don’t feel safe to in New Zealand. One of the organisers of the event, Thaya Ashman joins Laura to discuss what inspired this event.

This day in history: 22nd March, 2019

This day in history: 22nd March, 2019 This day in history: 22nd March, 2019, 23.73 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2019

This day in history goes back to 1984 for the start of the McMartin preschool trial, the most famous of the "Satanic Panic" cases of the period.

Areez Katki on Nowruz and discrimination in New Zealand

Areez Katki on Nowruz and discrimination in New Zealand Areez Katki on Nowruz and discrimination in New Zealand, 10.74 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2019

Harry sat down for a chat with artist Areez Katki about the Persian new year Nowruz, the history and tradtitions of the celebration and the countries that fall under the once Persian Empire. They then talk discrimination of minorities in New Zealand following the Christchurch terror attacks

Justin Wong on Brexit Developments

Justin Wong on Brexit Developments Justin Wong on Brexit Developments , 4.86 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2019

Harry chats to European correspondant Justin Wong from Paris on this week's developments on the extension of Article 50 Brexit and European Leader's reaction to the Christchurch terror attack.

The Wire with Harry: March 21, 2019

The Wire with Harry: March 21, 2019 The Wire with Harry: March 21, 2019, 37.71 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2019

On the show today,

Olivia Holdsworth chats with University of Otago professor of peace studies Kevin Clements on gun control laws and history.

Grace Watson speaks with Sean Robinson, the chief executive Mental Health Foundation after their announcement that extremism cannot be categorised as a mental illness.

Harry Willis talks to 95bFM european correspondent Justin Wong from Paris on Brexit developments.

Harry Willis speaks with artist Aries Katki on the Persian New year Nowruz, and on minority treatment and racism in New Zealand.

Maddison Matthews speak with Ikhlaq Kashkari, the president of the NZ Muslim Association on the reopening of four Auckland mosques tomorrow evening.

Extremism is not a mental health issue with the Mental Health Foundation: March 21, 2019

Extremism is not a mental health issue with the Mental Health Foundation.mp3 mp3, 21.54 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2019

Media coverage of the Christchurch terror attacks has seen some speculation around the gunman's mental health. Chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Shaun Robinson, speaks to Grace about how mental health and extremism are not connected. They also discuss how equating mental health with extremism and terrorism effects those with mental health issues in New Zealand.

Gun Law Reform with Kevin Clements: March 21, 2019

Gun Law Reform with Kevin Clements: March 21, 2019 Gun Law Reform with Kevin Clements: March 21, 2019, 8.31 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2019

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, New Zealand is looking to make rapid changes to its gun laws. Today we take a look at how our laws currently stand and how gun laws are only one aspect to preventing an atrocity like this happening again. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to  Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago Kevin Clement and began by asking about historical pushes for gun law reform and why these suggestions were never ratified.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 20, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 20, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 20, 2019, 16.77 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2019

On Dear Science today with AUT’s Allan Blackman we have a new neighbour in space, missing a meteor explosion over earth, and apparently we may have a subconscious magnetic sense.

Interview w/ Haya Khan on temporary prayer space & Islam: March 20, 2019

Interview w/ Haya Khan on Islamophobic Hate Speech: March 20, 2019 Interview w/ Haya Khan on Islamophobic Hate Speech: March 20, 2019, 13.9 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2019

Sherry Zhang talks to Haya Khan, president of the South Asia Law students Assocation, on a temporary prayer space set up at Auckland university campus. Haya explains the importance of Jumu’ah or friday prayers for people who are unfamiliar with Islam. Sherry started by asking if Haya had anything she wanted to say about the Christshurch terrorist attacks and the past days, or how she’s feeling.

I/V w/ Iqra Khan on Islamophobic hate speech: March 20, 2019

I/V w/ Iqra Khan on Islamophobic hate speech: March 20, 2019 I/V w/ Iqra Khan on Islamophobic hate speech: March 20, 2019, 8.61 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2019

Iqra Khan is also a member of the Executive team in the South East Asian Law Students Association. Iqra reached out to Sherry specifically to talk about calling out hate speech. When Sherry asked why she specifically chose this topic, you can hear Sherry's shock when Iqra said she was one of the Muslim sisters who were racially abused at Mount Albert train station just days after the Christchurch terrorist shooting. She and her sister were very shaken after a drunk man approached them and started yelling abuse at them. Iqra told the Herald that her sister and her considered not wearing their headscarves in public, and wanted to yell back but was afraid of triggering him given the events in Christchurch. Today, Iqra spoke of the legislative changes she wants to see in protecting minorities from hate speech, and on education about diversity in schools.  Both Iqra and Haya believe Hate speech directly contributes to acts of extreme violence in Christchurch. They also messaged just before the show to add that there are parallels with the Islamophobic memes we see today to caricatures of Jewish people before the Holocaust in they way they dehumanise people and reinforce harmful ideologies. Iqra says ”Hate speech contributes to dehumanisation, and ends with our murder being only reported in a number.”