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The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019

The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019 The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019, 96.54 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

International Desk talks about Bolivia and its ousted president Evo Morales

Mary-Margaret talked Peter Thompson of Victoria University on the possibility of a new public media entity replacing TVNZ and Radio New Zealand.

Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the government's new legeslations regarding firearms and sexual violence victims and the new Sustainable New Zealand party and Bird of the Year results.

Mary-Margaret also talked to Auckland University's Siouxsie Wiles about the Wellington City Council's claim that breasfeeding in pools could cause contamination.

Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson

Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson, 25.67 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Mary-Margaret talks to Victoria Uni's Peter Thompson about the implications of a possible disestablishment of RNZ and TVNZ.

Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles

Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles, 10.01 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Wellington City Council has banned breastfeeding in pools, saying it poses a risk of contamination. Mary-Margaret asks microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles if breast milk really contains potentially harmful contaminants.

Justin's International Desk: 14th November 2019

Justin's International Desk: 14th November 2019 Justin's International Desk: 14th November 2019, 11.75 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Political changes involving left-wing politicians occured in several Latin America countries, as Bolivian president Evo Morales is ousted from power while former Brazilian President Lula has been released from prison. Justin talked to Fabricio Chagas-Bastos from the University of Melbourne about the "pink tide" that brought these politicians to power and Aitor Gonzalez, a PhD student at the University of Auckland, about what caused the downfall of Morales.

The Wire with Lillian: November 13, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: November 13, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: November 13, 2019, 105.32 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

On The Wire today, Dear Science with Allan Blackman takes us through protons, slippery ice and cleaning products that could kill.

Sherry is looking into the government’s announcements on changes in schools and speaks to two principals, one from Auckland Grammar School, and the other from Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake O Tāwhiuau in Murupara.

William speaks to Jarred Abbott from First Union about the upcoming bus driver strikes.

Lillian hears from Sean Freeman, chair of the Tree Council on why they support the Tupuna Maunga Authority’s plan to restore Owairaka maunga.

Community Schools Alliance: November 14, 2019

Community Schools Alliance: Novemeber 14, 2019 Community Schools Alliance: Novemeber 14, 2019, 16.67 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

The Ministry of Education is reforming the education system, shifting responsibilities away from principals and the Board of Trustees. This will replace the self-governing regime created in 1989, and give more power to the New Education Service Agency. Changes will include how enrolment schemes are set up in regards to zoning, along with buildings and maintenance. There reforms arose from a taskforce report released last year. 

Sherry spoke to two principals part of the Community Schools Alliance, who oppose the reform. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Motuhake o Tāwhiuau principal, Pem Bird, is concerned Maori students will not be supported due to the lack of bicultuaralism in the education system. Auckland Grammar School Headmaster, Tim O'connor, doesn't believe the ministry will hold schools to account due to the lack of detail in the report. 

Unicef released a report last year which ranked New Zealand at 33 out of 38 for educational inequality across preschool, primary school and secondary school levels in the OECD. 

Auckland Bus Strikes w/ Jared Abbot; 13 November 2019

Auckland Bus Strikes w/ Jared Abbot; 13 November 2019 Auckland Bus Strikes w/ Jared Abbot; 13 November 2019, 15.3 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

Bus drivers for East Tamaki and the Airport will be taking full strike action for a twenty four hours after four AM tomorrow. This comes after employment relations reach a new low between drivers and company Go Bus. First Union representatives has stated that Go bus have cancelled regular wage bargaining, suspended drivers affiliated with the union and endangered the safety of striking workers. They have also stated that Go Bus and service provider Auckland Transport frequently “pit drivers against the public” in media releases on strike action. In response Go Bus have stated that drivers are “making students the victim” by timing the strikes alongside the exam period. The bus company also rebutted all of First Unions claims stating that they have made wage increase offers, haven’t cancelled negotiations and have not suspended anyone over the strikes. William Boyd spoke with FIRST Union Secretary for Transport, Logistics and Manufacturing, Jared Abbott about the planned strike and Go Buses unethical practices. William started off by asking why drivers are striking.

 

Photo Credit, NZ Herald

I/V w/ Tree Council Chair Sean Freeman: November 13, 2019

I/V w/ Tree Council Chair Sean Freeman: November 13, 2019 I/V w/ Tree Council Chair Sean Freeman: November 13, 2019, 6.6 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

The Tree Council is a community based organisation that has been advocating for the values and protection of trees for more than thirty years. They announced this week their full support for the Tupuna Maunga Authority’s restoration plan for Owairaka maunga following protests against the removal of 345 exotic trees on the mountain. Lillian Hanly spoke with Chair of the Tree Council Sean Freeman who explained the restoration plan, saying it is part of the integrated management plan that applies to all the maunga of Tāmaki Makaurau. Part of that plan is to remove the exotic vegetation and reestablish native ecology as a way of bringing back native fauna to those maunga, and restore, repair and reinstate the relationship between mana whenua and these sacred areas. Lillian then started by asking what the Tree Council’s response was to the protests.

Experts Open Letter on Assisted Dying w/ Dion Howard: November 12, 2019

Experts Open Letter on Assisted Dying w/ Dion Howard: November 12, 2019 Experts Open Letter on Assisted Dying w/ Dion Howard: November 12, 2019, 24.01 MB
Tue 12 Nov 2019

Recently, a group of 21 mental health experts signed an open letter to MPs detailing the facts and evidence regarding assisted dying and suicide rates. 

95bFM explores the grey areas and uncertainties around the euthanasia debate that has divided the nation.

Reporter Rachel Simpson talks sci-fi futures, the precautionary principle, and the meaning of rights. She speaks to Dion Howard, who is a registered nurse and specialist youth mental health worker. They discuss the experience and point of view of professionals who see these issues first hand.