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The Wire with Olivia: October 8, 2019

The Wire with Olivia: October 8, 2019 The Wire with Olivia: October 8, 2019, 105.41 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today!

  • Mitch talks to Lauren Vargo at the Green Desk about glaciers and ice melting across Aotearoa.
  • Oscar talks to Minister Kelvin Davis about #Tuia250 and what the Labour Party see it as meaning for Aotearoa's future.
  • Olivia discusses the climate crisis and rebellious acts with Extinction Rebellion activist Melanie Vautier amidst their ongoing actions in Pōneke.
  • And finally Oscar talks to Tim Bowater of the living compost system up at OMG Auckland to discuss his work there, non linear climate change solutions and carbon sequestration.

Dual Heritage, Shared Future; Tuia 250 w/ Kelvin Davis: October 8th, 2019

Dual Heritage, Shared Future; Tuia 250 w/ Kelvin Davis: October 8th, 2019 Dual Heritage, Shared Future; Tuia 250 w/ Kelvin Davis: October 8th, 2019, 12.07 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Oscar talks to Minister Kelvin Davis about Tuia 250 and what the Labour Party see it as meaning for Aotearoa's future.

The Big Q: The Golden State Killer case: Are our data rights slipping away? October 7, 2019

The Big Q: The Golden State Killer case: Are our data rights slipping away? October 7, 2019 The Big Q: The Golden State Killer case: Are our data rights slipping away? October 7, 2019, 17.85 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

Last year, a 72-year-old former police officer named Joseph D’Angelo was arrested for a spate of rapes and murders attributed to the elusive Golden State Killer between 1976 and 1986. D’Angelo’s arrest has raised profound questions about ethical uses of DNA and how popular DNA testing and genealogical services can be used or misused without the user’s knowledge. Maria Armoudian speaks to Ellen Wright Clayton, Mark Rothstein, and Dennis McNevin about how DNA and other private data can be used and misused in law enforcement, healthcare and employment.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Auckland University Anti-white supremacy protests: August 07, 2019

Auckland University Anti-white supremacy protests: August 07, 2019 Auckland University Anti-white supremacy protests: August 07, 2019, 5.2 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

On the 4th of October, the Auckland University clocktower was occupied by students calling for the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon regarding his complacency in protecting students against white supremacy. This arose after stickers and posters promoting a white-nationalist group was spotted, and McCutcheon cited the incident as ‘unfortunate’ but protected by free speech.

Bronwyn Wilde headed to the protest and spoke to some of the protestors: AUSA Women’s rights Anamika Harirajh, AUSA president George Barton, Green MP Golriz Ghaharama, and students Gabriella Brayne and Israa Falah. 

A Hard Place to be Happy - life in a secure care unit: 7 October, 2019

A Hard Place to be Happy - life in a secure care unit: 7 October, 2019 A Hard Place to be Happy - life in a secure care unit: 7 October, 2019, 21.7 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has relseased a report into youth residential care facilities. The Hard Place to be Happy reportcontains children’s experiences of living in the institutions in their own words, with much of it making for harrowing reading. The facilities are largely run by Oranga Tamariki, who have indicated possible changes to the system in the future. Lachlan spoke with Children’s commissioner ANdrew Becroft about the report.

 

 

The Wire with Jemima: October 7, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: October 7, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: October 7, 2019, 104.18 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Sherry and Bronwyn bring us a report on the anti-white supremacy protest on Friday at the University of Auckland. Southern Cross is back with the latest news from across the Pacific. Lachlan speaks to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about the "Hard Place to Be Happy" report on youth residential care. Jemima wraps it up with a conversation with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about lowering the voting age and the government's decision to drop the "family link" refugee policy. 

'Blood phosphate' at what cost? Part I - I/V w/ Tecber Ahmed Saleh: October 4, 2019

'Blood phosphate' at what cost? Part I - I/V w/ Tecber Ahmed Saleh: October 4, 2019 'Blood phosphate' at what cost? Part I - I/V w/ Tecber Ahmed Saleh: October 4, 2019, 18.4 MB
Fri 4 Oct 2019

Tecber Ahmed Saleh is a Saharawi resistance spokesperson. Born in one of the longest-standing refugee camps in the Western Sahara, formed after Tecber's country was occupied by Morocco in the 1970s and the Saharawi people were forced into the desert. Tecber now works for the Ministry of Health in Algeria, doing what she can to make life better for those in the refugee camps, as well as educate people internationally about the Sahrawis fight for autonomy in their own land. Human rights abuses and media harassment have been reported on since the early 2000s.

Currently, Tecber is in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is here to educate the last remaining country external to Morocco who continues to import phosphate from the Western Sahara on the implications of this action. Since 2012, a number of countries have stopped importing the natural resource following the increasing awareness of the violations this has on international legal principles relating to non-self-governing territories. That increasing awareness has also seen direct appeals to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who visited a Western Sahara Refugee Camp in 2008 as the then President of the Union of Socialist Youth.

New Zealand gets 70% of its phosphate from Tecber's country. The two companies involved are Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, both who publicly assert they are acting legally. In researching this piece, I reached out to both of them for a response. 

Tecber joined me in studio the day after flying in to Aotearoa to tell me her story and appeal to New Zealand to diversify their phosphate sources and find alternatives to exploiting the resources of an occupied land. 

 

Photo credit: The Daily Blog

95bFM Mayoral Debate: October 4th, 2019

95bFM Mayoral Debate: October 4th, 2019 95bFM Mayoral Debate: October 4th, 2019, 103.6 MB
Fri 4 Oct 2019

This week's Friday Wire concludes this year's local election coverage with a debate between Phil Goff, Ted Johnston, and Brendan Bruce Maddern. 

Host, Laura Kvigstad, navigates the subjects of transport, housing, and the environment getting each to express what they plan to do if elected. 

And if you missed out, Thursday, the 3rd of October, hosted a similar panel with Craig Lord, Peter Vaughan, and Tadgh Stopford.

95bFM Mayoral Debate: October 3, 2019

95bFM Mayoral Debate: October 3, 2019 95bFM Mayoral Debate: October 3, 2019, 106.09 MB
Thu 3 Oct 2019

Join Thursday Wire host Stewart Sowman-Lund for the first of two 95bFM Mayoral Debates. Today, Craig Lord, Peter Vaughan and Tadgh Stopford tell you why they should be the next mayor of the Auckland Supercity. They talk about transport, housing, and the environment - plus respond to listener texts. 

Weapons Expo Cancellation w/ Valerie Morse; October 2 2019

Weapons Expo Cancellation w/ Valerie Morse; October 2 2019 Weapons Expo Cancellation w/ Valerie Morse; October 2 2019, 7.44 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

The New Zealand Defense Industry Association have announced that they will not be holding their annual Weapons Expo in 2019. Chairman Andrew Ford stated that it had been cancelled for a number of reasons, including "the safety of delegates, guests and community in the face of aggressive protest action". This comes after years of peace groups protesting against the military expo, with many protesters arrested during previous years actions against it. These groups are claiming that it acts as a platform for arms dealers to “cash in” on lucrative military contracts.The expo’s principal sponsor is Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest arms company and a manufacturer of nuclear weapons. One group, Auckland Peace Action stated that while the organisers try to camouflage the event as respectable, it is hard to hide the reality of “shameless war profiteering”. William spoke with Peace Action member Valerie Morse about the cancellation and previous years protests. Will started off by asking Valerie to clarify what the weapons expo is, what it's sponsors are and what Peace Action’s problems are with it.