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The Wire with Olivia; August 13, 2019

The Wire with Olivia; August 13, 2019 The Wire with Olivia; August 13, 2019, 103.35 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Welcome to The Wire for Tuesday the 13th of August. Podcast edition.

On the show today; 

At the Green Desk, Mitchell talks to AUT’s Associate Professor Sebastian Leuzinger about Kauri tree stumps and their root graft systems.

Olivia talks to Jean Te Huia, midwife and Māori health advocate, about how our child welfare system has developed since its founding in colonial law and what needs to be changed. 

And finally for Board Games, Sarah Trotman and Josh Doubtfire, of Communities and Residents, join us to talk on their Waitematā local election campaigns.

A big thank you to everyone who talked to us today! 

Meeting C + R w/ Sarah Trotman + Josh Doubtfire; August 13, 2019

Meeting C + R w/ Sarah Trotman + Josh Doubtfire; August 13, 2019 Meeting C + R w/ Sarah Trotman + Josh Doubtfire; August 13, 2019 , 23.66 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

For Board Games, we start to meet the Waitematā candidates of Communities and Residents. This week, we meet Sarah Trotman and Josh Doubtfire to talk about who they are and what their Waitematā local election campaigns will look like.

The Reaches of our Historical Child Welfare System w/ Jean Te Huia; August 13, 2019

The Reaches of our Historical Child Welfare System; August 13, 2019 The Reaches of our Historical Child Welfare System; August 13, 2019, 34.67 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Host Olivia talked to the incredibly insightful Jean Te Huia about the child welfare system and how it's structure disproportionately affects Māori. They discussed the history of the child welfare system and also talked about some recommendations for its reform. Olivia began by asking what the origin of Aotearoa's child welfare system was? 

The Big Q: How are mass shootings connected to identity politics?

The Big Q: How are mass shootings connected to identity politics? The Big Q: How are mass shootings connected to identity politics? , 37.07 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

On the heels of more mass shootings in the United States, we examine the mindset, the trends, and changes of a globally connected rightwing movement, then turn to solutions to the growing animosity between identity groups.

The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019

The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019 The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019, 17.67 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

The Waitangi Tribunal today released its report on the ban on prisoner voting, saying it disproportionately affected Maori and the government should act urgently to repeal it before the next election. This follows a recent Supreme Court decision saying the ban was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act. Lachlan spoke with Cosmo Jeffrey from The Howard League NZ about the ban, and why it needs to be overturned.

Advertising prescription drugs - time for change? August 18, 2019

Advertising prescription drugs - time for change? August 18, 2019 Advertising prescription drugs - time for change? August 18, 2019, 16.16 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

New Zealand is one of very few countries that allows advertising of prescription medicine to consumers. Doctors groups have been pushing for years for the government to enact changesto the law to ban the practice. Lachlan spoke with Richard Medlicott, medical director of the Royal New Zealand college of general practitioners about why there is a need for the ban.

 

The Wire with Jemima: August 12, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: August 12, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: August 12, 2019, 44.38 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Lachlan speaks to Cosmo Jeffery from the Howard League about the prisoner voting ban. Southern Cross is back with the latest from across the Pacific. Jemima talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act, the Abortion Legislation Bill and waste minimisation. Finally, Lachlan wraps it up with an interview with Richard Medlicott from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners about advertising prescription drugs in New Zealand. 

50 Shades of Green critique with Don Carson: August, 09, 2019

50 Shades of Green critique with Don Carson: August, 09, 2019 50 Shades of Green critique with Don Carson: August, 09, 2019, 9.1 MB
Fri 9 Aug 2019

Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Don Carson from Forest Owners Association. This interview arose out of an earlier interview last month with a representative from 50 Shades of Green - a group of farmers who are concerned about the Billion Trees program encouraging investors to buy up prime farmland in order to plant trees and reap the carbon credits.  The main takeaway from that initial interview was that 50 Shades of Green wanted those billion trees to be native, and planted on marginal land. 

Don Carson heard this interview and got in contact to defend pines and forestry as the solution to sequester our carbon in the short term, and supply jobs for farmers who will be forced to change their lifestyles.  

He began by telling us what he sees as the weaknesses of the 50 Shades of Green campaign.

 

This day in history: 9th August, 2019

This day in history: 9th August, 2019 This day in history: 9th August, 2019, 17.81 MB
Fri 9 Aug 2019

This day in history goes back to 1974 for the resignation of American President Richard Nixon amidst the fallout from the Watergate Scandal.