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Are robots really taking over?

Are robots really taking over? Are robots really taking over?, 23.65 MB
Mon 7 May 2018

Today, for Wire Worry Week: cyber safety. Ben Reid is the executive director of New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence forum. The rise of AI means our world will be increasingly based in technology, and there need to be people ensuring our security is safeguarded as this technology develops. The forum released a report last week: ‘Shaping a Future New Zealand’. They found that developments in AI are not going to lead to mass unemployment, contrary to common fear. Mary-Margaret Slack asked where that worry comes from.

Does a market approach damage our universities?

Does a market approach damage our universities? Does a market approach damage our universities?, 23.48 MB
Mon 7 May 2018

Sandra Grey is the president of the Tertiary Education Union. She recently spoke at a forum at Massey university, and said that the privatisation of universities impedes the ability of academics to discuss the actions of powerful institutions. An article published on the union’s website on election day last year discussed how the previous National government posed significant threats to academic freedom. Mary-Margaret asked what role the Tertiary Education Union play in ensuring New Zealand universities have academic freedom.

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 7th May

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 7th May The Wire with Reuben: Monday 7th May, 105.08 MB
Mon 7 May 2018

Mary-Margaret speaks to Tertiary Education Union President Sandra Grey about the demise of academic freedom in New Zealand.

Lucy chats to the Green Party's Marama Davidson about cleaning up our waterways, the Green Party caucus reshuffle and the waka jumping bill.

We've got Southern Cross where we’ll get an update on the bearing witness project in Fiji as well as New Caledonian and West Papuan independence.

Lastly, It's Wire Worry Week and this week we focus on Cyber Security. Mary-Margaret talks to New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence forum about robots taking our jobs, is it going to happen, or is it myth? Reuben also has a little report on the Stuxnet virus, a game changer in inter-state warfare.

Jami-Lee Ross on Auckland Fuel Tax

Jami-Lee Ross on Auckland Fuel Tax Jami-Lee Ross on Auckland Fuel Tax, 21.3 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

Jami-Lee Ross talk Auckland's Fuel Tax, and weather labour is spending outside of their means in order to accomodate gold plated public transportation. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Macron calls Turnbull's Wife Delicious

Neighbourhood Watch: Macron calls Turnbull's Wife Delicious Neighbourhood Watch: Macron calls Turnbull's Wife Delicious, 4.88 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

On Neighbourhood Watch we talk about Emmanuel Macron's visit to Australia where some unfortunate tranlations take place and the Australian government introducing fees free TAFEs. 

Housing First: A small step towards addressing NZ's Homelessness

Housing First: A small step towards addressing NZ's Homelessness Housing First: A small step towards addressing NZ's Homelessness, 16.95 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

This morning the government announced its new plans to boost funding and pour more resources into battling New Zealands homelessness crisis. The plan piggybacks of successful programmes overseas and look to first introduce homeless people to Housing before they are supported with other issues. Producer Will Parsonson speaks to Ricardo Menendez- March from auckland action against poverty, unpacking this new funding boost.

The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018

The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018 The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018, 39 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018

A Prevalence in Cyber Bullying For Nurses

A Prevalence in Cyber Bullying For Nurses A Prevalence in Cyber Bullying For Nurses, 5.18 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

Laura Kvigstad spoke with Massey University Lecturer, Natalie D'Souza, on her research around cyber bullying that nurses are experiencing. 

The unconscious bias in our education system

The unconscious bias in our education system The unconscious bias in our education system , 26.59 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

Early this year, the Ministry of Education advised the government that a major step must be taken to accelerate Māori achievement. This step would address an unconscious bias against Māori students in schools. Jemima spoke with Myles Ferris, the President of Te Akatea, the Māori Principals Association, about this bias. They discussed what needs to happen to ensure Māori students feel valued and achieve well at school. 

Does waka jumping put the government in dangerous waters?

Does waka jumping put the government in dangerous waters? Does waka jumping put the government in dangerous waters?, 7.47 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

As part of Labour’s coalition deal with NZ First they promised to support the so called ‘waka jumping’ bill. The bill would allow a party leader to expel an MP if believe the MP has acted in a way to distort political party proportionality and have the support of 2/3rds of MPs. The bill has been roundly criticised as going against the Bill of Rights Act and seen as undemocratic. Lachlan spoke with Professor Claudia Geiringer from Victoria University about the bill and the problems around it.