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The Friday Wire: April 17th, 2020

The Friday Wire: April 17th, 2020 The Friday Wire: April 17th, 2020, 103.76 MB
Fri 17 Apr 2020

Today on the show we had Laura bringing us the regular chat with the National Party’s Denise Lea...

A quick poll position touching on whether you think the government will leave level 4 or not at the end of the 4 weeks. 

We hear from Louis Laws who is looking into the state of our welfare system and how this could change. We heard from AAAP, CPAG, and CTU on how we got to this point and what problems we have with the system at the moment. 

And Lillian spoke with Rod Oram, following the Treasury’s announcement regarding possible unemployment figures. We also spoke about how the pandemic could impact capitalism.

The Thursday Wire: April 16, 2020

The Thursday Wire: April 16, 2020 The Thursday Wire: April 16, 2020, 100.54 MB
Thu 16 Apr 2020

This morning's Epidemic Response Committee meeting heard from RBNZ, CTU, and Trade Ministers; we're summarising key points for you. Hanna speaks to sociologist Campbell Jones about the change in language during rāhui; what was once ‘unskilled’ work has become ‘essential services’. Labour’s Andrew Little tells Mary-Margaret about why the tertiary package only includes the ability to accumulate more debt, and what he makes of the claims of the group calling for a ‘Plan B’. Rachel brings an update on the State of the States. Finally, Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis shares what conversations look like in Australia about their Chief Medical Officer’s comments at our own Epidemic Response Committee, as well as the newest DC superhero: an Aboriginal character from Pilbara.

Debunking 'unskilled' labour: April 16, 2020

Debunking 'unskilled' labour: April 16, 2020 Debunking 'unskilled' labour: April 16, 2020, 14.28 MB
Thu 16 Apr 2020

Currently, only essential services are operating. Much of those essential services are everyday things like busses or food stores. Those things that keep us going to work and keep us alive. The workers in these areas are often classified as ‘unskilled’ which brings with it hugely negative connotations about a person’s worth in regard to their work. Hanna Thompson looked into this and spoke with Associate Professor of Sociology Campbell Jones at the University of Auckland.

 

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State of the States: April 16th, 2020

State of the States: April 16th, 2020 State of the States: April 16th, 2020, 10.7 MB
Thu 16 Apr 2020

Trump's fallen out with the World Health Organisation, conservatives are gathering in the thousands in Michigan to protest stay-at-home orders, Harvard researchers have found links between being exposed to pollution and risk of Covid-19 death, the Navajo Nation is becoming a Covid-19 hotspot not unlike New York...

This week in State of the States with Rachel Simpson.

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all come to look for America

- Paul Simon

The Epidemic Response Committee Notes: April 16th, 2020

Epidemic Response Committee Notes: April 16th, 2020 Epidemic Response Committee Notes: April 16th, 2020, 5.45 MB
Thu 16 Apr 2020

95bFM recaps today's Epidemic Response Committee meeting.

This committee was established on 25 March 2020 to consider and report to the House on matters relating to the Government’s management of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Wednesday Wire: April 15, 2020

The Wednesday Wire: April 15, 2020 The Wednesday Wire: April 15, 2020, 62.68 MB
Wed 15 Apr 2020

On Dear Science with Marcus Jones we discuss the trial and error that will be the process of ending Covid19 lockdowns, and also nanostructured alloys lighting the way to silicon-based photonics.

We have our regular Epidemic Response Committee notes and today the committee is hearing from a number of media outlets regarding the effect Covid19 has had on the media industry

Before we hear those notes we will hear some context from Felix who gives us a bit of an outline of the media landscape, particularly after the news yesterday broke that 15 percent of NZME staff would be made redundant.

It is officially the first day of term two so what is this looking like for teachers and parents and students? We hear from one organisation who is supplying the Ministry of Education with a number of learning resources. 

We have NZ First’s Fletcher Tabuteau on the show today speaking about unemployment figures from Treasury yesterday, wage subsidies supporting businesses and touching on the epidemic response committee that will hear from media outlets today.

We also have Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw today as Monday was a holiday, Sherry talks to him about tertiary support, resources given to rest homes, and a greener infrastructure response.

Term Two begins! What will this look like? April 15, 2020

Term Two begins! What will this look like? April 15, 2020 Term Two begins! What will this look like? April 15, 2020, 18.82 MB
Wed 15 Apr 2020

Term two has officially begun, however, this is going to look very different for lots of different people. The government has indicated a progressive return to school with the priority right now being online learning. The government announced last week the moves they are making to prepare for that, and Lillian outlines that announcement in this piece. What is clear though is the issue regarding access to the internet and devices. This is something The Wire is going to look into further, but today we are going to touch on some of the resources available online now. 

Bevan Morgan works for an organisation called School Kit. They work with different sponsors from both the public and private sector to produce educational resources on their behalf. These resources are free for teachers once they sign up. When they are commissioned by the likes of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage for example, School Kit tells their community of teachers what is coming and how to access it. The resources include a teacher guide with research and links to activities and resources they have developed. Along with this is a box of gear to enhance that learning. Lillian spoke to Bevan about what they are doing to provide some kits to the Ministry of Education at this time, given the resources they already have available. 

To finish up, we hear a statement from an anonymous parent of their experience of Day 1, Term 2 - the online version, and Lillian outlines the government's latest announcement of support for Tertiary students - also something that will be looked at in more detail in coming Wire's. 

Justin's International Desk: 14th April 2020

Justin's International Desk: 14th April 2020 Justin's International Desk: 14th April 2020, 13.88 MB
Tue 14 Apr 2020

Justin reports on the spat between Taiwan and the World Health Organization, after Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus falesly accused the country of launching a racist attack.  Justin also spoke to Taiwanese MP Wang Ting-yu about Taiwan's diplomatic strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020

He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020 He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020, 16.53 MB
Tue 14 Apr 2020

Last week, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru passed away. We touched on the gravity of this loss on The Wire on Thursday but time hadn’t really allowed for a proper tribute. Over the weekend, these tributes flowed. One in particular caught Lillian's eye. Marae, the tv programme on TVNZ on Sunday mornings, had transformed its programming format in order to act as an actual marae for the show so that people around the motu can acknowledge and pay tribute to Huirangi, as they would on a marae at a tangi. Covid19 rāhui restrictions have meant that tangihanga have not been able to occur as they normally would and this has been a huge source of pain for many. Scotty Morrison is the presenter of Marae TV and Lillian spoke to him to understand more about why they decided to do what they did, and started by asking him to explain a bit about Huirangi Waikerepuru himself, and why such an acknowledgement was necessary.

 

theUnlockdown festival with Janna Tay from Oscen Magazine: April 14, 2020

theUnlockdown festival with Janna Tay from Oscen Magazine: April 14, 2020 theUnlockdown festival with Janna Tay from Oscen Magazine: April 14, 2020, 12.59 MB
Tue 14 Apr 2020

This week Bronnie spoke to co-founder and editor in chief of Oscen Magazine, Janna Tay about "theUnlockdown” festival, happening this weekend. The three-day free event featuring workshops and performances aims at unlocking new skills while uplifting the creative arts. Cooking classes, yoga, songwriting workshops and a Tiger King discussion group are all among what will be on offer via instagram live and zoom.

Oscen is an online publication which started in 2018 with the mission of uplifting marginalised voices. Janna begins by telling us about their beginnings.