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The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 12th May 2020

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 12th May 2020 The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 12th May 2020, 102.1 MB
Tue 12 May 2020

On City Counselling, Lillian Hanly spoke to Auckland Councillor Richard Hills about the city's water restrictions and recycling.

International Desk gives a profile on Turkmeinistan as it does not report any postive Covid-19 cases.

Justin Wong gives an overview of how alert level 2 looks like and pre-budget announcements.

Laura Kvigstad and Jessica Hopkins reports on what's happening at Parliament's Epidemic Response Committee.

On Green Desk, Bronnie Wilde spoke to School Strikes for Climate New Zealand's Coco Lovatt and Oli Morphew about their online strike event on the 15th May.

City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 12 May, 2020

City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 12 May, 2020 City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 12 May, 2020, 23.65 MB
Tue 12 May 2020

Although the crisis of Covid-19 is front and centre for Tāmaki Makaurau, we are also in the midst of another crisis in the form of a water shortage. This week on City Counselling, Lillian Hanly spoke to Councillor Richard Hills about what this means as well as the resumption of recycling of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Systems change with Samuel Miller McDonald: May 11, 2020

Systems change with Samuel Miller McDonald: May 11, 2020 Systems change with Samuel Miller McDonald: May 11, 2020, 24 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

Oscar Perress was able to talk to Samuel Miller McDonald, a journalist, writer and student currently based in the UK for his studies at Oxford. Though talking for over an hour, their discussion around Covid-19 can be understood as a discussion on a need for systems change. The interview play on The Wire in three separate parts over a number of weeks, but here are those parts in full. 

They touch on common patterns that emerge from national emergencies, "eco-fascism" and the politics of reaction as well as conceptualising a response to the climate crisis from how our world has reacted and responded to Covid-19.

Epidemic Response Committee W/ David Seymour: May 11th, 2020

Epidemic Response Committee W/ David Seymour: May 11th, 2020 Epidemic Response Committee W/ David Seymour: May 11th, 2020, 18.92 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

Since we have gone into lockdown, an epidemic response committee has been set up, meeting three times a week to discuss how the government's response has been going so far and here it could be better. Unlike other select committees, this one has been operating remotely via zoom and broadcasted via livestream as well as on parliamentary TV. It also has a different composition to most other committees, with this one with a majority of opposition MP’s, as well as speakers from a wide range of areas. This week James has talked to the leader of the ACT party, David Seymour, about how he has found the response committee so far. James starts off by asking this exact question. If you are wanting to know more about the epidemic response committee, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we have a segment covering that day's discussions, which are all uploaded to bCasts.

The Monday Wire with Sherry: May 11th, 2020

The Monday Wire with Sherry: May 11th, 2020 The Monday Wire with Sherry: May 11th, 2020, 104.99 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

Sherry Zhang has her weekly chat with James Shaw on Alert level 2, student accomodation and the Waste minimisation fund.  

Zoë Cumming bring us a report on Amnesty International’s call for the release of prisoners of conscience. 

James Tapp talks to the ACT party leader, David Seymour, about how the epidemic response committee is going so far

We are back with Southern Cross, with Contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on NZME’s offer to buy stuff for $1, media freedom in PNG, covid-19 in the pacific islands, and homophobia in Rugby in Fiji.

The Big Q: What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? May 11, 2020

The Big Q: What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? May 11, 2020 The Big Q: What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? May 11, 2020, 14.93 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? Lillian Ng explores ways to support psychological wellbeing with Kerry Gibson and Zubeida Mahomedy.


For more head to www.thebigq.org 
 

Amnesty International and Prisoners of Conscience: Monday, May 11, 2020

Amnesty International and Prisoners of Conscience: Monday, May 11, 2020 Amnesty International and Prisoners of Conscience: Monday, May 11, 2020, 8.16 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

Zoë Larsen Cumming brings us a report on Amnesty International's call for the release of all prisoners of conscience world wide. She also talks about how New Zealand prisons are operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Friday Wire with Laura: 8th of May, 2020

The Friday Wire with Laura: 8th of May, 2020 The Friday Wire with Laura: 8th of May, 2020, 104.45 MB
Fri 8 May 2020

First up, Laura had her weekly chat with National’s Denise Lee, keeping us up to date on all the National Party news…

After that, Laura gives an update on alert level two guidelines that were announced yesterday and any further developments. 

Then, Producer Louis Laws speaks with The Green Party’s Jan Logie and The Council of Trade Unions on fair pay for essential workers, about why it’s the right thing to do, & how Covid-19 has shown us that… 

Finally, Laura chats with Karaitiana Taiuru on his recently released report on contact tracing apps, how they possibly present different risks for Maori and how do we navigate the world of data collection in indigenous communities in an ethical way...


And in amongst it, we’ve got our patai o te wiki, our question of the week: Do you feel okay about a move to alert level two with the guidelines as they are?

Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020

Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020 Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020, 13.7 MB
Fri 8 May 2020

Essential workers have been the backbone for New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are on the frontlines every day, risking their own health in doing so. Yet for many of these workers, their jobs are based on a low-wage income, barely earning enough to live on. 

Producer Louis Laws talks with the Green Party's Workplace Relations spokesperson, Jan Logie, as well as the Council of Trade Union's President, Richard Wagstaff, on the government implementing a fair pay agreement.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020, 70.4 MB
Thu 7 May 2020

Justice Minister Andrew Little joins us to discuss topics from a trans tasman bubble, transparency in legal advice to government about the lockdown, and engaging with the cannabis referendum; upcoming musician HINA tells Mary-Margaret about the importance of New Zealand Music Month to her, and why we should fund wananga and creative opportunities all year long; in Neighbourhood Watch we cross to Zoe Kounadis about Scott Morrison’s last week during COVID, including a significant idea shared with our own PM; Mary-Margaret has some questions about the fast tracking of shovel ready projects in a bill which some urban planners have queeries about, concerning public input; Jackie Clark is hosting a socially distanced fundraiser for her organisation the Aunties; and we hear todays Epidemic Response Commitee notes.