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The Wire with Lillian: February 26, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: February 26, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: February 26, 2020, 104.44 MB
Wed 26 Feb 2020

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman, we are talking about machine learning for antibiotics, fighting the rise of fraudulent whisky, and antimatter atoms.

Lillian is finally returning to her Blood Phosphate series - on Part V today we hear from Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman what the government could possibly do about this. 

And Sherry talks to New Zealand Law society spokesperson Chris Macklin on the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill.

Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Chris Macklin: February 26, 2020

Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Chris Macklin: February 26, 2020 Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Chris Macklin: February 26, 2020, 52.73 MB
Wed 26 Feb 2020

Trigger Warning: Sexual violence and Assault

The sexual violence legislation is currently at it’s select commitee stage, having passed its first reading last year. The Bill carried by Green party MP Jan Logie, hopes to lessen the trauma experienced by victims and survivors within the justice system. This includes the protecting victims from unnecessary questions, and empower Judges to adress consent/rape myths, and pre-recording of cross-examination to reduce the trauma 

The 2014 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey indicated that 15 percent of New Zealanders have experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes. Research indicates sexual offending is subject to low rates of reporting to police and relatively low conviction rate. 

The Law Society broadly supports the bill’s changes to the way victim impact statements are presented to the court however has recommended some changes: 

Sherry begins by asking nz law society spokesperson and crown prosecutor Chris Macklin to summarise the changes the bill is asking for.

If anyone is interested: Sherry akso spoke to Law professor Elisabeth Mcdonald to discuss her research into perpetuation of rape myths in court, and how structures are set up to uphold these. Auckland Womans Centre Leonie Morris is in support of the bill: and responds to some of the criticisms brought up by NZ Law society in regards to the funding and pre-recording of evidence. 

People to reach out to: 

Safe to talk: 0800 044 334

Auckland Women’s centre: 09-376 3227

 

The Opportunities Party's Auckland Candidates: 25th February 2020

The Opportunities Party's Auckland Candidates: 25th February 2020 The Opportunities Party's Auckland Candidates: 25th February 2020, 26.01 MB
Tue 25 Feb 2020

Justin talked to Opportunities Party leader Geoff Simmons about the party's newly-announced Auckland candidates and its direction in the September election

The Wire with Justin: 25 February 2019

The Wire with Justin: 25 February 2019 The Wire with Justin: 25 February 2019, 32.4 MB
Tue 25 Feb 2020

Justin talks to Opportunities Party leader Geoff Simmons on the party's new candidates in Auckland and the general direction for the election.

Louis talks to Deborah Hall, directior of Action Smokefree Aotearoa, about the government's new regulations on vaping.

International Desk looks at Manchester City and other top sporting brands being used by individuals or organizations in international politics.

A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020

A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020 A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020, 29.63 MB
Mon 24 Feb 2020

Trigger warning: sexual violence and assault

 Despite more than 40 years of law reform aimed at improving the experience of giving evidence for adult rape complainants, Ministry of Justice research in 2018 re-confirmed that the process remains distressing and re-traumatising.

Sherry talks to University of Canterbury law professor Elisabeth McDonald on her research into rape myths, and how these myths remain a barrier to a fair trial process. 

Sherry begins by asking Elisabeth to give some background to her research: 

People to reach out to: 

0800 044 334: Safe to Talk 

09-376 3227: Auckland Women's centre

 

Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020

Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020 Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020, 20.32 MB
Mon 24 Feb 2020

Trigger warning: Sexual Violence and Assault

Sherry speaks to Manager of the Auckland Woman's centre Leonie Morris on rape myths, the trauma victims experience through cross-exanimation and the justice system, and responds to some of questions raised by the New Zealand Law Society regarding the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill.  UC law Professor Elisabeth McDonald also speaks on her research into the perpetuation of rape myths in the cross-examination in sexual assault cases. 

People to reach out to: 

0800 044 334: Sexual Assault helpline: Safe to Talk 

09-376 3227: Auckland Women's centre

While not included in this podcast due to timing of the show, Leonie notes that the cross examination process is extremely dehumanising and belittling process for victims, and also hopes that the Bill will be more culturally inclusive especially for our maori and pacifika communities. 

Auckland Water Usage w/ Andrew Chin: February 24, 2020

Auckland Water Usage w/ Andrew Chin Auckland Water Usage w/ Andrew Chin, 7.41 MB
Mon 24 Feb 2020

Over the weekend Aukland broke its 47 dry spell over the weekend, to much relief for those who rely on rain water as a source as well as farmers. However water usage is still high in Auckland, with coastal and rural communities having to carefully ration while they wait for water trucks. Last week James talked to Andrew Chin, the head of healthy water strategy at Auckland council, starting off by asking how Aucklanders can reduce their water usage over the summer or even all year round.

The Wire with Sherry: February 24th, 2020

The Wire with Sherry: February 26th, 2020 The Wire with Sherry: February 26th, 2020, 101.26 MB
Mon 24 Feb 2020

On Monday wire: 

James Tapp talks to head of Healthy Water Strategy at Auckland Council, Andrew Chin.

James Tapp also gives us part one of his report on Manchester city sports washing and corruption. 

Sherry has her weekly chat with Green party co-leader James shaw on political transparency and lower carbon emission vehicles. 

Trigger warning: sexual violence and assault.

Sherry Zhang speaks to law professor Elisabeth Mcdonald on her research on the perpetuation of rape myths during the cross-exanimation of complainents in sexual violence cases.

Sherry Zhang also speaks to Auckland women’s centre manager Leonie Morris, who responded to some of questions raised by the New Zealand law society around funding, and effectiveness of pre-recording cross-examination. They talk further in depth of the traumatising process the court process can be for victims of sexual assault. 

The National Party with Chris Penk: 21st of February, 2020

The National Party with Chris Penk: 21st of February, 2020 The National Party with Chris Penk: 21st of February, 2020, 42.43 MB
Fri 21 Feb 2020

On the wire this week the National Party’s, Chris Penk stepped in for Denise Lee to keep us up to date on National News. He joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss the effects of the drought in rural Auckland, Simon Bridges teasing of a tax cut package and the right to silence debate that has been sparked around child abuse cases. 

Neutral corner: 21st February, 2020

Neutral corner: 21st February, 2020 Neutral corner: 21st February, 2020, 14.67 MB
Fri 21 Feb 2020

Neutral corner for this week looks at the aftermath of yet another Democratic Party debate ahead of the Nevada Primary.