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The Thursday Wire

The Thursday Wire The Thursday Wire, 106.11 MB
Thu 9 Apr 2020

On the show today, we start with a mihi to Huirangi Waikerepuru - a stalwart of Aotearoa and tino rangatiratanga, and champion of Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga. Lillian had only just heard not long before the show started and was left a little speechless at the loss.

We will hear from Labour’s Andrew Little once again about what’s on the table in his review of Hate Speech Law and Electoral Registration for Prisoners.

Rachel interviewed Dr Paul Taillon from the University of Auckland about the labour crisis in the United States.

Mary-Margaret also catches up with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis about there still not being a lockdown in Australia, and this week’s historic quashing of convictions against George Pell.

We have our updates from the Epidemic Response Committee meeting today where a large focus has been placed on the data being released - with new data having been released from MSD, and the announcement of weekly data coming from them with a breakdown of what benefits and subsidies are being provided.

Lillian speaks with NZ First deputy leader Fletcher Tabuteau and we touch base on the overseas New Zealanders and also the Epidemic Response Committee of which he is a member.

State of the States w/ Dr Paul Taillon: April 9th, 2020

State of the States w/ Dr Paul Taillon: April 9th, 2020 State of the States w/ Dr Paul Taillon: April 9th, 2020, 20.09 MB
Thu 9 Apr 2020

And now for State of the States...

In breaking news, Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the US presidential race. Lillian Hanly recaps his campaign.

But, with the democratic primary being muted compared to the pandemic, a movement beyond Bernie Sanders appears to be happening.

With the number of strikes rapidly growing across the United States, COVID-19 is turning out to be an unprecedented labour crisis.

Rachel Simpson speaks to Dr Paul Taillon, a senior history lecturer at the University of Auckland. He specialises in working people and the labour movement in the United States and has written on gender, race and unionism in the States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They speak about the increase in worker solidarity despite push back from corporates and the government, how grassroots strikes are organised, and whether a general strike may be imminent.

The Wednesday Wire: April 8, 2020

The Wednesday Wire: April 8, 2020 The Wednesday Wire: April 8, 2020, 103.59 MB
Wed 8 Apr 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we discuss the age of whale sharks, Belgian beer going off and the Covid19 5G conspiracy theory.

We have our regular Epidemic Response Committee notes, written by Israa Zafiri, and today the Committee is hearing from industries that have been hit hard by the pandemic and the consequential lockdown

Producer Corey Fuimaono follows up on his story about Salient FM shutting down, this week interviewing co-editors Kirsty Frame and Rachel Trow. 

Lillian spoke to Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid executive director Amanda Munoz De Toro about what is happening in the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek Island of Lesvos with the impending possibility of a Covid19 outbreak inside the camp. 

Salient FM's Demise Part II: April 8, 2020

Salient FM's Demise Part II: April 8, 2020 Salient FM's Demise Part II: April 8, 2020, 16.23 MB
Wed 8 Apr 2020

Producer Corey Fuimaono follows up on his story about Salient FM shutting down, this week interviewing co-editors Kirsty Frame and Rachel Trow. As more drama unraveled, serious questions must now be asked of their owner and principal funder.

Justin's International Desk: 7th April 2020

Justin's International Desk: 7th April 2020 Justin's International Desk: 7th April 2020, 8.37 MB
Tue 7 Apr 2020

Justin talks to Trade Minister David Parker about how Covid-19 could affect New Zealand's food export industry and free trade agreement negotiations with other countries.

Drugs (not?) combating Covid-19: 7th April 2020

Drugs (not?) combating Covid-19: 7th April 2020 Drugs (not?) combating Covid-19: 7th April 2020, 7.54 MB
Tue 7 Apr 2020

United States President Donald Trump claimed quinine and hydroxycholoroquine are effective in combating Covid-19. Producer Ollie Joblin reports on some advice from actual Doctor's as to whether that is the case.

City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 7 April, 2020

City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 7 April, 2020 City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 7 April, 2020, 19.19 MB
Tue 7 Apr 2020

This week on City Counselling, Oscar Perress talks to Cr Richard Hills, the Councillor for the North Shore Ward + the chair of the environment and climate change committee. Together they talked about the restructure of council and his roles in response to Covid 19, Waste management and Shovel ready infrastructure. A huge thank you to the team at Auckland council, namely Conor Lavery and Richard Hills, and to Louis Laws for all his technical support.

The Tuesday Wire: 7th April 2020

The Tuesday Wire: 7th April 2020 The Tuesday Wire: 7th April 2020, 101.48 MB
Tue 7 Apr 2020

Producer Ollie Joblin reports whether quinine and hydroxycholoroquine are effective in combating Covid-19, as claimed by United States President Donald Trump.

We have today’s notes from the Epidemic Response Committee

Bronnie speaks to Debbie Ngarewa-Packer of Ngāti Ruanui and Kevin Hague from Forest and Bird about the court of appeal decision to quash the consent granted to mine iron sands off the Taranaki coast

Justin talks to Trade Minister David Parker about the future for New Zealand’s exports and trade post Covid-19 on International Desk.

Oscar Perress talked to Auckland councillor Richard Hills about what’s happening at our local council for City Counselling

The Monday Wire: April 6, 2020

The Monday Wire: April 6, 2020 The Monday Wire: April 6, 2020, 103.36 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

A little update on what stores can actually operate at this time.

Sherry talks with Green Party co-leader James Shaw on economic support for businesses and a green recovery plan after COVID19.   

Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews the Chief Legal Advisor to the New Zealand Human Rights Commission about the implications of the Covid19 restrictions on those in government provided detention. 

James Tapp goes over the first three epidemic response committee meetings, looking at the key points which are regularly getting discussed and put under the lens by MPs

Southern Cross segment as is on as usual with Sri Krishnamurthi on COVID19 response in the Pacific, the closure of Bauer media, and Cyclone Henry affecting the Soloman Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. 

Finally, Lillian spoke with a journalist from Māori TV who has been communicating through social media personally, not through his role as a reporter, to his community the key information about Covid19 at this time. They touch on how much is too much news consumption and how to look after our wellbeing at this time.

Human Rights and Dignity in Government-Provided Detention w/ Janet Anderson-Bidois: April 6, 2020

Human Rights and Dignity in Government-Provided Detention w/ Janet Anderson-Bidois: April 6, 2020 Human Rights and Dignity in Government-Provided Detention w/ Janet Anderson-Bidois: April 6, 2020, 10.76 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has called upon the Government to respect the rights of those being held in detention in its response to Covid-19. People detained by the authorities have a heightened risk of infection due to living in close proximity to one another and because of their limited capacity to take precautionary measures. Zoë Larsen Cumming spoke to the Chief Legal advisor at the Human Rights Commission Janet Anderson-Bidois about implications of the new restrictions on those already in detention, and how their human dignity can be respected and maintained.