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Food sovereignty in the time of Covid-19: April 24, 2020

Food sovereignty in the time of Covid-19: April 24, 2020 Food sovereignty in the time of Covid-19: April 24, 2020, 10.78 MB
Fri 24 Apr 2020

Phoebe Balle is of Norwegian and Pākehā descent, growing up in Auckland she now lives in Wellington working as a researcher. She recently spent 3 months at the Koanga Institute based near Wairoa, which is a centre for regenerative living founded by Kay Baxter and Bob Corker about 30 years ago. Over that time they’ve collected heritage seeds from fruit trees, vegetables and flowers. They now have over 800 varieties of seeds. We have actually had Kay on the show before when Lillian was looking into alternatives for overusing phosphate in our fertilisers as part of my Western Sahara investigation, so it’s great to hear a bit more about her mahi. Lillian saw a post from Phoebe on facebook about her time at the Koanga Institute and the importance of our relationships to our grown kai, so she reached out for a chat about this, particularly in the context of Covid19. In all honesty, Lillian had to start by asking what a heritage seed was.

The Wire: Friday the 24th of April, 2020

The Wire: Friday the 24th of April, 2020 The Wire: Friday the 24th of April, 2020, 105.59 MB
Fri 24 Apr 2020

On today's show of the Friday Wire, Laura reports on how unemployment will affect women in the workforce

Laura also brings us the regular chat with the National Party’s Denise Lea - today they discuss mostly the criticism that Simon Bridges has received for his position on leaving level 4 lockdown

We hear part two of Louis Laws' report on the Welfare system; he spoke today with Carmel Sepuloni who is the Minister for Social Development.

We have a quick poll position touching on whether you think changes must be made to the welfare system to better support those in need,

& Lillian speaks to Phoebe Balle who has recently returned from an internship at the Koanga Institute and we discuss food sovereignty in the context of covid19.

Carmel Sepuloni on Criticisms of the Welfare System: Friday the 24th of April

Carmel Sepuloni on Criticisms of the Welfare System: Friday the 24th of April Carmel Sepuloni on Criticisms of the Welfare System: Friday the 24th of April, 4.45 MB
Fri 24 Apr 2020

Last week producer Louis Laws reached out to three organisations; all advocating for changes to be implemented in our current welfare system.

He spoke with Brooke Fiafia from Auckland Action Against Poverty, Justin Latiff from The Child Poverty Action Group, & Andrea Black policy director at the Council of Trade Unions.

They were all critical of the increase to benefit levels, the wage subsidy, & the status of relationships in our current system, all calling for more work to be done. 

Louis got in touch with Carmel Sepuloni, the Minister for Social Development in Aotearoa, to hear her response to these criticisms.

 

Dwindling Employment for The Women of Aotearoa: 24th of April, 2020

Dwindling Employment for The Women of Aotearoa: 24th of April, 2020 Dwindling Employment for The Women of Aotearoa: 24th of April, 2020, 7.82 MB
Fri 24 Apr 2020

Globally there are mounting concerns around female employment in the wake of a covid 19 recession. While typically recessions most impact men as a result of the gendered labour divide in the job market, covid 19 has dealt major blows to employment sectors dominated by women. Global leaders, as a result, have expressed concerns that the limited progress women have made in achieving equity will be lost. Laura Kvigstad writes a report diving into what this means for the women of Aotearoa...

Oil Wells That Ends Well? State of the States: April 23rd, 2020

Oil Wells That Ends Well? State of the States: April 23rd, 2020 Oil Wells That Ends Well? State of the States: April 23rd, 2020, 7.66 MB
Thu 23 Apr 2020

Although it seems as if US oil prices are back up again after the first negative prices in history, should we be relieved? US President Donald Trump is talking about it as if it is a technical and isolated blip. But economists say otherwise.

How can a price be negative? What is an "oil future"? How sustainable really is the oil industry, if it exists precariously from "bust to boom"? How integral is the continuous supply of oil to American society?

Rachel Simpson reports on the negative price of oil futures on this week's instalment of State of the States.

Should we all be heading to Cushing, Oklahoma with any container we can find to collect some oil and get paid for it? Unfortunately, that's not exactly how it works. 

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

- John Prine (RIP)

Rāhui in Te Urewera w/ Tāmati Kruger: April 23, 2020

Rāhui in Te Urewera w/ Tāmati Kruger: April 23, 2020 Rāhui in Te Urewera w/ Tāmati Kruger: April 23, 2020, 13.45 MB
Thu 23 Apr 2020

Tāmati Kruger is the chair of the Te Urewera board, and chair of the Tūhoe tribal office, Te Uru Taumatua. When the original level 4 lockdown was announced, Tūhoe announced closures of freedom camping areas in the region. Since then, they’ve also set up some checkpoints. A number of iwi throughout the motu have set up their own checkpoints as a way of reducing the possibility of the virus being brought into those areas. There has been very varied responses to these, and they are indeed operating in a varied nature. Tūhoe have since announced that in the shift to level 3, much of their level 4 restrictions in place will remain the same. This is because the risk of a devastating outbreak in their community remains high due to the access to healthcare in the area, as well as preexisting conditions that disproportionately affect Māori. Lillian asked Tāmati if they could have a chat about some of these issues and started by asking how his rāhui period has been at home. 

 

Health inequities and the Covid-19 infection fatality rate w/ Te Pūnaha Matatini: April 23, 2020

Health inequities and the Covid-19 infection fatality rate w/ Te Pūnaha Matatini: April 23, 2020 Health inequities and the Covid-19 infection fatality rate w/ Te Pūnaha Matatini: April 23, 2020, 15.33 MB
Thu 23 Apr 2020

Kate Hannah is a cultural historian and also the Deputy Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini. This is a centre of research excellence based at the University of Auckland. The name means the meeting place of many faces. Their researchers are from a range of disciplines, all of whom are interested in understanding the links between things to then use maths to try and understand the world. A relationship based way of doing science rather than a reductionist or positivist way of doing it. So, those in social sciences and humanities work alongside highly computational researchers in order to contextualise the mathematics they present. This way of working has been important in their work on Covid19 looking into the many experiences of racism for Māori and Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa, within the healthcare system and other governmental and social systems. Te Pūnaha Matatini released a report last week on health inequities relating to the infection fatality rate of Covid19. It stated, "The communities at the highest risk will be those with elderly populations, and Māori and Pasifika communities, where the compounded effects of underlying health conditions, socioeconomic disadvantage, and structural racism result in imbricated risk of contracting COVID-19, becoming unwell, and death". Lillian spoke to Kate about this and started by asking about the IFR, or the Infection Fatality Rate.

The Thursday Wire: April 23, 2020

The Thursday Wire: April 23, 2020 The Thursday Wire: April 23, 2020, 77.17 MB
Thu 23 Apr 2020

Lillian speaks with Te Pūnaha Matatini deputy director, Kate Hannah, about their latest report on the inequity of the infection fatality rate of COVID-19

We will hear from Labour’s Andrew Little once again, this week Mary-Margaret asked for his response to current debates about comparisons to Australia, and whether or not we should return to ‘normal’

Rachel brings us an update on the State of the States in regards to the latest oil prices hitting a major low

Mary-Margaret also catches up with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis about the fate of Virgin Airlines, how much the public really cares about the pirating of Malcolm Turnbull’s memoirs, and a rogue kangaroo

Lillian also has a chat with Tamati Kruger, chair of Te Urewera board, about how Tuhoe is responding to the rāhui and the backlash to iwi responses

And we get a live update on Minister Faafoi's announcement for a COVID-19 support package for the media sector.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 22, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 22, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 22, 2020, 32.47 MB
Wed 22 Apr 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we talk about quantum computers, ancient recipes and a natural blue colour, and faster degrading plastic.

The Big Q: What does it mean to have an equitable and sustainable food system? April 21, 2020

The Big Q: What does it mean to have an equitable and sustainable food system? April 21, 2020 The Big Q: What does it mean to have an equitable and sustainable food system? April 21, 2020, 24.03 MB
Tue 21 Apr 2020

Saru Jayaraman and Raj Patel have studied the food system and what it means to have an equitable and sustainable system. What are the problems in the system and what are the solutions? Maria Armoudian discusses the food system with them.


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