Earlier this year, New Zealand popstar Lorde became the latest in a long line of artists to pull out of shows in Israel. This came after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including two New Zealand activists who called on the singer to change her mind about playing in the country. The activists were later ordered to pay $12,000 by an Israeli court under a 2011 ‘anti-boycott’ law. Sam Smith spoke with Mark LeVine about the impact of BDS and the ongoing issue facing musicians on whether or not they should perform in Israel.
Penelope brings in a special guest this morning, Marina Davis, founder of designer label, Ovna Ovich. The label plays homage to her Russian heritage, with a dedication to making environmentally and socially aware work that is still elegant and effortless. And Pennie, Mike and Marina talk their fashion pet peeves, the things that really grind their gears about Fashun.
Ange joins Tess in studio to talk Giardia, as summer creeps in and the time to swim is fast approaching, Natural Ange is here to talk the threat of water contamination. Also covering auto immune diseases, encopresis, and skin that tears super easily. Get in quick guys, Ange is booking up fast!
Tomorrow (20/11) marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Eve van Grafhorst. Originally from Australia, Eve was one of the first children to be infected by HIV. She became the center of a controversy in 1985 when she was banned from her local pre-school and the incident forced her family to move to Hawke’s Bay, where she died aged 11 in 1993. Justin spoke with Jason Myers, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, about her legacy, as well as what has changed for people with HIV since. He started by asking more about Eve’s life.
This week for our regular segment with the Green Party, Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about the government's recent letting fee ban. They discussed what the Green Party thinks of the new legislation, the concern that a ban on letting fees could lead to a further increase in rent and what the Green Party wants to do to address increasing rent in New Zealand. They also discussed whether New Zealand should commit to the International Declaration on Biodiversity to protect the planet's ecosystems and human life itself.
Under the Weather with Ella Christensen brings you all the climate change and weather news from across the globe every Monday. This week Ella discusses extreme flooding, increased rainfall in the Atacama desert in Chile, Utqiagvik entering its dark period, a snow storm in the north east of the US, fires caused by lightening in western Australia, wildfires in California, climate change protests in London, ocean warming, a large iceberg spotted by NASA, crab fisherman sueing oil companies and heatwaves kill sperm