Shapelle Corby has been released back into Australia, now a part of the national collective memory. However, the Indonesian authorities are reluctant to release her from prison, fearing she may be a part of a syndicate.
Australian Actor rebel Wilson is facing accusations of lying about being a bogan, which are negatively affecting her career, when male actors face less flack for much more series accusations.
Finally, AFL has employed their first female umpire.
After a surprise announcement by United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, the country will hold a general election on June the 8th. Although May's Conservative Party still lead the opposition Labour party, this has roughly halved since the election was called. For more Wire host Jess speaks with producer Ben
AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Tess Barnett about Martial law in the Philippines, what this means, the threat it poses if it continues past the normal 60 day period.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins Wire host Tess Barnett to talk about the government's 2017 budget, in specific mental health care, the envionment and the Department of Conservation and whether Labour and Green both support the Working for Families package.
This week, Tess, Ben and Reuben chat to a Alex Johnston from Fossil Free UoA about the protests on campus, we also have our weekly chat with Green Party's James Shaw about the 2017 budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Southern Cross with Kendall Hutt from AUT's Pacific media center. Ben Chats to charity lawyer Sue Barker. He also speaks to Peter Thompson, a media lecturer from Victoria University. All of this and more on the full podcast here.
For our final NZ Music Month anniversary album special, Sam takes a look at Darcy Clay's "Jesus I Was Evil EP" from 1997. Darcy was a 95bFM legend and in fact, his song "Jesus I Was Evil" was voted the number one song played on the station by listeners in a 2009 poll.
All your favourites to start the week: Mikey; Ange; a Loose Read w/ Jenna; intelligent conversation on the topic of urination; plus some exciting tour news from Kirin J. Callinan and your first Metal Memory Monday.