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New plans are in progress to reopen the main tunnel that runs under Albert Park. Bill Reid is hoping to open the tunnel as a walking and cycleway connecting Victoria Street to Parnell. Sam Smith spoke to Reid about the project.
A new report into the so-called Unfortunate Experiment carried out on women at National Women's Hospital between the 1960s and 1980s has been released. Laura Kvigstad spoke to one of the co-author's Professor Ron Jones.
This Wire Worry Week: Pride. Mary-Margaret spoke to Frances Arns, who was appointed Executive Director of Rainbow Youth last September. She told us about Rainbow Youth’s plans for 2018 in a New Zealand where the LGBTIQI community still faces problems every day.
Lillian Hanly speaks to First Nations woman Sarah Hunt about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada
They also discuss the recent acquittal of Gerard Stanley who had admitted shooting Colten Boushie. Boushie was shot after he and his friends allegedly popped a tyre and sought help on Stanley's farm. The case has been desribed as "The Rodney King of western Canada".
For Wire Worry Week: Pride! Drag queens! Mary-Margaret spoke to Leidy Lei, a fledgling drag queen, about being a newcomer to Auckland's drag scene. Her debut performace is this Friday (the 23rd of February, 2018) in this month’s Drag Wars competition: 350 K Rd, 8pm, $10 on the door. Go watch and vote for Leidy Lei and have a bloody good time!
This week for Wire Worry Week we focused on LGBTI issues and spoke to the Executive Director of Rainbow Youth. We also looked at the plans to reopen the Albert Park tunnels, a new exhibition looking at South Auckland music, the unfortunate experiment and lots more.
Catherine Delahunty, former Green Party MP, is a self-proclaimed activist and troublemaker. She has been with the party since 1999. Now, she's putting on a show with producer Julie Zhu at the Q Theatre called Question Time Blues that looks at her time in Parliament through a comedic and hearltfelt performance. Delahunty spoke with Lillian Hanly who started by asking why she stepped down.
Tracey Martin talks to Lillian Hanly about the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, the Housing stocktake report, Māori sovereignty and how important a leader is to a political party. We started by talking about how her week has been.
On todays Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman talks to us about how asparagus has been found to effect the metabolisation of cancer cells in breast cancer patients. We also talk about Moles, not the skin growth nor the burrowing mammal, but the unit of measurement. Finally we discuss how 2019 will be the year of the periodic table, and Will makes some good suggestions for Allans plans to celebrate the famous chemistry tool.
Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.
Joel talks to James Shaw for the first time this year. They discussed his trip to Waitangi and how the Labour Party had not yet admitted that Māori sovereignty was never ceded to the crown. They also discussed the inclusion of questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2023 census and the importance of gathering statistics on rainbow communities.
Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide chats to Kelly about Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's personal matters being publicly discussed. They also talk about the effects the ABC secret files have had on the former politicians currently under scrutiny.
On todays Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we talk about a new study about the validity of fit-bits in keeping you fit, we then delve into the potentially terrifying thought of the north and south poles swapping places and incinerating us all (not literally(but maybe who knows)). Finally we talk about the story of ameture inventer and adventurer Donald Crowhurst and Allan blows our minds with a very intense story of adventure, cheating adventure and the end of an adventure. Lots of adventure... Listen to the podcast.