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This day in history takes us back to 1972, for the deaths of several Israeli athletes, along with their coaches and members of the Black September organisation which had taken them hostage during the Munich olympics.
Reporter Oscar Perress talk to Dr Ngaire Hart, the expert on Ngaro Huruhuru (Native Bees) in Aotearoa New Zealand. For Bee Aware month, ahead of the upcoming conservation weeks, they discussed the state of native bees and local conservation efforts buzzing around.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re learning about endangered species. Oscar talks to Dr Ngaire Hart about one of the most endangered species: bees. Mary-Margaret speaks to Susan Jordan, the creator of a feminist dance show that will be on at TAPAC later this month. We catch up with Andrew Little again, this week he spoke about the launch of an international human rights book, and family justice reform. And finally, Ben’s giving us another This Day in History, this week he takes us back to 1972 for the Munich Olympics Massacre.
A one and a half million dollar survey detailing the usefulness of courses when applying for work, has been blocked by universities. Critics have pointed out the data could potentially be skewed and is therefore unreliable, however when Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Brendan Kelly, Deputy Chief Executive of Information at the Tertiary Education Commision, he reassured him the data was solid. Brendan was reluctant to speculate as to why the survey had been blocked, however he did give some insight as to the process of making the survey as reliable and useful as possible. Tu started off by asking him why the survey was commissioned to begin with.
Solitary confinement,a cruel and inhumane treatment used to isolate an inmate from others in prison for up to a day, when corrections does not want to deal with them. A new report from the Office of the Ombudsman revealed widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui prison. The report stated that 13% of prisoners were kept in cells for 22-24 hours per day, as punishment.
To find out more about the use of solitary confinement in prisons, I spoke to People against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Kate McIntyre.
On Dear Science this week, AUT professor Marcus Jones talks about an Internation Space Station air leak, people wanting to put an end to daylight saving, and why it's so hard to find a good substitute for salt.
Producer Darashpreet Johal talks to Kate McIntyre from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about solitary confinement eat Whanganui prison.
A recent survey containing data on the usefulness of courses is being blocked by university, which claim the results are not trustworthy.Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira talks to Brendan Keylly, Deputy Chief Executive of Information at the Tertiary Education Commission, who defends the survey.
And for Wire Worry Week, Lisa Boudet looks at the differences between an animal right's and an animal welfare's approach to human interactions with animals, and talks to SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation)'s corporate campaigner Jennifer Dutton.
This week in International News, Conor looks at the current situation in Northern Ireland. We explore sectarianism, the current political deadlock, identity and the future of a post-Brexit Northern Ireland
Earlier this year Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd applied for resource consent to mine the seabed off Taranaki. Their application was denied after a number of protestors brought legal action against the decision. Dan speaks with Cindy Baxter, a spokesperson for Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, one of the groups which campaigned against the resource consent.
On the Wire, James Shaw joins us to discuss the waka jumping bill and youth mental health. Dan speaks with Cindy Baxter about sand mining in Aotearoa. Southern Cross talks the APcific Forum, youth unemployment in the Solomon Islands and the life of a Filipino migrant. Finally, Damian gives us a report on Nigel Farage who is due to speak in New Zeland tomorrow.
For worry week, we are discussing sexual harassment.
When I was looking more into this topic, I came across an article by Vox, which discussed a allegation made by a woman against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Vox discussed how the the New York Times, who were the first to break the story, labelled this as sexual misconduct, and not sexual assault.This got me thinking, of how our media and our society discuss these issues and use the terms interchangeably and what the consequences of doing this could be.
To find out more about this, Darashpreet Johal spoke to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the school of law at victoria university.
As a content warning, this discussion involves Mamari and I talking about what the terms, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct mean and discussing a sexual abuse case that involves a child.
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Green Party co-leader James Shaw is back on the Wire this week. He spoke to Jemima about the party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and the Productivity Commission's report on electricty generation in a low emission economy.
Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include, the Rainbow Warrior's arrival in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence.
I tēnei wiki i tauākī te pāti Kākāriki e tautoko ana rātou i te whakature o te reo Māori ki ngā kura katoa o Aotearoa. E whakahē ana a Aotearoa Tuatahi ki tēra, nā reira i kōrero atu a Lillian Hanly ki a Fletcher Tabuteau mō tēnei kaupapa. I pātai a Lillian ki a ia ki te whakamārama i ngā kaupapa here o te pāti.
This week the Greens announced they support making te reo compulsory in schools. NZ First has been against this and I asked Fletcher Tabuteau to explain this further, starting by asking what the NZ First policies are regarding te reo.
E kōrero ana mātou ki a Marcus Jones mō te Ao Putaiao, e pā ana ki ngā whakawhiwhinga me ngā haumātakataka. For Dear Science with AUT's Marcus Jones, we talk about Pulsars and Nobel Prizes, and hurricanes and cyclones.