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To tunnel or not to tunnel?

To tunnel or not to tunnel? To tunnel or not to tunnel? , 10.45 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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. 

The Unfortunate Experiment!

The Unfortunate Experiment! The Unfortunate Experiment! , 12.91 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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. 

Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth

Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth, 15.98 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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.

"The Rodney King of western Canada"

"The Rodney King of western Canada" "The Rodney King of western Canada", 7.64 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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".

Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland

Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland , 10 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

After the success of Volume at Auckland Museum last year a sister exhibition celebrating the music of South Auckland is happening at MIT. Sam Smith spoke to the curator of Volume South Esther Tobin. 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February, 100.33 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Reuben and Leonard join forces to bring you a cracker of a show...

First Nations woman Sarah Hunt speaks to Lillian Hanly about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada and the recent acquittal of the man who had admitted to shooting Colten Boushie.

On the Green Desk, Conor speaks with Annabeth Cohen, freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird, about the threat water drainage pumps pose to our native eel population.

Leonard speaks to Alison Reid from the Cross Street Markets about how they came about and what the future holds for them.

Finally  Reuben has a chat to the political editor of Scoop, Gordon Campbell,  they talk David Seymour, charter schools and 'the crisis of secondary school teaching'.

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei "We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei, 10.82 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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!

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February , 105.64 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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 swaps parliament for performance

Question Time Blues Question Time Blues, 18.54 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

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. 

How Long will the Bay be clean?

How Long will the Bay be clean? How Long will the Bay be clean? , 11.29 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Kelly spoke with Geoff Reid, environmental activist and photographer, who is calling for a property developer that is building a gated community in Karepiro Bay to step down from his position on the board of Te Papa. Geoff explains the degradation that is occuring in the Okura marine reserve because of the malpractice surrounding the construction and environmental consideration.