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The Wire with Lillian: March 20, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: March 20, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: March 20, 2019, 121.94 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2019

First, a note.

"As you will be very aware, a terror attack was carried out on Friday last week in Christchurch by a self proclaimed white supremacist. Mass shootings occurred at two mosques within five kilometres of each other. First, 42 people were killed at Masjid Al Noor. 7 more were killed at the Linwood Islamic centre. The death toll was raised to 50 as one person who was injured died later in Christchurch Hospital. 50 people were injured and 36 of those remain in hospital, some in critical conditions. The Prime Minister called this one of our darkest days. The Muslim community is in mourning, many too are angry that their voices weren’t heard when they said, many times, that threats against them existed, that they were indeed increasing. The government has declared NZ’s gun laws will change. Investigations are underway, an inquiry has been called for. The accused is in custody with one charge of murder, more will follow. NZ is grappling with just how to deal with what has happened. Funerals, delayed due to protocols around murder investigations, are finally underway today.

Preparing for work on Monday morning this week meant I had to indicate to the news team just how we would be covering the attacks this week and in ongoing weeks. What we set out to do is create a space where Muslim voices are heard at this time to express any thoughts or feelings being had. And a reflection is had on why those Muslim voices weren’t platformed as they should be. If you are from this community, or know someone who is and wants to speak to us, please get in touch and let us know.

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A couple of things before we finish, firstly if you need to speak to someone remember there is the text or call line available anytime on 1737. Also, we had Jonno ring in asking whether we should start a petition to get NZ troops out of the Middle East. Something else to think about. Also mosques around Auckland are opening their doors this Friday night for people of all faiths together in remembrance for the lives lost in the shootings. Auckland Council is working with the Federation of Islamic Associations of NZ and New Zealand Muslim Association to promote these events. So the Ponsonby Masjid, Ranui Mosque, North Shore Islamic Centre and Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq in Pakuranga will be opened on Friday. There is also a vigil being held by the Migrants Against Racism and Xenophobia group in the Auckland Domain from 6pm. And Love Aotearoa Hate Racism are holding an anti-racist protest on Sunday at 2pm in Aotea Square.

Please remember we are in a time of mourning, that time is now. Soon, the time will be to take action. Please think about your actions this week and how they impact on others. How our actions as a country collectively contributed to this attack. Or, perhaps how our lack of action was the real issue. Think about the people around you. Think about the people who aren’t immediately around you. The different communities, the different peoples that make up the world around you, who you may have no interaction with. Think about reaching out. Try saying, kia ora, or malo, or nihao, or namaste. Or salaam at this time." - Lillian Hanly

 

On the show today, 

On Dear Science today with AUT’s Allan Blackman we have a new neighbour in space, missing a meteor explosion over earth, and apparently we may have a subconscious magnetic sense.

Haya Khan, president of the South Asian Law Students Association, tells us about a temporary prayer space set up at law school, and also walks us through the Islamic relationship to the mosque and the importance of Friday prayer.

Anis Rifhan is a Muslim student here at uni and spoke to us about what people can do to support the community right now.

Iqra Khan spoke to us about hate speech and what needs to happen to end it.

Interview w/ Haya Khan on temporary prayer space & Islam: March 20, 2019

Interview w/ Haya Khan on Islamophobic Hate Speech: March 20, 2019 Interview w/ Haya Khan on Islamophobic Hate Speech: March 20, 2019, 13.9 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2019

Sherry Zhang talks to Haya Khan, president of the South Asia Law students Assocation, on a temporary prayer space set up at Auckland university campus. Haya explains the importance of Jumu’ah or friday prayers for people who are unfamiliar with Islam. Sherry started by asking if Haya had anything she wanted to say about the Christshurch terrorist attacks and the past days, or how she’s feeling.

The Tuesday Wire; March 19, 2019

The Tuesday Wire; March 19, 2019 The Tuesday Wire; March 19, 2019, 106.11 MB
Tue 19 Mar 2019

The Wire for Tuesday 19th of March. Featuring Board Games with Pippa Coom and the Green Desk with Extinction Rebellion. 

Board Games w / Pippa Coom; Episode Three; March 19, 2019

Board Games w / Pippa Coom; Episode Three; March 19, 2019 Board Games w / Pippa Coom; Episode Three; March 19, 2019, 25.57 MB
Tue 19 Mar 2019

Pippa Coom again joined me, last week before I believe we both headed down to the climate strike down in Aotea Square. We talked about the upcoming elections among other things. Coom has been selected to stand as Councillor for the Waitemata & Gulf ward, so I started by asking what this role is, what does the councillor do and what the difference between that and her current role is.

 

The Big Q: What is terrorism? March 18 2019

The Big Q: What is terrorism? March 18 2019 The Big Q: What is terrorism? March 18 2019, 11.38 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

In 2001 there were over 40 groups, operating in 28 countries, who were challenging state authority and often using targeted violence to make political change. The terrorism label has been affixed to these groups but what exactly is terrorism and where does it fall on the continuum of political violence? Political scientist Richard Dekmejian talks to Maria Armoudian about the concept of terrorism.


The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org
 

A response to the Christchurch terror attacks from 95bFM News: March 18, 2019

A response to the Christchurch terror attacks from 95bFM News: March 18, 2019 A response to the Christchurch terror attacks from 95bFM News: March 18, 2019, 29.75 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

Three days on from the Christchurch terror attacks, 95bFM News reflects on the events and white supremacy in Aotearoa.

Who is our new Chief Justice? March 18, 2019

Who is our new Chief Justice? March 18, 2019 Who is our new Chief Justice? March 18, 2019, 27.69 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

New Zealand has a chief Justice. Dame Sian Elias has retired after 20 years in the job, passing the baton to Helen Winkelmann. Winkelmann is an esteemed judge with a long legal career beginning in 1985. The SUpreme Court is New Zealand’s highest court since its establishment in 2004 and the Chief Justice sits atop it. ALthough their opinion does not count for more than other judges of the supreme court - outside of this the chief justice has a lot to do in the development of New Zealand’s judicial system.  Lachlan spoke with Associate professor Khylee Quince about the role of the chief justice, and what Winkelmann will bring to the role.

 

Taranaki Hydrogen Roadmap: Good or Bad News?: March 18, 2019

Taranaki Hydrogen Roadmap: Good or Bad News?: March 18, 2019 Taranaki Hydrogen Roadmap: Good or Bad News?: March 18, 2019, 19.98 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has officially launched the H2 Taranaki Roadmap, a plan set to make Taranaki a leader in hydrogen production. However, Climate Justice Taranaki is concerned that the plan is a distraction that allows New Zealand to keep the fossil fuel industry afloat despite the global climate crisis. Jemima speaks to Climate Justice Taranaki Researcher, Catherine Cheung, about the new plan and whether it is good news or bad news. 

The Wire with Jemima: March 18, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: March 18, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: March 18, 2019, 105.36 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, we formally respond to the terror attacks on the Muslim community in Christchurch last Friday. Jemima reports on the School Strike for Climate Action rallies that went on across the country last week. Jemima speaks to Catherine Cheung about the new Hydrogen Roadmap for Taranaki. Lachlan talks to AUT Associate Professor, Khylee Quince, about the new Chief Justice of New Zealand, Helen Winkelmann. 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 15th of March, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 15th of March, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 15th of March, 2019, 27.2 MB
Fri 15 Mar 2019