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Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the protest against the proposed Waikeria mega prison

Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the protest against the proposed Waikeria mega prison Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the protest against the proposed Waikeria mega prison, 22.12 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Wire host Conor speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak, and the movement to stop the building of a mega prison at Wakeria. Tania tells us about the 1300 letters already written to Kelvin Davis and Andrew Little, and how they would rather see the economic resources allocated. 

Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line Live Below the Line, 19.97 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Sophie Rice from The Tearfund Foundation. 
The topic was the Live Below the Line Campaign, where people take part in a challenge to live off less than $2.85 per day for a week to raise money for global poverty. 

Dr Kim Meredith Jones on Physical Activity and Toddlers

Toddlers and exercise Toddlers and exercise, 16.2 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Otago University is researching physical activity for toddlers about a possible future healthy lifestyle benfitting them through to adulthood. Producer Mark Casson spoke to Dr Kim Meredith-Jones about the benefits of Toddlers partaking in physical activity.

The Wire with Conor Mercer: 3rd April 2018

Tuesday Wire Tuesday Wire, 105.27 MB
Mon 2 Apr 2018

Conor speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from justspeak about the proposed mega prison in Waikeria.

Mark yarns to Kim Meredith Jones about physical activity on toddlers and how it affects obesity later on in life.

Leonard talks to Sophie Rice from the Tear Fund Charity about live below the line, a campaign looking at the 767 million people living in poverty and how we can help.

On the Green Desk, Jack chats with Holly Dove from the Kiwi Bottle Drive about introducing a bottle deposit system in New Zealand.

Finally we collaberate to discuss the increase to the minimum wage. Firstly Leonard speaks with ACT leader and close friend of bFM David Seymour, following that Conor be interviews with Richard Wagstaff live on air, President of the Council of Trade Unions.

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 29th March

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 29th March The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 29th March, 130.79 MB
Thu 29 Mar 2018

First up on today's Wire,  Jemima discusses changes to the Privacy Act and facebook with Privacy Commissioner John Edwards. Neutral Corner returns where Ben looks at US imposing tariffs. Dr Liam Martin from Victoria University discusses double bunking and prisons in Aotearoa with Lachlan. Andrew Little joins us for our weekly chat where we discuss changes to the Cirmes Act, double bunking, and the expungement of convictions for historic homosexual offences. Finally, this day in history looks at the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam in 1973.

 

Double bunking in prisons: not exactly a slumber party

Double bunking in prisons: not exactly a slumber party Double bunking in prisons: not exactly a slumber party, 6.49 MB
Thu 29 Mar 2018

The Chief Ombudsmen has slammed conditions in Arohata upper Prison after an inspection last year. One of the main criticisms was plan to double bunk, meaning the cells would house two prisoners instead of one, due to the prison not being able to cope with the growing prison population. Lachlan spoke to Victoria university lecturer Dr Liam Martin about the prison, and prison conditions in Aotearoa more generally.

 

Neutral Corner: Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Harley Davidson

Neutral Corner: Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Harley Davidson Neutral Corner: Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Harley Davidson, 17.81 MB
Thu 29 Mar 2018

After Trump's move to impose tariffs on certain imports, this week's Neutral Corner contrasts the coverage given by Voice of America, established World War Two, with its more recent counterpart, China Global Television Network. 

This Day in History: 1973

This Day in History: 1973 This Day in History: 1973, 979.59 KB
Thu 29 Mar 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1973, for the first official deployment of US troops to the Vietnam War, to expand on their existing support for the government of South Vietnam.

Kiera Ladner on using memes to summarise class readings

Learning through memes Learning through memes, 18.84 MB
Wed 28 Mar 2018

Kiera Ladner, a lecturer from the University of Manitoba on Great Turtle Island, and her students Marcus, Kenzie, Eric and Dane talk to us about their meme based participation assessment as part of an Indigenous Governance class. 

NZCTU: Workers $11,500 out of pocket

NZCTU: Workers $11,500 out of pocket NZCTU: Workers $11,500 out of pocket, 15.32 MB
Mon 26 Mar 2018

The NZCTU says major structural changes to the economy have left workers out of pocket, $11,500 dollars to be exact. Reuben McLaren speaks to NZCTU economist Bill Rosenberg to find out more.