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Bantar Gebang report: May 8th, 2019

Bantar Gebang part 1: May 8th, 2019 Bantar Gebang part 1: May 8th, 2019, 6.14 MB
Wed 8 May 2019

Sherry Zhang visited Indonesia  and reports on Bantar Gebang: South East Asia's largest landfill and home to 3000 famillies. She interviews Resa Boenard: the founder of the kingdom of BGBJ, an NGO to support the women and children living on the landfill with life skills and education:

This week Sherry focused on the workers at Banter Gebang, and the pressure they face in a dangerous environment. 

Next week will be on the children, family and women who live on the landfill and Resa shares her hopes for the educational suuport she hopes to set up for the children of BGBJ. 

Following that, Sherry will be looking at the waste management process in Indonesia, as an environmental concern but also as a source livelihood for these people.

Finally, New Zealand exports 13,800 tonnes of our plastic to Indonesia. So what does it mean when New Zealand sell their plastic to developing nations, to maintain the clean green image?

All this coming up in the series on Bantar Gebang.

 


 

International Desk with Lisa: May 7, 2019

International Desk with Lisa: May 7, 2019 International Desk with Lisa: May 7, 2019, 30.22 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

On May 4th, China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the May 4 Movement - a student-led demonstration that protested foreign imperialism, an authocratic and incompetent government, and asked for "democracy" and "science".

China has changed a lot in the past 100 years, and so has the meaning of the Movement. Producer Lisa Boudet tells  us why.  

Some links on discussed topics such as propaganda app, model citizens or to learn more about the May 4 movement

 

The Tuesday Wire; May 7, 2019

The Tuesday Wire; May 7, 2019 The Tuesday Wire; May 7, 2019, 103.6 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

The Full show podcast for the Tuesday Wire for the 7th of May, 2019. Segments include, NZUSA talking on the Piki mental health trial, Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum, Climate Justice Taranaki, and the May 4th Protests in China. Tune in to find out more. 

The 'Youth's' Mental Health Crisis? w/ NZUSA; May 7, 2019

The 'Youth's' Mental Health Crisis? w/ NZUSA; May 7, 2019 The 'Youth's' Mental Health Crisis? w/ NZUSA; May 7, 2019 , 7.79 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

A discussion of the Piki program trial expansion from Porirua, what it is, and the role of the youth in the creation of a scheme for the youth. 

Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum; 7 May, 2019

Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum; 7 May, 2019 Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum; 7 May, 2019, 11.64 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

We were lucky enough to talk to Chlöe Swarbrick about the Cannabis Referendum; what it is, what it means and why it is. 

Rheumatic fever and inequality: a conversation with Peter Malcolm; May 06, 2019

Rheumatic fever and inequality: a conversation with Peter Malcolm; May 06, 2019 Rheumatic fever and inequality: a conversation with Peter Malcolm; May 06, 2019, 8.05 MB
Mon 6 May 2019

Following a press release from Closing the Gap, we spoke with Peter Malcolm about rheumatic fever rates in New Zealand. As a 'developed' country, critics have said it is shocking that we continue to have an increasing rate of this preventable disease. However, the issue is not only medical. Coined 'the canary in the coal mine for inequality', we talked about how this disease could be significantly reduced by targeting inequality in New Zealand. 

The Big Q: Should corporations have a public purpose? May 6, 2019

The Big Q: Should corporations have a public purpose? May 6, 2019 The Big Q: Should corporations have a public purpose? May 6, 2019, 23.7 MB
Mon 6 May 2019

Should corporations put public purpose before profit? Once upon a time, corporations were required to have a public purpose and once they fulfilled it, they were dissolved. How did we get to where we are today and what does it mean for democracy? Maria Armoudian discusses these questions with Richard Abrams, Paul Pierson, and Scott Bowman.


The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org
 

Medicinal Cannabis with Michelle Glass: Friday the 3rd of May

Medicinal Cannabis with Michelle Glass: Friday the 3rd of May Medicinal Cannabis with Michelle Glass: Friday the 3rd of May, 16.4 MB
Fri 3 May 2019

Last December the government introduced the misuse of drugs amendment act concerning medicinal cannabis. They have until December this year to determine the regulations for a medicinal cannabis scheme. Following the Government's move to increase access to this, two professors at the University of Otago are cautioning the future changes for medical cannabis products. Professor Michelle Glass, and Associate professor John Ashton of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology have outlined some potential issues regarding medicinal cannabis regulation. Here is the Wire's Louis Laws talking with Michelle about the catering of cannabis.

The Wire with Stewart: May 2, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: May 2, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: May 2, 2019, 100.55 MB
Thu 2 May 2019

Stewart and Grace are back after a couple of weeks away. 

 

On the Wire this week:

  • Grace talks to Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator, Ricardo Menendez, about the effect of rising living costs on beneficiaries
  • After that, Stewart Sowman-Lund chats to Labour’s Andrew Little chats about hate speech, Brian Tamaki and Pike River.*
  • Then, Oscar talks to Otago University Associate Professor  Melody Smith about the health side of a report which says urgent steps must be taken to encourage New Zealanders to walk, cycle or take public transport.
  • And finally, National MP Chris Bishop talks to Stewart about a concerning email from lobby group Family First about the End of Life Choice Bill.

 

All that plus cats, angry texter feedback and Simon Bridges yelling 'slushies'. It's The Thursday Wire!

 

*NOTE: Stewart's interview with Andrew Little was recorded prior to the announcement that re-entry into the Mine had been delayed. 

 

Turning the Tide with Melody Smith: May 2, 2018

Turning the Tide with Melody Smith.mp3 mp3, 14.29 MB
Thu 2 May 2019

Oscar speaks with Associate Professor Melody Smith about the Turning the Tide-from Cars to Active Transport, which was released yesterday. The University of Otago report says that encouraging New Zealanders to be more active is paramount.