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The Big Q: Is the United States anti-government movement a type of constitutional coup? August 23, 2018

The Big Q: Is the United States anti-government movement a type of constitutional coup? August 23, 2018 The Big Q: Is the United States anti-government movement a type of constitutional coup? August 23, 2018, 25.65 MB
Thu 23 Aug 2018

Historically political leaders and the citizens of the United States had turned toward a civil service after being fed up with the spoils system and other problems arising from private companies running those services. With the return to privatizing government services, Jon Michaels suggests the US is facing a deeper problem.in the form of a potential constitutional coup. Maria Armoudian spoke with Michaels about his new book “Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic. 


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

Gambling Harm Awareness: Aug 22, 2018.

Gambling Harm Awareness: Aug 22, 2018. , 5.33 MB
Wed 22 Aug 2018

Pubs and clubs all the way from Bluff to Kaitaia will be pausing their poker machines for an hour to coincide with Gambling Harm Awareness Week. The "pause the pokies" initiative takes place this year from third to ninth September, to raise public awareness about the harm of gambling. Over seventy venues throughout New Zealand have signed up take part in this initiative, to encourage gamblers to connect with their whanau and think about the harm of their gambling.

To find out a more about this, Darashpreet spoke to Andree Froude from Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand.

 

The Wire with Lisa: 22 August, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: 22 August, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: 22 August, 2018, 100.03 MB
Wed 22 Aug 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about why people are left-handed, the potential waste that contact lenses represent, and using oxygen to kill infections.

For our weekly segment with the New Zealand First Party, Lillian talks to list MP Jenny Marcroft about the longest standing Māori radio station, Te Ūpoko o Te Ika and its fight to survive.

For Wire Worry Week, Lillian offers an overview of Te Ture Whenua Maori bill with Toni Love of the Māori Law Review.

And finally Darashpreet shines a light on Gambling Harm Awareness Week, and speaks with Andree Froude from Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand.

Wire Worry Week: Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill I/V w/ Toni Love: 22 August, 2018

Wire Worry Week: Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill I/V w/ Toni Love: 22 August, 2018 Wire Worry Week: Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill I/V w/ Toni Love: 22 August, 2018, 21.06 MB
Wed 22 Aug 2018

This week we are looking at Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill. Toni Love, of Te Atiawa descent, works for the Māori Law Review focusing particularly on legal issues regarding Māori land. We got in touch with her to explain the ins and outs of the bill, as well as discuss the controversy around the reforms that were proposed when the National party were in government. Lillian Hanly started by asking what the bill actually is.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: August 21 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: August 21 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: August 21 2018, 42.36 MB
Tue 21 Aug 2018

Mary-Margaret speaks to the Auckland Women’s Health Council about a dangerous contraceptive device named Essure, and the lack of informed consent in aspects of the health system. Ella speaks to World Vison about Nauru. Justin’s taking us to international news again, he reports on new infrastructure in Hong Kong. This week on the Greendesk, we discuss new statistical models which show global temperatures will be staying abnormally high over the next four years.

How Essure Contraception Failed Women: August 21 2018

How Essure Contraception Failed Women: August 21 2018 How Essure Contraception Failed Women: August 21 2018, 10.52 MB
Tue 21 Aug 2018

Essure, a contraceptive device designed in the early 2000s, has caused irreversible damage for thousands of women in more recent years. The metal coil is inserted into fallopian tubes, a distinctly more invasive technique than an iud or rod. As we will soon see, the contraceptive poses very high risks. Mary-Margaret spoke to Sue Claridge of the Auckland Women’s Health Council about kiwi and Australian women whose lives have been hurt by the lack of information available about the devices. She started by explaining what the Essure device is.

Rising Temperatures: Greendesk August 21 2018

Rising Temperatures: Greendesk August 21 2018 Rising Temperatures: Greendesk August 21 2018, 6.3 MB
Tue 21 Aug 2018

Recent statistical models are showing global temperatures will be remaining sky high until at least 2022. Greendesk reporter Jack Marshall had a chat with Professor James Renwick from Victoria University’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Professor Renwick gave us the lowdown on how these high temperatures will affect us, here and abroad, over the coming years.

Teachers strike w/ Chris Hipkins: August 20, 2018

Teachers strike w/ Chris Hipkins: August 20, 2018 Teachers strike w/ Chris Hipkins: August 20, 2018, 3.89 MB
Mon 20 Aug 2018

Last week on August 15 teachers across New Zealand went on strike. They are calling for beter pay, better conditions and better incentives to attract new people to the teaching profession. Lillian spoke to Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, about the strike. 

Green Party AGM w/ Marama Davidson: August 20, 2018

Green Party AGM w/ Marama Davidson: August 20, 2018 Green Party AGM w/ Marama Davidson: August 20, 2018, 5.58 MB
Mon 20 Aug 2018

Jemima spoke with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about the Green Party annual general meeting held over the weekend. They discussed the party's new proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act and their stance on the waka jumping bill.

The Wire with Jemima: August 20, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: August 20, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: August 20, 2018, 101.67 MB
Mon 20 Aug 2018

Today on the Wire Jemima spoke to co-leader of the Green Party, Marama Davidson, about the Green Party AGM. The Southern Cross is back with their regular update on Asia Pacific news. Lillian talked to Minister of Eduction, Chris Hipkins, about the teachers strike last week. Bailley spoke to chief legal advisor to the Human Rights Commission, Janet Anderson-Bidois about people held in aged care facilities without their consent. Damian asked Geoff Simmons about his new position as leader of The Opportunities Party. Finally, Bailley talks to Minister of Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway about Christchurch becoming a settling city for refugees.