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The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 20th February

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 20th February The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 20th February, 102.69 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Firstly Reuben speaks to the President of the Council of Trade Unions, Richard Wagstaff, about Nosh successor, ‘The Grocer’s Market’, going into receivership and what that will mean for its staff.

On the Green Desk, Conor talks killer whales with Dr Regina Eisert from the University of Canterbury

Leonard speaks to Jeremy Gallagher, one of the people behind new Auckland Music venue 25b. They discuss what it's like to open up a club in the city, and discuss the ins and outs of Auckland's live music scene.

I also have a chat to Antoinette and Jordan, they travelled around Aotearoa producing a documentary that looks for ways to make individual lives better, as well as the world.

We also have Wire Worry Week: Following the Pride Festival, that culminated with the Pride Parade at Ponsonby Road on Saturday, Leonard speaks to Shaughan Woodcock, the producer of the parade about how it all went.

Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future, 11.95 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018


Directors Antoinette Wilson and Jordan Osmond have toured the country interviewing international and local experts in various fields. They sought to provide great insight into the problems we are currently facing and will face in the future.

It isn’t just a documentary of doom and gloom, instead Antoinette and Jordan seek to provide refreshing and insightful solutions.

Reuben McLaren has a chat to find out more.

The film will premiere in Auckland on Saturday 3rd March at the Academy Cinema. 

Grocer's Market employees 'probably won't be paid in full' - CTU

Grocer's Market employees 'probably won't be paid in full' - CTU Grocer's Market employees 'probably won't be paid in full' - CTU, 6.37 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

The grocer that reopened a Nosh store late last year has entered receivership, with reports indicating that the business owes employees and suppliers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Aaron Drever, who re-opened the store under the name ‘Grocer’s Market’, has a history of disciplinary findings, eventually leading to the loss of his real estate license.

Reuben McLaren speaks to NZ Council of Trade Unions president Richard Wagstaff to learn more about the employee’s situation.

 

25B, Auckland's newest music venue

25B, Auckland's newest music venue 25B, Auckland's newest music venue, 18.61 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

In late January, 25B was opened on Auckland's Cross Street as a venue for live music. Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Jeremy Gallagher, one of the brains behind the operation, to discuss the ins and outs of live music, particularly in Auckland. 

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'.