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"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei "We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei, 10.82 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

For Wire Worry Week: Pride! Drag queens! Mary-Margaret spoke to Leidy Lei, a fledgling drag queen, about being a newcomer to Auckland's drag scene. Her debut performace is this Friday (the 23rd of February, 2018) in this month’s Drag Wars competition: 350 K Rd, 8pm, $10 on the door. Go watch and vote for Leidy Lei and have a bloody good time!

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February , 105.64 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

This week for Wire Worry Week we focused on LGBTI issues and spoke to the Executive Director of Rainbow Youth. We also looked at the plans to reopen the Albert Park tunnels, a new exhibition looking at South Auckland music, the unfortunate experiment and lots more. 

Catherine Delahunty swaps parliament for performance

Question Time Blues Question Time Blues, 18.54 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Catherine Delahunty, former Green Party MP, is a self-proclaimed activist and troublemaker. She has been with the party since 1999. Now, she's putting on a show with producer Julie Zhu at the Q Theatre called Question Time Blues that looks at her time in Parliament through a comedic and hearltfelt performance. Delahunty spoke with Lillian Hanly who started by asking why she stepped down. 

How Long will the Bay be clean?

How Long will the Bay be clean? How Long will the Bay be clean? , 11.29 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Kelly spoke with Geoff Reid, environmental activist and photographer, who is calling for a property developer that is building a gated community in Karepiro Bay to step down from his position on the board of Te Papa. Geoff explains the degradation that is occuring in the Okura marine reserve because of the malpractice surrounding the construction and environmental consideration.

Pākehā - is it racist?

Pākehā - is it racist? Pākehā - is it racist?, 15.5 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Margaret Mutu on whether the word Pākehā is racist after an online forum debated the issue. 

The Wire with Kelly: 16th February 2018

The Wire with Kelly: 16 Feb 2018 The Wire with Kelly: 16 Feb 2018, 100.12 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

The Arts Go On Trial

The Arts Go On Trial The Arts Go On Trial, 13.47 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

A new Theatre Production 'It's A Trial' debates the future of the arts. It incorporates a trial setting and pulls the audience into the debate. Producer Laura Kvigstad talks with the shows Producer, Joel Baxendale on the upcoming feature. 

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan, 25.34 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their weekly chat. This week they discuss the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 as well as Treaty settlements.

"A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report

"A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report "A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report, 14.23 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

The Salvation Army recently released their State of the Nation report, highlighting the struggle of low income families in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Associate professor Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group about the report.

The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race

The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race, 10.1 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

After Bill English announced his resignation on Tuesday, the National Party's leadership race began, with Simon Bridges, Judith Collins and Amy Adams currently standing for the position. Jemima talked to political commentator, Dr Bryce Edwards, about English's resignation, the pros and cons of each leadership candidate, the National Party leadership seclection process and who he thinks has got it in the bag.