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Looking at Burkina Faso; March 12, 2019

Looking at Burkina Faso; March 12, 2019 Looking at Burkina Faso; March 12, 2019, 28.48 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

At the International desk today, Oscar fills in for Lisa and talks about the past, present and future of Burkina Faso.

International Women's Day on Social Media: March 11, 2019

International Women's Day on Social Media: March 11, 2019 International Women's Day on Social Media: March 11, 2019, 20.27 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

Last Friday was International Women's Day which is celebrated annually as focal point of women's rights. This year Jemima noticed the presence of gender equality discussions on social media sky rocket around International Women's Day and wanted to learn more about whether a social media post truely combats gender inequality. In this interview, Jemima speaks to the President of the National Council of Women, Vanisa Dhiru, to answer this question. 

The Wire with Jemima: March 11, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: March 11, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: March 11, 2019, 106.54 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

This week Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about tax evasion, capital gains taxes, and the Schools Strike for Climate Action. Lachlan discusses the possibility of lightrail over the Waitematā Harbour with Matt Lowrie from Transport Blog. Lachlan also speaks to Peter Malcom from Closing the Gap about income inequality and tax rates in New Zealand. Jemima wraps it up with an interview with the President of the National Council of Women about International Women's Day and the how social media is impacting the gender equality movement. 

Crossing the Harbour by train: March 11, 2019

Crossing the Harbour by train: March 11, 2019 Crossing the Harbour by train: March 11, 2019, 8.06 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

 

A recent report released by AT shows the need for a new Waitemata harbour crossing by the mid 2030s. The report highlighted the need for alternative transport options that move away from traditional notions of needing more roads. One of these is the option of a rail link between the Shore and Mainland. Lachlan spoke with Matt Lowrie from Transport blog about the possibility of a rail crossing.

 

Why aren't we taxing the rich w/ Peter Malcolm: March 11, 2019

Why aren't we taxing the rich w/ Peter Malcolm: March 11, 2019 Why aren't we taxing the rich w/ Peter Malcolm: March 11, 2019, 6.64 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

Lachlan spoke with Peter Malcolm from Closing the Gap New Zeland about the Tax Working Group's recommendations, and why these should have included larger taxes on the wealthy.

The Big Q: What does it mean to be responsible? March 11, 2019

The Big Q: What does it mean to be responsible? March 11, 2019 The Big Q: What does it mean to be responsible? March 11, 2019, 19.69 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

What does it mean to be responsible? And how has neoliberalism changed our conception of personal responsibility? Maria Armoudian speaks to Susanna Trnka about the factors that shape our lives, and our ways of being: ideas, events, and what she calls ‘traversing’.


The Big Q website: www.thebiq.org
 

This day in history: 8th March, 2019

This day in history: 8th March, 2019 This day in history: 8th March, 2019, 17.41 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2019

This day in history goes back to 1957 for the re-opening of the Suez Canal after a brief war between Egypt and a coalition of England, France and Israel.

The Political Panel At UoA: March 3rd, 2019

The Political Panel At UoA: March 3rd, 2019 The Political Panel At UoA: March 3rd, 2019, 23.08 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2019

The Wire with Laura: March 8th, 2019

The Wire with Laura: March 8th, 2019 The Wire with Laura: March 8th, 2019, 101.22 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2019

First up, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member, Denise Lee is back. She fills us in on Nationals perspective of the climate change protests amongst school students, the Future of Education public meeting at One Tree Hill College, and Micheal Cullen's extended contract which paid him $1000. 

 

Then, for wire worry week, members of political groups at the University of Auckland join us to talk about about cannabis reformation, student fees and renting regulations. 

 

And finally for This Day in History, Ben Goldson reports on the reopening of the suez canal in 1957.