Stewart Sowman and producers Olivia Holdsworth and Grace Watson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
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Stewart Sowman-Lund is in his final year of a Law and Arts degree, and a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB. He’s been at 95bFM since 2017, and has spent much of his time covering entertainment news despite being told not to. When not giving his opinion on something, he’ll most likely be found drinking coffee.
In the Community Garden, we discuss walking in Aotearoa and the upcoming walking summit this week in Auckland. We had the privilige of talking to Gay Richards, of Living Streets Aotearoa, to hear their thoughts on it all, and what they'd like to see in the future.
The full show podcast for The Tuesday Wire for the 18th of June, 2019.
We had the privilige to wander into the Community Garden to learn about the Walking summit with Living Streets Aotearoa. At the Green Desk, we talk bottle drives and deposits. We revisit Sudan to provide an update on the recent ongoings there and finally we discuss the Capitol Cinema 'closure'.
After months of peaceful protests that led to the ousting of president of thirty years Omar Al Bashir, Sudan is on the brink of civil war. Why, and can it be avoided? Our producer Lisa Boudet reports for the International Desk.
Recently The Capitol cinema on Dominion Road closed down. Not long after that news broke, it was announced Rialto Distribution was going to buy the cinema, so it would stay open. Daniel Pickstone is a film nerd and also works for Monterey Cinema group as a programmer. The Monterey Cinema group is owned by Kelly Rogers and David Ross, the pair who started Rialto Cinemas. Since then, they have sold Rialto but retain five cinemas throughout New Zealand and remain the owners of Rialto Distribution. Lillian Hanly spoke with Daniel about the importance of cinema and started by asking why The Capitol closed down.
Is the age of privacy over? What is at stake when we lose our privacy? How does a lack of privacy effect security, democracy, and society? Maria Armoudian speaks with Helen Nissenbaum, Michael Patrick Lynch, Bruce Schneier, and Joshua Fairfield.
The government has made changes to the controversial Hobbit law that was enacted by the National Government in 2010. The law took away the right for those working in the industry to collectively bargain and took away ther right to contest their employment status. Labour initially promised to repeal the law, but after a working group instead decided to change the law to allow for collective baragning but striking is illegal. Lachlan spoke with Melissa Ansell-Bridges from Equity New Zealand, an actors union, about the changes.
This week on the Monday Wire, Lachlan speaks to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, regarding a review of Oranga Tamariki. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Jemima asks Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, for an update on the party's work. Lachlan speaks to Equity New Zealand's Melissa Ansell-Bridges about the recently changed Hobbit Law. Finally, we wrap it up with an interview with Lillian Hanly who speaks to Lizzie Marvelly about AUT's Wahine Kākano festival.
Wahine Kākano is the New Zealand Young Women's Festival being held at AUT next Monday supported by the Human Rights Commission, the Māori Women's Welfare League and the National Council of Women. It's a one-day event for 16- 22 year old women and non-binary people to engage with a range of speakers on topics such as innovation, the future of work, sustainability, relationships, adulting, authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Lizzie Marvelly is the festival director and spoke with Lillian Hanly.
On the Friday Wire this week, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member, Denise Lee is joining us today to keep us all in the loop about all things National. Next, Louis speaks with Sarah Gerritsen of the University of Auckland about the Ministry of Health’s focus on food insecurity. Then, Dental Surgeon, Sha-Ron Zaks, joins Laura to discuss her work. She specialises in dental treatment for survivors of sexual trauma. We discuss the work she’s doing to change how survivors of sexual trauma receive care. And Finally Benjamin J. Goldson on this day in history.