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Neutral Corner: 7th February, 2019

Neutral Corner: 7th February, 2019 Neutral Corner: 7th February, 2019, 20.4 MB
Thu 7 Feb 2019

Neutral Corner looks at the reaction to a recent State of the Union address by President of the United States Donald Trump. Featuring clips from MSNBC and Fox News.

This day in history: 7th February, 2019

This day in history: 7th February, 2019 This day in history: 7th February, 2019, 21.73 MB
Thu 7 Feb 2019

This day in history goes back to the start of the full United States embargo on the island nation of Cuba, which remains largely in effect.

The Wire with Oscar, Ben and Grace; February 7, 2019

The Wire with Oscar, Ben and Grace; February 7, 2019 The Wire with Oscar, Ben and Grace; February 7, 2019, 106.4 MB
Thu 7 Feb 2019

The Wire is here for another day. 

On Today’s show, Andrew Little returns to talk to Oscar about treaty settlements and the recommendations made to Aotearoa at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Grace talks Sarah about the strike actions of around 1000 ambulance officers as well as the conditions the strikes have arisen from. In Neutral Corner, we review the media coverage and content of the State of The Union address and On this Day in History, 1962, the total embargo on Cuba by the United States of America began.

 

Ambulance Professionals Protest: February 7, 2019

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Thu 7 Feb 2019

Grace speaks to Sarah Stone, Ambulance Co-Ordinator at First Union, about what Ambulance Professionals are hoping to achieve by stepping up their protest.

Are EU having a laugh? w/ Mary-Margaret Slack: February 5, 2019

Are EU having a laugh? w/ Mary-Margaret Slack: February 5, 2019 Are EU having a laugh? w/ Mary-Margaret Slack: February 5, 2019, 18.91 MB
Tue 5 Feb 2019

It's time to check in with all the goings on in the UK, with our European correspondant Mary-Margaret Slack. This week, Theresa May’s heading to Northern Ireland… and is a no Brexit deal off the table? Have a listen.

The Australian Royal Commission Banking Report

The Australian Royal Commission Banking Report: February 5, 2019 The Australian Royal Commission Banking Report: February 5, 2019, 5.24 MB
Tue 5 Feb 2019

Liv Holdsworth talks about the outcomes of The Australian Royal Commission’s investigation into their financial sector and what this might mean for New Zealand.

The Wire with Stewart: February 5, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: February 5, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: February 5, 2019, 46.23 MB
Tue 5 Feb 2019

Stewart Sowman-Lund is back from oblivion to host this week's show - and it's packed to the brim.

  • There are calls for New Zealanders to learn more about our colonial past in schools - the chair of the History Teachers’ Association chats to Stewart about a new petition asking for exactly that.
  • Plus, should New Zealand just outright ban cigarettes? It’s being proposed in Hawaii. ASH spokesman Ben Youdan talks to Stewart.
  • Then, Our European correspondent Mary-Margaret Slack is back for another week. What's the latest Brexit developments?
  • Plus, Green Desk is here as usual: This week Mitchell talks to University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Engineering Dr Aaron Marshall, about his almost zero-waste solution for treating acid waste and discarded zinc
  • After that, Liv talks about the outcomes of The Australian Royal Commission’s investigation into their financial sector and what this might mean for New Zealand.
  • And finally for our weekly international segment, Lisa reports on the latest developments of the political crisis in Venezuela. 

Compulsory Teaching of New Zealand's Maori and Colonial History

Compulsory Teaching of New Zealand's Maori and Colonial History: February 5, 2019 Compulsory Teaching of New Zealand's Maori and Colonial History: February 5, 2019, 18.27 MB
Tue 5 Feb 2019

Too few New Zealanders have a sound understanding of what brought the Crown and Māori together in the 1840 Treaty, or of how the relationship played out over the following decades. That’s what the New Zealand History Teachers' Association think. They’ve launched a petition calling for the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would make compulsory the coherent teaching of our own past across appropriate year levels in our schools. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with the Assocation’s Chair, Graeme Ball, and started by asking him to explain his petition.