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Justin's International Desk: 28th November 2019

Justin's International Desk: 28th November 2019 Justin's International Desk: 28th November 2019, 8.98 MB
Thu 28 Nov 2019

Justin talks about the protests in Haiti against President Jovenel Moise and the role the US could play in the crisis.

Breaking Hong Kong news with Justin: 28th November 2019

Breaking Hong Kong news with Justin: 28th November 2019 Breaking Hong Kong news with Justin: 28th November 2019, 2.22 MB
Thu 28 Nov 2019

US President Donald Trump has signed the Hong Kong Democracy and Human Rights Act and Justin gives his reactions.

International Desk with James: 28th November 2019

International Desk with James: 28th November 2019 International Desk with James: 28th November 2019, 8.98 MB
Thu 28 Nov 2019

Last week Aramco, Saudi Arabia's oil company, was listed on the Riyadh exchange. The move has been many years in the making, but has not come without its fair share of changes. Exclusively listing on their national exchange, unmet valuation targets and a smaller amount of shares available have all changed how the company will now perform, as well as global pressures surrounding the climate emergency. James talked to Rod Oram, a business and political commentator, about what this could mean not only for Saudi Arabia, but how they and their economy is viewed by the rest of the world.

Law & Order Proposals w/ Efeso Collins; November 27 2019

Law & Order Proposals w/ Efeso Collins; November 27 2019 Law & Order Proposals w/ Efeso Collins; November 27 2019, 18.25 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

The National party has rolled a series of new proposals aimed at dealing with violent gangs, if they were to win the 2020 election. They’ve said they want to take a much stronger stance than the current government, promising new laws ranging from banning gang patches to revoking parole for those associated with gangs to the setting up of a new task force, modelled after a prolific New South Wales unit called “Strike Force Raptor”. This is apparently only the beginning of a broader “gang action plan” that National has promised to release by next year. Meanwhile Corrections minister Kelvin Davis called the document a "mishmash of reheated ideas", stating that the focus should be on anyone who breaks the law rather than specific groups. University of Auckland Criminologist Dr Ron Kramer said the proposals were "transparently pathetic", "overblown propaganda", and that they provide no substantive impact on crime. William Boyd spoke with Manukau ward councillor Efeso Collins, who has been outspoken in the past about opening up conversation with gangs as opposed to cracking down on them. William started off by asking him for his input on the new proposals.

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The Wire with Lillian: November 27, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: November 27, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: November 27, 2019, 110.26 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk Susepended Animation, new forces of nature and how good grammar could help in your search for love. 

William Boyd talks to Manukau Ward Councillor Efeso Collins about National’s recent Law and Order proposals.

No NZ First this week, but we have electoral law expert Andrew Geddis explaining the donations scandal afflicting the party recently.

Felix Walton is speaking to Amanda Larsson from Greenpeace NZ about their occupation of an OMV oil and gas exploration vessel earlier this week.

I/V w/ Andrew Geddis on the possible failures of electoral law: November 27, 2019

I/V w/ Andrew Geddis on the possible failures of electoral law: November 27, 2019 I/V w/ Andrew Geddis on the possible failures of electoral law: November 27, 2019, 14.75 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

The NZ First party has been in the news recently following reports on the New Zealand First Foundation that has allegedly channelled donations through to the political party. Party Leader Winston Peters has maintained the legality of the process, however Andrew Geddis, law professor at Otago University, says whether that is legal or not - there needs to be a discuss about whether it should be legal. Andrew studied in the US and during that time became interested in the relationship between money and politics. When he returned to Aotearoa he made that one of his central areas of research, looking at electoral law generally, and how those laws govern how money can be used to influence elections. Lillian Hanly wanted to speak to Andrew about what is happening with NZ First, but started by touching on money and politics in the US and whether NZ is heading the same way.

Greenpeace on Their Occupation of OMV Oil Vessel: November 27, 2019

Greenpeace on Their Occupation of OMV Oil Vessel: November 27, 2019 Greenpeace on Their Occupation of OMV Oil Vessel: November 27, 2019, 6.57 MB
Wed 27 Nov 2019

While many of us were enjoying a sunday sleep-in, a group of Greenpeace protestors occupied an OMV exploration vessel in protest of ocean drilling. The last of the protestors were removed by police on Tuesday morning, after 50 hours onboard. This is the most recent in a string of protests against the Austrian Oil and Gas company OMV. Felix Walton spoke with Greenpeace NZ's lead climate campaigner Amanda Larsson.

Moving the Port to the North with Michael Goldwater: November 26, 2019 w/ Dhan-nun Ahmed

Moving the Port to the North with Michael Goldwater: November 26, 2019 w/ Dhan-nun Ahmed Moving the Port to the North with Michael Goldwater: November 26, 2019 w/ Dhan-nun Ahmed, 19.76 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

In this interview, 95bFM reporter Dhan-nun(@FreedomOfCommon) spoke with Waterfront 2029's Spokeperson Michael Goldwater. They're an organisation campaigning for the moving of Auckland’s container and used car Port to Whangarei. Waterfront2029 grew out of Stop Stealing our harbour which successfully prevented port expansion in the past like wharf extensions to Devonport and concrete bases for the america’s cup. I started off asking about Waterfront2029, their history and what their current activities are.

 

The Wire with Lillian: November 26, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: November 26, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: November 26, 2019, 111.5 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

First up on the show today we have a piece from Dhannun Ahmed on the port of Auckland move, he speaks to Michael Goldwater from Waterfron 2029.

Deb Rawson is covering the changes to prisoner voting rights, she speaks to Law Professor Edward Willis, and Arthur Taylor, a former prisoner who first sued the government for the right to vote.

Mitchell Fuller has Green Desk and this week we hear from those protesting the felling of trees on Owairaka maunga.

Dr Edward Willis on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019

Dr Edward Willis on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019 Dr Edward Willis on Prisoner Voting Rights: November 26th, 2019, 15 MB
Tue 26 Nov 2019

A few days ago Justice Minister Andrew Little announced plans to change the law on prisoner voting rights in time for the 2020 election, to allow prisoners serving sentences of three years or under to vote. 

Deb Rawson discusses this shift in policy with law Professor Edward Willis from the University of Auckland, and then later with Arthur Taylor, a former prisoner who sued the Attorney-General for the right of prisoners to vote.

Taylor's interview can be found here:

http://95bfm.com/bcast/arthur-taylor-on-prisoner-voting-rights-november-26th-2019