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More than 3 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 3 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo More than 3 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 8.56 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than 3 million people displaced from their home amidst growing violence in Kasai Province.

The UN High Commissioner For Refugees said that over 400,000 have been displaced in the last three months alone and that the unrest and violence caused by the ongoing ethno-political conflict could cause that number to rise dramatically.

bFM's Conor Knell spoke to Robert Patman about the crisis.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 1st November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 101.63 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

On today's wire we hear about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Alan Blackman joins us again and explains thermonuclear bombs, gene editing, and the possible correlation between sex and weed smoking.

NZ First's Tracey Martin talks to us for the last time in the forseeable future about the new coalition government and some of the new policies that have been announced.

Finally we hear from Amnesty International who are on the Manus Island detention centre that was closed yesterday.

The Wire with India: Tuesday 31st October

The Wire with India: Tuesday 31st October The Wire with India: Tuesday 31st October, 109.31 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

On today's wire, we look at the situation around the imminent closure of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island detention centre.

Labour has planned to scrap National Standards for primary schools — we speak to National MP Nikki Kaye about her criticisms of the policy

We speak to a criminologist about research into the ways newspaper reporting of sexual violence can work to uphold rape culture.

Finally, we speak to Nicole Whippy about The Mountaintop, a play which imagines how Martin Luther King’s last night could have played out

Last days on Manus fraught with danger

Last days on Manus fraught with danger Last days on Manus fraught with danger, 20.45 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

The imminent closure of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island detention centre has many worried for the safety of hundreds of refugees refusing to leave. We speak to Dr Anna Powles from Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies and refugee adovocate Tracey Barnett. 

National's Nikki Kaye on the scrapping of national standards

National's Nikki Kaye on the scrapping of national standards National's Nikki Kaye on the scrapping of national standards, 17.24 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

Labour has planned to scrap National Standards for primary schools -- we speak to National MP Nikki Kaye about her criticisms of the policy

'The Mountaintop' imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth

'The Mountaintop' imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth 'The Mountaintop' imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth, 12.2 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

Written by Katori Hall, The Mountaintop is a historical imagining of Martin Luther King’s final night, before he was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.

A version of the play. directed by Fasitua Amosa, is being performed in New Zealand for the first time by Pasifika theatre movement FCC, and opens at The Basement theatre tonight.

We speak to Nicole Whippy who plays Camae, a maid who meets Martin Luther King (David Fane) at the Lorraine Motel.

Studying the rape myths upheld by newspaper reporting

Studying the rape myths upheld by newspaper reporting Studying the rape myths upheld by newspaper reporting, 18.22 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

Analysing thousands of New Zealand newspaper articles published over a forty year period, criminologist Angela Barton found several trends present in the way rape was reported on, that often contradicted the realities of the victims’ situation. We speak to her about the research, which forms part of a larger project analysing the perpetuation of rape culture. 

Eminem 1 - National 0

Eminem 1 - National 0 Eminem 1 - National 0, 13.19 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Last week the outcome of the long-running Eminem vs the National party copyright case was announced with the judge awarding the American rapper’s publishing company $600,000 after ruling that the political party violated the rapper’s copyright for his hit song Lose Yourself. The track in question was called Eminem Esque, which was purchased by the party from music production company Beatbox for their 2014 election campaign ad. The judge ruled the song was significantly similar to Lose Yourself, enough to see National penalized. Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University musicologist Kirsten Zemke who gave evidence on behalf of National in the case about the outcome and what this means for music copyright.

 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October

The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October, 97.45 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Joel and producer Sam Smith took on The Wire for October 30th. Sam talked to Auckland University senior lecturer Dr Aroha Harris about the first annual commemoration of the NZ wars. Joel chatted to Green Party leader James Shaw about party donations as well as a call for action on the Manus Island detention centre.For the Pacific News segment, Southern Cross, Joel talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt and PhD Student Stephanie Tapungu about the prevalence of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea. Producer Sam Smith also talked to Auckland University Musicologist Kirsten Zemke about the outcome of the National Party Eminem copyright case, and what it means for copyright law.

Commemorating New Zealand's Wars

Commemorating New Zealand's Wars Commemorating New Zealand's Wars , 11.35 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Saturday marked the first ever official commemoration of the New Zealand Wars. The New Zealand Wars were a series of battles that took place in the 19th century between Government troops and Maori. Lives were lost on both sides, communities terrorized, while land was confiscated in what was a defining time in this country’s short history. Commemorations to mark the wars were held around the country with gatherings taking place at some of the key sites of the battles. Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University historian Dr. Aroha Harris about the commemorations and why it is important that we remember this time of our history.