Thursday 1am - 5am

Launch in new window

Running Stitch - Hunted

You are here

The Wire with Lachlan Balfour

Latest bCasts • View all

The Wire with Laura: 7th of December, 2018

The Wire with Laura: 7th of December, 2018 The Wire with Laura: 7th of December, 2018, 103.29 MB
Fri 7 Dec 2018

First, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams, speaks with us on the National Party walking out of paliament, the landcorp tax submissions to the tax working group and the allegations of harrasment in Maggie Barry's office. 

Then, Grace speaks with Doctor Barbara Grant, associate professor at the University of Auckland about political and academic freedom in relation to the Anne-Marie Brady case.

Following that, Therapeutic Care Worker, Jordan Henare on the Maori representation of Santa at the Nelson Santa Parade. 

Then, Chris Widdup from the Outlook for Someday about opportunities in sustainability filmmaking. 

And finally, we close off wire worry week with a report on  New Zealand’s nuclear free history. 

 

Political and Academic freedom in Aotearoa: December 7th 2018

Political and Academic freedom in Aotearoa: December 7th 2018 Political and Academic freedom in Aotearoa: December 7th 2018, 18.14 MB
Fri 7 Dec 2018

Grace speaks with Doctor Barbara Grant, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland about political and academic freedom in wake of the Anne-Marie Brady case.

Militarisation Lite; Expanding International Trade or Soft Colonisation? December 6th, 2018

Militarisation Lite; Expanding International trade or Soft Colonisation? December 6th, 2018 Militarisation Lite; Expanding International trade or Soft Colonisation? December 6th, 2018, 28.62 MB
Thu 6 Dec 2018

This week, Oscar talks to Professor Robert Patman about China and the USA's potential expansions in to the Pacific and how our current global trading patterns may perhaps limit a recurrence of military colonisation in the Pacific.  

The Wire with Oscar: December 6, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: December 6, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: December 6, 2018, 121.75 MB
Thu 6 Dec 2018

First up on the Wire, we have worry week, where Oscar talked today to Professor Robert Patman about international relations and militarisation of the pacific. Then in a back to back double dosage of Oscar, he’s have harvested another great group to chat to in The Community garden, this week talking to Everybody Eats. After that, Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing potential future referenda and a meeting with the US intelligence services. Finally on This Day in History, Ben graces the air waves to discuss the ‘Blood in the Water’ water polo match of 1956.

This day in history: 6th December, 2018

This day in history: 6th December, 2018 This day in history: 6th December, 2018, 30.58 MB
Thu 6 Dec 2018

This day in history goes back to 1956 for the "Blood in the Water" match between Hungary and Russia's water polo teams for that year's summer olympics, held in Australia.

Is Everybody Really Eating? Discussing Food Equity and Production; December 6th, 2018

Is Everybody Really Eating? Discussing Food Equity and Production; December 6th, 2018 Is Everybody Really Eating? Discussing Food Equity and Production; December 6th, 2018 , 24.18 MB
Thu 6 Dec 2018

Oscar has harvested yet another great group to chat to in The Community garden. This week, he talks to Nick Loosely from Everybody Eats about food production, management and equity.

The Wire with Lillian: December 5, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: December 5, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: December 5, 2018, 99.55 MB
Wed 5 Dec 2018

On the show today, for Dear Science we talk about CRISPR, accurate clocks and Werner Heisenberg.

We talk to Fletcher Tabuteau about his role as undersecretary of disarmament and arms control and the militarisation of the pacific.

Lisa Boudet reports on last weekend’s demonstrations in France and the Yellow Jacket Movement.

And we speak to Organise Aotearoa about their march for reproductive rights happening today.

I/V w/ Organise Aotearoa: December 5, 2018

I/V w/ Organise Aotearoa: December 5, 2018 I/V w/ Organise Aotearoa: December 5, 2018, 7.14 MB
Wed 5 Dec 2018

Kate McIntyre is a spokesperson for Organise Aotearoa, a new party for liberation and socialism in Aotearoa. They have organised a March for Reproductive Rights that is happening today in Wellington as part of a demand for the choice based reform to abortion laws, as well as a wider conversation for women’s rights more generally. The current law is from 1977 where the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act allowed for abortions to be signed off by two GPs in instances where incest or foetal impairment was involved, or if continuing the pregnancy would significantly danger their health or mental health. Organise Aotearoa say the result of this is people having to lie and jump through hoops to receive an abortion. What the group wants is a choice-based model stating ‘Just as nobody should be denied the right to continue a pregnancy if they wish to, they also shouldn’t be pressured to continue a pregnancy against their will’. Lillian Hanly spoke to Kate to find out more about their demands and started by asking where this conversation came from for the group.

Are the Yellow Jackets more violent than your average French protester? December 5, 2018

Are the Yellow Jackets more violent than your average French protester? December 5, 2018 Are the Yellow Jackets more violent than your average French protester? December 5, 2018, 9.5 MB
Wed 5 Dec 2018

Burnt cars, tear gas, and calls for Emmanuel Macron's resignation: the French are at it again with the protest. This time, it is the Gilets Jaunes (literaly "Yellow Jackets") fighting for social justice. And if it all stemmed online because of a hike in petrol prices due to new taxation, the movement has managed to gain momentum, asking now for more purchasing power and better lives. The revolt has been compared to the events of May 1968, but is France's uprising worse than usual? Or is it just the same feeling of being fed up of being taken for fools?

Tourism Fatigue: December 4 2018

Tourism Fatigue: December 4 2018 Tourism Fatigue: December 4 2018, 13.65 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

Ben speaks to Judy Chen from Tourism Export Council New Zealand about what can be done to make sure tourism fatigue does not become a threat to the country's tourism industry.