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The Big Q: Artists, Israel, and BDS: To play or not to play?

The Big Q: Artists, Israel, and BDS: To play or not to play? The Big Q: Artists, Israel, and BDS: To play or not to play?, 20.88 MB
Mon 19 Nov 2018

Earlier this year, New Zealand popstar Lorde became the latest in a long line of artists to pull out of shows in Israel. This came after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including two New Zealand activists who called on the singer to change her mind about playing in the country. The activists were later ordered to pay $12,000 by an Israeli court under a 2011 ‘anti-boycott’ law. Sam Smith spoke with Mark LeVine about the impact of BDS and the ongoing issue facing musicians on whether or not they should perform in Israel.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

25th Anniversary of the death of Eve van Grafhorst: November 19th, 2018

25th Anniversary of the death of Eve van Grafhorst: November 19th, 2018 25th Anniversary of the death of Eve van Grafhorst: November 19th, 2018, 7.61 MB
Mon 19 Nov 2018

Tomorrow (20/11) marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Eve van Grafhorst.  Originally from Australia, Eve was one of the first children to be infected by HIV.  She became the center of a controversy in 1985 when she was banned from her local pre-school and the incident forced her family to move to Hawke’s Bay, where she died aged 11 in 1993.  Justin spoke with Jason Myers, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, about her legacy, as well as what has changed for people with HIV since.  He started by asking more about Eve’s life.

 

Gender Equality in Legal Workplaces: November 19, 2018

Gender Equality in Legal Workplaces: November 19, 2018 Gender Equality in Legal Workplaces: November 19, 2018, 6.95 MB
Mon 19 Nov 2018

The New Zealand Law Society has just celebrated 100 signatories of its Gender Equality Charter. The Charter was introduced in April of this year and aims to retain and advance women within the legal profession. The President of the Society, Kathryn Beck, spoke to Jemima about the Charter, how the Law Society plans to get every legal workplace on board, and finally how the Law Society is tackling sexual harassment as a gender equality issue. 

The Wire with Jemima: October 19, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: October 19, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: October 19, 2018, 102.8 MB
Mon 19 Nov 2018

On the Monday Wire this week, Ella is back with Under the Weather to tell us about everything climate related, including; extreme flooding, climate change protests in London, and heatwaves killing sperm. For our regular Green Party segment Jemima discusses the impact of the letting fee ban and the International Declaration on Biodiversity with co-leader Marama Davidson. Justin talks to Jason Myers from the AIDS Foundation about the 25th anniversary of the death of Eve van Grafhorst. Jemima speaks to the New Zealand Law Society President, Kathryn Beck, about the societys' Gender Equality Charter. Wrapping up with Worry Week, Damian talks to Massey University Associate Professor, Grant Duncan, about political ideologies and spectrums. 

The National Party with Amy Adams: 16th November, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 16th November, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: 16th November, 2018, 33.05 MB
Fri 16 Nov 2018

Laura Kvigstad speaks with The National Party's Amy Adams about what's happening in politics today: from the planned re-entry of the pike river mine announced by government, a new report that shows some government departments are spending 50% more on consultancy than previous years and the new statistics that reveal the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 10 years. 

The Wire with Laura: 16th November, 2018

The Wire with Laura: 16th November, 2018 The Wire with Laura: 16th November, 2018, 110.08 MB
Fri 16 Nov 2018

First Up, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams joins Laura Kvigstad to speak about the recent announcement to reopen the pike river mines.

 

Then Grace speaks with Unicef’s executive director Vivian Maiderborn about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and what people can do to help.

Next, Sam Smith tells us all about how needles in fruit are in the news, AGAIN.

Following that, Sherry Zhang talks to Breakingboundaries volunteer Jesse Lee on advocating for the transgender community as part of transgender awareness week.

Finally,  Jennifer Rose Tamati put together a report together on cultural representation and diversity at the New Zealand Music Awards.

 

Jenn "Representing" at The New Zealand Music Awards

Jenn "Representing" at The New Zealand Music Awards Jenn "Representing" at The New Zealand Music Awards , 3.9 MB
Fri 16 Nov 2018

Producer, Jennifer Rose Tamati was media at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards last night - and as a result of the afterparty she has completely lost her voice. She wrote a report on diversity and representation at the awards for someone else voice. She documents the narrative of diversity and representation that is becoming increasingly prioritised at the New Zealand Music Awards. 

Biggest Humanitarian Crisis in One Hundred Years: Yemen

Biggest Humanitarian Crisis in One Hundred Years: Yemen Biggest Humanitarian Crisis in One Hundred Years: Yemen, 5.82 MB
Fri 16 Nov 2018

Producer, Grace Watson talks with Unicef’s New Zealand's executive director, Vivian Maidaborn, about the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The country is currently on the brink of what is being called the worst crisis in one hundred years as fourteen million people are at risk of famine as a result of a civil war that began in 2015.

Transgender Awareness Week with Jessie Lee: 16th November, 2018

Transgender Awareness Week with Jessie Lee: 16th November, 2018 Transgender Awareness Week with Jessie Lee: 16th November, 2018, 7.16 MB
Fri 16 Nov 2018

This week is transgender awareness week, and Sherry spoke to Breaking Boundaries volunteer Jesse Lee on their role within the community. Jesse is an events technician with Breaking Boundaries; a creative arts charity for queer and transgender people. There is a trigger warning for mental health and suicide, so please take care.

This day in history: 15th November, 2018

This day in history: 15th November, 2018 This day in history: 15th November, 2018, 34.95 MB
Thu 15 Nov 2018

This day in history looks at the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, which took place after an intensification of The Troubles.