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School Strike 4 Climate w/ Sophie Handford: September 23rd, 2019

School Strike 4 Climate w/ Sophie Handford: September 23rd, 2019 School Strike 4 Climate w/ Sophie Handford: September 23rd, 2019, 24.19 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Sherry speaks with National co-ordinator of School Strike 4 Climate, Sophie Handford, ahead of their third protest on the 27th of September. She asks Sophie on the movement’s demands, and changes after criticisms following the last protest for alienating pacifika voices due to the timing with polyfest. Sophie also discusses the implications on local body elections with the increased awareness of the climate crisis. Sherry begin by asking Sophie  to outline what’s new with the upcoming protest.

The Wire with Lachlan: September 23, 2019

The Wire with Lachlan: September 23, 2019 The Wire with Lachlan: September 23, 2019, 100.99 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

On the Wire today: Professor Jim Mann joins us to discuss food advertising and whether the government needs to bring in more regulations. Southern Cross is back discussing all the news across the Pacific. Sherry chats with Sophie Handford, national convenor for School Strike for Climate. Finally, Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw has his regular chat with Jemima, this week discussing emissions from business and the climate crisis risk assessment.

Food advertising - who to believe?: September 23, 2019

Food advertising - who to believe?: September 23, 2019 Food advertising - who to believe?: September 23, 2019, 24.87 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

New Zealand has one of the higest rates of obesity in the world - but how much does advertising have to do with it? A health expert is calling for greater government regulations around how food is advertised, especially to children. Lachlan spoke with Professor Jim Mann from the University of Otago about advertising, the difficulty around food and social media and what the government can do to help people make more informed decisions around their diet.

The Big Q: Is our economy undermining the green revolution? September 23, 2019

The Big Q: Is our economy undermining the green revolution? September 23, 2019 The Big Q: Is our economy undermining the green revolution? September 23, 2019, 9.69 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Are some green solutions unhelpful for the environment or, worse, do they actually harm it? In her book Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, journalist Heather Rogers explores whether ‘green’ products such as carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars work in offsetting the effects of climate change. Maria Armoudian spoke to Rogers about whether earth-friendly products can save the planet.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Neutral corner: 20th September, 2019

Neutral corner: 20th September, 2019 Neutral corner: 20th September, 2019, 22.69 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

On this week's Netural Corner we look at media coverage of the recent Israeli election from i24 News and Press TV.

The Wire with Laura: 20th of September, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 20th of September, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 20th of September, 2019, 107.66 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Pay Equity w/ Tali Williams: 20th September, 2019

Pay Equity w/ Tali Williams: 20th September, 2019 Pay Equity w/ Tali Williams: 20th September, 2019 , 11.54 MB
Fri 20 Sep 2019

Producer Bronnie speaks with Tali Williams, National Secretary of FIRST Union's Retail, Finance and Commerce Division, about why buisinesses need to be transparent about disparities in their pay.

The Wire with Stewart: September 19, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: September 19, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: September 19, 2019, 99.09 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

Stewart Sowman-Lund is back from the holidays and ready for another exciting Thursday Wire! This week, Mary-Margaret's back in the producer's chair.

On the show: 

  • Mary-Margaret chats to Deborah Small, from Break the Chains - a US advocacy group focused on communities most vulnerable to the punitive policies caused by the War on Drugs.
  • After that, Justice Minister Andrew Little swings by for his weekly chat. Today - does he stand by the Party’s actions over the past two weeks as sexual assault allegations have come to light. 
  • Then, we continue our series looking into all the mayoral hopefuls standing in Auckland. Today - Stewart speak to comedian Tom Sainsbury, the campaign manager for ‘Fiona’...
  • And finally - in Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe gets us up to date with all the latest Aussie news. Today: We catch up with what Pauline Hanson’s been up to.

All that plus another thrilling edition of Poll Position!