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The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June, 129.17 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks Dr Jarrod Gilbert about working with gangs to reduce crime. Neutral corner returns on Trump’s recent executive order to reverse the separation of children and their families at the border. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss rehabilitation in prison. Our Wire Worry week is sex work and Lachlan talks to Dame Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective about the Swedish model and why decriminalisation is much better. Finally This Day in History looks at the Freedom Summer murders in 1964.

Neutral Corner: "Womp womp"

Neutral Corner: "Womp womp" Neutral Corner: "Womp womp", 17.47 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Neutral Corner constrasts the coverage given to President Trump's ending of the seperation of undocumented migrant children from their families by Fox News and MSNBC.

This Day in History: 1964

This Day in History: 1964 This Day in History: 1964, 27.61 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1964, for the murder of three Civil Rights activists in Mississippi.

Do we need to radically change our lives to stop climate change?

Do we need to radically change our lives to stop climate change? Do we need to radically change our lives to stop climate change? , 23.87 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

Scientists say we still have time to address climate change and we've made headway, but we still have a long way to go. What do we need to do to combat climate change, and how worried should we be about global warming? Maria Armoudian speaks with renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann. 

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Wire Worry Week: did decriminalisation make sex workers safer and healthier?

Wire Worry Week: did decriminalisation make sex workers safer and healthier? Wire Worry Week: did decriminalisation make sex workers safer and healthier?, 19.99 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

 

This week for Wire Worry Week we look into sex work, since it has been 15 years since the Prostitution Reform Act came into effect in June 2003. 

Today, our producer Lisa is wondering whether the decriminalisation has led to healthier and safer sex workers. She talks to Otago University Associate Professor of Population Health, Gillian Abel, who has been looking into the health and safety standards in the sex work industry for decades. 

 

A conversation about shame, decolonisation, and the urbanisation of identity

Maumahara Girlie Maumahara Girlie, 21.21 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

Maumahara Girlie is a contemporary theatre show at the Basement Theatre playing during the Matariki Festival from the 3rd - 7th July. Based on a script for Window Gallery by Mya Morrison Middleton who is of Ngai Tahu descent, it features a group of young Māori women grappling with shame and decolonisation, and the urbanisation of their identity, particularly in regards to disconnection and language. Lillian Hanly spoke with both Mya and Freddy Carr, of Ngai Tuhoe and Ngati Awa descent, who is one of the actors in the show, about some of the issues the script speaks to. We ended up having a conversation for almost half an hour. Lillian started by asking what the inspiration was for this story.

 

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday June 20th 2018

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday June 20th 2018 The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday June 20th 2018, 115.99 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk music for babies, flat earths, and the problems with psychology experiments.

Jenny Marcroft from NZ first gives us an update on the goings on with Kauri Dieback.

Our producer Darashpreet speaks to Cee Payne about the most recent development in the Nurses pay and working conditions negotiations, and then speaks with Richard Wagstaff from the Council of Trade Unions regarding the decision.

For Wire Worry Week, Lisa talks to Associate Professor Gillian Abel about the current health and safety situation in the sex work industry.

Finally, Lillian has a chat with writer of Maumahara Girlie Mya Morrison Middleton and performer Freddy Carr, a performance playing at BAsement Theatre in early July. This is just a snippet of the long interview, which is podcasted separately. 

Nurses negotiate better pay and work conditions with District Health Board

What do the nurses want? What do the nurses want? , 27.92 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

The New Zealand Nurses organisation has rejected the District Health Board’s latest pay offer, which was increased by 15%. After 9 years of underfunding in the health area, the nurses have reached a breaking point. With poor work conditions, low staffing and high pressure, the nurses are demanding the District Health Board do something about this issue. The New Zealand Nurses organisation are using this opportunity to be loud and clear with the changes they expect in the system, after being let down for many years. This issue is not about nurses wanting more money, but about getting more appreciation and respect for their line of work.

A social media post by a nurse which commented on this issue being painted solely about pay by mainstream media reminded people the negotiations are more than that. Nurses are calling for safer staffing and recognition of more nurses being needed in wards. The offer the District Health Board proposed equated to approximately 1 to 2 extra nurses for each across New Zealand. This would not be sufficient enough to cover staffing issues or safely care for patients. The social media post also mentioned that new graduate nurses are feeling unprepared and ill supported by the system.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Industrial Services Manager, Cee Payne spoke a little bit more about this, as did Richard Wagstaff, President of the Council of Trade Unions who has been supporting the nurses movement.

 

Worry Week: Interview w/ Dame Catherine Healy

Worry Week: Interview w/ Dame Catherine Healy Worry Week: Interview w/ Dame Catherine Healy, 54.87 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

This week, Laura Kvigstad chats to Dame Catherine Healy, national coordinator for New Zealand Prostitute collective about how we as a society can better serve those currently employed in this industry.

Everday People with Trevor

Everyday People: June 19th 2018 Everyday People: June 19th 2018, 3.85 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

This week on Everyday People, Leonard chatted to Trevor, a pleasant elderly gentleman who was taking a break from overlooking exams.