Between 2001 and 2011 the number of non-profit charities increased by 25 percent. $316 billion was given away in 2012 in the United States alone. Yet inequality has grown, and nations are struggling to deal with a refugee and migration crisis. This is part of what Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett and head of the NoVo Foundation, provocatively calls the “charitable-industrial complex” – and it may be perpetuating global poverty. Maria Armoudian spoke with Buffett about the charitable industrial complex and the concept of philanthropic colonialism.
Our Wire Worry Week topic is the monarchy. The Kingitanga movement arose in the 1850s to establish a role similar to the role of the British monarch and help halt alienation of Maori land. News director Lillian spoke with Huirama Matatahi, a kaitiaki at Turangawaewae marae, who focuses on connecting youth with the kingitanga movement through Te Kahui Rangatahi.
Yesterday, Minister Iain Lees-Galloway made two announcements in his two different roles as Minister for Immigration and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
The announcements regarded changes to international students post study work rights and Fair Pay Agreements. Lillian Hanly spoke with Iain and started by asking him to lay out the changes to the work rights for international students.
Todays Wire is jam packed, starting off with Dear Science with Allan Blackman, and NZ first party member Jenny Marcroft talking to Lillian about Maori media strategy. Later on in the show we dive into the recent discussion around plastic bags, talking to Green party MP Eugenie Sage about her announcement to ban all plastic bags, aswell as Emily Hunter from Greenpeace about how our society could do more in terms of disposable plastics. Finally we finish off by talking to Iain Lees-Galloway about international students work rights following graduation. Big show. Lots of good content. Listen.
Do free markets camouflage their real cost to our society? Blinded by prices and the so-called free market, Raj Patel says market theory has not only failed, but has also acted as a camouflage for activities that are not about markets at all, and that prices have little correspondence with their value or even their cost. Maria Armoudian discusses how to reshape market societies with Patel.
On World Environment Day, Leonard speaks to Camden Howitt from Sustainable Coastlines. Camden discusses what Sustainable Coastlines is all about, and what the organisation plans to do with the $2.7 Million Dollars that they were awarded in funding by the Government this morning.
How does most of what we buy and consume help create wars as well as prop up dictatorships and systems of oppression? How can we change this? Maria Armoudian talks to Leif Wenar about blood oil and consumer choice.
Tuesday Wire for the 5th of May.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult about Housing issues in the district
Conor Knell does an International Piece on the Mexican Elections
Jack Marshalls Green Desk investigates Monarch Butterflies with Jim Early
Camden Howitt from Sustainable Coastlines discusses World Environment Day
Everyday People chats with an young American Bloke in Albert Park
On July 1st, 88 million Mexicans go to the polls in their first election since Donald Trump entered the White House on a wave of Anti-Mexican sentiment. Conor Knell explores the issues Mexico faces and how the leading candidate could cause a historic political upset