Ben speaks to Jarred Abbot of First Union about bus drivers for Go Bus and their ongoing protest. Ben also speaks to Ricardo Menendez of Auckland Action Against Poverty about median rental prices. In international news, Justin talks about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia and looks at our wire worry week theme: ideologies, and how this relates to the regime. For the Green Desk this week, Ella talks about an open letter to the government about climate change signed by different academics. And finally, Leonard is back with another little everyday people clip.
This week on Everyday People, Leonard spoke to Tim Crawford on her 90th birthday. Tim was the nanny, caregiver and second mother for Leonard and his Two older brothers when they were growing up, so he asked her the 5 special questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weeks topic for Worry Week is Ideologies and this podcast focusses on how we label political ideologies. Political spectrums are often used as a way of classifying different political ideologies on a scale marked left to right, hence why we hear terminology such as left and right wing politics. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Massey University Associate Professor, Grant Duncan about labelling and measuring political ideology, firstly asking what do we mean when we label things left-wing and right-wing politics?
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.