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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
The Arabian Gulf state Yemen is currently experiencing crises on two fronts. A devastating cholera outbreak and an ongoing civil war. However, are they forgotten about in a region that dominates international news coverage? Reporter Sam Smith filed this report.
New data from the Family Violence Clearinghouse shows there are thousands more police callouts every year, and officers are spending a huge amount of time responding to reports of abuse within homes. But these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg, according to Shine, an advocacy group for victims. Wire producer Daniel Walker spoke to Shine Client Services Director Jill Proudfoot.
Later in the show, the Wire team spoke to Police association president Chris Cahill on how they deal with the callouts, and why police don't keep better data on them.
Papua New Guinea's National Capital District is heading to the polls today, amid fears the election will be subverted. The governor of Port Moresby has claimed there are problems with the electoral roll and polling places. He's also told media that reports are circulating of illegal ballot paper printing, and people bribing officials of the Electoral Commission. Amidst all this, Transparency International have set up a corruption hotline to help people report wrongdoing in the election. Daniel spoke to head of Transparency Papua New Guinea Arianne Kassmen, and started by asking what they hope to achieve with the hotline.
With the death toll from the Grenfell tower fire expected to rise further, representatives of the building industry are voicing concern about whether quality control standards in NZ are fit for purpose.
Producer Ben talks to a spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation, Graham Burke.
At New Zealand's first bush school, students learn to kill and cook rabbits and possums in a classroom free environment. The school opened earlier this year near Clevedon and currently has eight students aged four to 14. Co-founder Joey Moncarz has taken a "rewilding" approach to education, where kids form a deeper connection with nature and are free to roam: "Rewilding also involves recognising that humans are, at their core, gatherers and hunters". Producer Reuben McLaren speaks to Deep Green Bush School's co-founder Joey Moncarz about the new school.
Two weeks ago marked 50 years since the Israeli occupation of Palestine began. Two weeks ago we spoke to Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu about the occupation. Today, bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks with Palestinian Nadia Filistin to hear her experience of the occupation.
Today on the show producer Ben Goldson speaks to spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Graham Burke about quality control standards. We have Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns Shivika and Linda live in studio for Southern Cross. We have Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei to talk about the anti-smacking law and contesting the Nelson seat. We talk to Palestinian Nadia Filistin about the Israeli occupation. Finally producer Reuben McClaren speaks to the co-founder and head teacher of The Deep Green Bush School Joey Moncarz.
This week, Tess, Katie and Kelly chat National MP Brett Hudson instead of Jami Lee Ross this week about Todd Barclay, Kelly chats to Sandra Murry from NZPSC about the new tyre initiative. Katie chats to Tania Papal'i from the DHB and Rebecca Hooker from RAID about the event in Kataia to ignite conversations around mental health. 95bFM reporter Krisite Waugh chats to Marama Fox about #outintheopen, another initiative targeting mental health and suicide prevention. And of course we have our weekly chat with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australia news. All this on the Friday Wire - check out the podcast here.