Tuesday 1am - 3am

Launch in new window

Executive Zone - Upskill All Normies

You are here

The Wire with Leonard Powell

Latest bCasts • View all

This Day in History: 2010

This Day in History: 2010 This Day in History: 2010, 27.61 MB
Thu 31 May 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 2010, for the interception of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla by the Israeli Navy.

Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins on the new changes to NCEA

Bold, new changes to NCEA Bold, new changes to NCEA, 11.48 MB
Wed 30 May 2018

Big, bold changes are being rolled out for NCEA level 1. The NCEA Review is developing new changes to help high school leavers, be better prepared for life after high school.The NCEA Review will look at helping students develop the right skills they need for worklife as well as developing critical thinking. The launch of this review is also accompanied with the announcement of an NCEA competition, ‘Make your Mark’, to encourage students to share their vision of the future of New Zealand.

Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins tells us more about this.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 30th May

Wednesday Wire: 30th of May Wednesday Wire: 30th of May, 105.14 MB
Wed 30 May 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk science quizzes, prime ministers and changing histories.

We hear from Anton Matthews who is one of the minds behind the setting up of free te reo classes in christchurch that has had an overwhelming response.                               

We speak with NZ First MP Jenny Marcroft about the measures made to combat kauri dieback and whether that is enough.               

Chris Hipkins, Minister for Education talks about the changes to NCEA.       

And, Gill Greer from the National Council of Women and Jackie Blue from New Zealand’s Human rights commission talk about the gender pay gap women experience after becoming a parent

Women still bear the weight of parenting

Women still bear the weight of parenting Women still bear the weight of parenting, 11.39 MB
Wed 30 May 2018

A research commissioned by the Ministry for Women shows that mothers suffer higher consequences than fathers when it comes to work opportunities and pay. The wage difference, which is already 5.7 percent between men and women without children, skyrockets to 12.5 percent between men and women who are parents.

Why is parenting still so gendered in New Zealand? And why being a mother makes you less entitled to a decent workload and pay?

Our producer Lisa Boudet spoke to Gill Greer, the Chief executive for the National Council of Women and spokesperson for Gender Equal New Zealand. She also talked to Dr Jackie Blue, the Equal Employment Commissioner from the New Zealand Human Right Commission.

 

What effect is the private military industry having on war?

What effect is the private military industry having on war? What effect is the private military industry having on war?, 27.27 MB
Wed 30 May 2018

Over the past decades, privatised military contracts have grown to unprecedented levels, a change that has challenged the standing ethical doctrine known as ‘Just War’ theory. How is the privatisation of military activities compromising international conduct in conflict? What does it mean for international law and ethics in conflict? Amy Eckert discusses the multi-billion dollar, private military industry with Maria Armoudian.


The Big Q Website: http://www.thebigq.org/
 

Does the sharing economy damage society?

Does the sharing economy damage society? Does the sharing economy damage society? , 18.63 MB
Wed 30 May 2018

What are the battles and the changes arriving from the so-called disrupters such as Uber, Lift, and Airbnb? Maria Armoudian talks to Sarah Kaine who has been studying the so-called sharing economy and its effects. 

The Big Q Website: http://www.thebigq.org/

Go Bus Drivers take action

Bus Drivers are people too Bus Drivers are people too, 5.73 MB
Tue 29 May 2018

Leonard Powell catches up with First Union Organiser Graham Mckean. They talk about the Go Bus Drivers taking action in Mangere this morning, and how bad the working conditions are for Bus Drivers in Aotearoa. 

The Wire with Leonard: May 29th

The Wire with Leonard: May 29th The Wire with Leonard: May 29th , 105.41 MB
Tue 29 May 2018

The Tuesday Wire with Host Leonard Powell, and Producer Conor Knell. 
On the show, Graham Mckean discusses Busses, Eugenie Sage talks the Budgets impact for our Environment, Conor looks into the Cameroon Crisis, and Leonard has a new segment, Everyday People. 

Violence in Cameroon

Violence in Cameroon Violence in Cameroon, 17.51 MB
Tue 29 May 2018

This week, Conor looks at Southern Cameroon and how discrimination against English speakers by French speakers has led to severe cases of violence and the imprisonment of several major secessionist figures. We explore the history behind this violence and why English speakers have reached a breaking point with French speaking Cameroon

What are the causes of the current mental health crisis and what are the solutions?

What are the causes of the current mental health crisis and what are the solutions? What are the causes of the current mental health crisis and what are the solutions?, 44.49 MB
Tue 29 May 2018

In this special extended episode of the What If? podcast, Luke Goode talks about the future of mental health with a panel of international experts who were recently brought together as part of an Australia and New Zealand lecture tour entitled ‘Mental Health Crisis.’


The Big Q Website: https://www.thebigq.org/