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A recently-recovered perpetual student, Ximena has somehow found time to host The Wire, juggling it with her day job as bFM's News & Editorial Director. Ximena loves a bit of the latest media, politics and technology news, but is up for reporting on anything & everything that might pique her interest or tickle her fancy.
After a surprise announcement by United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, the country will hold a general election on June the 8th. Although May's Conservative Party still lead the opposition Labour party, this has roughly halved since the election was called. For more Wire host Jess speaks with producer Ben
This week, Tess, Ben and Reuben chat to a Alex Johnston from Fossil Free UoA about the protests on campus, we also have our weekly chat with Green Party's James Shaw about the 2017 budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Southern Cross with Kendall Hutt from AUT's Pacific media center. Ben Chats to charity lawyer Sue Barker. He also speaks to Peter Thompson, a media lecturer from Victoria University. All of this and more on the full podcast here.
Releasing a budget is one of the most important things a Government can do. Budgets decide what sectors get money, and essentially outline the causes that are significant to a nation. Joel Thomas spoke to Victoria Woodman, a politics academic from Auckland University. They had a chat about the 2017 budget, the reasons behind particular budgetary decisions, and how people respond to them.
This week, Tess and Joel chat to a politics expert about the government’s 2017 budget and what it means for New Zealanders, we also have our weekly chat with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross, about the budget and where National stands in response to the critical comments about the budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Neighbourhood watch for all the latest in Australian news, this week with Radio Adelaide's Jordan Curtis. And lastly, our Fuck Off Fascism feature, all about the relationship between Fascism and the arts. All of this on the full podcast here.
If you’ve been listening to The Wire much over the past couple of days, then you’ll know we’re currently coming to the end of Fuck Off Fascism Week. Each day on the show we’ve unpacked different ideas around the concept of fascism, including its history, how it exists today, and how it interacts with the media and the arts. Today on the show, we look at the relationship between the arts and Fascism, musical protests and propaganda. We speak to Dr. Ciara Cremlin, a sociology professor at the University of Auckland who chats to us about how the arts ties into Fascism historically and today.
Fuck off Fascism Week continues on the Wire: every day this week we’ll be talking to academics, activists and other insightful voices about the concept of fascism and its return to the global political conversation. Today, Wire Producer Harry looks into just what constitutes a fascist state, what exactly makes a modern day fascist, and talks with Giacomo Lichtner from Victoria University about fascism in today's political climate.
Talking Southern Auckland recently published a piece highlighting the bias, binary labels and language employed when covering issues pertaining to South Auckland - and the impact this has on the communities and individuals that inhabit it. Wire host Jogai Bhatt caught with the author of the piece, Te Waha Nui journalist Brandon Ulfsby, to learn a little more about the nuances of reporting on South Auckland in a mainstream media landscape.