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International News with Conor: November 13 2018

International News with Conor: November 13 2018 International News with Conor: November 13 2018, 17.11 MB
Tue 13 Nov 2018

Today Conor speaks about the California wildfires, recorded as the worst in the state's history. 

White Ribbon November: November 13 2018

White Ribbon November: November 13 2018 White Ribbon November: November 13 2018, 12.46 MB
Tue 13 Nov 2018

Ben speaks to Rob McCann from the White Ribbon Trust about eliminating mens violence towards women. 

The Big Q: What do the US midterm results mean for international relations?

The Big Q: What do the US midterm results mean for international relations? The Big Q: What do the US midterm results mean for international relations?, 21.62 MB
Tue 13 Nov 2018

Last week the United States held their midterm elections with the Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives while the Republicans retained control of the Senate. But what does the outcome of these elections mean for international relations? Doug Becker speaks with Pam Chasek, Amy Eckert, and Brent Sasley about the results and the implications for issues such as US border policy and US-Russia relations. 

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Everyday People: Darren the Uber Driver

Everyday People: Darren the Uber Driver Everyday People: Darren the Uber Driver, 4.41 MB
Tue 13 Nov 2018

While aboard an uber, Leonard took his phone out and asked his driver Darren the 5 special questions.

CTU on Gender Pay Gap

CTU on Gender Pay Gap CTU on Gender Pay Gap, 18.06 MB
Tue 13 Nov 2018

Two days ago, the 11th of November, marked the day on which the average kiwi woman starts to effectively work for free for the rest of the year - due to the gender pay gap. Rachel Mckintosh - Vice President of the Council of Trade Unions - says the gap is as such that it takes the average kiwi man only 314 days to earn what it takes women 365 days to earn.

Drug Regulation Over Prohibition Part Two w/ Ruth Dreifuss: November 12, 2018

Drug Regulation Over Prohibition Part Two w/ Ruth Dreifuss: November 12, 2018 Drug Regulation Over Prohibition Part Two w/ Ruth Dreifuss: November 12, 2018, 11.55 MB
Mon 12 Nov 2018

Last week Jemima spoke with Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and current Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. They discussed the Commission's most recent report, Regulation: the responsible control of drugs. The bold report points to regulation over prohibition as the best way to control drugs across the world. This interview will be aired in two parts. Part two talks about how realistic the move towards drug regulation is, the status of cannabis globally and what Switzerland has done in terms of drug regulation. Thank you to the New Zealand Drug Foundation for setting up this interview. 

Prisoner Voting Rights: November 12, 2018

Prisoner Voting Rights: November 12, 2018 Prisoner Voting Rights: November 12, 2018, 5.73 MB
Mon 12 Nov 2018

The Supreme Court last week has upheld a High Court declaration in 2013 that prisoners have the right to vote under the Bill of Rights Act.  Justice Minister Andrew Little said afterwards it is not a priority for the current Parliament to change a law banning all prisoners to vote. Justin talked to Nigel Hampton from the Howard League for Penal Reform.  They first discussed the details of the current law.

 

The Wire with Jemima: November 12, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: November 12, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: November 12, 2018, 104.22 MB
Mon 12 Nov 2018

Today on the Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill as well as drug regulation in New Zealand. Ella reports for our regular segment, Under the Weather, on the Californian wild fires. Justin talks to Nigel Hampton from the Howard League for Penal Reform about voting rights for prisoners. Damian speaks to Fiona Furella, the Chairperson of the Northland Environmental Protection Society, about exporting swamp kauri. Justin discusess the pokie machine situation in New Zealand with Andree Froude from the Problem Gaming Foundation. Finally, we have part two of Jemima's interview with the Chairperson of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dreifuss, about drug regulation over prohibition.

 

Pokie Machines: November 12th, 2018

Pokie Machines: November 12th, 2018 Pokie Machines: November 12th, 2018, 7.05 MB
Mon 12 Nov 2018

Statistics from the Department of Internal Affairs showed compared to the same period last year, the number of pokie machines during June to September this year have decreased by 2 percent, but the profits from it have increased 3.4 percent.  Justin spoke with Andree Froude from the Problem Gaming Foundation on this continuing trend. He started by asking the current situation of these gaming machines in New Zealand.

 

Out with Raw Black Gold Exports with Fiona Furrell: November, 12, 2018

Out with Raw Black Gold Exports with Fiona Furrell: November, 12, 2018 Out with Raw Black Gold Exports with Fiona Furrell: November, 12, 2018, 12.35 MB
Mon 12 Nov 2018

Under the Forest Act it is illegal to export raw native timber but some companies have been shipping native timber slabs labelled as “Table Tops”. After nine years of campaigning, the Northland Environmental Protection Society have been battling Ministry of Primary industries in the supreme court over the definition of “finished products. Producer Damian Rowe, spoke to the chairperson of the Northland Environmental Protection Society, Fiona Furrell, about the final supreme court verdict.