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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
Sandra Grey is the president of the Tertiary Education Union. She recently spoke at a forum at Massey university, and said that the privatisation of universities impedes the ability of academics to discuss the actions of powerful institutions. An article published on the union’s website on election day last year discussed how the previous National government posed significant threats to academic freedom. Mary-Margaret asked what role the Tertiary Education Union play in ensuring New Zealand universities have academic freedom.
Mary-Margaret speaks to Tertiary Education Union President Sandra Grey about the demise of academic freedom in New Zealand.
Lucy chats to the Green Party's Marama Davidson about cleaning up our waterways, the Green Party caucus reshuffle and the waka jumping bill.
We've got Southern Cross where we’ll get an update on the bearing witness project in Fiji as well as New Caledonian and West Papuan independence.
Lastly, It's Wire Worry Week and this week we focus on Cyber Security. Mary-Margaret talks to New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence forum about robots taking our jobs, is it going to happen, or is it myth? Reuben also has a little report on the Stuxnet virus, a game changer in inter-state warfare.
This morning the government announced its new plans to boost funding and pour more resources into battling New Zealands homelessness crisis. The plan piggybacks of successful programmes overseas and look to first introduce homeless people to Housing before they are supported with other issues. Producer Will Parsonson speaks to Ricardo Menendez- March from auckland action against poverty, unpacking this new funding boost.
On today's Wire, Lachlan speaks with Professor Claudia Geiringer about the electoral integrity amendment bill. Neutral corner returns where Ben takes us through the reaction to Korean armistice talks. Jemima speak with Miles Ferris, President of Te Akatea, the Māori principals’ association about biases against Māori in the education system. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss his recent visit with Ngāti Maru and the visit by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s. Finally, this day is history looks at police violence during the Birmingham Alabama marches in 1963.
Early this year, the Ministry of Education advised the government that a major step must be taken to accelerate Māori achievement. This step would address an unconscious bias against Māori students in schools. Jemima spoke with Myles Ferris, the President of Te Akatea, the Māori Principals Association, about this bias. They discussed what needs to happen to ensure Māori students feel valued and achieve well at school.