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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.
Today on the Wire we had a very full show! Jemima spoke with James Shaw for our regular segmentwith the Green Party about COP24 and the Green Party's achievements after a year with the coalition government in power. Our regular segment with Southern Cross covered Bernie Smith’s lecture on housing which was delivered in an annual Bruce Jesson Lecture last week, former president of French Polynesia, Oscar Manutahi Temaru supports the Maohi independence movement in a upcoming referendum in New Caledonia, and Professor Robie’s account on the evolution of media in the pacific since the 60’s. Damian spoke to Auckland Councillor, Linda Cooper, about the private sale of fireworks. Our new segment with Ella Christensen called Under the Weather discussed extreme weather and climate change events happening in the world over the last week. Jemima spoke with Ruth Dreifuss, the Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, about moving away from drug prohibition and towards drug regulation. Finally, Justin spoke with Andrew Little about abortion law reform.
All scientific indications are suggesting that the Earth is fast reaching a tipping point, a point of irreversible damage to life on the planet. Already animals and plants are becoming extinct at never before seen rates, some at 1000 times more than before, and oceans are becoming too acidic and warm to sustain coral reefs which are considered the lungs of the oceans. Maria Armoudian spoke with world renowned climate scientist James Hansen about the science and politics of climate change.
Currently the Auckland Council are reviewing the Public Safety Nuisance Bylaw and part of this discussion is about banning the private sales of fireworks in the Auckland region. Producer Damian Rowe spoke Auckland Councillor Linda Cooper firstly asking what the Public Safety Nuisance Bylaw will be reviewing. You can provide your own feedback to Auckland Council with the link below
The Law Commission has submitted a report to the Government outlining the alternative approaches to abortion law as the Government hopes to treat abortion as a health issue instead of a legal one. Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the report. First, he asked why the government wants to reform the current abortion law.
Under the Weather is a new segment from Ella Christensen, which recaps on global climate news throughout the week, from extreme weather events to ecological crises to environmental policy to climate justice news. She recaps on what's up with Mother Earth, get the truth about what's happening in ecosystems near and far. Featuring absolutely zero climate deniers, Under the Weather brings you an honest look at how things are falling apart.
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 one talks about what the global drug control stance is right now, the cultural difference between alcohol and drugs and what regulation is. Thank you to the New Zealand Drug Foundation for setting up this interview.
First up on the Wire, Oscar brings us a mental health worry week and community garden combo, speaking with Yana from Papaya Stories about community and using the city to improve our mental health. Lachlan then speaks with Ben Peterson from Unions Wellington about the bus strikes going on at the moment. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing political donations and biases in the justice system when it comes to drug related offences. Finally, Ben brings us this day in history on China’s admittance to the United Nations in 1971.