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The Wire with Lillian: September 19, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: September 19, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: September 19, 2018, 117.61 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

On the show today!

For Dear Science we talk about plastic in the ocean, predisposed forgiveness, and Ig-Nobel prizes.

From NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau talks to us about the State of the Government event in the weekend and the extension of the NZ Defence Force's troops in the Middle East.

Darashpreet Johal talks to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the School of Law at Victoria University about using the words sexual harassment, assault and misconduct interchangeably.

And finally, Lisa Boudet speaks with Jackie Blue from the Human Rights Commission on the anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Some interesting texts in this week as well with a bit of feedback from Lillian Hanly...

125th anniversary of women's suffrage w/ Dr Jackie Blue: September 19, 2018

125th anniversary of women's suffrage w/ Dr Jackie Blue: September 19, 2018 125th anniversary of women's suffrage w/ Dr Jackie Blue: September 19, 2018, 8.21 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

New Zealand is celebrating the 125th birthday of the Electoral Act which granted all women above the age of 21 in Aotearoa New Zealand the right to vote. Across the country, the suffragettes' achievement are being acknowledged, as well as that of all pioneering wahine from then and now. 

But if this piece of legislation made New Zealand the first self-governing country in the world to access universal suffrage, let's not forget the long roads that still awaits women to reach equality.  

Lisa talks to Dr Jackie Blue, the Equal Employment Opportunities and Women’s rights Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission. They discuss the landmark legislation, its modern ramifications, but also the challenges ahead. 

Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018

Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018 Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018, 15.95 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

For worry week, we are discussing sexual harassment.

When I was looking more into this topic, I came across an article by Vox, which discussed a allegation made by a woman against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Vox discussed how the the New York Times, who were the first to break the story, labelled this as sexual misconduct, and not sexual assault.This got me thinking, of how our media and our society discuss these issues and use the terms interchangeably and what the consequences of doing this could be.

To find out more about this, Darashpreet Johal spoke to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the school of law at victoria university.

As a content warning, this discussion involves Mamari and I talking about what the terms, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct mean and discussing a sexual abuse case that involves a child.

If any of this content was harmful or disturbing in any way, please let us know and if you and someone you know has been affected by this, please know you can call.

 

Rape Crisis - 0800 88 33 00 (Will direct you to a nearby centre)

Victim Support - 0800 842 846 (24hr service)

Women's Refuge (For women and children) - crisis line available on 0800 733 843

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Tuesday 18 September

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Tuesday 18 September The Wire with Mary-Margaret: Tuesday 18 September, 127.23 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

It’s Wire Worry Week and we are focussing on sexual harassment. Mary-Margaret looks at language and the role it plays in this landscape by examining Marama Davidson's calls to reclaim the c word. In his international segment this week, Conor is taking us to Uganda where Ugandan Indians want to become recognised as an official tribe. Justin is covering the Hong Kong typhoons and gives us a report on what is happening there. Leonard has come back with an everyday people, and he talks to poet David Merritt. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we go post-truth and ask why a select few doubt the science around 1080.

Wire Worry Week, language and misogyny: Tuesday 18 September

Wire Worry Week, language and misogyny: Tuesday 18 September Wire Worry Week, language and misogyny: Tuesday 18 September, 13.94 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

This worry week, we are looking at sexual harassment. Language plays a huge factor in this, so Mary-Margaret decided to analyse Marama Davidson’s recent calls for women to reclaim the c word. Warning: this story contains expletives.

Everyday People with David Merritt: Tuesday 18 September

Everyday People with David Merritt: Tuesday 18 September Everyday People with David Merritt: Tuesday 18 September, 4.59 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

Last night after Everbody Eats on K Rd, Leonard came across local legend David Merritt selling his poetry zines outside St Kevin's arcade. He asked him some questions.

International News with Conor: September 18th, 2018

International News with Conor: September 18th, 2018 International News with Conor: September 18th, 2018, 30.04 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

This week, Conor looks into the Indian community in Uganda and their fight to be recognised as an official tribe of Uganda. We explore the history of these people, their current place in the country and we listen to their case for being culturally accepted as Ugandan.

Green Desk: September 18 2018

Green Desk: September 18 2018 Green Desk: September 18 2018, 21.89 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

As doubt around the use of 1080 has flared up in the public sphere and headlines of New Zealand’s media. We thought it was time for the Greendesk address the issue. Jack Marshall has this story.

International News with Justin: September 18th, 2018

International News with Justin: September 18th, 2018 International News with Justin: September 18th, 2018, 14.83 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

Justin discusses the devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong and the way it has ground the city to a halt. He looks into why this typhoon was so severe and how Hong Kongers survived the strong winds and heavy downpours.

The Wire with Jemima: September 17, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: September 17, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: September 17, 2018, 109.18 MB
Mon 17 Sep 2018

This week on the Monday Wire co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, returns to talk to Jemima about his party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and creating energy in a low emission economy. The Southern Cross looks at the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence. Bailley spoke to Annaliese Johnston from Amnesty Internation about whether people under 18 should be placed in adult detention centres. Finally, for our Worry Week on sexual harassment, Damian spoke to the National President of the Tertiary Education Union, Sandra Grey, about sexual harassment in the workplace and at university. He also spoke to Dylan Norton from Safe To Talk about transparent conversations around sexual harassment.