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The Wire w/ Jessica: 23 August, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 23 August, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 23 August, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 23 August, 2023 , 54.21 MB
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

On The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday. 

News and Editorial Jessica Hopkins spoke to New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff, Child Poverty Action Group’s Alan Johnson, economist Brad Olsen, and Senior Taxation Lecturer at AUT Ranjana Gupta about addressing the cost of living crisis.

Milly spoke to the Co-Director of the Public Health Communication Centre and Professor in Public Health at the University of Otago Nick Wilson about new research which found that political parties tend to be short-sighted in their policies when it comes to global catastrophic risks. 

Mahdhi chatted to biologist and winner of the University of Auckland’s Three Minute Thesis competition Cam Hoffbleck about her research into the unique gut microbiome of Tuatara. 

Arno spoke to Green Party MP Ricardo Menendez March about wealth inequality, the Green’s economic policies, and a proposed wealth tax to provide free universal dental care. 

Nicholas spoke with New Zealand Student’s Association’s National President Ellen Dixon about what a universal Study Wage would look like and the potential economic realities surrounding its implementation.