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Addressing gender stereotypes in children movies w/ Anita Azeem: November 25, 2022

Addressing gender stereotypes in children movies w/ Anita Azeem: November 25, 2022 Addressing gender stereotypes in children movies w/ Anita Azeem: November 25, 2022, 21.56 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

'Power to the princess: This princess is brave, bold and needs no prince'

This is the title of a study showing that children movies often enforce gender stereotypes, but they also hold the power to quickly shift them. 

Daniel spoke with Anita Azeem who explains how some disney movies carry strong messages about gender roles and how children are affected by these messages. She also talks about her research thats shows how gender stereotypes can be changed.

 

Lower speed limits make our cities better places w/ Simon Kingham: November 25, 2022

Lower speed limits make our cities better places w/ Simon Kingham: November 25, 2022 Lower speed limits make our cities better places w/ Simon Kingham: November 25, 2022 , 18.12 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

Should we be lowering the speed limit?

Daniel talks about this question with Simon Kingham. Across the country there are plans to lower the speed limits. These plans are part of the Road to Zero project which assigned local councils to envision a plan with zero deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads. According to Professor of Human Geography Simon Kingham this is the right thing to do.

Confronting Deep Sea Mining w/ James Hita: November 25, 2022

Confronting Deep Sea Mining w/ James Hita: November 25, 2022 Confronting Deep Sea Mining w/ James Hita: November 25, 2022, 10.15 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

Last week Greenpeace activists peacefully confronted a deep sea mining ship off the coast of Manzanillo, México as it returned to port from the Pacific. 

Joe spoke to James Hita, Greenpeace Aotearoa campaigner on the matter, to get some insight into the impact of deep sea mining.

 

The Free Fares Coalition w/ OraTai-ao, the NZ Climate and Health Council's Dermot Coffey: November 23, 2022

The Free Fares Coalition w/ OraTai-ao, the NZ Climate and Health Council's Dermot Coffey: November 23, 2022 The Free Fares Coalition w/ OraTai-ao, the NZ Climate and Health Council's Dermot Coffey: November 23, 2022, 9.75 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

OraTai-ao, the NZ Climate and Health Council have joined the Free Fares Coalition – the Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity.

News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Dermot Coffey, a Co-Convenor of the Climate and Health Council, who represents health workers and students around the motu, about why they are joining the call to make public transport free and accessible for all. 

Here is that interview.

Justifying Lowering the Voting Age w/ Dr Nick Munn: November 25, 2022

Justifying Lowering the Voting Age w/ Dr Nick Munn: November 25, 2022 Justifying Lowering the Voting Age w/ Dr Nick Munn: November 25, 2022, 10.38 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

This week the Supreme Court has made a judgement on lowering New Zealand’s legal voting age.

The court has accepted the claims made by members of the Make It 16 campaign that the current voting age limit of 18 is inconsistent with section 19 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. Essentially, preventing 16- and 17-year-olds from voting discriminates against them on the basis of their age.

The decision means parliament now has to defend the 18 age limit if it wants to keep it.

Joe spoke to Dr Nick Munn, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy from the University of Waikato on the matter.

White Ribbon Day w/ Floyd Ormsby: November 25, 2022

White Ribbon Day w/ Floyd Ormsby: November 25, 2022 White Ribbon Day w/ Floyd Ormsby: November 25, 2022, 9.6 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

Today is White Ribbon Day, an annual campaign aiming to prevent men’s violence by teaching and role modelling ‘healthy masculinity’. 

This year the day is focused on tackling the causes of violence.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to White Ribbon Day ambassador Floyd Ormsby who is encouraging people to show kindness towards our young men, and to let them know that men can be caring, supportive, ethical, respectful, friendly, generous and awesome.”

They discuss White Ribbon Day and the message Ormsby wants people to take from his own experience.

 

The Wire w/ Liam: November 24th, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: November 24th, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: November 24th, 2022, 81.74 MB
Thu 24 Nov 2022

E whai ake nei, on the Thursday Wire today:

Tuva’a has his regular chat with Health Minister Andrew Little

Liam talked to Mental Health Foundation CEO Shaun Robinson about mental health infrastructure in Aotearoa

They also have a chat with Climate Minister James Shaw about the COP27 Summit

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins speaks to Shaneel Lal about the exclusion of women, disabled people, and queer people from the government’s expansion of hate speech laws. 

And lastly Liam spoke to bFM European Correspondent Cameron Adams about what’s been happening with the war in Ukraine, the UK’s economy, and more.

Hate Speech Law Reforms w/ Shaneel Lal: November 24, 2022

Hate Speech Law Reforms w/ Shaneel Lal: November 24, 2022 Hate Speech Law Reforms w/ Shaneel Lal: November 24, 2022, 13.04 MB
Thu 24 Nov 2022

Since the 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack, the Labour Government has been looking to expand our hate speech laws. 

Under the Human Rights Act, people in Aotearoa are protected from hate speech on the basis of colour, race, ethnic or national origins.

The Government initially proposed extending this to other groups who are vulnerable to harmful speech, including women, disabled people, and queer people. 

But the government announced this week that they will only make one amendment to hate speech laws to include religious communities and are seeking broad support across parliament. 

95bFM News & Editorial Director spoke to Activist Shaneel Lal about the changes.

 

Acute Mental Health Beds w/ Andrew Little: November 24th, 2022

Acute Mental Health Beds w/ Andrew Little: November 24th, 2022 Acute Mental Health Beds w/ Andrew Little: November 24th, 2022, 11.57 MB
Thu 24 Nov 2022

New reports have recently revealed that, despite the government's investments into mental health, there are the same number of acute mental health beds available in Aotearoa as there were five years ago. 

This report has also come as new ministry of health figures have shown some improvements to the general health sector since 2017, as well as new possibilities for pharmacists to treat minor ailments. 

All that and more was covered in Tuva's chat with Health Minister Andrew Little for this week. 

 

COP27 w/ James Shaw: November 24th, 2022

COP27 w/ James Shaw: November 24th, 2022 COP27 w/ James Shaw: November 24th, 2022, 28.8 MB
Thu 24 Nov 2022

The COP27 summit has recently concluded, resulting in some more plans to tackle climate change being put in place but less effort on wide scale action with the urgency needed. 

The international conference took place in Egypt, and saw a new focus on implementation and the way climate change disproportionately affects developing nations.

Liam had a chat with Climate Minister and Green Party Co-leader James Shaw about his outlook after attending the conference, and the current state of climate policy in NZ.