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The Wire with Jessica: January 18, 2023

The Wire with Jessica: January 18, 2023 The Wire with Jessica: January 18, 2023, 53.29 MB
Wed 18 Jan 2023

On The Wire with Jessica, the Scottish Green's equalities and human rights issues spokesperson, Maggie Chapman, and Research Associate at the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, Dr Sarah Bickerton, discuss the UK government blocking a Scottish gender recognition bill. 

Marilyn Garson Co-founder of Alternative Jewish Voices and Kate Stone, a Co-covenor of the coordinting group for Justice For Palestine speak on the extent to which activists for Palestinian rights are being falsely accused of antisemitism to silence their voices.

And SAFE For Animals CEO Debra Ashton shares their calls to end Rodeo in Aotearoa.

Scottish Gender Reform Recognition Bill: 18th January, 2023

Scottish Gender Reform Recognition Bill: 18th January, 2023 Scottish Gender Reform Recognition Bill: 18th January, 2023, 13.73 MB
Wed 18 Jan 2023

The UK government has voted in favour to block a Scottish gender recognition bill from going to royal assent, that makes it easier for people to change their legally recognised gender. 

The passing of this bill made Scotland the first nation in the UK to back a self-identification process for legally changing gender. But the UK government has used a Section 35 order, a provision which can block Scottish laws for the first time ever, to thwart Scotland's efforts to expand transgender rights. 

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, interviewed the Scottish Green's equalities and human rights issues spokesperson, Maggie Chapman, who is the Vice Convener of the Equalities, Humans Rights, and Civil Justice committee that took the gender recognition reform legisation through Scottish parliament last year. 

She also spoke to Research Associate at the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, Dr Sarah Bickerton about harmful rhetoric surrounding transgender and other minority rights in the UK, and the potential implications of blocking this legislation on Scottish democracy. 

 

The Wire w/ Casper: January 17, 2023

The Wire w/ Casper: January 17, 2023 The Wire w/ Casper: January 17, 2023, 93.21 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Today on the Tuesday Wire, Casper and Milly speak to Allan Blackman for Dear Science. Casper also spoke to Jason Myers from Oxfam regarding thier report released on billionaires. Milly speaks to Sandra Wotherspoon from the Department of Conservation regarding "Lake Snow", as well as Henry Hansen from Wisewool regading a new initiative to regenerate the NZ wool industry. 

Oxfam Report w/ Jason Myers: January 17, 2023

Oxfam Report w/ Jason Myers: January 17, 2023 Oxfam Report w/ Jason Myers: January 17, 2023, 17.18 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Casper spoke with Jason Myers from Oxfam regarding a recent report commenting on the richest 1% of the world's population, that hold almost twice as much money as the bottom 99% of the population. 

Wisewool Industry w/ Henry Hansen: January 17, 2023

Wisewool Industry w/ Henry Hansen: January 17, 2023 Wisewool Industry w/ Henry Hansen: January 17, 2023, 13.13 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Milly spoke with Henry Hansen the CEO of Wisewool a company spearheading a project to boost the New Zealand wool industry. They discuss the $790,000 granted towards the project from the Ministry for Primary Industries and the possibilities when it comes to the use of strong wool. 

Lake Snow w/ Sandra Wotherspoon: January 17, 2023

Lake Snow w/ Sandra Wotherspoon: January 17, 2023 Lake Snow w/ Sandra Wotherspoon: January 17, 2023 , 13.78 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Lake Snow is a phenomena that is being seen in our alpine lakes across Aotearoa. Milly spoke to Sandra Wotherspoon from the Department of Conservation about what Lake Snow is and how to prevent the spread of this to our Tapu lakes in the alpines. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 17, 2023

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 17, 2023 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 17, 2023, 35.38 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

On the first Dear Science of the year Allan Blackman joins us to talk all things anti-ageing with some alarming evidence that we can reverse and speed up ageing. We also discuss the science of silky smooth chocolate, and the war in Ukraine's impact on atomic findings. 

Ukraine State of Affairs w/ Rod Oram: 16 January, 2023

Ukraine State of Affairs w/ Rod Oram: 16 January, 2023 Ukraine State of Affairs w/ Rod Oram: 16 January, 2023, 17.43 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has been going on a lot longer than most expected. This war has been marked by innovative technology and a far stronger resistance to the invasion than previously imagined. Arno spoke to journalist of economics and politics Rod Oram to get an update on the latest occurrences in the conflict. 

 

Arno started off by asking about the casualties on both sides, to find out who currently has the upper hand in this conflict.

The Wire w/ Spike: January 16, 2023

The Wire w/ Spike: January 16, 2023 The Wire w/ Spike: January 16, 2023, 104.03 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday:

Arno speaks to journalist Rod Oram about the current state of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Spike speaks to Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster about the rise of data breaches affecting New Zealand organisations and companies in 2022, along with an increase in malicious attacks.

Arno also speaks to Shamubeel Yakub about the continuing cost of living crisis, its causes, and how it might affect us into the future.  

Cost of Living Crisis w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: 16 January, 2023

Cost of Living Crisis w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: 16 January, 2023 Cost of Living Crisis w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: 16 January, 2023, 8.33 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

The cost of living crisis has been plaguing a post-Covid New Zealand for years now, with a record 11% increase in grocery supplier costs last year. In addition the New Zealand dollar is not doing well internationally. 

Arno spoke with economist Shamubeel Eaqub to find out more about this crisis. He started off by asking how increased costs further up in the supply chain would affect everyday grocery prices. Also covered were tips for Kiwis going forward.