Today on the Tuesday Wire, Lyric Waiwiri-Smith speaks to to Dr Sarah Cowie, a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Auckland, about how community expectations impact our actions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jemima Huston talks to Dr Caroline Bell, a Canterbury District Health Board psychiatrist, about the impact of the Christchurch earthquakes on the Canterbury community following the 10 year anniversary of the fatal February 22nd earthquake last week.
Jade Lewis looks into the impact of intermittent lockdowns on music industry. She speaks to Jonathan Meyer, an Auckland based full-time freelance musician and University of Auckland Music Professor Stephen Matthews on what it means to be a musician in New Zealand right now.
The COVID-19 pandemic in America has exposed distinct economic divides throughout the country. But much of the issue of poverty in the US is based on public images rather than empirical evidence. What are the myths about poverty in the US? Can a better understanding of the nature and causes of poverty help change public policy preferences? Doug Becker spoke with Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard and Peter Edelman.
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As COVID-19 has impacted how we do business as well as social inequality, the need to support indigenous business has risen to the forefront. To understand what work is being done in this area, James talks to Jarrad McKay from Auckland Unlimited about what work is being done ot support Māori business and innovation.
This week is James' last Friday wire, however Zoe from Mondays will be taking over, while James moves to Wednesdays.
James talks to Jarrod McKay from Auckland Unlimited about Māori businesses and innovation.
Lyric brings a report on Māori views on sexuality and gender and the impact of colonism has had on these views.
Karanama talks to Andree Freude, from the Problem Gambling Foundation, about a new community initiative that aims to pull away from particularly poorer communities reliance on pokie machines for funding
Karanama also brings us a report on Moriori anf their history, inlight of the settlement case occuring.
On their weekly chat Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the government's mental health policy.
The government changed the Kiwisaver Act to allow people with life-shortening conditions to access their Kiwisaver earlier, Ayana and Justin spoke to activist Timothy Fairhall, IHC Director of Advocacy Trish Grant, and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark.
Neighbourhood Watch reports on the further fallout from former parliamentary staffer Brittany Higgins' rape allegations, criticism of the federal government small benefits raise, and Facebook reversing its ban on Australian news.