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The Wire with Jemima: March 02, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: March 02, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: March 02, 2021, 102.07 MB
Tue 2 Mar 2021

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. 

NZPSHA on Relationship Between Public and Private Hospitals: March 1, 2021

NZPSHA on Relationship Between Public and Private Hospitals: March 1, 2021 NZPSHA on Relationship Between Public and Private Hospitals: March 1, 2021, 16.87 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

Felix spoke to Richard Whitney of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association about the relationship between private and public health.

The Wire with Felix: March 1, 2021

The Wire with Felix: March 1, 2021 The Wire with Felix: March 1, 2021, 91.65 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

On Felix's FIRST show as host of the Monday Wire:

Felix spoke to the Green Party co-leader James Shaw on tax inequity, a petition for equitable vaccine distribution, community housing providers, and mistreatment in parliament.

Jess Hopkins interviews Ang Nayyar, CEO and Co-Founder of StrutFit about how he is revolutionising the footwear industry. 

Lastly, Felix spoke to Richard Whitney of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association about the relationship between private and public health.

High Tech Solutions to Footwear Shopping Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit

High Tech Solutions to Footwear Shopping Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit High Tech Solutions to Footwear Shopping Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit , 10.74 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

The Government’s venture investment agency, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, have announced they will support the University of Auckland’s student entrepreneurship development programme, Velocity.

One of the ventures to come out of the Universities programme is Strutfit, who uses computer vision and AI size recommendation technology to take the guesswork out of online footwear shopping. 

Jess talked to Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit about how Strutfit works, and how it has developed since he went through Velocity’s development programme. 

The Big Q: An economic divide: What are the myths about poverty in the United States? March 1, 2021

The Big Q: An economic divide: What are the myths about poverty in the United States? March 1, 2021 The Big Q: An economic divide: What are the myths about poverty in the United States? March 1, 2021, 36.72 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

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.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

Māori Business and Innovation w/ Jarrad McKay: February 26, 2021

Māori Business and Innovation w/ Jarrad McKay: February 26, 2021 Māori Business and Innovation w/ Jarrad McKay: February 26, 2021, 28.15 MB
Fri 26 Feb 2021

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.

Takatapui w/ Lyric Waiwiri-Smith: February 26, 2021

Takatapui w/ Lyric Waiwiri-Smith: February 26, 2021 Takatapui w/ Lyric Waiwiri-Smith: February 26, 2021, 16.15 MB
Fri 26 Feb 2021

With Pride Month coming to an end, Lyric brings us a report on Māori sexuality and the impact of colonialism, exploring the term Takatapui.

The Wire with James: February 26, 2021

The Wire with James: February 26, 2021 The Wire with James: February 26, 2021, 103.09 MB
Fri 26 Feb 2021

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.

Neighbourhood Watch: 25th February 2021

Neighbourhood Watch: 25th February 2021 Neighbourhood Watch: 25th February 2021, 23.2 MB
Thu 25 Feb 2021

Neighbourhood Watch reports on the federal government being criticized for barely increasing benefits after ending a Covid-19 supplement scheme, Facebook reversing its news ban, and further fallout from the rape allegations of former parliamentary staffer Brittany Higgins.

Warning: Parts of the interview disscusses sexual assault

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 25th February 2021

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 25th February 2021 The Thursday Wire with Justin: 25th February 2021, 90.1 MB
Thu 25 Feb 2021

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.