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Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022

Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022 Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022, 25.79 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

On the Seventeenth of June, 1972, a group of burglars working underneath staff of the Nixon administration broke into the Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate Complex.

This began the defining political scandal of the 20th century, as Richard Nixon and his colleagues continuously tried to cover up their involvement. 

This led to Nixon's impeachment and subsequent resignation in 1974, marking a major event in US history that set a precedent for how we can hold politicians to account across the world. 

On the fiftieth anniversary, Liam spoke to University Of Canterbury Professor in American History, Peter FIeld, on the impact of Watergate and its presence in the current conversations on the January Sixth Capitol Riots. 

 

Predicting Economic Recession w/ Murat Üngör: June 17, 2022

Predicting Economic Recession w/ Murat Üngör: June 17, 2022 Predicting Economic Recession w/ Murat Üngör: June 17, 2022, 23.6 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

Stats NZ recently released GDP figures for the last quarter, which showed a 0.2% decline in the New Zealand economy compared to the previous quarter’s 3% rise.

However, this decline is not unique to New Zealand and has been identified in many developed economies across the world which have reported either a drop in GDP or a slow in growth.

Many top New Zealand economists, referencing this number and other cruical recent developments in the world economy, are now predicting an economic recession in the next year.

To get a better idea of what the numbers mean, and what an economic recession entails, Casper spoke to Dr Murat Üngör from the department of economics at the University of Otago.

Pedestrianising Queen Street w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Retail NZ’s Greg Harford: June 17th, 2022

Pedestrianising Queen Street w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Retail NZ’s Greg Harford: June 17th, 2022 Pedestrianising Queen Street w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Retail NZ’s Greg Harford: June 17th, 2022, 34.46 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

Auckland Central and Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has launched a petition to pedestrianise Queen Street.

 

This comes ten years after the council signed off on the Auckland City Centre Master Plan with intentions to pedestrianise that has consistently faced barriers. 

Although this could see benefits in returning foot traffic to queen street, some have commented on fears about lost sales from vehicle drivers and safety. 

Liam spoke to Swarbrick, asking about why she thinks Tāmaki Makaurau could benefit from a carless Queen Street.

He also had a chat with Greg Harford from Retail NZ about some of the issues they think could arise without cars.

 

Gratis Street & Tables w/ Natalie Wendzich: June 16, 2022

Gratis Street & Tables w/ Natalie Wendzich: June 16, 2022 Gratis Street & Tables w/ Natalie Wendzich: June 16, 2022, 15.09 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

Winter means a tough time for many in our city here in Auckland. With temperatures steadily dropping and the cost of living steadily rising, keeping warm and well-fed is a daily concern for many. Gratis is an initiative that takes leftover food from cafes around the city and helps to feed those who most need it in our cities. On the Wire this week, guest producer Frances Wright caught up with Team Leader Natalie Wendzich to talk about the initiative. 

The Wire w/ Joe: June 16, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 16, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 16, 2022, 109.49 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

This week on the Thursday Wire! Emilia is away, so Frances is our Producer today.

Tuva’a speaks to Labour Party’s Andrew Little about a new National Bowel Screening, the New Baby Unit at Waitākere Hospital, and the record number of patients in the Emergency Department. 

Joe will be speaking to Professor Warwick Bagg from the University of Auckland about increasing medical student places helping to address the medical practitioner shortage, he’ll also be talking to E tu about International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security workers. He’ll also be having a chat to the SPCA about their influx of puppies during Winter. 

Frances keeps to the winter theme and talks to Natalie Wendzich about the Gratis initiative and their work providing meals for the Street Community in Auckland, and also talks to Edy Setyawan about his research discovering a nursery for manta rays in Indonesia.

That's us for the Thursday Wire!

Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022

Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022 Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022, 31.2 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

After eight years of research, a rare manta-ray nursery has been confirmed in the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia by a team of researchers at the University of Auckland. The team’s research is the most comprehensive description to date of the manta ray anywhere and is prompting the Indonesian government to take extra measures to protect the area. The species has a special link with manta rays that hang out in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland. On the Wire this week, guest producer Frances Wright chatted to Edy Setyawan about the rays, Steve Irwin, and his work on this research project.

International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Workers w/ Amy Hansen: June 16, 2022

International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Workers w/ Amy Hansen: June 16, 2022 International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Workers w/ Amy Hansen: June 16, 2022, 20.33 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

In Aotearoa New Zealand, E tū is celebrating their campaign to win Fair Pay Agreements for some of our lowest paid workers, including cleaners and security guards. The Fair Pay Agreements Bill is currently before Select Committee, and E tū members and supporters made over 1,000 written submissions in support of the bill.

While all submitters told their own story, some clear themes came through. Submitters were particularly concerned about low wages, the cost of living, health and safety, workplace stress, safe staffing levels, a lack of respect at work, hours of work, and the ‘race to the bottom’ which sees companies using low wages to stay competitive.

An E tū delegation also made an oral submission to the Select Committee on Monday.

Joe spoke to Amy Hansen, a team leader from E tū, on the matter.

 

Puppies in Winter w/ Laura Millar: June 16, 2022

Puppies in Winter w/ Laura Millar: June 16, 2022 Puppies in Winter w/ Laura Millar: June 16, 2022, 18.22 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

SPCA kennels across the country are being flooded with canines big and small, all-in need of a good home. The Winter typically is a time where a large intake of puppies are taken in by the SPCA.

Joe spoke to Laura Millar, the Support Services Manager at the SPCA here in Auckland, on the matter. 

 

Medical Student Places Addressing Medical Shortages w/ Professor Warwick Bagg: June 16, 2022

Medical Student Places Addressing Medical Shortages w/ Professor Warwick Bagg: June 16, 2022 Medical Student Places Addressing Medical Shortages w/ Professor Warwick Bagg: June 16, 2022, 12.88 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

Auckland university is eager to participate in workforce solutions, working with Health NZ and the Māori Health authority to expand the health workforce across the country, due to shortages in medical. 

Today Joe spoke to Professor Warwick Bagg, the Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Administration at the University of Auckland. Warwick has been lobbying for many years for increased places within the medical sector for students to go to. They spoke about how an increase in student medical places could help address shortages in medical staff.

The Wire w/ Stella 15 June

The Wire w/ Stella 15 June The Wire w/ Stella 15 June, 132.31 MB
Wed 15 Jun 2022

Welcome to another week of The Wire with Stella Huggins!

This week, the Tomorrow’s World segment makes a special guest appearance on the Wednesday Wire. This week Stella and Isla give us an 11 minute degree on genetics with Dr Anna Santure.

Alex speaks with ACT party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden about Fair Pay Agreements and ACT’s response to increasing gang violence. 

Stella speaks to Cathy Nottingham, a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland about her recently published research on feral cat roaming distances.

Eurovision returns with an update on the war in Ukraine, Boris Johnson’s survival through a vote of no confidence, the Northern Ireland Protocol bill, the UK looking to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, and much more. European correspondant Cameron Mulgan chats to Frances.

Finally, Stella speaks to Debra Ashton, SAFE's CEO, about a recent drowning of livestock during a live export off the coast of Sudan.