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Asian Health Inequities w/ Dr. Roshini Peiris-John: August 9, 2022

Asian Health Inequities w/ Dr. Roshini Peiris-John: August 9, 2022 Roshini Peiris-John: August 9, 2022, 14.88 MB
Tue 9 Aug 2022

Emily spoke with Co-Director of The University Of Auckland’s centre for Asian and ethnic Minority health research Dr. Roshini Peiris-John about the challenges faced by Asian New Zealanders in accessing health services.

Ocean Warming Impacting Whales w/ Dr. Karen Stockin: August 9, 2022

Ocean Warming Impacting Whales w/ Dr. Karen Stockin: August 9, 2022 Karen Stockin: August 9, 2022, 7.05 MB
Tue 9 Aug 2022

A new study shows that rising sea temperatures are pushing sperm and blue whales into Southern waters. 

The research, which is the collaborative effort of four universities, including The University of Canterbury and Massey university, suggests impacts on ecosystems and tourism could be significant. 

Emily spoke with Massey University marine ecologist and research co-lead Dr Karen Stockin.

Economic Package passed through US Senate w/ Robert Patman: August 8, 2022

Economic Package passed through US Senate w/ Robert Patman: August 8, 2022 Economic Package passed through US Senate w/ Robert Patman: August 8, 2022, 22.22 MB
Mon 8 Aug 2022

Democrats in the United States have passed their long standing economic package through the senate this morning. The seven hundred and forty billion dollar package will fund efforts to curb climate change, provide reforms to health systems, and raise taxes on major corporations. This package, however, is a far cry from the initial three trillion dollar domestic fund President Joe Biden envisioned when he first came into office due to several notable compromises. 

Liam spoke to professor Robert Patman from the University of Otago about the fund.

 

The Wire w/ Joe: August 8, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: August 8, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: August 8, 2022, 108.35 MB
Mon 8 Aug 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Steven Agnew, a senior Lecturer from the University of Canterbury about ending persistent disparities for Pasifika students in regards to literacy skills. He also speaks to Katie Pickles, a Professor of History from the University of Canterbury, about Jane Goodall joining Barbie’s ‘inspiring women’ series and how this ties in with Barbie being an antithesis of feminism given the company’s controversial representation of women.

Liam will be chats to Michelle Johnstone from the Amalgamated Workers Union about dangerous housing conditions for migrant workers, as well as Rober Patman from the University of Otago about the United States Senate passing a major democrat climate and health package. 

Tomorrow’s World is back! Isla and Stella speak to Keoni Mahelona from Te Pūnaha Matatini about using machine learning to revitalise Te Reo Māori.

That's us for the Monday Wire!

Dangerous Housing Conditions for Migrant Workers w/ Michelle Johnstone: August 8, 2022

Dangerous Housing Conditions for Migrant Workers w/ Michelle Johnstone: August 8, 2022 Dangerous Housing Conditions for Migrant Workers w/ Michelle Johnstone: August 8, 2022, 13.41 MB
Mon 8 Aug 2022

New reports show migrant horticulture workers are enduring dire housing conditions, seeing upwards of six men a week in a single motel room that are each charged 150 a week. The accommodation has been detrimental to the workers physical health, with one worker reporting his illness wasn’t taken seriously unless it required hospitalisation. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner has recently investigated the conditions, calling it blatant economic exploitation. 

To learn more, Liam spoke to Michelle Johnstone from the Amalgamated Workers Union about the conditions.

 

Pasifika Literacy Disparities w/ Stephen Agnew: August 8, 2022

Pasifika Literacy Disparities w/ Stephen Agnew: August 8, 2022 Pasifika Literacy Disparities w/ Stephen Agnew: August 8, 2022, 26.59 MB
Mon 8 Aug 2022

An analysis of ten years of data has found low English literacy rates in Pasifika students are a key predictor of exclusion from school. The findings of this study highlighted the importance of literacy on educational outcomes and the possibility that greater investment in support for Pasifika students in order to end persisent disparities for students.

Joe spoke to Stephen Agnew, a Senior Lecturer of Economics at the University of Canterbury, on the matter.

 

Barbie and the Antithesis of Feminism w/ Katie Pickles: August 8, 2022

Barbie and the Antithesis of Feminism w/ Katie Pickles: August 8, 2022 Barbie and the Antithesis of Feminism w/ Katie Pickles: August 8, 2022, 44.2 MB
Mon 8 Aug 2022

Barbie has released a series of dolls which honours historical and contemporary heroines, such as conservation activist and animal behaviour expert Jane Goodall, aviator Amelia Earhart, NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson and artist and political activist Frida Kahlo. However, can this be seen as the appropriation of heroic women of substance as plastic Barbies? A brand synonymous with the objectification of women. 

Joe spoke to Katie Pickles, a Professor of History from the Univeristy of Canterbury, about Barbie’s ‘inspiring women’ series and how this could be an Antithesis of Feminism given the company’s controversial representation of women.

 

The Wire w/ Casper McGuire

The Wire w/ Casper McGuire The Wire w/ Casper McGuire, 130.04 MB
Fri 5 Aug 2022

This week on the Friday Wire... 

David speaks to Green Party MP Teanau Tuiono talking about Restoring the West Samoa Citizenship Removed By Citizenship Act 1982 Bill

Trishil speaks to Shane Henderson for our regular City Counselling segment discussing the Planning Committee meeting on housing and a pay rise for Auckland bus drivers to address staff shortage

David also speaks to Adam Currie, a protest organiser speaking on the Greenwash lecture protests

Trishil also speaks to Professor Basil Sharpe on the falling fuel prices observed across the country this week.

City Counselling w/Shane Henderson: August 5th 2022

City Counselling w/Shane Henderson: August 5th 2022 City Counselling w/Shane Henderson: August 5th 2022, 16.3 MB
Fri 5 Aug 2022

Auckland Council's recent planning committee meeting took place last night. 

The focus was on mass housing reforms, which could see rates of housing re-intensification rise across Tamaki Makaurau. 

To learn more about the decisions made, Trishil took over the segment from Liam this week and spoke with councillor Shane Henderson on our regular City Counselling segment. The conversation touched on the pay rise for bus drivers in Auckland in a measure to combat staff shortages.

 

Fuel Price Freefall w/Basil Sharp

Fuel Price Freefall w/Basil Sharp Fuel Price Freefall w/Basil Sharp, 14.54 MB
Fri 5 Aug 2022

Rejoice! While fuel prices have yet to return to pre 2022 levels, it has freefallen down to an average of $2.70 a litre at the pumps in Auckland. 

For example, yesterday afternoon saw prices fluctuate across the country with Waitomo on Tinakori Road in Wellington charging $2.59 a litre; Caltex on Newton Road in Auckland charging $2.65; and in Christchurch, Waitomo on Fitzgerald Avenue charging $2.47.

Further drops are expected on the horizon, in part due to the crude oil stock price falling from 110USD to around 96 USD over the past week. Another factor could be the fuel tax excise, which has been extended to January.

To learn more, Trishil spoke to Economics Professor Basil Sharp about the trends and contributing factors to the fall in prices.