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The Wire with Stewart: September 19, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: September 19, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: September 19, 2019, 99.09 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

Stewart Sowman-Lund is back from the holidays and ready for another exciting Thursday Wire! This week, Mary-Margaret's back in the producer's chair.

On the show: 

  • Mary-Margaret chats to Deborah Small, from Break the Chains - a US advocacy group focused on communities most vulnerable to the punitive policies caused by the War on Drugs.
  • After that, Justice Minister Andrew Little swings by for his weekly chat. Today - does he stand by the Party’s actions over the past two weeks as sexual assault allegations have come to light. 
  • Then, we continue our series looking into all the mayoral hopefuls standing in Auckland. Today - Stewart speak to comedian Tom Sainsbury, the campaign manager for ‘Fiona’...
  • And finally - in Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe gets us up to date with all the latest Aussie news. Today: We catch up with what Pauline Hanson’s been up to.

All that plus another thrilling edition of Poll Position! 

Local Elections - Fiona's campaign manager Tom Sainsbury: September 19, 2019

Local Elections - Fiona's campaign manager Tom Sainsbury: September 19, 2019 Local Elections - Fiona's campaign manager Tom Sainsbury: September 19, 2019, 20.2 MB
Thu 19 Sep 2019

95bFM is aiming to speak to every mayoral candidate ahead of next month’s local elections. Next week, I’ll be speaking with incumbent Mayor Phil Goff… But today, something a little different. Fiona, possibly with no last name, is a wildcard candidate represented by comedian Tom Sainsbury, acting as her campaign manager. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Tom this morning, and started by asking him what inspired Fiona to run for mayor.

 

Cotton On Pay Inequity w/ Jared Abbott; September 18 2019

Cotton On Pay Inequity w/ Jared Abbott; September 18 2019 Cotton On Pay Inequity w/ Jared Abbott; September 18 2019, 10.72 MB
Wed 18 Sep 2019

Cotton On workers walked off the job on Monday to protest the company's refusal to pay them the living wage. Members of FIRST Union picketed outside the clothing store on Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD. Union members have been attempting to negotiate a pay increase since april this year however they’ve stated that the latest offer they’ve received was “worse than the first”. Cotton on themselves have stated on their website that they are committed towards paying a living wage, however workers in their retail and distribution centers are currently paid under that. Jared Abbott, FIRST Union Secretary for Transport, Logistics and Manufacturing has stated that Cotton On is duping customers with false claims of ethical employment practices. He has also highlighted a severe pay inequity for Pasifika and Maori staff compared to Pākehā workers. William Boyd spoke with Jared about the situation at Cotton On for its employees. William started off by asking him how Monday’s strike went.

Operation Burnham - A decade long cover up: September 18, 2019

Operation Burnham - A decade long cover up: September 18, 2019 Operation Burnham - A decade long cover up: September 18, 2019 , 27.83 MB
Wed 18 Sep 2019

Tuwhenuaroa explores Operation Burnham and the journey from the night of the raids, to the inquiries now taking place.

 

The Wednesday Wire with Tuwhenuaroa : September 18, 2019

The Wednesday Wire with Tuwhenuaroa : September 18, 2019 The Wednesday Wire with Tuwhenuaroa : September 18, 2019, 42.62 MB
Wed 18 Sep 2019

On the Show this Wednesday!


On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk french postmen and their testicles, the number 42, and deadly sinky sludge

Will spoke to Jarrod Abbot about recent Cotton On worker strikes on Queen Street

Tuwhenuaroa did a report on Operation Burnham, and the inquiries going around the attacks that took place.

 

The Green Desk: September 17, 2019

The Green Desk: September 17, 2019 The Green Desk: September 17, 2019, 27.09 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

For Green Desk, Mitch Fuller and Sherry Zhang talk to Hexacycle’s founder Neil Birrell about how maggots can close the loop on our existing and linear waste cycles and how insects might be part of the future of animal and human consumption.

The Future of Farming and Freshwater Conservation w / Annabeth Cohen: September 17, 2019

The Future of Farming and Freshwater Conservation w / Annabeth Cohen: September 17, 2019 The Future of Farming and Freshwater Conservation w / Annabeth Cohen: September 17, 2019, 25.69 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

For decades, dairy farming has been damaging New Zealand’s environment, and new legislation aiming to protect our rivers and wetlands is coming into action. However, some groups have been wary of these changes, believing it will negatively impact the industry and its economic contributions. In response, a study was commissioned by Forest & Bird, Greenpeace, and Fish and Game to understand the economic impacts of this new freshwater legislation (if any)! To find out more about the legislation and report, Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Forest & Bird’s Annabeth Cohen and began by asking why we even need freshwater legislation in the first place.

Ocean Erosion w / Amber Dunn: September 17, 2019

Ocean Erosion w / Amber Dunn: September 17, 2019 Ocean Erosion w / Amber Dunn: September 17, 2019, 11.59 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Jack Marshall talks to Gisborne Councillor Amber Dunn about ocean erosion and why building homes on our sandy coastlines is problematic.

New Zealand History in our Curriculum w / Dr Aroha Harris: September 17, 2019

New Zealand History in our Curriculum w / Dr Aroha Harris: September 17, 2019 New Zealand History in our Curriculum w / Dr Aroha Harris: September 17, 2019, 9.3 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced plans last week to make the teaching of New Zealand history compulsory in schools. Reporter Felix Walton spoke to University of Auckland senior history lecturer Dr Aroha Harris to find out more, and started by asking whether New Zealanders know much about NZ history.

The Great Kererū Count: September 17, 2019

The Great Kererū Count: September 17, 2019 The Great Kererū Count: September 17, 2019, 7.76 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Known to get drunk on berries, fall out of trees, and hang around humans, Kererū have become something of a New Zealand icon. They are also the only bird left in New Zealand that can distribute large seeds, and their disappearance would be a disaster for our native forests. 

Rachel Simpson spoke to Victoria University biological science lecturer Stephen Hartley about the Great Kererū Count, the largest citizen science project in New Zealand.