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The remains of 24 Algerian resistance fighters, which have been taken to France as trophies, have been repatriated from Paris to Algiers for burial. International Desk reports a history of French colonization in Algeria.
In recent weeks, the news in the United States has been filled with stories of statues and public spaces being altered or removed. These stories are usually connected with America’s racist past, with a particular eye towards the issue of slavery. Is the United States haunted by its racist past? What can it do to overcome this history? Doug Becker speaks with Jessica Auchter.
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Recently the government announced a $32 million boost to strengthen drug and alcohol addiction services in Aotearoa. To discuss this and addiction struggles in New Zealand, Zoe Larsen Cumming interviewed the Deputy Executive Director of Programmes at the New Zealand Drug Foundation Ben Birks-Ang.
This week on The Monday Wire, we have our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw on The Clean Energy Plan.
Pacific Media Centre Contributing Editor Sri Krishnamurthi, with the latest in pacific news, from The Phillippines to West Papua.
95bFM reporter James Tapp brings us a piece on Privacy Law with THe University of Auckland's Gehan Gunasekara.
And finally, 95bFM Producer Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews the Deputy Executive Director of Programmes at the New Zealand Drug Foundation Ben Birks-Ang regarding a recent boost in funding to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
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In a two part series, producer James Tapp covers the new updates to New Zealands privacy law, which comes into affect on December 1st, 2020. In this first part, James talks to Gehan Gunasekara, who is the chair of the New Zealand Privacy Foundation as well as an associate business professor at the University of Auckland, specialising in privacy. James also covers what it is going to be added amd starts of by asking Gehan what is new.
Producer Ollie speaks with Michael Burnett of The Brothers Green on the reaction to their cannabis farm in North Canterbury and the sustainability and environmental benefits of hemp growing in Aotearoa
The extension of the role of Children’s Commissioner makes Andrew Becroft the monitor of treatment of children in secure detention centres. Mary-Margaret spoke to Andrew about the power imbalance that exists between the State and vulnerable children detained without choice. She asked if we can be confident that their rights will be better upheld this way, and about Andrew’s impression of how the law treats the rights of children more generally.