What's in the budget, eh? Released at 2pm today, Rod and Mikey take educated guesses at its contents and what they may for the average voter. With a sidebar appearance from the law student currently suing Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, Sarah Thomson. (Good name, that one.)
Fuck off Fascism Week continues on the Wire: every day this week we’ll be talking to academics, activists and other insightful voices about the concept of fascism and its return to the global political conversation. Today, Wire Producer Harry looks into just what constitutes a fascist state, what exactly makes a modern day fascist, and talks with Giacomo Lichtner from Victoria University about fascism in today's political climate.
Talking Southern Auckland recently published a piece highlighting the bias, binary labels and language employed when covering issues pertaining to South Auckland - and the impact this has on the communities and individuals that inhabit it. Wire host Jogai Bhatt caught with the author of the piece, Te Waha Nui journalist Brandon Ulfsby, to learn a little more about the nuances of reporting on South Auckland in a mainstream media landscape.
Discussions around the mental health sector and issues of under-funding are becoming increasingly relevant with the election right around the corner, and more-so with the upcoming Budget announcement for 2017. bFM reporter Katie Doyle catches up with the Green Party's Julie Anne Genter for more.
That's right, our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! We have some exciting new correspondents we'll be working with from WNYU News, which is the news department of New York University's radio station. This week, we hear from Nick Sawhney, who spoke to Wire Producer Harry Willis earlier this morning.