The theme for this week's Worry Week is political ideologies and Justin is looking into the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia during the 1970s, with two of their leaders found guilty of genocide last week. Justin looked into the two figures who influenced Cambodian politics and the ideology behind Khmer Rouge.
150 academics from a broad range of disciplines and institutions across New Zealand have signed a strongly-worded open letter to the government. The letter is a plea to government to take dramatic and immediate action in response to climate change. The letter was made public yesterday. Cordelia Lockett, a senior lecturer at Unitec, wrote and distributed the letter. Ella spoke with Cordelia this morning and asked her what prompted her to write and publicize the letter.
Ben speaks to Jarred Abbot of First Union about bus drivers for Go Bus and their ongoing protest. Ben also speaks to Ricardo Menendez of Auckland Action Against Poverty about median rental prices. In international news, Justin talks about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia and looks at our wire worry week theme: ideologies, and how this relates to the regime. For the Green Desk this week, Ella talks about an open letter to the government about climate change signed by different academics. And finally, Leonard is back with another little everyday people clip.
This week on Everyday People, Leonard spoke to Tim Crawford on her 90th birthday. Tim was the nanny, caregiver and second mother for Leonard and his Two older brothers when they were growing up, so he asked her the 5 special questions.
Sam joins Tess in studio to talk DC's Legends of Tomorrow, featuring episodes where superhereos travel in time back to Woodstock, 1950's America and the age of punk-rock. So has this series finally peaked in it's fourth season? And special mention goes out to TVNZ's House of Drag, Sam's four episodes deep and he just wants more to be honest.
Karan Rubado, has just handed in her Masters of Fine Arts submission (congrats!) titled Weaving Structural Improvisation into Contemporary Art, but what does this mean, you ask? Karan's work consists of a myriad of things such as including old power cables, string, discarded metal and ribbon, interwoven together to create intricate wall-hanging pieces. If you want to check out this beautiful work, head to the Elam Grad Show where you can find all things ~art~, yay!