This week National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross joins Kelly to chat about the debacle that went down in the House on Wednesday night debating the regional fuel tax bill. They also discuss the softening laws on foreign investors and how National view the government and their promises.
A town’s plea for mercy for a deported asylum seeker family has gone unheard, as the courts uphold their deportation; world cup coverage by telecommunications company Optus was so bad they had to give the rights back to the television station they bought them from; and the right-wing animosity towards public broadcaster ABC was laid bare at a meeting of Liberal Party members on the weekend.
A couple of weeks ago, an open letter to the Government was released by Hamilton sex worker Lisa Lewis calling for an election of a Minister of Prostitution. The letter carried the names of Lewis and 25 others. The letter was also written with the help of conservative group Family First.
Stewart spoke with Dame Catherine Healy, the national coordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective, about whether a new minister is something worth looking into.
Kelly had a chat with Blair Dale from Te Whakaora Tangata, who provide help to families in Auckland struggling with dysfunctional or dangerous circumstances. They want to break cycles of harm for children, and they do this practically with both financial and psychological help. Blair told Kelly all about the work they’re doing and some of the outcomes they’ve already seen from this.
Check out tewhakaoratangata.org.nz if you would like to know more about their amazing work.
Auckland City Mission and Depot Artspace in Devonport have a collaborative exhibition of homeless artists' work. Wire producer Angus spoke to creative director of depot artspace Linda Blincko to ask how the show will work.
On the show this week, we check out two tracks off of Adult Mom's album, Soft Spots (our 'Let's Get Physical' selection for the week), plus we spin some great tracks by Kariiiba, Matty, Baseball Gregg and Shygirl. For Who Arted this week, Aimee chats with Jess Johnson about her work currently exhibiting at Ivan Anthony Gallery. There's a lot of good shit going on, hope you enjoy... ~ ~ ~
Adult Mom - Patience
Cave Circles - More Wilson
Kariiiba - Slip n' Slide
Here Lies Man - Summon Fire
ENO X DIRTY - Shampoo and Conditioner
Matty - Clear
Nas - White Label
Julian - S
Neil & Liam Finn - Back To Life
hana vu - Shallow
Baseball Gregg - Sleep
Arthur Ahbez - Free as the Wind
SWIDT - Off Tha Top feat. Diggy Dupe, MeloDownz, JessB, Rizvan
Hercules & Love Affair - Are You Still Certain feat. Mashrou' Leila
Sociolgist and University of Canterbury lecturer, Jarrod Gilbert has spoken out about how working alongside gangs could reduce crime. Jemima spoke with Jarrod about this and asked why some gang members are seeking change now.
First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks Dr Jarrod Gilbert about working with gangs to reduce crime. Neutral corner returns on Trump’s recent executive order to reverse the separation of children and their families at the border. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss rehabilitation in prison. Our Wire Worry week is sex work and Lachlan talks to Dame Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective about the Swedish model and why decriminalisation is much better. Finally This Day in History looks at the Freedom Summer murders in 1964.