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Workers’ radio: Educating for social change

December 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

The WEA provides a progressive view on world affairs to radio listeners in Wellington through its weekly radio programme. The show, entitled ‘Educating for Social Change’, is aired on Wellington Access Radio 783AM every Sunday at 4pm.  Produced by trade union activists, the programme provides a working-class view of current events, while simultaneously training working people in radio production. Announcer Mr Russell Pierce said working on the programme has allowed him to develop many new technical skills. He said: “I deal with the issues that confront workers from day-to-day, nationally and internationally. The aim of the show is to encourage education and social change amongst the workers of New Zealand. “I see our show as a small beacon of resistance to the informational lobotomy being […]

Video: Mike Chungu on fighting poverty in Zambia

November 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mike Chungu, Executive Secretary of WEA Zambia, describes how the WEA is fighting poverty and inequality in the Southern African nation. Interviewed by Peter Templeton, Director of Membership, Volunteering & Marketing, WEA England & Scotland. From the WEA New Zealand channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfuutKIr778