ARASAN FM – அரசன் FM Otago

Mondays @ 8pm

Arasan FM brings you news and current events in Dunedin, Otago region and wider New Zealand. This will focus on current affairs, interviews and news for a cohesive and united Tamil communities in the Otago Region.

Tune in every Monday at 8pm on OAR 105.4 FM for Tamil community bulletins, stories and current affairs amongst others, brought to you by your Arasan New Zealand team with various segments with exciting and entertaining content.

அரசன் நியூசிலாந்தின் தொடக்க வானொலி நிகழ்ச்சி “அரசன் FM” முதல் முறையாக ஒடாகோ  வானொலி 105.4FM வழியாக ஒளிபரப்பப்பட உள்ளது.  https://oar.org.nz/live-stream/ வழியாக நேரடியாக கேட்கலாம்

Widows of Shuhada

Wednesdays @ 10am
Replayed Sunday @ 10am
Eight-Part Series

From Plains FM in Christchurch

On March 15 2019, dozens of women hovered in the female section of Christchurch’s Al-Noor Mosque, as their time of worship became a time of terror which shocked the nation to its core.

Widows of Shuhada is an 8-part podcast documentary series featuring four of the women left widowed by the attacks on worshippers at the Al-Noor and Linwood mosques, which claimed 51 lives.

We meet a diverse group of women – Farah Talal, Sanjida Jaman Neha, Muhubo Ali Jama and Hamimah Tuyan — six months after the deaths of their husbands. We follow the women as they move houses, try to explain to their children what happened, return to the place of their husbands’ deaths and come together as widows to share their burden of collective loss.

Produced by Plains FM for RNZ and made possible by the RNZ/NZ on AIR Innovation Fund, these women share their intimate thoughts on forgiveness, gender and Islam, and their lives in the aftermath of the massacre – some of which may be surprising. They also discuss the New Zealand Government and wider public’s response to the attacks.

Behrouz Boochani and Professor Alison Phipps in Conversation

Sunday 8th March @ 4pm
Replayed Thursday 12th @ 10am 

On 7 February 2020, the Centre for Global Migrations and Mornington Methodist Church in Dunedin co-hosted a conversation between writer, filmmaker and refugee Behrouz Boochani and Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and the 2019 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Otago.

OAR FM Dunedin was there to record the event.

Truthteller

It’s the ‘other’ virus – the virus of fake news. Out of control social media, disinformation and conspiracy theories that are damaging our society.

How vulnerable are you?

Go inside the war on truth with investigative reporter Stephen Davis.

WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service

Thursdays @ 1pm

WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women’s studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. The WINGS Mailing List provides updates on stories and new information about women’s media.

Rattling the Chains

Mondays @ 5pm
Replayed Wednesday @ 9:30am, Sunday @ 6pm

Rattling the Chains is a six-week pre-election radio, podcast and video series on OAR FM. Each week, aspiring mayoral candidates will be paired for a half-hour interview discussion live from the OAR FM studio in Dunedin Community House.

They will be questioned on their ideas, their influences, their values, maybe even their favourite music. And most of all, why they want to be the Mayor and wear those chains of office.

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A Voice from Manus Island

Sunday 30th June @ 4pm

An Evening with Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian 

On 23 June 2019, Dunedin Public Libraries hosted an evening with Kurdish-Iranian writer, filmmaker, and refugee Behrouz Boochani, who is currently incarcerated by the Australian government in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre (Papua New Guinea).

Boochani is author of No Friend but the Mountains: Writings from Manus Prison, which won the 2019 Victorian Prize of Literature at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) General Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
 
Behrouz attended the event via video link from Manus Island. He was joined in person by Omid Tofighian, translator of No Friend but the Mountains, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo and Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.

In this podcast, Boochani and Tofighian are in conversation with Neil Vallelly (Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago). They discuss the book, Australian and other border regimes, and the impact of anti-migrant politics in our era. Four Dunedin poets also presented poetry on themes of displacement.

This event was presented in association with English Language Partners, UNESCO City of Literature, Dunedin Public Libraries, and the Centre for Global Migrations and the Programme of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago.