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Truth & Justice is a true crowdsourced investigation in real time. Host, Bob Ruff, asks listeners to help with investigations as he takes on a new potential wrongful conviction case every season. The subject of Season 10 is the 1996 murder of Houston woman, Catalina Palomino, and the possible wrongful conviction of 15 year old Jennifer Jeffley. Join the investigation!
 
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Bob begins the process of dissecting Jennifer Jeffley's police statements. In this episode we compare the statements of Apartment Manager Pam Wyly and Maintenance Man Keith Truesdale to Jennifer's first written statement. Today's Sponsor: Brooklinen.com - Enter promo code "TJ" for $25 off, with a minimum purchase of $100.…
 
A mammoth return-trip, criss-crossing the Tasman Sea, today for the Royal Australian Air Force. They'll be flying from Sydney to Masterton - and back - to take part in this year's Wings Over Wairarapa. Because of Covid-19, the crew will have to stay in the plane the whole time. That means a round-trip of almost five thousand kilometres. Squadron Le…
 
As the U.S. intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released finding Mohammed bin Salman responsible for approving the operation, Christiane Amanpour gets an emotional reaction from Hatice Cengiz, Jamal's fiancée, and analysis from Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Democracy for the Arab World Now. Chuck Hagel, fo…
 
Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner's visa has been given the green tick by Immigration New Zealand. After National MPs raised questions at a parliamentary select committee about whether it had been approved immigration officials double-checked they were right to approve it. Head of Immigration Greg Patchell viewed the file and confirmed the …
 
Migration won't likely return to pre-Covid levels when the borders reopen. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is telling businesses who've relied on migrant workers in the past to have a re-think. The Government wants to prioritise upskilling New Zealanders. Apples and Pears' Allan Pollard told Heather Du Plessis-Allan he doesn't expect this to impac…
 
Our latest Covid-19 community case worked at KFC Botany when they were potentially infectious. The person's a household contact of our latest three positive cases, and returned to positive test in quarantine. They could've been infectious when they working at the KFC store between 3.30pm on Monday and 12.30am the following day. Customers who used t…
 
Auckland's ageing Harbour Bridge can't take any more strengthening and traffic will need to be restricted in order to maintain its "structural integrity". Waka Kotahi says the bridge has previously been strengthened several times but it is not possible to do it again due to the weight of the steel that would need to be added. Instead, "active traff…
 
Looks like we finally have confirmation that even when the borders are open again, migrants will not be coming back here to work like they used to. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has pretty much told employers struggling without offshore owners while our borders are closed that this is not temporary, this will go on. I’m sure there will be plenty…
 
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez tells Christiane Amanpour about the immigration bill she introduced and why now is the time to pass this reform. Andrea Martinez, immigration attorney, discusses the human impact immigration policy has and her work to reunite families separated under Trump's zero tolerance policy. Actress Jodie Foster and lawyer Nancy Ho…
 
Simon Bridges has continued to dominate headlines this week. Earlier this week, the National MP hit headlines for calling Police Commissioner Andrew Coster 'woke'. They faced each other in today's Justice Select Committee's annual review of New Zealand Police. Bridges read an email he'd received from one officer, which says they feel frustrated at …
 
A2 Milk's share price dropped sharply after the company reported a drop in first half earnings. By late morning, the stock was down $1.97 or 17.7 per cent at $9.16. The company earlier said its net profit dropped by 35 per cent to $120m in the first half due to Covid-19 disruption in the unofficial daigou trade into China, and the flow-on impact of…
 
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" when making monetary and financial policy decisions. Changes have been made to the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee's remit requiring it to take into account government policy relating to more sustainable house prices, while working towards its objectives. …
 
Air New Zealand has revealed a $72 million net loss for the six months to December 31 as it remains pinned down by travel restrictions in response to Covid-19. The result follows a $454m loss for the 2019 financial year, which included a $338m write-down to the value of its long-haul fleet, and a $101m profit for the same six-month period a year ag…
 
A court in China has ordered a man to pay thousands of dollars in compensation to his former wife for housework she shouldered during their five-year marriage, in a landmark divorce ruling that has sparked discussion in the country over the value of unpaid domestic duties. Wang, a homemaker, demanded restitution equivalent to US$24,700 from her hus…
 
Senior National MP Simon Bridges clashed with Police Commissioner Andy Coster this morning, accusing him not doing enough about gangs in New Zealand. Coster, however, did not roll over and launched a firm defence of Police when pushing back on Bridges' assertions. Speaking to media after fronting to the Justice Select Committee this morning, Coster…
 
Three Australian states are now requiring New Zealanders travelling into their country to undergo a mandatory stay in quarantine. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have reimposed Covid restrictions for Kiwis flying into the eastern states following the Valentine's Day community outbreak, which stands at 11 cases. Auckland has been officially…
 
Far more New Zealanders could be soon be getting fluoride in their drinking water - but mayors seem divided on the move. The Government is expected to shift the decision over whether to fluoridate water from city and district councils to district health boards. It could mean about 85 percent of the country having fluoride in water supplies, compare…
 
A simple mix-up appears to be at the centre of a short-lived stoush between City Kickboxing and New Zealand Rugby. The gym's co-founder and trainer Eugene Bareman, who trains six UFC fighters including middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at City Kickboxing in Auckland, revealed the UFC had been contacted over trademark issues around the use of th…
 
There's concern people will choose not to scan Covid-19 QR codes because they can't afford to go into self isolation. More than 1000 people who were at Kmart Botany at the times of interest have been asked to stay home for 14 days. Up to $585 per week is available for people who can't work because they need to isolate. Auckland University's Des Gor…
 
I think we might’ve struck on the very reason that we have this Covid outbreak in Auckland right now: Families can’t afford to stay home and isolate for two weeks The government support money is too miserly. We’ve been told this is the very reason that families of Papatoetoe High School students didn’t isolate for the full two weeks they were suppo…
 
David Cameron, former British Prime Minister, discusses his call to action for energy investment in fragile states where the pandemic has hit the hardest. Samuel Burke, host of "Suddenly Family", discusses his family's shocking DNA discovery that led to making a podcast about other lives turned upside down by at home genetic tests. Our Hari Sreeniv…
 
The Prime Minister's unimpressed with National's Simon Bridges calling lPolice Commissioner Andrew Coster a woke. Bridges says Coster's putting being nice ahead of law and order. But Jacinda Ardern, who appointed Coster to the job, says Bridges is departing from convention and a personal attack and is unwarranted. She doesn't know what Coster's don…
 
After the shambles of KiwiBuild, now the government's proud track record on new social housing is being questioned. It turns only half of the so called "new" public housing places are actually newly-built additional houses. The government says it's on track to source 6850 places for families in need by the middle of the year. But Stuff has crunched…
 
There are hopes we'll be in a position to see an Official Cash Rate increase next year. The OCR remains unchanged at 0.25 per cent. The Reserve Bank says prolonged monetary stimulus is needed, with the economic outlook looking highly uncertain due to Covid-19. Kiwibank's chief economist Jarrod Kerr told Heather du Plessis-Allan they expect a rate h…
 
A two bedroom house is being given away for free in Lower Hutt. Naturally, there's a catch - only the house is being given away, not the land it sits on. But if you've got somewhere to put the house and don't mind paying for and organising the removal, it could be yours for quite a bit less than the cost of building a new one. Benjamin Johnson is g…
 
NZ Herald owner NZME exceeded its guidance for the year to December 31 clocking up operating earnings of $67.3 million and signalling a return to dividends. The media company had forecast operating ebitda of $63m-$66m including $8.6m accessed from Government Covid-19 wage subsidies. Today it reported a statutory net profit of $14.2m compared to a n…
 
Another week, another tiff between a National MP and Parliament's Speaker. During Question Time, Paul Goldsmith argued with Trevor Mallard who wasn't allowing the MP to continue his line of questioning. Mallard told Parliament it was time to move on, before Goldsmith stood up and stormed out. Fellow National MP Simon Bridges also left the chamber, …
 
Golf legend Tiger Woods suffered serious leg injuries and was trapped but conscious when emergency responders reached the scene of his one-vehicle rollover crash on a stretch of California road known for speeding and accidents, authorities said Tuesday. Woods, 45, was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, when th…
 
Former officials who were responsible for security at the US Capitol testified Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about the failure to prevent the deadly insurrection on January 6, admitting some failures but also deflecting blame to other security agencies, saying that the FBI did not provide any warnings beforehand that there would be a c…
 
A Wellington City councillor says it has become intolerable to be on the council while she tries to keep out of the "splatter zone". Mayor Andy Foster has announced an independent review of the city council's governance. Today he told councillors at a full Wellington City Council meeting it was apparent they have arrived at a crossroads and a signi…
 
Simon Bridges is copping it for calling the new Police Commissioner a ‘wokester’. Bridges’ critics argue that politicians shouldn’t attack neutral public servants. But Bridges’ on the mark, and the Commissioner is anything but neutral so deserves being called out. Since coming into the job, Andrew Coster has given us plenty of reasons to think he’s…
 
Nadhim Zahawi, UK Vaccines Minister, and Ran Balicer, Chair of Israel's Covid-19 National Experts Panel discuss the successful vaccine rollout schemes in their countries. Mohamedou Ould Slahi, former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Steve Wood, a former guard at the detention camp, and director Kevin Macdonald discuss their new film "The Mauritanian" based…
 
The Australian woman refusing a Covid test in a Wellington MIQ facility should be deported back across the ditch, says Opposition Leader Judith Collins. Australian woman Lucinda Baulch is to be released this week from MIQ after 28 days - having refused to take a Covid-19 swab. The National party leader on Tuesday slammed the Government's "soft appr…
 
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a four-step roadmap to take England out of its Covid-19 lockdown, declaring Monday local time that the nation was on a "one-way road to freedom." The country has been in full national lockdown since January 4, after a new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus was discovered in southeast England. All …
 
Facebook will lift its news ban for Australian users and publishers, less than a week after making the shock decision. The ban – made last week in response to a proposed new Media Bargaining law – meant Australian users could no longer view or share local articles, while international Facebook users were also restricted from seeing Australian news.…
 
What can $12,000 get you at a party these days? The Taxpayers' Union is up in arms about the dollar price tag for Winston Peters’ farewell party, and the Prime Minister is sending a 'please explain' to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the bill. But is it that much for a party? Anna Dean is a party expert who has thrown events from red carpet p…
 
Sky has reported a 234 per cent jump in net profit to $39.6 million for the six months to December 30, in line with guidance, on the back of an 80 per cent spike in its streaming business, a stabilisation of its satellite business and cost-cutting. Streamers continue to spend less than satellite customers, however, and revenue fell 7 per cent to $3…
 
The Australian woman who refused to take a Covid-19 test in MIQ says she may be staying in New Zealand a while longer to bring forward judicial review proceedings. Lucinda Baulch is leaving isolation in Wellington tonight after spending 28 days in the Grand Mercure. It's not the first time she challenged Covid-19 rules, and back in Australia, she p…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has admitted she was "surprised" at the almost $12,000 taxpayer-funded bill for former Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters' farewell bash at Parliament. She has asked officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mfat) to look into the bill to ensure it did actually cost as much as has been reported. This morning, …
 
Charities say we are yet to get the full picture on child poverty. New official stats show about 25,000 children have moved out of material hardship. But that doesn't take into account Covid-19 - only the nine months to March 2020. The Salvation Army's Paul Barber told Heather du Plessis-Allan the figures show some progress, but there's no doubt th…
 
Our new Covid-19 case didn't share any classes with other infected students at Papatoetoe High. The latest case was tested yesterday and hadn't returned to the school when it reopened on Monday. The Ministry of Health's now requiring everyone in the school community, including all household members, to stay at home until they return a negative test…
 
Liberal MP Craig Kelly has quit the party and will sit on the cross bench. The controversial MP handed his resignation letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison during today’s party room meeting. Mr Kelly’s decision means the government loses its one-seat majority on the floor of the House of Representatives, but he is guaranteeing confidence and sup…
 
Our friendly rivalry with Australia may be deepening. A new Sydney Morning Herald report alleges there is significant unease across the ditch over our relations with China. It also suggests friction from Canberra has been exacerbated by the departure of Winston Peters. In January Trade Minister Damien O'Connor was slammed after saying Australia sho…
 
I imagine the Prime Minister breathed a sigh of relief with these child poverty figures out today. They are a bright spot on something she really cares about: they’re heading in the right direction. She’ll be pleased, I imagine, on two fronts. The first is, obviously, the fact that there were fewer children in poverty. There are nine different meas…
 
Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, and Aliza Ayaz, climate activist and UN Youth Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the very real effects of the climate crisis in Kiribati and Pakistan - and what might change now the U.S. has rejoined the Paris Climate Accord. Actor Steven Yeun discusses his new…
 
Lina al-Hathloul, sister of Saudi women's rights activist, Loujain al-Hathloul, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss her sister's release from prison and her views on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. She argues he is not a reformer and that in Saudi Arabia, "activism is considered terrorism". We look at the history behind vaccine hesitancy in mino…
 
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