Lately for Wednesday 17 June 2020
10:20 Vigil in Wellington for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter
This evening in Wellington at St Peters on Willis Street a prayer vigil to mark the funeral of George Floyd and to express solidary with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The event was called Korero and Karakia and speakers included the newly appointed Commissioner of Police Andrew Coster and criminal justice advocate Sir Kim Workman.
Karyn speaks with Sir Kim.
10:30 A tense border between India and China
At least twenty Indian soldiers have died in the most intense China/India border clash or at least 45 years. The two forces have held talks to try and de-escalate the region, but tensions remain high.
To explain why the Ladhak region is so important to both countries I'm joined by Senior lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University Dr Manjeet Pardesi.
10:40 Midweek Mediawatch - Covid's compassionate comeback
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. This week Colin talks to Karyn Hay about a Fawlty woke joke that turned out not to be a Major, some deep and troubling stuff from Stuff - and how the comeback of COViD-19 didn't bother broadcasters who urged more compassion from the government.