The Political Pulse

The Political Pulse
  • Presenter(s):
    Chris Eichbaum
  • Show Times:
    Wednesday 12.00 -12.30pm
  • TV Broadcast Times:
    Wednesday 12.00 -12.30pm
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The Political Pulse

Programme Information

This is a programme about politics – politics in Aotearoa/New Zealand, more than on the global stage (although from time to time we may widen our gaze). Politics matters and now more than ever. ‘The Pulse’ isn’t about promoting a particular position, personality or party. It’s about what’s making the news, who’s making the news and why. And it’s also about national, and local politics. There are interviews, commentary, and music. The intention is to have a ‘town hall’ flavour to it – so listeners will be invited to put their ideas and suggestions into the mix.

About me

Kia ora koutou. I’m Chris Eichbaum, a Masterton resident and another one of those life-style block dwellers. I’m an Adjunct Professor in the School of Government at Victoria University (which means I’m not longer on the payroll but continue the association). My passion in life is teaching, and I’ve taught on and undertaken research on aspects of NZ politics for a number of years. But I’ve also stepped into the practical world of politics and public policy with two extended periods working in the Beehive for Prime Ministers and Ministers. And I’ve been a public servant. I’m strong in the belief that politics can be a force for good. And I’m very strong in the belief that public (that’s you and me) participation in politics is vital – as is what I refer to as ‘civics’ – understanding how the system works, and what we can do to influence how it works, and how it impacts on us, our economy and our society. I have views of my own, but the ‘Pulse’ is not a platform for me – it’s a platform for conversations and ideas.

Video / TV

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