Television extraordinaire Sam Sinnott's in studio to talk Evil Genius (2018), the new Netflix docu-series that delves into the true story of America's most diabolical bank heist, and apparently, it's Wild Wild Country level good. Big call? You be the judge.
Kiri Dell of the University of Auckland's Business School is in to teach Mike a thing or two about Māori land aspirations - specifically, how fear and conflict obstructs these aspirations. We talk about dispossession, displacement, and the emotional legacy of historical colonisation... just your classic Tuesday morning chat. Shit's getting real.
News Editor Lillian Hanly got in touch with Pania Newton about the land at Ihumatao in Manukau, and Fletchers plans to build on it. Newton is heading the movement against Fletchers, and discusses the land which was supposed to be added to the Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve.
As Hong Kong starts cracking down on pro-democracy and pro-independence activists, the rest of the world stays silent as it attempts to cut trade deals with China. Conor explores how Hong Kong is changing, why Hong Kongers are taking to the street more and more as well as how New Zealanders can best show solidarity with the young people fighting for the same rights we enjoy here in Aotearoa
Wire Host Leonard Powell chats with Dr Rosie Gibson about the $250 000 grant that she recently recieved to investigate sleep. In particular its relationship to health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders, highlighting the personal, sociological and economical impact of sleep problems.
bFM reporter Oscar Perress speaks to AUT Professor Grant Schofield, co-author of the most comprehensive report of the health effects of sugar in recent history. This is the extended version of the interview, which discussed sugars effect on the masses, and an eight-point plan to fix the crisis.
Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts chats to Hunter about the background of the new Parquet Courts album 'Wide Awake!' including discussions around working with Danger Mouse and contributing artwork to the project.
The Tuesday Wire for May 22nd.
Leonard chats to Dr Rosie Gibson about Sleep & Dementia.
Conor Knell looks into Hong Kongs pro democracy protesters.
Jack Marshall speaks to Dr Andrew Lorrey on the Green Desk.
Lillian Hanly discusses housing at Ihumatao with Pania Newton.
Oscar Perress talks to Dr Grant Schofield about Sugar problems.