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Turning police chase procedure on its head w Andrew Becroft: March 25, 2019

Turning police chase procedure on its head w Andrew Becroft: March 25, 2019 Turning police chase procedure on its head w Andrew Becroft: March 25, 2019, 19.97 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

The Independent Police Complaints Authority recently released its review on police chase procedure with little change being recommended. This is in spite of a number of death and injuries resulting from police chases last year. Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has recommended police chase procedure change drastically, suggesting a 1 year trial where police stop chasing only if there is a reason not to. Lachlan spoke to Andrew about this.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 25, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 25, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: March 25, 2019, 320.99 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Mikey wakes you up with a generous helping of great tunes this morning; a Metal Memory after watching Dirt; Penelope Noir brings in one of the only patternmakers left in Auckland, Rachel Mills; Mikey talks to Peter Lineham at the same time as last week; and Natural Ange has a rapid session. Mikey finishes the show with a quote from Imam Fouda; hate will come undone and love will redeem us. 

The Terror Attack and the Climate Strike w/ Marama Davidson: March 25, 2019

The Terror Attack and the Climate Strike w/ Marama Davidson: March 25, 2019 The Terror Attack and the Climate Strike w/ Marama Davidson: March 25, 2019, 23.68 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

This week for our regular segment with the Green Party Jemima speaks to co-leader Marama Davidson. They discuss the government's role in responing to the terrorist attack in Christchurch and whether New Zealand can expect to see a real legislative change. They also talk about the Schools Strike for Climate Action that took place hours before the attack and what that means for climate policy in Aotearoa. 

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir, & Rachel Mills: March 25, 2019

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir, & Rachel Mills: March 25, 2019 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir, & Rachel Mills: March 25, 2019, 16.06 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

Penelope Noir brings in *another* special guest, aren't we lucky! Rachel Mills joins Pennie and Mike to talk about being one of the few patternmakers left in Auckland. 

The Southern Cross: March 25, 2019

The Southern Cross: March 25, 2019 The Southern Cross: March 25, 2019, 12.86 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

Southern Cross is back for the year and today Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's director professor David Robie and our new Pacific Media Watch editor Michael Andrew. This week we discuss the terror attacks in Christchurch and repercussions in New Zealand, the Pacific and the world. 

The Wire with Jemima: March 25, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: March 25, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: March 25, 2019, 101.36 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about the government's response to the Christchurch terror attacks and the Schools Strike for Climate Action. Our regular segment Southern Cross is back with AUT Pacific Media Centre. Lachlan talks to the Children's Comissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, about police chase proceedure. Peter Hosking from the Human Rights Foundation tells Lachlan about the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service's underhanded interview tactics. Finally, for a new fortnightly segment Jemima speaks to the Auckland University Student Association's Education Vice President, George Barton, about student representation and university culture. 

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 25, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 25, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 25, 2019, 18.23 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kiran's got a memoir this week, Tracey Thorn's Another Planet - A Teenager in Suburbia consists of a number of diary entries she is reflecting on. The novel narrates the mudane life of growing up, teenagehood and discovering punk-rock, from suburbia.

AUSA Talks w/ George Barton: March 25, 2019

AUSA Talks w/ George Barton: March 25, 2019 AUSA Talks w/ George Barton: March 25, 2019, 25.89 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

This is the first of a fortnightly segment with the Auckland University Students' Association where Jemima speaks to Education Vice President George Barton. This week they discuss what role AUSA plays at the University, what George's role entails and what student culture is like at the University of Auckland. 

The Big Q: What are the fault lines that have fractured the US?

The Big Q: What are the fault lines that have fractured the US? The Big Q: What are the fault lines that have fractured the US? , 24.51 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

What are the fault lines that have fractured the United States? What are the historical roots of the present day political turmoil, divisions, and partisanship in the US? Historian Julian Zelizer talks about his new book "Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974." 

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Anniversary Albums: Sister Sledge "We Are Family" (1979)

Anniversary Albums: Sister Sledge "We Are Family" (1979) Anniversary Albums: Sister Sledge "We Are Family" (1979), 42.19 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the breakthrough album from disco group Sister Sledge "We Are Family." Released in 1979 and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, this record was a smash hit for the sisters and became an instant disco classic.