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Fashun w/ Penelope Noir & Sarah Stuart: August 19, 2019

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir & Sarah Stuart: August 19, 2019 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir & Sarah Stuart: August 19, 2019, 19.09 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

As we're about to dive into NZFW, Penelope introduces us to another ambassador, Sarah Stuart. As a stylist for television stars, Sarah chats with Penelope and Rachel about what it takes to dress for the TV, styling Mick Jagger and some of her personal fashun tips.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019, 24.35 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. And with a review like that, what else is there to say? The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, is a fictional novel based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children. Although devastating, Jenna says this is one that you must read.

Anniversary Albums: Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band "Trout Mask Replica" (1969)

Anniversary Albums: Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band "Trout Mask Replica" (1969) Anniversary Albums: Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band "Trout Mask Replica" (1969), 28.83 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the cult classic "Trout Mask Replica" from Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. Released in 1969, this album was a psychedelic/avant-garde underground masterpiece which has been much imitated but never bettered over the years since its release. 

The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like?

The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like? The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like? , 39.18 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

What does the election of Boris Johnson mean for Brexit and a bitterly polarized British public? What is the future of the British economy? What will the UK likely look like in 2020? 

Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019

Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019 Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019, 18.64 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw speaks to Jemima about the report on the failings of the 2018 online census and the Government's Chief Statistician resigning. They also discuss the recent $4.5 million grant funding for clean, green transport and prisoner voting rights. 

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019 The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019, 25.19 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia's failure to commit to Pacific climate emergency strategies, support for West Papua and the condemnation of Indonesia, and Tonga considering a ban on Facebook to stop royal slander. 

Hōkai Rangi - will it reduce re-offending? August 19, 2019

Hōkai Rangi - will it reduce re-offending? August 19, 2019 Hōkai Rangi - will it reduce re-offending? August 19, 2019, 16.92 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Today the Corrections Department announced its plan to reduce Maori offending and address over-representation in imprisonment. Hokai Rangi is a 5 year strategy that will incorporate Te Ao Maori, improve visitation for whanau, transform rehabilitative services, and provide sensitivity training for corrections officers so that they treat offenders with dignity and care. Maori would also co design the programme in a Treaty based partnership, and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the plan is part of a wider shift to a rehabilitative approach to offending. But as a response to the 2017 Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori offending, People against Prisons Aotearoa say the plan fails to deliver. Rahul speaks with PAPA spokesperson Emilie Rakete and begins by asking her what Hokai Rangi entails and where the criticism is coming from.

The Wire with Jemima: August 19, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: August 19, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: August 19, 2019, 105.51 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week on the Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the 2018 census, prisoner voting rights and the green transport grant. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Karen Webster from AUT about how central parties impact local body elections. Finally, Rahul speaks with People Against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Emilie Rakete, about the Corrections Department's plan to reduce Māori offending and address over-representation. 

How party affiliation affects local government elections: August 19, 2019

How party affiliation affects local government elections: August 19, 2019 How party affiliation affects local government elections: August 19, 2019, 25.16 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Local elections are coming up fast and and an increasing number of candidates are becoming affiliated with central parties. Research from Auckland University of Technology shows that since Auckland became amalgamated, more candidates are opting to affiliate themselves with Labour, the Greens, and National than ever before. Research also shows these candidates are doing better than those running as independents.  Lachlan spoke with lead researcher Dr Karen Webster about the research.

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019

95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019 95bFM Breakfast with Rachel: August 19, 2019, 316.98 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Today on your bFM Breakfast: A stunning start to the week, Rachel and Tess are stoked about the sun rays coming into the studio; as we edge closer to NZFW, Penelope introduces us to another ambassador, Sarah Stuart; Tony reckons we've gotta hit the snow at Cadrona ASAP; and Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. Need we say more?