Tuesday 10am - 12pm

Launch in new window

Mark Williams - Disco Queen

You are here

The Wire

Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Amanda Robinson, India Essuah, Ximena Smith, Harry Willis and Joel Thomas focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

To tunnel or not to tunnel?

To tunnel or not to tunnel? To tunnel or not to tunnel? , 10.45 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

New plans are in progress to reopen the main tunnel that runs under Albert Park. Bill Reid is hoping to open the tunnel as a walking and cycleway connecting Victoria Street to Parnell. Sam Smith spoke to Reid about the project. 

The Unfortunate Experiment!

The Unfortunate Experiment! The Unfortunate Experiment! , 12.91 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

A new report into the so-called Unfortunate Experiment carried out on women at National Women's Hospital between the 1960s and 1980s has been released. Laura Kvigstad spoke to one of the co-author's Professor Ron Jones. 

Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth

Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth, 15.98 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

This Wire Worry Week: Pride. Mary-Margaret spoke to Frances Arns, who was appointed Executive Director of Rainbow Youth last September. She told us about Rainbow Youth’s plans for 2018 in a New Zealand where the LGBTIQI community still faces problems every day.

"The Rodney King of western Canada"

"The Rodney King of western Canada" "The Rodney King of western Canada", 7.64 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Lillian Hanly speaks to First Nations woman Sarah Hunt about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada 

They also discuss the recent acquittal of Gerard Stanley who had admitted shooting Colten Boushie. Boushie was shot after he and his friends allegedly popped a tyre and sought help on Stanley's farm. The case has been desribed as "The Rodney King of western Canada".

Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland

Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland , 10 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

After the success of Volume at Auckland Museum last year a sister exhibition celebrating the music of South Auckland is happening at MIT. Sam Smith spoke to the curator of Volume South Esther Tobin. 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February, 100.33 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Reuben and Leonard join forces to bring you a cracker of a show...

First Nations woman Sarah Hunt speaks to Lillian Hanly about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada and the recent acquittal of the man who had admitted to shooting Colten Boushie.

On the Green Desk, Conor speaks with Annabeth Cohen, freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird, about the threat water drainage pumps pose to our native eel population.

Leonard speaks to Alison Reid from the Cross Street Markets about how they came about and what the future holds for them.

Finally  Reuben has a chat to the political editor of Scoop, Gordon Campbell,  they talk David Seymour, charter schools and 'the crisis of secondary school teaching'.

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei "We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei, 10.82 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

For Wire Worry Week: Pride! Drag queens! Mary-Margaret spoke to Leidy Lei, a fledgling drag queen, about being a newcomer to Auckland's drag scene. Her debut performace is this Friday (the 23rd of February, 2018) in this month’s Drag Wars competition: 350 K Rd, 8pm, $10 on the door. Go watch and vote for Leidy Lei and have a bloody good time!

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February , 105.64 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

This week for Wire Worry Week we focused on LGBTI issues and spoke to the Executive Director of Rainbow Youth. We also looked at the plans to reopen the Albert Park tunnels, a new exhibition looking at South Auckland music, the unfortunate experiment and lots more. 

Catherine Delahunty swaps parliament for performance

Question Time Blues Question Time Blues, 18.54 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Catherine Delahunty, former Green Party MP, is a self-proclaimed activist and troublemaker. She has been with the party since 1999. Now, she's putting on a show with producer Julie Zhu at the Q Theatre called Question Time Blues that looks at her time in Parliament through a comedic and hearltfelt performance. Delahunty spoke with Lillian Hanly who started by asking why she stepped down. 

Pākehā - is it racist?

Pākehā - is it racist? Pākehā - is it racist?, 15.5 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Margaret Mutu on whether the word Pākehā is racist after an online forum debated the issue. 

Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins

Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins, 25.09 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Today Jami-Lee discusses the changing leadership that will be occurring in the National party in the coming weeks, and the party's views on the ability of charter schools. 

Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents

Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents , 11.04 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

This week on Neighbourhood Watch, Kelly speaks with Radio Adelade's Nicole Wedding about the fallout from deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's affair, and aworrying amount of trampolie accidents. 

Tracey Martin on poverty reduction, Māori Sovereignty and party leadership

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.3 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2018

Tracey Martin talks to Lillian Hanly about the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, the Housing stocktake report, Māori sovereignty and how important a leader is to a political party. We started by talking about how her week has been.

Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table

Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table, 12.47 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2018

On todays Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman talks to us about how asparagus has been found to effect the metabolisation of cancer cells in breast cancer patients. We also talk about Moles, not the skin growth nor the burrowing mammal, but the unit of measurement. Finally we discuss how 2019 will be the year of the periodic table, and Will makes some good suggestions for Allans plans to celebrate the famous chemistry tool.

The Green Desk: Save the Eel

The Green Desk: Save the Eel The Green Desk: Save the Eel , 17.03 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.  

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities , 30.83 MB
Mon 12 Feb 2018

Joel talks to James Shaw for the first time this year. They discussed his trip to Waitangi and how the Labour Party had not yet admitted that Māori sovereignty was never ceded to the crown. They also discussed the inclusion of questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2023 census and the importance of gathering statistics on rainbow communities.

Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment

Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment , 10.31 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

Today Jami-Lee Ross discusses Labour's plans to lower unemployment rates, and the impact National had previous to the current government. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises

Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises, 9.7 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide chats to Kelly about Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's personal matters being publicly discussed. They also talk about the effects the ABC secret files have had on the former politicians currently under scrutiny. 

Tracey Martin on Waitangi Day

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 4.08 MB
Wed 7 Feb 2018

Tracey Martin talks to Lillian Hanly about Waitangi Day

Dear Science: Fit-bits, Polar flips and sinking ships

Dear Science: Fit-bits, Polar flips and sinking ships Dear Science: Fit-bits, Polar flips and sinking ships, 28.08 MB
Wed 7 Feb 2018

On todays Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we talk about a new study about the validity of fit-bits in keeping you fit, we then delve into the potentially terrifying thought of the north and south poles swapping places and incinerating us all (not literally(but maybe who knows)). Finally we talk about the story of ameture inventer and adventurer Donald Crowhurst and Allan blows our minds with a very intense story of adventure, cheating adventure and the end of an adventure. Lots of adventure... Listen to the podcast.