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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Jemima Huston, Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Board Games w / Tracy Mulholland; June 25, 2019

Board Games w / Tracy Mulholland; June 25, 2019 Board Games w / Tracy Mulholland; June 25, 2019, 22.14 MB
Tue 25 Jun 2019

This week, we are joined by a new guest! 

We welcomed (We hope) Whau local board Chairperson, Tracy Mulholland. We discussed the Whau Pacific People’s Plan, which is a plan aimed at better connecting with the Whau Pacific communities. We also discussed the role and place of community wardens. Listen in to find out more! 

A big thank you to Tracy also for joining us! 

The Wire with Jemima: June 24, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: June 24, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: June 24, 2019, 100.5 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the second reading of the End of Life Choice Bill. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to John Minto from Palestinian Solidarity Network about Isreal's treatment of Palestinan refugees. Izzy speaks to James Ranstead, National President of the New Zealand Union of Student's Association, about making sanitary products free in schools. 

Not allowed back - Palestinian refugees and Israel: June 24, 2019

Not allowed back - Palestinian refugees and Israel: June 24, 2019 Not allowed back - Palestinian refugees and Israel: June 24, 2019, 19.91 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

A Palestinian solidarity group is calling on the Israeli Ambassador to New Zealand to apologise to citizens for their country’s treatment of palestinian refugees. Israel has been criticised by the United Nations and other groups for its refusal to let refugees return to their homeland, which contravenes international law. Lachlan spoke with John Minto from the Palestinian Solidarity Network about Israel’s treatmnet of Palestinian refugees.

 

The National Party with Denise Lee: June 21st, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: June 21st, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: June 21st, 2019, 26.43 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

The Wire with Laura: 21st of June, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 21st of June, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 21st of June, 2019, 104.68 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

Voting Rights with Lara Greaves: June 21, 2019

Voting Rights with Lara Greaves: June 21, 2019 Voting Rights with Lara Greaves: June 21, 2019, 12.7 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

Louis speaks with Dr Lara Greaves of the University of Auckland around the legislation on the election law changes.

Neutral corner: June 21, 2019

Neutral corner: June 21, 2019 Neutral corner: June 21, 2019, 6.46 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

For this week on Neutral Corner we examine the coverage of growing tensions between the USA and Iran by Fox News and Press TV

Sex Positive Education with Michelle Kasey: 21st of June, 2019

Sex Positive Education with Michelle Kasey: 21st of June, 2019 Sex Positive Education with Michelle Kasey: 21st of June, 2019, 6.46 MB
Fri 21 Jun 2019

When speaking to people about sex education in their experience, you'll have a variety of responses. Some people had a single day of sex education in their entire time at school, some are concerned about the lack of concent education and some say they don’t even remember what they were taught in amongst their sex education. Michelle Kasey is a sex and relationship councilor who believes sex education should be more sex positive. While she’s not an expert on the sex ed curriculum she says she works with people every day who have been affected by a fear based approach to sex education. She joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss her work. If you'd like to find our more, you can find free resources on her website here or find her on Facebook or Instagram

The Wire with Stewart: June 20th, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: June 20th, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: June 20th, 2019, 106.27 MB
Thu 20 Jun 2019

Stewart plays musical chairs with his Thursday team, and is joined by Producer Sherry in studio. 

This week on the show

  • Sherry talks to 95bfm reporter Justin Wong, to understand the Hong Kong protests against the extradition Bill
  • Sherry also talks to Liam Finnagan, a Masters student at the university of Auckland in International relations, on New Zealand and China relations
  • After that, Stewart chats to Labour’s Andrew Little about the Family Court system, Oranga Tamariki, and the ongoing battle for insurance claims in Christchurh after the 2011 earthquake.
  • Finally we’ve got an eco-segment - Sherry talks to community recycling group - loop group.

All that plus some listener texts on the family justice system and China-NZ relations. It's The Thursday Wire! 

Hong Kong protests w/ Justin Wong: 20th June, 2019

Hong Kong protests w/ Justin Wong: 20th June, 2019 Hong Kong protests w/ Justin Wong: 20th June, 2019, 8.43 MB
Thu 20 Jun 2019

Sherry talks to 95bfm reporter Justin Wong, to understand the Hong Kong protests against the extradition Bill. Sherry and Steward discuss the retracting of an article from Chinese New Zealand Herald on the protests, and Newsroom recently getting blocked in China along with it's critism of Chinese New Zealand Herald's self censorship. 

The Green Desk; June 25, 2019

The Green Desk; June 25, 2019 The Green Desk; June 25, 2019, 20.97 MB
Tue 25 Jun 2019

Sceptical that declaring a climate emergency has become a fashionable publicity stunt for
Council’s, Mitch talks to Auckland Council Environment Committee Chair Penny
Hulse following their recent decision to join the bandwagon. So far 623 jurisdictions and
local governments around the world have declared a climate emergency and Mitch is
interested to see what this will mean for Auckland’s future. Mangrove Mitch begins by asking
Penny what a climate emergency declaration entails.

The Big Q: Can music effect social and political change? June 24, 2019

The Big Q: Can music effect social and political change? June 24, 2019 The Big Q: Can music effect social and political change? June 24, 2019, 20.12 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

All over the world, and throughout history, music has been a vital part of effecting social and political change. At times the powers-that-be resist that change by oppressing the arts and the artists. Can music bring about social and political change? How has music shaped politics historically and today? Maria Armoudian discusses these questions with Professors Mark LeVine, Josh Kun, and Richard Flacks.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The Southern Cross: June 24, 2019

The Southern Cross: June 24, 2019 The Southern Cross: June 24, 2019, 21.4 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

Pacific Media Watch contributing editor, Michael Andrew, talks to the Wire team about the Cook Islands censor's attempted ban of Rocketman, Isreal Folau's controversial comments, successes in Vanautu media and a conference in Bangkok regarding ethics in technology. 

The End of Life Choice Bill w/ James Shaw: June 24, 2019

The End of Life Choice Bill w/ James Shaw: June 24, 2019 The End of Life Choice Bill w/ James Shaw: June 24, 2019, 15.09 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

This week Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the upcoming second reading of the End of Life Choice Bill. The divisive bill will be supported by the whole Green Party despite concern that it does not align with the party's disability policy. Jemima asks James about these issues. 

Labour's Andrew Little on the Family Courts: June 20, 2019

Labour's Andrew Little on the Family Courts: June 20, 2019 Labour's Andrew Little on the Family Courts: June 20, 2019, 26 MB
Thu 20 Jun 2019

Labour's Andrew Little is back for another week to chat with host Stewart Sowman-Lund. This week - why is the Family Court system a "mess" and how can it be fixed? Plus, with Cantabrians continuing to struggle after the 2011 Earthquake, how is Labour delivering on their election promises?

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : June 19th, 2019

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : June 19th, 2019 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : June 19th, 2019, 22.41 MB
Wed 19 Jun 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones, we talk about hardening arteries, population growth, and how 'puppy dog eyes' are possibly bred by humans. 

A Walk to the Summit w / Living Streets Aotearoa; 18 June, 2019

A Walk to the Summit w / Living Streets Aotearoa; 18 June, 2019 A Walk to the Summit w / Living Streets Aotearoa; 18 June, 2019, 20.1 MB
Tue 18 Jun 2019

In the Community Garden, we discuss walking in Aotearoa and the upcoming walking summit this week in Auckland. We had the privilige of talking to Gay Richards, of Living Streets Aotearoa, to hear their thoughts on it all, and what they'd like to see in the future. 

The Green Desk: June 18, 2019

The Green Desk: June 18, 2019 The Green Desk: June 18, 2019, 26.4 MB
Tue 18 Jun 2019

This week at the Green Desk, The fan christened 'Mangrove Mitch' speaks to Hannah Blumhardt about the bottle deposit scheme that was introduced to the environment select committee two weeks ago. Bottle deposits schemes are considered an essential tool in waste minimisation and closed loop recycling throughout the world. Mitch and Hannah discuss what the scheme will involve as well as general recycling practice in Aotearoa. Mitch begins by asking Hannah about the issue we are facing with our existing systems and the necessity of getting bottle deposits reintroduced in Aotearoa.

The Big Q: Is the age of privacy over? June 17, 2019

The Big Q: Is the age of privacy over? June 17, 2019 The Big Q: Is the age of privacy over? June 17, 2019 , 38.82 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

Is the age of privacy over? What is at stake when we lose our privacy? How does a lack of privacy effect security, democracy, and society? Maria Armoudian speaks with Helen Nissenbaum, Michael Patrick Lynch, Bruce Schneier, and Joshua Fairfield. 

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The Southern Cross: June 17, 2019

The Southern Cross: June 17, 2019 The Southern Cross: June 17, 2019, 26.22 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

This week on Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor, Michael Andrew, talks to Jemima and Lachlan about Samoan censorship laws, logging announcements in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and New Zealand's problematic coverage of a Kiwi stabbed in Papua New Guinea.