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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Mack Smith, Ximena Smith (no relation), Pearl Little, Amanda Robinson focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 26th of March, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 26th of March, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 26th of March, 2017, 13.19 MB
Sun 26 Mar 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of this weeks best bFM news bits. 

Interview with physicist Dr Brian Greene

Interview with physicist Dr Brian Greene Interview with physicist Dr Brian Greene, 24.38 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Dr Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, an annual week-long series of seminars and panel discussions that has taken place in New York since 2008 (loads of those panel discussions are available to watch here)

Ahead of his live talk this Sunday - A Time Travelers Tale - Dr Greene spoke to Hugh Sundae about string theory and science in the age of Trump.

The Wire with Tess: Carbon Emissions with Alex Kazaglis

Carbon Emission Carbon Emission, 18.76 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Wire Producer Joel Thomas spoke to the author of a cross-party commissioned report, Alex Kazaglis, about how to make New Zealand carbon emission free

Lian Hong - "East meets West"

East meets West East meets West, 13.04 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Lian-Hong talks about East meets West, an event held at AUT tonight which encourages diversity in the Arts.

 

The Wire with Tess: Friday 24 March,2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 24 March,2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 24 March,2017, 108.89 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Join Host Tess and Producer Joel in your Friday Wire as they talk about a press conference following the release of Nicky Hager's book ‘Hit and Run’, an interview with Alex Kazaglis, and a chat with Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news and much more...

 

Human rights lawyers press conference - Afghani civilian deaths

Press conference Press conference, 8.42 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

95bFM producer Joel Thomas reports on the press conference he attended this morning, held by human rights lawyers defending residents in Afganistan.

Examining the case for corporal punishment in schools

Examining the case for corporal punishment in schools Examining the case for corporal punishment in schools, 17.48 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

A National Party representative is calling for the return of corporal punishment in schools after a gang of teenages wreaked havoc over the weekend in the small Far North town of Kaikohe.  The gang, which consisted of children as young as 11, robbed a liquor store and vandalised a petrol station. But the Chair of the National Party's Kaikohe branch, Alan Price, says the underlying reasons for such youth disobedience is down to a lack of physical discipline, even going as far as saying it's a form of child abuse not to raise children with discipline. 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with Julia Ioane, a Clinical psychologist who specialises in the area of youth justice, child behaviour and youth mental health about the subject, to really find out if there is any scientific backing to the calls for a return to physical discipline in the school system.

Nicky Hager releases new book ‘Hit and Run’

Nicky Hager releases new book ‘Hit and Run’ Nicky Hager releases new book ‘Hit and Run’, 24.45 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

Nicky Hager’s latest book, ‘Hit and Run’, was just launched last night.  It’s co-authored by prominent war reporter, Jon Stephenson, and makes the case that 21 civilians, including a three-year-old girl, were killed or injured during a 2010 revenge raid in Afghanistan by the SAS. Ximena speaks to Nicky about some of the claims the book makes and the cagey response from the government so far.

OECD releases NZ environmental performance report

OECD releases NZ environmental performance report OECD releases NZ environmental performance report, 24.75 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

The OECD released a report yesterday which looked at the environmental performance of New Zealand. The report provides independent assessments of countries' progress in achieving environmental policy goals, as well as making policy recommendations.  The report warns that New Zealand’s high environmental quality of life is under threat from a lack of long-term planning.The country's growth is starting to show environmental limits, including increased greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater contamination and threats to biodiversity. 95bFM reporter Hannah Ross speaks to Otago University freshwater scientist Marc Schallenberg and Forest and Bird Chief Executive Kevin Hague about the findings of the report.

The Wire with Ximena: Tuesday March 23, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Tuesday March 23, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Tuesday March 23, 2017, 47.32 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

Check out the full show from Wednesday 23rd March, where Ximena & Adam take a look at corporal punishment, Niki Hargers new book, the recently released OCED report and more. 

Jami-Lee Ross on Nicky Hager's latest release 'Hit and Run' and equal pay bill

Jami-Lee Ross on Nicky Hager's latest release 'Hit and Run' and equal pay bill Jami-Lee Ross on Nicky Hager's latest release 'Hit and Run' and equal pay bill, 24 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Tess and Ximena speak about the allegations in Nicky Hager’s book ‘Hit and Run’ with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross, where he admits some civilian casualties did actually occur. They also touch on the equal pay bill drawn from the member's ballot earlier this week.

Neighbourhood Watch: The Racial Discrimination Act, Tony Abbott's confidence about same-sex marriage, and staff sleeping at airports

Neighbourhood Watch: The Racial Discrimination Act, Tony Abbott's confidence about same-sex marriage, and staff sleeping at airports Neighbourhood Watch: The Racial Discrimination Act, Tony Abbott's confidence about same-sex marriage, and staff sleeping at airports, 13.23 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

95bFM reporter, Tess, speaks with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding about changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, former prime minister Tony Abbott's confidence about a push for a postal ballot on same-sex marriage, and staff at one of Australia's busiest airports setting up camp and sleeping at work.

Andrew Little on the Hager-Stephenson allegations, OECD, and Labour's Maori MPs

Andrew Little on the Hager-Stephenson allegations, OECD, and Labour's Maori MPs Andrew Little on the Hager-Stephenson allegations, OECD, and Labour's Maori MPs, 13.23 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

Labour leader Andrew Little is in studio for our weekly chat. This week, we discuss the Hager-Stephenson allegations, environmental concerns expressed in the OECD report, and Labour's Maori MPs. 

Dear Science: Hidden meth, reaching absolute zero, and replicating the infamous Milgram Experiment

Dear Science: Hidden meth, reaching absolute zero, and replicating the infamous Milgram Experiment Dear Science: Hidden meth, reaching absolute zero, and replicating the infamous Milgram Experiment, 32.59 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science. This week, he talks to Ximena about how police have uncovered a new way that methamphetamine is being smuggled into New Zealand, new discoveries in finding the maximum speed of cooling, and also news that researchers in Poland have replicated the infamous Milgram Experiment, where a shockingly high number of participants were found willing to electrocute an innocent person.  

 

Green Desk: Science and contemporary art

Green Desk: Science and contemporary art Green Desk: Science and contemporary art, 21.04 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2017

This week on the Green Desk, Lilly speaks to Temp founder Naomi McCleary about their latest work. 

Metiria Turei on Apple tax and charging companies for water

Metiria Turei on Apple tax and charging companies for water Metiria Turei on Apple tax and charging companies for water, 6.12 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei joins The Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson to talk about Apple tax and charging companies for water. 

Southern Cross: West Papua, media freedom, and climate change in the Pacific

Southern Cross: West Papua, media freedom, and climate change in the Pacific Southern Cross: West Papua, media freedom, and climate change in the Pacific, 6.16 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about West Papua, media freedom, and climate change in the Pacific.

Jami-Lee Ross on abortion law reform and tax cuts

Jami-Lee Ross on abortion law reform and tax cuts Jami-Lee Ross on abortion law reform and tax cuts, 24.78 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

95bFM News Director Ximena Smith talks to National MP Jami-Lee Ross about abortion law reform and the prospect of tax cuts.

 

Neighbourhood Watch: 'Excruciating' recruitment video, critical blogger, and cracking down on worker visas

Neighbourhood Watch: 'Excruciating' recruitment video, critical blogger, and cracking down on worker visas Neighbourhood Watch: 'Excruciating' recruitment video, critical blogger, and cracking down on worker visas, 5.47 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

95bFM reporter, Tess, speaks with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding about the finance department spending thousands on 'excruciating' recruitment video, the Department of Human Services defending their release of information of a blogger critical of Centrelink,  and the Federal Government cracking down on the number of 457 skilled worker visas handed out to McDonald's and other fast-food chains.

Neighbourhood Watch: State’s energy supplies, the election and Coopers Brewery’s controversial video

Neighbourhood Watch: State’s energy supplies, the election and Coopers Brewery’s controversial video Neighbourhood Watch: State’s energy supplies, the election and Coopers Brewery’s controversial video, 12.72 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

95bFM The Wire host, Tess Barnett, talks to Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding about the South Australian Government annoucing it will spend more than $500 million to build new gas-fired power plant and Australia's largest battery as it moves to secure the state's energy supplies, Colin Barnett's eight-and-a-half-year reign as West Australia Premier being over after his Liberal-National Government was swept out of office by a huge swing towards Mark McGowan's Labor Party and Coopers Brewery has distancing themselves from a promotional video released by The Bible Society about same-sex marriage.