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

"I just disagree with him": Dr Bill Rosenberg responds to Steven Joyce

"I just disagree with him": Dr Bill Rosenberg responds to Steven Joyce "I just disagree with him": Dr Bill Rosenberg responds to Steven Joyce, 4 MB
Mon 29 May 2017

On Newshub's The Nation, Finance Minister Steven Joyce dismissed figures from the Council of Trade Unions. For a response, bfm producer Ben spoke to the CTU's Director of Policy, Dr Bill Rosenberg.

The UK general election gets competitive

The UK general election gets competitive The UK general election gets competitive, 3.89 MB
Mon 29 May 2017

After a surprise announcement by United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, the country will hold a general election on June the 8th. Although May's Conservative Party still lead the opposition Labour party, this has roughly halved since the election was called. For more Wire host Jess speaks with producer Ben

The Wire with Tess: Monday 29th May, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Monday 29th May, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Monday 29th May, 2017, 104.43 MB
Mon 29 May 2017

This week, Tess, Ben and Reuben chat to a Alex Johnston from Fossil Free UoA about the protests on campus, we also have our weekly chat with Green Party's James Shaw about the 2017 budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Southern Cross with Kendall Hutt from AUT's Pacific media center. Ben Chats to charity lawyer Sue Barker. He also speaks to Peter Thompson, a media lecturer from Victoria University. All of this and more on the full podcast here.

"The difference between life and death": Sue Barker on charity registration

"The difference between life and death": Sue Barker on charity registration "The difference between life and death": Sue Barker on charity registration, 4.03 MB
Mon 29 May 2017

With Family First's charitable status under review by the Charities Board, bfm Producer Ben speaks to Sue Barker, director of Sue Barker Charity Law

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 28th of May, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 28th of May, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 28th of May, 2017, 36.09 MB
Sun 28 May 2017

Has the election year influenced the choices made in the 2017 budget?

Has the election year influenced the choices made in the 2017 budget? Has the election year influenced the choices made in the 2017 budget?, 9.92 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

Releasing a budget is one of the most important things a Government can do. Budgets decide what sectors get money, and essentially outline the causes that are significant to a nation. Joel Thomas spoke to Victoria Woodman, a politics academic from Auckland University. They had a chat about the 2017 budget, the reasons behind particular budgetary decisions, and how people respond to them.

The Wire with Tess: Friday 26 May, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 26 May, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 26 May, 2017, 101.17 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

This week, Tess and Joel chat to a politics expert about the government’s 2017 budget and what it means for New Zealanders, we also have our weekly chat with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross, about the budget and where National stands in response to the critical comments about the budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Neighbourhood watch for all the latest in Australian news, this week with Radio Adelaide's Jordan Curtis. And lastly, our Fuck Off Fascism feature, all about the relationship between Fascism and the arts. All of this on the full podcast here.

Fuck Off Fascism week: Fascism and the arts

Fuck Off Fascism week: Fascism and the arts Fuck Off Fascism week: Fascism and the arts, 23.35 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

If you’ve been listening to The Wire much over the past couple of days, then you’ll know we’re currently coming to the end of Fuck Off Fascism Week. Each day on the show we’ve unpacked different ideas around the concept of fascism, including its history, how it exists today, and how it interacts with the media and the arts. Today on the show, we look at the relationship between the arts and Fascism, musical protests and propaganda. We speak to Dr. Ciara Cremlin, a sociology professor at the University of Auckland who chats to us about how the arts ties into Fascism historically and today.

Fuck off Fascism Week: modern day fascism

Fuck off Fascism Week: modern day fascism Fuck off Fascism Week: modern day fascism, 10.52 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

Fuck off Fascism Week continues on the Wire: every day this week we’ll be talking to academics, activists and other insightful voices about the concept of fascism and its return to the global political conversation. Today, Wire Producer Harry looks into just what constitutes a fascist state, what exactly makes a modern day fascist, and talks with Giacomo Lichtner from Victoria University about fascism in today's political climate.

South Auckland and the media

South Auckland and the media South Auckland and the media, 9.77 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

Talking Southern Auckland recently published a piece highlighting the bias, binary labels and language employed when covering issues pertaining to South Auckland - and the impact this has on the communities and individuals that inhabit it. Wire host Jogai Bhatt caught with the author of the piece, Te Waha Nui journalist Brandon Ulfsby, to learn a little more about the nuances of reporting on South Auckland in a mainstream media landscape.

Neighbourhood Watch: Schapelle Corby being released back into Australia (as a national celebrity), Accusations against/sexism faced by Rebel Wilson, and AFL’s first female umpire

Neighbourhood Watch: Schapelle Corby being released back into Australia (as a national celebrity), Accusations against/sexism faced by Rebel Wilson, and AFL’s first female umpire Neighbourhood Watch: Schapelle Corby being released back into Australia (as a national celebrity), Accusations against/sexism faced by Rebel Wilson, and AFL’s first female umpire, 12.83 MB
Mon 12 Jun 2017

Shapelle Corby has been released back into Australia, now a part of the national collective memory. However, the Indonesian authorities are reluctant to release her from prison, fearing she may be a part of a syndicate.
Australian Actor rebel Wilson is facing accusations of lying about being a bogan, which are negatively affecting her career, when male actors face less flack for much more series accusations.
Finally, AFL has employed their first female umpire.

 

Southern Cross: Martial law in the Philippines

Southern Cross: Martial law in the Philippines Southern Cross: Martial law in the Philippines, 13.19 MB
Mon 29 May 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Tess Barnett about Martial law in the Philippines, what this means, the threat it poses if it continues past the normal 60 day period.

James Shaw on the 2017 budget

James Shaw on the 2017 budget James Shaw on the 2017 budget, 16.68 MB
Mon 29 May 2017

Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins Wire host Tess Barnett to talk about the government's 2017 budget, in specific mental health care, the envionment and the Department of Conservation and whether Labour and Green both support the Working for Families package.

Jami-Lee Ross on the 2017 budget

Jami-Lee Ross on the 2017 budget Jami-Lee Ross on the 2017 budget, 19.74 MB
Fri 26 May 2017

Tess speaks to National MP Jami-Lee Ross about the 2017 budget which was announced yesterday. They discuss healthcare funding, for mental health, and the critical responses to the budget. We also talk about whether the tax cuts target the higher earning income bracket and ignore lower income brackets.

State of the States with Nick Sawhney

State of the States with Nick Sawhney State of the States with Nick Sawhney, 9.29 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

That's right, our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! We have some exciting new correspondents we'll be working with from WNYU News, which is the news department of New York University's radio station. This week, we hear from Nick Sawhney, who spoke to Wire Producer Harry Willis earlier this morning. 

Andrew Little on Budget 2017

Andrew Little on Budget 2017 Andrew Little on Budget 2017, 11.11 MB
Thu 25 May 2017

Labour's Andrew Little is back for our weekly chat. This week, Jogai discusses the government Budget announcement and concerns in the mental health sector.

Marama Fox on funding the mental health sector.

Marama Fox on funding the mental health sector. , 10.23 MB
Tue 23 May 2017

This week with Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox we discuss the case for a mental health funding boost and the recommendations made in the People's Mental Health Report. 

Green Desk: Solar panels in the Himalayas

Green Desk: Solar panels in the Himalayas Green Desk: Solar panels in the Himalayas, 10.23 MB
Tue 23 May 2017

For The Green Desk this week, Lilly speaks with Keshav Krishna who is going to set up Solar Panels in the Himalayas. His GoFundMe campaign can be found here.

Southern Cross: Covering climate change, Indonesia's blasphemy law, and Timor Leste defamation case

Southern Cross: Covering climate change, Indonesia's blasphemy law, and Timor Leste defamation case Southern Cross: Covering climate change, Indonesia's blasphemy law, and Timor Leste defamation case, 11.49 MB
Mon 22 May 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about a study on how journalists cover climate change, free speech in the case of Indonesia's blasphemy law, and Timor Leste journalists facing jail for defamation over criticising the Prime Minister. 

James Shaw on parental leave and TPP11

James Shaw on parental leave and TPP11 James Shaw on parental leave and TPP11, 13.74 MB
Mon 22 May 2017

Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson to talk about the party's new parental leave policy package and the updated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement without the United States.