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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.