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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.

The Wire with Joel: Monday 25th September 2017

The Wire with Joel: Monday 25th September 2017 The Wire with Joel: Monday 25th September 2017, 110.52 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

The election wrap-up show where Joel and Sam look at what the election results mean for New Zealanders. Sam spoke to Bryce Edwards who broke down his views on the election, Joel spoke to the Green Party's Chloe Swarbrick about the youth voting turnout, and the effectiveness of MMP systems. He also spoke to Julie-Anne Genter about what the election results mean for the Green Party, as well as speaking to Kendall Hutt from AUT Pacific Media Center about how the election affects Pasifika communities. Producer Jack also spoke to Rez Gardi, the founder of the Kurdish Youth Association about the referendum of independence taking place in Iraqi Kurdistan today.

The Election Wrap

The Election Wrap The Election Wrap , 18.02 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

Reporter Sam Smith recaps the election results with political commentator Bryce Edwards. 

Kurdistan goes to the polls for independence

Kurdistan goes to the polls for independence Kurdistan goes to the polls for independence , 12.35 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

Producer Jack Marshall speaks to Rezi Gardi, the founder of the Kurdish Youth Association in New Zealand, about the referendum on indpendence taking place in Iraqi Kurdistan today. 

Chloe Swarbrick on youth voting

Chloe Swarbrick on youth voting Chloe Swarbrick on youth voting, 17.28 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

Joel spoke to freshly elected Green MP Chloe Swarbrick about how youth are not adequately represented in Government and how to get young voters more engaged in politics.

Immigration and The Housing Market

Immigration and The Housing Market Immigration and The Housing Market, 14.85 MB
Fri 22 Sep 2017

Producer Laura speaks with CEO of Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Bindi Norwell, about the housing market and things that need to be done to allow for young New Zealand buyers to get into the property market. The Kelly talks with Bryan Bruce on how immigration is impacting the housing market and what government needs to do to fix our current housing crisis.  

Neighbourhood Watch: Rohingya refugees and Fed Square censorship

Neighbourhood Watch: Rohingya refugees and Fed Square censorship Neighbourhood Watch: Rohingya refugees and Fed Square censorship, 8.33 MB
Fri 22 Sep 2017

Today in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we chatted about the controversial same sex postal vote that is taking over Australian media. We also discussed the payout Rohingya refugees are being offered to return home, and the censorship of Melbourne's Federation Square over the protesting of Adina mine. 

Jami-Lee Ross on housing and liveability

Jami-Lee Ross on housing and liveability Jami-Lee Ross on housing and liveability , 20.36 MB
Fri 22 Sep 2017

On the eve of the election, Kelly chats with Te Roopu Nahinara MP Jami-Lee Ross about a key topic of discussion this election: housing and liveability. They explore the claims that the 'Who Owns NZ?" documentary makes on foreign land ownership in New Zealand, and also discuss the issue of homelessness. 

Ending Homelessness -What Auckland City Mission Hopes For Government

Ending Homelessness -What Auckland City Mission Hopes For Government Ending Homelessness -What Auckland City Mission Hopes For Government, 11 MB
Fri 22 Sep 2017

Producer Conor Mercer talks to Chris Farelly of the Auckland City Mission about the five ambitions they have for ending homelessness, and what he thinks the government sitting in Parliament after the weekend will need to do to help. 

David Seymour ACTs up

David Seymour ACTs up David Seymour ACTs up, 33.1 MB
Thu 21 Sep 2017

Leader of the ACT party David Seymour pops into 95bFM to chat housing, transport, teachers, te reo and a wheelbarrow of cash.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 21st September

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 21st September The Wire with Harry: Thursday 21st September, 140.73 MB
Thu 21 Sep 2017

On today's show we speak with Dr Douglas Wilson, an engineering lecturer at the University of Auckland on Roads. We also speak with ACT leader David Seymour, Labour campaign chairperson Phil Twyford and Minister of Transport Simon Bridges on this weeks election focused coverage on transport/liveability. 

Marama Fox on homelessness, housing and a living wage

Marama Fox on homelessness, housing and a living wage Marama Fox on homelessness, housing and a living wage, 16.36 MB
Tue 26 Sep 2017

This week with Marama Fox we discuss livability issues, including how the Māori Party would end homelessness, solve the housing crisis and the argument for a living wage.

Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities

Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities, 12.31 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hut talks to Joel about the 2017 election in New Zealand, and the issues that affect Pasifika communities, and the ideal outcome.

Dear Science: Ig Nobel prizes, the hunt for a new element and the death of a nuclear hero

Dear Science: Ig Nobel prizes, the hunt for a new element and the death of a nuclear hero Dear Science: Ig Nobel prizes, the hunt for a new element and the death of a nuclear hero, 21.09 MB
Wed 20 Sep 2017

This week AUT's Allan Blackman joins us again to discuss this year's Ig Nobel prizes, how scientists are hoping to create a new periodic element and the death of Stanislav Petrov, they man who saved us all from nuclear war.

NZ First's Tracey Martin on housing and child poverty

NZ First's Tracey Martin on housing and child poverty NZ First's Tracey Martin on housing and child poverty, 13.81 MB
Wed 20 Sep 2017

This week Sam talks to Tracey about the future of housing in New Zealand, as well as the future of our lowest earning families.

Saving Northland's kauri from dieback

Saving Northland's kauri from dieback Saving Northland's kauri from dieback, 12.24 MB
Tue 19 Sep 2017

On the Green Desk this week, Lilly Peacocke talks to Dr Ian Horner who is involved in a project to rescue Kauri from dieback disease in Northland.

Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth

Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth, 15.31 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

 AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt had a talk to Mabel Muller from Radio 531pi this morning about the election issues important to Pasifika youth.

Marama Davidson on New Zealand's livability and the Green Party's rental policy

Marama Davidson on New Zealand's livability and the Green Party's rental policy Marama Davidson on New Zealand's livability and the Green Party's rental policy, 22.66 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

On the lead up to the election we are focusing on livability, so we’re focusing on issues such as homelessness, poverty, and housing. This is timely considering the Green Party’s renting and insulation policy announced yesterday. Joel talked to Marama Davidson about this policy and how livable she thinks New Zealand is right now.

Kelvin Davis on Labour's tax announcement and health

Kelvin Davis on Labour's tax announcement and health Kelvin Davis on Labour's tax announcement and health, 11.06 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

Following Grant Robertson's announcement on tax this morning to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election, Harry talks to deputy Labour leader Kelvin Davis to find out more. Additionaly, as part of our election focused coverage, We talk Labour's stance on health policy.

Dear Science: Death of a spacecraft, bad pharma & alternative apricot "medicine"

Dear Science: Death of a spacecraft, bad pharma & alternative apricot "medicine".mp3 mp3, 21.75 MB
Wed 13 Sep 2017

On Dear Science this week, AUT’s Allan Blackman discusses the Cassini probe nearing its death, a key example of why big pharma gets a bad name and a case of self-prescribing apricot kernels as a cancer treatment leading to cyanide poisoning.

Tracey Martin on health and NZ First candidate Kym Koloni

Tracey Martin on health and NZ First candidate Kym Koloni.mp3 mp3, 12.86 MB
Wed 13 Sep 2017

Carrying on with this week's election topic of health, Jogai Bhatt speaks to Tracey Martin about their health system funding policies and NZ First candidate Kym Koloni's controversial vow to remove the Treaty of Waitangi from New Zealand law.