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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.

350 Aotearoa's ANZ protest with Bronwyn Wilde: August 23, 2019

350 Aotearoa's ANZ protest with Bronwyn Wilde: August 23, 2019 350 Aotearoa's ANZ protest with Bronwyn Wilde: August 23, 2019, 18.18 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

We livecrossed to producer Bronwyn Wilde down on Queen Street at the 350 organisation's protest against ANZ's ongoing investment in the fossil fuel industry.

The protest comes after members of 350 found ANZ representatives in attendance at a recent Petroleum Club meeting. The satirical demostration required Aucklanders to vote on which fictional fossil fuel project they would like to see ANZ sponser next, in a bid to show what it would look like if ANZ was transparent about its ties to the fossil fuel industry. 

Neutral corner: 23rd August, 2019

Neutral corner: 23rd August, 2019 Neutral corner: 23rd August, 2019, 14.38 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Neutral corner for this week looks at the coverage of recent revelations that the government's of Venezuela and the United States have been taking part in secret negotiations, despite bellicose statements made by both in public.

The Wire with Laura: 23rd August, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 23rd August, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 23rd August, 2019, 109.33 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Living next to Ihumātao with Cathy King: 23rd August, 2019

Living next to Ihumātao with Cathy King: 23rd August, 2019 Living next to Ihumātao with Cathy King: 23rd August, 2019, 17.47 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Lillian Hanly speaks with Cathy King, who lives next to Ihumātao, about their experiences residing near to the disputed land.

From the Archives: Special Housing Area 62

From the Archives: Special Housing Area 62 From the Archives: Special Housing Area 62, 12.65 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

May 2015

Former bFM newsteamers Mandus Örarbäck and Caitlin McIlhagga (now General Manager) report on the decision to declare Ihumātao a Special Housing Area.

Given the escalation following the serving of an eviction notice one month ago, we thought we'd repost the first piece 95bFM News ever did on the issue.

Justin's International Desk: 22nd August 2019

Justin's International Desk: 22nd August 2019 Justin's International Desk: 22nd August 2019, 7.51 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Justin talks about the current political crisis in Italy, after Giuseppe Conte resigned as Prime Minister, and how Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League party played a part in this.

Workplace Wellbeing: 22nd August 2019

Workplace Wellbeing: 22nd August 2019 Workplace Wellbeing: 22nd August 2019, 8.36 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Massey University’s Healthy Work Group released a study this week looking into workplace wellbeing, through what they call a Workplace Barometer to analyse the psycho-social safety climate of participating organisations.

Deb spoke to associate head of the school of management at Massey University, and co-author of the study Bevan Catley, about what a psycho-social safety climate is, and how well we’re doing dealing with mental health in the workplace.

 

The Wire with Stewart: August 22, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: August 22, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: August 22, 2019, 104.84 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Another packed Thursday Wire, with host Stewart Sowman-Lund and producer Justin. 

This week:

  • The Herald’s Simon Wilson breaks down a fiery debate last night between the two most viable Auckland mayoral candidates - Phil Goff and John Tamihere.
  • After that, we go live to bFM reporter Tu who is at a hikoi by Ihumatao protestors, heading for Jacinda Ardern’s Auckland office. 
  • Then, Andrew Little chats to Stewart for his weekly segment. This week, a new Bill will allow bars to be open late for the Rugby World Cup. But should more be done?
  • After that - Justin discusses the Italian political crisis.
  • And finally, a piece by our regular reporter Deb, looking into workplace wellbeing.

All that plus Poll Position and a whole heap more - it's The Thursday Wire! 

Live from the Ihumatao hikoi: August 22, 2019

Live from the Ihumatao hikoi: August 22, 2019 Live from the Ihumatao hikoi: August 22, 2019, 7.33 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

A hikoi from Ihumatao is making its way through Auckland, to Jacinda Ardern’s Mount Albert office. They're hand delivering a petition of over 20,000 signatures, calling on the Prime Minister to visit the site. Our reporter Tu was there, the pouring rain, and spoke to Stewart Sowman-Lund live.

The National Party with Denise Lee: 23rd of August, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 23rd of August, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 23rd of August, 2019, 27.79 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: August 22, 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: August 22, 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: August 22, 2019, 20.11 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Andrew Little joins host Stewart Sowman-Lund for his weekly catch-up.

This week - a new bill proposes to allow bars to stay open late for the Rugby World Cup. Plus, a major meth bust has seen a number of Australian deportees involved. 

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 21, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 21, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 21, 2019, 23.7 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about a new form of carbon, the PCR inventor, and subaquatic spiders

The Green Desk: August 20, 2019

The Green Desk: August 20, 2019 The Green Desk: August 20, 2019, 23.92 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

At Green Desk today, Reporter Oscar Perress talks to Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at Auckland University of Technology, and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future. A big thank you for joining us! 

Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019

Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019 Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019, 18.64 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw speaks to Jemima about the report on the failings of the 2018 online census and the Government's Chief Statistician resigning. They also discuss the recent $4.5 million grant funding for clean, green transport and prisoner voting rights. 

The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like?

The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like? The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like? , 39.18 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

What does the election of Boris Johnson mean for Brexit and a bitterly polarized British public? What is the future of the British economy? What will the UK likely look like in 2020? 

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019 The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019, 25.19 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia's failure to commit to Pacific climate emergency strategies, support for West Papua and the condemnation of Indonesia, and Tonga considering a ban on Facebook to stop royal slander. 

The National Party with Denise Lee: August 16th, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: August 16th, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: August 16th, 2019, 34.14 MB
Fri 16 Aug 2019

The National Party's Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad this week to discuss Simon Bridges commentary around Ihumatoa that suggests the occupants need to "go home". Then, they have a chat around National's stance on coal following the Pacific Forum that platformed issues of climate change heavily. Finally, they round by talking about the 2018 census and whether the lack of engagement comes from an apathetic public or whether the blame rests solely on poor planning by the government. 

Labour's Andrew Little: 15th August 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: 15th August 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: 15th August 2019, 21.73 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little talks to Stewart on prisoner voting, Huawei, sexual violence courts and why could a letter from the alleged Christchurch gunman be sent to a 4chan user in Russia.

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: August 15th 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: August 15th 2019 Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: August 15th 2019, 15.3 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Australian correspondent Zoe Kounadis talks to Stewart on how Cricket Australia has changed on they deal with transgender athletes and the horrifying attack in Sydney’s CBD this week.