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.
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.
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...
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.