Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
Kelly had a chat with Blair Dale from Te Whakaora Tangata, who provide help to families in Auckland struggling with dysfunctional or dangerous circumstances. They want to break cycles of harm for children, and they do this practically with both financial and psychological help. Blair told Kelly all about the work they’re doing and some of the outcomes they’ve already seen from this.
Check out tewhakaoratangata.org.nz if you would like to know more about their amazing work.
Auckland City Mission and Depot Artspace in Devonport have a collaborative exhibition of homeless artists' work. Wire producer Angus spoke to creative director of depot artspace Linda Blincko to ask how the show will work.
Sociolgist and University of Canterbury lecturer, Jarrod Gilbert has spoken out about how working alongside gangs could reduce crime. Jemima spoke with Jarrod about this and asked why some gang members are seeking change now.
First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks Dr Jarrod Gilbert about working with gangs to reduce crime. Neutral corner returns on Trump’s recent executive order to reverse the separation of children and their families at the border. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss rehabilitation in prison. Our Wire Worry week is sex work and Lachlan talks to Dame Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective about the Swedish model and why decriminalisation is much better. Finally This Day in History looks at the Freedom Summer murders in 1964.
Maumahara Girlie is a contemporary theatre show at the Basement Theatre playing during the Matariki Festival from the 3rd - 7th July. Based on a script for Window Gallery by Mya Morrison Middleton who is of Ngai Tahu descent, it features a group of young Māori women grappling with shame and decolonisation, and the urbanisation of their identity, particularly in regards to disconnection and language. Lillian Hanly spoke with both Mya and Freddy Carr, of Ngai Tuhoe and Ngati Awa descent, who is one of the actors in the show, about some of the issues the script speaks to. We ended up having a conversation for almost half an hour. Lillian started by asking what the inspiration was for this story.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk music for babies, flat earths, and the problems with psychology experiments.
Jenny Marcroft from NZ first gives us an update on the goings on with Kauri Dieback.
Our producer Darashpreet speaks to Cee Payne about the most recent development in the Nurses pay and working conditions negotiations, and then speaks with Richard Wagstaff from the Council of Trade Unions regarding the decision.
For Wire Worry Week, Lisa talks to Associate Professor Gillian Abel about the current health and safety situation in the sex work industry.
Finally, Lillian has a chat with writer of Maumahara Girlie Mya Morrison Middleton and performer Freddy Carr, a performance playing at BAsement Theatre in early July. This is just a snippet of the long interview, which is podcasted separately.
The New Zealand Nurses organisation has rejected the District Health Board’s latest pay offer, which was increased by 15%. After 9 years of underfunding in the health area, the nurses have reached a breaking point. With poor work conditions, low staffing and high pressure, the nurses are demanding the District Health Board do something about this issue. The New Zealand Nurses organisation are using this opportunity to be loud and clear with the changes they expect in the system, after being let down for many years. This issue is not about nurses wanting more money, but about getting more appreciation and respect for their line of work.
A social media post by a nurse which commented on this issue being painted solely about pay by mainstream media reminded people the negotiations are more than that. Nurses are calling for safer staffing and recognition of more nurses being needed in wards. The offer the District Health Board proposed equated to approximately 1 to 2 extra nurses for each across New Zealand. This would not be sufficient enough to cover staffing issues or safely care for patients. The social media post also mentioned that new graduate nurses are feeling unprepared and ill supported by the system.
New Zealand Nurses Organisation Industrial Services Manager, Cee Payne spoke a little bit more about this, as did Richard Wagstaff, President of the Council of Trade Unions who has been supporting the nurses movement.
This week National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross joins Kelly to chat about the debacle that went down in the House on Wednesday night debating the regional fuel tax bill. They also discuss the softening laws on foreign investors and how National view the government and their promises.
A couple of weeks ago, an open letter to the Government was released by Hamilton sex worker Lisa Lewis calling for an election of a Minister of Prostitution. The letter carried the names of Lewis and 25 others. The letter was also written with the help of conservative group Family First.
Stewart spoke with Dame Catherine Healy, the national coordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective, about whether a new minister is something worth looking into.
A town’s plea for mercy for a deported asylum seeker family has gone unheard, as the courts uphold their deportation; world cup coverage by telecommunications company Optus was so bad they had to give the rights back to the television station they bought them from; and the right-wing animosity towards public broadcaster ABC was laid bare at a meeting of Liberal Party members on the weekend.
Our Wire Worry week is sex work. The Swedish model of sex work has been adopted by a number of countries including Ireland quite recently and has been criticised as being unsafe for sex workers. Lachlan spoke with Dame Catherine Healy about the Swedish model and its problems, and why decriminalisation is a better, safer, model.
Scientists say we still have time to address climate change and we've made headway, but we still have a long way to go. What do we need to do to combat climate change, and how worried should we be about global warming? Maria Armoudian speaks with renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann.
Today on Dear Science, your favorite AUT Professor Allan Blackman discusses why playing Mozart to babies in the womb is the most stimulating option (although we don't know the extent of stimulation or even if it's beneficial) - and how, oddly enough, Shakira and Adele don't seem to have any impact of foetuses.
We also prove - yet again - to flat earthers that their theory is dated, since a Greek physicist already made it clear in 240BC that the earth is, indeed, round.
Finally, we delve into murky waters as Allan hints psychology research experiments are flawed - in the light of new revelations on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971.
This week for Wire Worry Week we look into sex work, since it has been 15 years since the Prostitution Reform Act came into effect in June 2003.
Today, our producer Lisa is wondering whether the decriminalisation has led to healthier and safer sex workers. She talks to Otago University Associate Professor of Population Health, Gillian Abel, who has been looking into the health and safety standards in the sex work industry for decades.