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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.

The Wire with Jemima: December 17, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: December 17, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: December 17, 2018, 106.78 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

Today on the Monday Wire we play our best bits from the year. Jemima gives an update on what Green Party co-leader James Shaw has been up to at COP24 and plays a clip from an interview with him on housing warrant of fitnesses. We play a clip of activist Mike Treen talking about his detainment in Isreal for the best of Southern Cross. Damian plays his favourite peice with Jeff Crabtree from the Zebra Collective about sexual harassment in the music industry. Ella is back to finally wrap up the year's crazy weather with Under the Weather. Justin plays two of his best pieces, one with Justice Minister, Andrew Little, on abortion reform and another with Nigel Hampton from the Howard League for Penal Reform on prisoner voting rights. Finally, Jemima plays two short clips from two of her favourite interviews. One with the Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dreifuss, about drug regulation and another with High Court barrister and solicitor, Khylee Quince, about s 27 Sentencing Act 2002 cultural reports. 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 , 7.13 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

In Neighbourhood Watch, Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith joins us to discuss the decission to place an Australian space agency in Adelaide and what this will mean for the community. She then tells us about new laws on encrypted messaging in Australia that will allow police to apply for a warrant over suspicious activity to gain access to people's messages. It raises the age old question around the security of the state and the privacy of the individual. 

The Wire with Laura: 14th of December, 2018

The Wire with Laura: 14th of December, 2018 The Wire with Laura: 14th of December, 2018, 108.58 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

First up, we talk with Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams on the recent decission to ban letting fees, National's lack of support for the United Nations Migration Pact and government announcing they will be opening ministerial diaries to the public for the sake of transparency. 

After that, Jennifer Rose Tamati speaks with Shaun Robbinson from the Metal Health Foundation and Ross Bell from the New Zealand Drug Foundation on synthetic cannabis being deemed an A class drug. 

Following that, Radio Adelaide’s Sam Smith fills us in on all the Aussie news. Sam discusses the choice to have Australia's space agency based in Adelaide and the new encryption laws that will allow police to apply for warrants for encrypted messages. 

Finally, Grace Watson speaks with John Buttle, senior lecturer in criminology at AUT about media portrayal of the Grace Millane case. 

Soft On Use, Tough On Supply: New Synthetic Drug Laws

Soft On Use, Tough On Supply: New Synthetic Drug Laws Soft On Use, Tough On Supply: New Synthetic Drug Laws, 36.54 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

The coalition government announced the classification of two strains of synthetic cannabinoids as A-Class drugs. The change will also see punitive action on individual users lessened, with a diversion to rehabilitation services available under police discretion. Jenn spoke to Chief Executive of the NZ Mental Health Foundation, Sean Robinson, as well as Ross Bell, Executive Director of the NZ Drug Foundation about synthetic drugs and this new approach.

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018, 29.15 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams joins Laura Kvigstad to speak about letting fees being banned and the speculation that the ban will raise the cost of rent. They briefly touch on the ethics around these fees. 

She then tells us about the ministerial diaries being opened to the public next. She questions how transparent these diaries will be, keeping in mind that MP's can choose not to disclose certain information under the guise of concern for the public.

They then finish on the United Nations Migration Pact and why the National Party has chosen to not back government in signing it. 

 

This day in history: 13th December, 2018

This day in history: 13th December, 2018 This day in history: 13th December, 2018, 25.58 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

This day in history goes back to 2003, for the capture of Saddam Hussein by US forces following their invasion of Iraq.

New Zealand's blind eye for West Papua: December 13, 2018

New Zealand's blind eye for West Papua: December 13, 2018 New Zealand's blind eye for West Papua: December 13, 2018, 23.74 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

Producer Angus Coker Grant spoke to human rights activist Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action about human rights violations committed by the Indonesian government in West Papua. The WPA have called for the New Zealand government to cut its military ties with Indonesia and demand justice for atrocities committed. Angus started off by asking about what the human rights issues the WPA are most concerned with.

The Wire with Lachlan: December 13, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: December 13, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: December 13, 2018, 128.25 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

First up on the Wire, we have Angus speaking with Maire from West Papua Action about their calls for NZ to cut ties with the Indonesian military over human rights abuses. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their final chat, discussing name suppression, medicinal and synthetic cannabis. Oscar isn't here in person but has left us an interview with Ger for community garden about a marketplace for upcycled and recycled goods. Finally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the capture of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday December 12, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday December 12, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday December 12, 2018, 117.94 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

For Dear Science we talk about quick cancer spotting, Voyager 2 and the dangers of a soy sauce cleanse

For Worry Week this week we are looking at Broadcasting Responsibilities and I speak to Guyon Espiner from Radio NZ about his journey learning Te Reo and the obligation of Pākehā broadcasters in revitalising the language

Lisa reports on the newly released report on Family violence, titled Every four minutes, and discusses the findings with author Doctor Ian Lambie

Every 4 minutes: Family violence in New Zealand: December 12, 2018

Every 4 minutes: Family violence in New Zealand: December 12, 2018 Every 4 minutes: Family violence in New Zealand: December 12, 2018, 32.04 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Every four minutes, a call is made to the police or a notification is sent to child services, related to a case of family violence. It is also the name given to a newly released report. It is the third of a series of researches looking into the justice system, and written by Doctor Ian Lambie, the Chief Science Advisor to the Justice sector. 

About 150,000 calls for care or protection notices are made each year,  80 percent of child and young offenders have experienced family violence, while 87 percent of young offenders aged 14 to 16 years old had previous care and protection concerns.

A third of New Zealand women experience physical or sexual partner violence, rising to 55 per cent when psychological/emotional abuse is included.

And at least one in 10 New Zealand men have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

While pointing out the statistics, Dr Lambie insists his report reveals family violence is not so much an individual issue within a couple or a home, but more so a community.

Under The Weather: December 17, 2018

Under The Weather: December 17, 2018 Under The Weather: December 17, 2018, 8.53 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

Under the Weather with Ella Christensen brings you all the climate change and weather news from across the globe every Monday. This week Ella discusses flooding in Sumatra, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and India, a heatwave in Guateng, the United Nations Global Compact for Migration meeting, Ireland disinvesting from fossil fuels and more

The Big Q: How does culture affect mental health? December 17, 2018

The Big Q: How does culture affect mental health? December 17, 2018 The Big Q: How does culture affect mental health? December 17, 2018, 39.19 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

How does culture shape our understanding and treatment of mental illness? Maria Armoudian speaks with Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Tanya Marie Luhrmann, and Andrew G. Ryder about culture and its impact on mental health.


The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org
 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 , 7.13 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

In Neighbourhood Watch, Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith joins us to discuss the decission to place an Australian space agency in Adelaide and what this will mean for the community. She then tells us about new laws on encrypted messaging in Australia that will allow police to apply for a warrant over suspicious activity to gain access to people's messages. It raises the age old question around the security of the state and the privacy of the individual. 

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018, 29.15 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams joins Laura Kvigstad to speak about letting fees being banned and the speculation that the ban will raise the cost of rent. They briefly touch on the ethics around these fees. 

She then tells us about the ministerial diaries being opened to the public next. She questions how transparent these diaries will be, keeping in mind that MP's can choose not to disclose certain information under the guise of concern for the public.

They then finish on the United Nations Migration Pact and why the National Party has chosen to not back government in signing it. 

 

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018, 31.61 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

Andrew Little and Lachlan have their final interview, disucssin name suppression, synthetic and medicinal cannabis.

Dear Science: December 12, 2018

Dear Science: December 12, 2018 Dear Science: December 12, 2018, 29.88 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

On Dear Science today we hear about a new, quick, way of testing for cancer, the Voyager 2's 41 year long journey into interstellar, and dangerous soya sauce "cleanses".

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018 Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018, 37.45 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Te Reo Māori was systematically and violently removed from the indigenous people of this country. It’s decline and near extinction was only halted and reversed by major initiatives introduced in the 1970s and 80s, struggles that were led by Māori. In 1972 a petition was presented to Parliament to promote the language. That year, a Māori language day was introduced, and in 1975 this became a Māori language week. In 1978 the first officially bilingual school opened in Rūātoki in Te Urewera. In 1982 the first Kohanga Reo opened in Lower Hutt beginning the Kohanga Reo movement which has been credited with ensuring the next generation held onto the language by immersing young tamariki in the reo. Kura Kaupapa, full immersion schooling, followed. And the first Māori-owned Māori language radio station Te Reo o Pōneke went on air in 1983. In 1985, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the Te Reo Māori claim, which asserted that te reo was a taonga that the Crown was obliged to protect under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori was made an official language of New Zealand under the Maori Language Act 1987.

 

Every single one of these initiatives was fought for. It did not come easy, it did not come lightly and the resistance it faced was incredibly racist at every point. The systematic removal of the language was a conscious effort by colonisers to enforce assimilation to the English culture that was now the majority. Today, Te Reo Māori has had a resurgence but it remains at risk. Today, unlike in 1984 when Naida Glavish was demoted for saying Kia ora as a national telephone tolls operator and refusing to use only formal English greetings, today we hear Kia ora regularly in both formal and non-formal spaces. We hear it every night on the 6 o clock news. On bFM you’ll hear Ata mārie good morning, as well as ki ngā āhuatanga o Tangaroa i tēnei rā to introduce the surf report. On RadioNZ you hear all reporters signing off saying “ahau” which means I or me. As in, Ko Lillian Hanly ahau. In fact, this was the very reason for multiple BSA complaints against RNZ. So, while it has become commonplace to hear, some people still find it, funnily enough, alarming.

 

It’s here where our discussion today begins. Broadly speaking, as a broadcaster myself, I believe it is fairly straightforward to acknowledge not only an official language of Aotearoa NZ, but the indigenous language of this country. And, especially, as a Pākehā from this country, acknowledging the history and doing something about it to undo the damage which has been done, and continues to have effects. This is a personal discussion, but our identity as people’s of this country is personal, and is largely informed by the media. Who is it that we choose to be? And how are we going to achieve that.

 

Guyon Espiner is one of the presenters of Morning Report on Radio NZ. For some time now he has been weaving Te Reo into his work wherever he can. He starts the show with a mihi in the reo, and introduces himself as well. When he first started to do this, he got a lot of slack. People did not like it. At bFM we have also attempted this, and also received some slack. About a month ago, I happened to see Guyon in the supermarket and thought I’d ask whether he was interested in having a conversation on air about it all. In deferring to my tuakana, or older sibling, in the broadcaster scene I wanted to know more about his reasons for learning te reo Māori. Turns out, using te reo on the radio was a secondary priority to his life-long commitment to te ao Māori largely influenced by his family and his hope to communicate with his daughter in Te Reo.

Under the Weather: December 10, 2018

Under the Weather: December 10, 2018 Under the Weather: December 10, 2018, 12.1 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

Under the Weather with Ella Christensen brings you all the climate change and weather news from across the globe every Monday. This week Ella discusses flash flooding in Iraq, drought in Afghanistan and the loss of ice volume in New Zealand's Southern Alps plus more

The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018

The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018 The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018, 30.32 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

In 2018, the United States and China have been embroiled in a trade war with each country continuing to raise tariffs placed on goods traded between the two nations. But what exactly are Donald Trump’s tariff policies and what will be their effects? Doug Becker speaks to Iva Bozovic and Lui Hebron about the implications of the US-China trade war.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Mental Health, Cannabis & Tomorrow's Schools w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: December 10, 2018

Mental Health, Cannabis & Tomorrow's Schools w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: December 10, 2018 Mental Health, Cannabis & Tomorrow's Schools w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: December 10, 2018, 17.63 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

This week for our segment with the Green Party, Jemima spoke MP Chlöe Swarbrick in studio about the Green Party's mental health investigation, the third reading of the Medicinal Cannabis Government Bill, and the Tomorrow's Schools review.