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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.

Domestic violence and education w/ Ang Jury: October 14th, 2019

Domestic violence and education w/ Ang Jury: October 14th, 2019 Domestic violence and education w/ Ang Jury: October 14th, 2019, 10.79 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

Women’s refuge is calling for primary school education on healthy relationships and deconstructing harmful gender roles to combat domestic violence. Sherry speaks to Chief Executive, Dr Ang Jury on the changes she’d like to see and why it’s so important to start these conversations young.

The Wire with Sherry: October 14, 2019

The Wire with Sherry: October 14, 2019 The Wire with Sherry: October 14, 2019, 105.14 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

This week on Monday's wire, Lachlan speaks to Lewis Holden, Chair of NZ Republic on the upcoming royal tour and republicanism in NZ. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Sherry speaks to Women’s Refuge Chief Executive, Dr Ang Jury, on combating domestic violence with education in primary schools. Finally, Lillian wraps it up with our regular chat with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. This week we discuss the goverment surplus, polling, changes to refugee policy and voting age.

Time for New Zealand to become a republic?: 14 October, 2019

Time for New Zealand to become a republic?: 14 October, 2019 Time for New Zealand to become a republic?: 14 October, 2019, 7.64 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

Prince Charles and Camilla are coming to New Zealand in mid-November and their visit will include a trip to Waitangi. The visit has some groups calling for New Zealand to becom a republic and get rid of the Queen as our head of state. Lachlan spoke with Lewis Holden from NZ Republic about the royal visit.

Neutral corner: 11th October, 2019

Neutral corner: 11th October, 2019 Neutral corner: 11th October, 2019, 19.87 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

On this episode of Neutral Corner we look at the media coverage of Turkey's ongoing invasion of Northern Syria.

Last Minute Voting with Marguerite Delbet: 11th of October, 2019

Last Minute Voting with Marguerite Delbet: 11th of October, 2019 Last Minute Voting with Marguerite Delbet: 11th of October, 2019, 9.15 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

This is the last day where you can both register and vote in your local election. You can still drop off your voting papers tomorrow, Saturday the 12th of October, at a library near you but after that voting is closed. General Manager of Democracy Services Margeurite Delbet joins Laura Kvigstad to give us some more detail on all the ways you can get your final votes in.

What Governments Surplus Means with Brad Olsen: 11th of October, 2019

What Governments Surplus Means with Brad Olsen: 11th of October, 2019 What Governments Surplus Means with Brad Olsen: 11th of October, 2019, 15.11 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

This week a big topic in the news has been government 7.5 point five billion dollar surplus. The high surplus has resulted in a great deal of criticism for the government's management of money however Infometics Economist Brad Oslen joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss how the surplus is an opportunity for the government to prioritise their spending. 

Parent Category Visa suggestions w/ Dave Ananth

Parent Category Visa suggestions w/ Dave Ananth Parent Category Visa suggestions w/ Dave Ananth, 15.4 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

The Parent Category Visa, which allows migrants to bring over their family members, will be reopened. The previous government closed the category entirely in 2016, however this week it was announced that the category will reopen in February next year - with some changes. Many are criticising the new requirements as discriminatory and favouring the rich.

These include capping the number of visas a year to 1,000 and increasing the financial requirements of the migrant child who must sponsor their parents. While previously a migrant worker would only have to prove an annual income of $65,000 to sponsor one parent, this has been increased to  $106,080 for one parent and $159,120 for two. Or, if you are looking to combine your and your partner’s incomes,  $159,120 for one parent and $212,160 for two. These numbers are based on the median income of  $53,040. 

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway sez the high salary threshold is to help to attract high-skilled migrants to New Zealand.

I spoke to Tax Barrister Dave Ananth about how he would suggest the scheme be changed, such as by introducing temporary visas. He began by dispelling the myth that all migrant parents are interested in Permanent Residency.

 

The Wire with Laura: 11th of October, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 11th of October, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 11th of October, 2019, 106.29 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

On this week's Friday Wire, The National Party’s, Erica Stanford, joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss the government's surplus and why National is pointing to the government for the rise in gang activity. 

After that, Bronnie Wilde speaks to Dave Anant about the new requirements of the Parent Category Visa and his suggestions for a different approach. 

Then, Informetrics Economist Brad Olsen joins Laura to discuss the government’s surplus and it's not necessarily a bad thing. 

Next, General Managers for Democracy Services, Margeurite Delbet tells you where you can get your last minute votes in for this year's local elections in Auckland. 

And Finally, Ben Goldson covers Operation Peace Spring in a segment of neutral corner. 

Low Voter Turnout with Lara Greaves: October 10th, 2019

Low Voter Turnout with Lara Greaves: October 10th, 2019 Low Voter Turnout with Lara Greaves: October 10th, 2019, 15.66 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

The local elections are in full swing this year, with the predicted voter turnout for this Saturday's local elections heading for an all-time record low. It seems turnout has been slipping every three years, with current estimates for 2019s local elections unlikely to be above 40 per cent. So who’s to blame for this crisis of voter decline? Is it on the voters or do we have an out of date system? Louis spoke with Dr. Lara Greaves, A lecturer in politics & public policy at the University of Auckland, about the current climate surrounding these local elections, as well as solutions for voter certainty in the future.

 

Online Voting with Dr Julienne Molineaux: October 1st, 2019

Online Voting with Dr Julienne Molineaux: October 1st, 2019 Online Voting with Dr Julienne Molineaux: October 1st, 2019, 5.64 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

What do we do about our falling voter rates in local elections? Some say we offer chocolate, sasage sizzles or make it a holiday, though, the most common call is to put voting online.

However, Dr Julienne Molineaux, Director of The Policy Observatory, says voting in local elections is far too complex, with too many options and too few clear opinions for voters, thus, online voting won't do much.

Producer Jack Marshall spoke with Dr Molineaux about the problems with local elections and how we might improve them.

 

Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019

Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019 Polling and budget surplus w/ James Shaw: 14 October 2019, 4.88 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

James Shaw joins us to discuss the latest polling and what the government's larger than expected surplus means for the Green Party.

The Big Q: What is the future of US foreign policy under Trump? October 14, 2019

The Big Q: What is the future of US foreign policy under Trump? October 14, 2019 The Big Q: What is the future of US foreign policy under Trump? October 14, 2019, 40.38 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

On September 10, 2019, Donald Trump fired his national security advisor John Bolton. Bolton
insisted he resigned. Trump says he doesn’t need a real national security advisor because he is his
own advisor. Given this, what is the future of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? What are the
practical implications of this position? What are the implications of this for foreign policy challenges
the US faces? Doug Becker speaks with Jeffrey Fields, Robert Williams, Peter F. Trumbore, and
Nicholas Rostow.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The Southern Cross: October 14, 2019

The Southern Cross: October 14, 2019 The Southern Cross: October 14, 2019, 9.37 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

This week we discuss the ongoing human rights situation in West Papua and the attempted assassination of a lawyer in the Phillipines.

The National Party with Erica Stanford: 11th of October, 2019

The National Party with Erica Stanford: 11th of October, 2019 The National Party with Erica Stanford: 11th of October, 2019 , 25.88 MB
Fri 11 Oct 2019

This week National MP Erica Stanford steps in for Denise Lee. Erica joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss her thoughts on the government's surplus, why National is pointing to the government for a rise in gang activity and the news that National is considering fining parents of children who drop out of school. 

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : October 9th, 2019

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : October 9th, 2019 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : October 9th, 2019, 22.15 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones, it’s Nobel Prize week so we’ll be discussing some of the achievements being recognised by the scientific community

The Green Desk: October 8, 2019

The Green Desk: October 8, 2019 The Green Desk: October 8, 2019, 21.63 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Mitchell Fuller speaks to PhD student Lauren Vargo about the quickly declining glaciers in New Zealand.

The Delight in Dirt w / Tim Bowater: October 8, 2019

The Delight in Dirt w / Tim Bowater: October 8, 2019 The Delight in Dirt w / Tim Bowater: October 8, 2019, 28.05 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Oscar Perress talks to Tim Bowater of the living compost system up at OMG Auckland to discuss his work there, non linear climate change solutions and carbon sequestration.

The Big Q: The Golden State Killer case: Are our data rights slipping away? October 7, 2019

The Big Q: The Golden State Killer case: Are our data rights slipping away? October 7, 2019 The Big Q: The Golden State Killer case: Are our data rights slipping away? October 7, 2019, 17.85 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

Last year, a 72-year-old former police officer named Joseph D’Angelo was arrested for a spate of rapes and murders attributed to the elusive Golden State Killer between 1976 and 1986. D’Angelo’s arrest has raised profound questions about ethical uses of DNA and how popular DNA testing and genealogical services can be used or misused without the user’s knowledge. Maria Armoudian speaks to Ellen Wright Clayton, Mark Rothstein, and Dennis McNevin about how DNA and other private data can be used and misused in law enforcement, healthcare and employment.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The Southern Cross: October 7, 2019

The Southern Cross: October 7, 2019 The Southern Cross: October 7, 2019, 23.26 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the United Nations reactions to West Papuan conflict, a human rights lawyer helping the West Papuan issue and the Australian Attorney General granting limited protection to embattled journalists in Australia. 

The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019

The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019 The Voting Age and the Dropped "Family Link" Refugee Policy: October 7, 2019 , 15.16 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

This week Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the party's call to lower the voting age to 16. They also discuss the Immigration Minister's announcement that the governmnet will drop the discriminatory "family link" policy that excluded refugees in Africa and the Middle East from entering New Zealand.