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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachland Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Neutral Corner: The war for Syria, part two

Neutral Corner: The war for Syria, part two Neutral Corner: The war for Syria, part two, 137.33 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

In a follow-up to last week, Neutral Corner examines the contrasting coverage given to US-led strikes in Syria by CNN and PressTV, with a cold open by Alex Jones.

The Wire with Will: Wednesday 18th April

The Wire with Will Parsonson 1804.mp3 mp3, 40.57 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

Current Friday Wire Producer Will Parsonson fills in for Lillian today, and the team talks science (as usual) with AUT's Allan Blackman. We touch on nazi warships using chemestry to hide, eating plastic and we wish Albert Einstein a great death-day. 

Producer Lisa Boudet speaks to Liv Young, the creater of MENTAL, an online platform where New Zealanders are invited to share their experience of mental health issues. 

Lillian has her weekly chat with NZ First's Tracey Martin, and they touch on oil drilling and teachers titles. 

And producer Ben Webber finds out more about campylobacter with Otago University research Professor Michael Baker. What is it? How to get rid of it? How not to be contaminated by faeces when handling chicken? All the answers to the questions you never thought you'd ask. 

MENTAL: breaking the stigma of mental health

MENTAL: breaking the stigma of mental health MENTAL: breaking the stigma of mental health, 28.63 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

Can we truly help people who experience mental health issues if we shy away from their individual stories?

Liv Young believes the answer is no. She created Mental, an online platform where people can share their personal experience. 

She talks to 95bFM producer Lisa Boudet, and explains why she believes it can help take down the taboo that still surrounds mental health in Aotearoa. 

Everything you wish you always knew about campylobacteriosis

Everything you wish you always knew about campylobacteriosis Everything you wish you always knew about campylobacteriosis, 7.05 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

New Zealand chicken is making people sick, according to Otago University researchers, who are calling for safety labels.

The study shows that Aotearoa has one of the highest rate of campylobacteriosis, and that is due to consumers not being aware of the prevalence of the contaminating bacteria in 60 to 90 percent of raw chicken. 

95bFM producer Ben Webber asks one of the authors of the research, Otago University research Professor Michael Baker, what this bacteria is, and how to avoid contamination. 

A conversation about "powerlessness" and success

Feminists of Colour Feminists of Colour, 16.08 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Ollin Perez Raynaud of Feminists of Colour, a University of Auckland based club, speaks with Lillian Hanly about the upcoming panel The Power of Powerlessness. 

Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels

Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa, 9.1 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

In June this year, the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Brussels will reopen after five years closed for renovation. The re opening marks a shift away from historic colonial era white supremacist exhibits and towards a fairer, more accurate representation of Africa. Conor Knell dives into the history behind the museum and explores the new changes being made

WEiRdO: A Musical Theatre Satire

Jenn Tamati with Jane Yonge, director of WEIRDO Jenn Tamati with Jane Yonge, director of WEIRDO, 14.52 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Producer Jenn Tamati speaks to directer of WEiRdO, Jane Yonge, about the satirical musical theatre story that explores the effects of colonisation, as well as racial identity in modern day Aotearoa. 

The Grey Lynn 2030 Trust

The Trash to Trade Competition The Trash to Trade Competition, 16.78 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Following on from last weeks piece about plastic bags, Producer Leonard Powell chats to Brigitte Sistig from The Grey Lynn 2030 Trust about their upcoming Trash to Trade competition. Sistig explains what the Trust is about and how it got started, and gives all of the interesting information about the competiton that takes place on April the 29th. 

The Wire with Conor: Tuesday 17th April

Tuesday Wire Tuesday Wire, 128.75 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

On The Wire today, 

Leonard talks to Grey Lynn 2030 trust member BrigitteSistig about their trust and also their trash to trade competition.

Lillian speaks with Ollin Perez Raynaud from the Feminists of Colour Club at Auckland Uni.

On the Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall talks to apparently NZ's favourite economist Rod Oram about the Westpac Climate Change Impact Report.

Jenn Tamati speaks to the director of musical satire show Weirdo, Jane Yonge, about the issues explored in the show.

Finally, our internationally interested investigator, Conor Knell, runs us through the reopening of the Belgium Royal Museum for Central Africa

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 16th April

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 16th April The Wire with Reuben: Monday 16th April, 104.28 MB
Mon 16 Apr 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks with Green party co-leader James Shaw. They chat about the government’s move to end oil exploration permits and the recent attacks on Syria.

We also have The Southern Cross with David Robie where we’ll get a run down on alleged Chinese plans to build a military base in Vanuatu, Nauru abolishing the right to appeal in court and the economic burden of diabetes in Fiji.

Lucy Austin speaks to intelligence and defense policy analyst Paul Buchanan about the recent US-led airstrikes in syria.

Mary-Margaret Slack follows up on Lucy’s interview with University of Auckland's Professor Stephen Hoadley, focussing on the role that Donald Trump plays in the Syrian airstrikes.

The Green Desk: Plant Perspectives With Rising CO2

Paul Newton from AgResearch joins Jack Marshall on the Greendesk to discuss rising CO2 levels in relation to NZ's plants, Paul Newton from AgResearch joins Jack Marshall on the Greendesk to discuss rising CO2 levels in relation to NZ's plants,, 13.41 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Today on the Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall looks into climate change and plants, and how the little guys are fairing with the high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere

What are the root causes of genocide?

What are the root causes of genocide? What are the root causes of genocide?, 21.2 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

What are the root causes of genocide? What do historical genocides have in common? How does small-scale violence against targeted groups become genocidal? And what we can learn from the three forgotten genocides? Maria Armoudian chairs a live panel on genocide featuring experts Tracey McIntosh, Panayiotis Diamadis, and Chris Wilson.

For more from the Big Q follow the link below 

https://goo.gl/618qMF

 

What are the differences between race and ethnicity?

What are the differences between race and ethnicity? What are the differences between race and ethnicity?, 17.25 MB
Mon 23 Apr 2018

What are the differences between race and ethnicity? How is race distinct from ethnicity? What has race and ethnicity meant in politics, education, and society? Maria Armoudian discusses the concepts of race and ethnicity with David Livingstone Smith and Garrett Albert Duncan.

For more from the Big Q follow the link below 

https://goo.gl/uCN3d5

 

Neighbourhood Watch: Israel Folau comments and Australia's recycling

Neighbourhood Watch: Israel Folau comments and Australia's recycling Neighbourhood Watch: Israel Folau comments and Australia's recycling , 17.05 MB
Fri 20 Apr 2018

Rachel McDonald from Radio Adelaide joins Kelly to chat about the controversial comments made by sportperson Israel Folau. They also chat about the banning of single use plastic bags in Australia. 

Brett Hudson on missile strikes on Syria

Brett Hudson on missile strikes on Syria Brett Hudson on missile strikes on Syria , 14.61 MB
Fri 20 Apr 2018

National Party's Brett Hudson covers Jami-Lee Ross today; chatting to Kelly about the government's stance on the missile strikes on Syria. They also talk about the pros and cons of roadside drug testing.

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan, 26.5 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

Andrew Little joined Lachlan again for their regular chat. This week they discuss the delayed decision on the expansion of Waikeria prison, the government's response to missile strikes in Syria, and the Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report

Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system?

Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system? Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system?, 32.53 MB
Thu 19 Apr 2018

Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system? What is the future of cryptocurrency? What are the pros and cons? And what do they mean for economics, for power, and for society? Maria Amoudian discusses the questions around cryptocurrency with David Golumbia, Gina C. Pieters, Lee W. McKnight, and Emin Gun Sirer.

For more from the Big Q follow the link below 

https://goo.gl/JkP5Wv

Dear Science: Nazis hate trees, Chemical recycling and Allan is Einsteins biggest fan

Dear Science: Nazis hate trees, Chemical recycling and Allan is Einsteins biggest fan Dear Science: Nazis hate trees, Chemical recycling and Allan is Einsteins biggest fan, 7.29 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

On todays segment of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about a Nazi warship during WW2 damaging the growth of Norweigan trees using chemical smokescreens. Allan takes us into the fascinating world of chemical recycling using enzymes, bacteria and some awesome science. And finally Will thinks its Einsteins birthday anniversary but alas its the anniversary of the day he died, Allan is quite sad about this.

Tracey Martin on oil drilling and teachers' titles

NZ First's Tracey Martin.mp3 mp3, 7.51 MB
Wed 18 Apr 2018

This morning Lillian Hanly spoke with Tracey Martin about oil drilling and Tracey’s old member’s bill to ensure correct titling in the teacher profession. Tracey was calling from Blenheim so Lillian started by asking how the city was this morning.

James Shaw on ending oil exploration & US-led attacks on Syria

James Shaw on ending oil exploration & US-led attacks on Syria James Shaw on ending oil exploration & US-led attacks on Syria, 32.76 MB
Mon 16 Apr 2018

This week Reuben and james talk about the government putting a stop to offshore oil exploration permits which was originally a Green Party policy that the government has now adopted.

Reuben also asks James about the US, UK and France attacking Syria over the weekend in response to alleged chemical attacks. Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman also wrote an interesting piece about it on the Spinoff which is worth a read.