Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Amanda Robinson, India Essuah, Ximena Smith, Harry Willis and Joel Thomas focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
On The Wire today we have Dear Science with Allan Blackman who tells us about amalgam fillings, trace elements and chromium, and fake rainbow water.
Tracey Martin is back at work so we hear about the last stretch in the government's first 100 days.
Producer Will Parsonson talks to CEO Kevin Hague from Forest and Bird regarding their report that highlights a cover up attempt from NZ Fisheries.
Finally, we hear from Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina from Hawaii who talks us through what happened after the false missile alert earlier this week and discusses why nuclear war is only a threat because of America's occupation of their land.
Norwegian oil companies have been given the all clear by the Oslo District court to drill on Arctic land despite protests.
Greenpeace NZ are describing the decision as disappointing, but still see positives in the movement to prevent future oil fracking.
Greenpeace Campaigner, Amanda Larsson said the neglection of Norway's action on the environment is unsatisfactory but adds that the move away from heavy petrol consuming vehicles will shed new light on a safer environment.
95bFM reporter Mark Casson speaks to Larson about her thoughts on the issue.
In December it was announced that New Zealand pop singer Lorde would not carry through with planned concerts in Israel. This led to some interesting discussion on social media about the relationship between music and politics and whether musicians should just shut up and not get involved in politics. Sam Smith filed this report on the longstanding connection between music and politics.
Sam Smith spoke to Justine Sachs who co-authored the letter to Lorde asking her to cancel shows in Israel. He talked to her about the letter, why she did it, and why it is important for Jewish people to speak out against Israel.
Joel hosts The Wire with producers Sam, and Lisa in which:
Sam does report on the relationship between music and politics in light of Lorde’s decision to pull out of concerts in Israel. We also hear from Justine Sachs who wrote to Lorde asking her to pull out of shows.
Green MP Chloe Swarbrick joined us in the studio as cover for James Shaw and talked about her summer, the future, and the National party’s proposed bill to make second languages in school compulsory.
Lisa talked to Whetu Cormick, President of NZ’s Principals Federation about the National party’s proposed bill.
Joel talked to Matt Williams, Chief executive Surf Lifesaving Northern Region about why there are so many deaths on our beaches and how to prevent them.
New Zealand has a very high rate of drownings and the majority of these happen at beaches. Joel talked to Matt Williams, Chief executive Surf Lifesaving Northern Region, about why we have so many deaths, and what can be done to stop them.
This week in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we talk about a campaign being undertaken in Tasmania to save 500,000 wildlife from death by car. We then chat about a poll that showed half of Australians are impartial to changing the date of the renowned Australia Day.
This week we continue our weekly chat with National Party MP, Jami-Lee Ross. Kelly asks him to explain the error Treasury made in relation to the numbers of children forecast to be lifted out of poverty. They also discussed the transport projects National would like to see the government commit to in the coming year. And finally, Jami-Lee goves his congrats to Prime Minister Ardern after her pregnancy announcement!
Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about potentially poisonous fillings, whether chromium is a trace element, and finally we talk about a new type if water which is said to be infused with rainbows... Sounds legit.
Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.
We wrap up this year of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman and some day drinking in the studio. Also on the menu: talks about the late soviet military officer who saved us from nuclear war, whether or not you should water down your whisky (spoiler alert: yes), the consequences of handing the responsibility of a university research to the wrong people, and how the gold of the ring on your finger came about. Finally, we mention all the great scientists who unfortunately passed away in 2017.
AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.
This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide:
The YES campign has won the same sex marriage postal vote, and bills are now being brought into Parliament for discussions. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is asking New Zealand to back off from the Manus Island crisis and spend the proposed humanitarian money elsewhere. And finally, new technology is being tested in Brisbane for a mobile parcel carrying robot.