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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.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 17th January, 2018

The Wednesday Wire The Wednesday Wire, 111.66 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

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. 

Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions

Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions, 17.81 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

The National Party have started a petition calling on the government to implement major highway projects.

National’s transport spokesperson Judith Collins has accused the government of being vague and not taking action.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Green MP and Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter for her take on the whole thing and to find out what the government's plans actually are.

Norway to drill Arctic oil

Norway to drill Arctic oil Norway to drill Arctic oil, 5.07 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

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.

Parking fees prove a hot topic

Parking fees prove a hot topic Parking fees prove a hot topic, 17.62 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Producer Leonard Powell is currently out of town in the Coromandel, however like all of the hardworking news team at 95bFM, he didn't let distance get in the way of a good story.

This is his report on the parking machines at Hot Water Beach.

 

Lego becoming more complex

Lego becoming more complex Lego becoming more complex, 9.72 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

If you have been struggling to complete a new Lego set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why.

New research out of the University of Canterbury, which used data from nearly 11,000 Lego sets, shows that the ranges of Lego have increased in both complexity and size over the years.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck to find out more.

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018, 103.38 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today, among other things, we’ve got fish chat, lego & hot water.

Firstly we hear from Producer Leonard Powell who is in the Coromandel at the moment. He has a great piece on the inclusion of parking fees at the iconic Hot Water Beach.

Reuben McLaren chats to Green MP & Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the National Party petitioning the government to implement various highway projects.

On the Green Desk, Conor Mercer learns about the impact marine vessel noise can have on sea life.

Reporter Mark Casson talks to Greenpeace about Norway’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic

And finally, Reuben McLaren finds out why his Lego collection is growing exponentially.

The Longstanding relationship between music and politics

The Longstanding relationship between music and politics The Longstanding relationship between music and politics , 9.49 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

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. 

Lorde, Israel, and that Letter

Lorde, Israel, and that Letter Lorde, Israel, and that Letter , 9.88 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

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. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018

The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018 The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018, 102.43 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

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.

Staying safe at our beaches

Staying safe on our beaches Staying safe on our beaches, 18.26 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

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. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Tasmanian roadkill campaign and Australia day polls

Neighbourhood Watch: Tasmanian roadkill campaign and Australia day polls Neighbourhood Watch: Tasmanian roadkill campaign and Australia day polls, 11.25 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

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. 

Jami-Lee Ross on muddled numbers and highway petitions

Jami-Lee Ross on muddled numbers and highway petitions Jami-Lee Ross on muddled numbers and highway petitions, 20.98 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

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!

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things, 8.18 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

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.

Tracey Martin on finishing up the first 100 days of government

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.69 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Tracey is back to work now after a brief break where she stayed at home, parliament doesn’t start up until the week of the 29th of Jan but we had a little chat to see what she needs to do before then.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools, 29.78 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

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.

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold, 33.93 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

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. 

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017 Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017, 11.17 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We missed out on speaking with Tracey Morgan from NZ First last week, so our host Lillian Hanly thought a very quick chat between meetings would suffice to see what her highs and lows were for 2017.

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results, 21.41 MB
Mon 18 Dec 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.  

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia, 13.32 MB
Sat 16 Dec 2017

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.