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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 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.
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.
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.
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.