Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
Ironsands Offshore Mining limited have controversially been granted permission for mining exploration at the west coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary. A home for Maui dolphins and the rare southern right whales. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Greenpeace director, Russell Norman who is opposed to the mining exploration within the sanctuary.
Co-leader of the Green Party, Marama Davidson, gave Jemima an update on Green Party issues. They talked about Green Party's opinion on the nurse's strike last week, the government's plan to buydefence force aircrafts and the mining exploration in the Taranaki Marine sanctuary.
KiwiRail recently signed the CEO Climate Change statement despite its plans to replace the current fleet of EF class electric locomotives with DL class diesel trains. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Rail and Maritime Transport Union general Secretary, Wayne Butson about the issue
Single-use plastic straws are steadily getting banned due to their impact on our seas and coastline. But some people, such as those living with disabilities need these straws in their day-to-day life. Angus Coker Grant spoke to Dr. Esther Woodbury from Disabled Persons Assembly about the alternatives and including people with disabilities in the conversation.
Kath's Devine Cakes in Warkworth refused to serve a same sex couple due to their beliefs. Laura Kvigstad conducts a report and brings the subject to the room to discuss with Kelly, Jen and the help of our brilliant bFM listeners.
First up on today’s Wire, Lachlan speaks with Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft about the practice of youth being remanded to police cells. Our Wire Worry Week is refugees, and Harry speaks with Manager at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Center Qemajl Murati, and president of the Refugee Council of New Zealand Dr Arif Saeid on refugees in New Zealand. Andrew Little joins lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing The Bazley Report into allegations of sexual harassment at Russell McVeagh and the criminal cases review commission. Finally, this day in history returns, looking at the 1967 Newark riots.
The practice of holding youth in police cells while they await their court appearance began as a temporary measure in 1989. However, the practice has continued over the years, worrying legal experts and youth advocates as it breaches New Zealand’s international obligations and children’s human rights. Lachlan spoke with Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft about the practice, and why it is so dangerous.
A report on the New Zealand Nurses Organisation going on strike on Thursday 12th July for 24 hours. This report follows why the nurses are going on strike, covers the pay offers, their plan for patients and what the nurses are demanding from the District Health Board.
After two decades of never on, never off conflict, neighboring countries Ethiopia and Eritrea have taken a historic step towards long-lasting peace. Initiated by recently appointed Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, the peace would bring economic relief and social stability to both sides.
Our producer Lisa Boudet delves into the roots of the conflict, and what the future holds for both parties.
Today on Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman tells us about "neutrino" (and no one really seems to understand what he is talking about). We also talk about a new method used to bring back to life 130-year-old daguerrotype photographs. Finally, Allan shares this breaking news: the concept of bread is actually much older than we thought.
Trauma has profound and lifelong physical and psychological effects on its survivors. It can damage the mind, the brain, and stunt development. What exactly is trauma? How does it affect us individually and as a society? And how can trauma survivors recover from these experiences? Maria Armoudian speaks with Charles Figley, Richard Chefetz, and Daniel Siegel.
This week on the Green Desk, we’re keeping it kakariki. Jack Marshall chats with Greens co-leader and Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Public consultation on the Net Zero-Carbon bill is coming to an end, so Jack asked Minister Shaw what this bill will look like going forward.
Hacking, fake news, and paid trolls have become more common over the last few years, with many internal and external forces attempting to corrupt, or at least influence, both information online and what makes the news. Chris Tenove and Jennifer Forestal discuss whether these phenomena are destroying democracy with Maria Armoudian.