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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 bobby calves behind your glass of milk

The bobby calves behind your glass of milk The bobby calves behind your glass of milk, 9.62 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

Animal advocacy group SAFE has launched a new campaign raising awareness of bobby calf deaths in the dairy industry. Mack hears from spokesperson Mandy Carter about the research behind it. 

Green Desk: Half-brained marine mammals

Green Desk: Half-brained marine mammals Green Desk: Half-brained marine mammals, 12.34 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

On the Green Desk this week with Conor Mercer, we hear about new research indicating a dive depth for aquatic mammals, where only half the brain is operating.

The Wire with India: Tuesday 14th November, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday 14th November, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday 14th November, 2017, 99.86 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

This week on the Tuesday Wire, we talk to Damien Light, leader of the now disbanded United Future party, citizens campaign group It's Our Future about the new TPP agreement and animal advocacy group SAFE about bobby calf deaths in the dairy industry. On the Green Desk we look at new research into the brain activity of marine mammals in deep water and Lucy Austin has a report on the role members of parliament play in New Zealand. 

'Labour are hypocritical on the TPP'- It's Our Future

'Labour are hypocritical on the TPP'- It's Our Future 'Labour are hypocritical on the TPP'- It's Our Future, 17.58 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

It was touch and go for the TPP over the weekend but the trade agreement survived talks with world leaders at the APEC summit in Vietnam over the weekend.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she’s pleased with the progress the government has made on the deal and claims it is now very different from the original TPP 12.

But its new name, the Comprehensive, Progressive Trans-pacific Partnership or CPTPP, hasn’t won over oppositionists including the Council of Trade Unions and even the Green Party.

Reuben McLaren spoke to It’s Our Future Coordinator, Stephen Parry, about the current version of the trade agreement.

What do MP's actually do?

What do MP's actually do? .mp3 mp3, 14.76 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

 What is the role of an MP and what do they actually do? It was brought to our attention this week that we actually know very little about what the people who represent us actually do. We sought to clarify this by speaking to electorate MP Michael Wood and list MP Paul Goldsmith who gave us an incite into their day to day duties. 

"An overreaction and typical!"

"An overreaction and typical!" "An overreaction and typical!", 8.16 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

We spoke with South Auckland blogger and resident Ben Ross about the media's "overreaction" to the Tongan rugby league supporters celebrations of their team's victory over New Zealand on the weekend. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 13th November

The Wire with Joel: Monday 13th November The Wire with Joel: Monday 13th November, 103.18 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

Joel, Sam, and Leonard tackle The Wire for Monday the 13th of November. We heard from Talking Auckland blogger and south Auckland resident Ben Ross about the negative media response to Tongan rugby league supporters celebrating their victory over the weekend. We chatted to Green Party member Golriz Gharaman about the Transpacific partnership. For the Pacific News segment Southern Cross, Leonard talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt about the Solomon Islands which are currently without a Prime Minister. We spoke to poet and author Michele Leggott about her new book Vanishing Points. Finally, News Director Lillian Hanly spoke to Hamish Taverner, People First NZ member and former National Chairperson who won the Leadership award at the Attitude awards last week.

Lillian Hanly speaks with Attitude award winner Hamish Taverner

Lillian Hanly speaks with Attitude award winner Hamish Taverner Lillian Hanly speaks with Attitude award winner Hamish Taverner, 13.38 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

Hamish Taverner, People First NZ member and former National Chairperson won the Leadership award at the Attitude awards last week, Lillian Hanly spoke with him the next morning to find out more.

 

Michele Leggott on Vanishing Points, her latest book

Michele Leggott on Vanishing Points, her latest book Michele Leggott on Vanishing Points, her latest book, 49.62 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

Michele Leggott is an Auckland based poet and English professor who has spent the last several years living with blindness. Joel Thomas spoke with Leggott about her recent book, Vanishing Points, which captures and preserves snapshots of moments and memory.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 12th of November, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 12th of November, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 12th of November, 2017, 25.28 MB
Sun 12 Nov 2017

Kelly gives you the lowdown on the best bFM news bits of the week!

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. 

Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel

Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel, 34.67 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Professor Alan Blackman joins us again this Wednesday to discuss a new sunscreen harnessing the power of DNA; the effectiveness of baking soda as a pesticide detergent and a case of scientific disagreement that lead to court.

Erica Stanford stands up for National

Erica Stanford stands up for National Erica Stanford stands up for National, 27.72 MB
Fri 17 Nov 2017

National Party MP Erica Stanford chats to Kelly about her maiden speech and the plans she has for her new constituency, East Coast Bays. They discuss the contentious topics of extending paid parental leave and the addition of GST to online purchases. 

Tracey Martin on the government inquiry into abuse of children in State care

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 29.54 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Tracey Martin from New Zealand First is hopefully finding out her responsibilities as associate minister for education today and is settling into her parliamentary routine. I talked to her to find out the specific method of testing that will replace National Standards, or what will be reinstated as she explains, and her plans for Oranga Tamariki.

Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news

Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news , 14.44 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

This week we spoke with Greens trade spokesperson Golriz Gharaman about the latest from the TPP negotiations in Asia and the news the Greens will not support the current version of the agreement. 

Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation

Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation, 12.72 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

The Solomon Islands have been through a political whirlwind as of late, with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare vacating his role following a non confidence vote. Producer Leonard Powell spoke to AUT Media Centres Kendall Hutt to learn more about the situation, and to discuss what the future of politics will look like in the Solomons. 

Jami-Lee Ross: Turbulent TPP Talks

Jami-Lee Ross: Turbulent TPP Talks Jami-Lee Ross: Turbulent TPP Talks , 34.74 MB
Fri 10 Nov 2017

Today National Party MP chats about the discussions occurring around the TPP agreements in Manila, and Kelly challenges some of National's views on the matter. They then talk about cabinet committees and the first week of a Labour parliament. 

Dear Science: Marie Curie

Dear Science: Marie Curie Dear Science: Marie Curie, 30.19 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Professor Alan Blackman joins us again to talk about Marie Curie, the first woman to win a nobel prize for her pioneering work on radiation and xrays.

Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days

Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days, 26.74 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

We have Tracey for another week! Tracey is currently in the state opening of parliament I believe but I spoke with her earlier this morning and we talked about the incident in parliament yesterday, and what NZ First is thinking about the TPPA-11

Green Desk: Warmer reefs

Green Desk: Warmer reefs Green Desk: Warmer reefs, 14.16 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

This week on the Green Desk, Conor Mercer speaks to Auckland University's Mark Costello about new research into the effect of ocean warming on reefs.