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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 15th November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 105.73 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

On the Wednesday Wire today,

For Dear Science, Allan Blackman talks with us about DNA Sunscreen, how to get rid of pesticides from your fruit, and "fake news" allegations in science journals.  

Producer Will Parsonson talks to Rick Zwaan, spokesperson for the ‘Peoples review of renting report’, about amendments to be made to the poor conditions of rental properties.

Tracey Martin of NZ First talks to Lillian Hanly about what will replace National Standards and the Government inquiry into children who were abused while in state care.

Producer Reuben McLaren speaks to the General Secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, Wayne Butson, regarding the wide scale industrial action being taken by Rail Workers in Wellington tomorrow.

Renters to hit a home-run

Renters to hit a home-run Renters to hit a home-run, 10.68 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Producer Will speaks to action stations Rick Zwaan about the upcoming debates on the proposed healthy homes bill. The bill includes suggestions made by the Peoples Review of Renting, which housing minister Phil Twyford has made a commitment to upholding. 

United Future without a future

United Future without a future United Future without a future, 12.84 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

Mack speaks to Damien Light, the leader of the recently disbanded United Future party about what the future holds. 

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.

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. 

State of the States: Net neutrality?

State of the States: Net neutrality? State of the States: Net neutrality?, 14 MB
Thu 23 Nov 2017

Today Nick and Harry are talking the FCC’S moves to change rules on the rights of internet providers. They also touch on the recent revelations of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill.

Dear Science: Dogs, Dead Heads and Chuck Norris

Dear Science: Dogs, Dead Heads and Chuck Norris Dear Science: Dogs, Dead Heads and Chuck Norris , 28.2 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

On todays Dear Science segment, AUT's very own Allan Blackman joins us to talk about how having a canine companion may make us happier. We get into the nitty gritty of recent studies claiming to have performed head transplants on humans (SPOILER ALERT: They are already dead). And finally we talk about how Chuck Norris is sueing the big pharma companies behind gadolinium, a contrasting agent for MRI scans after he claims it effected his wifes health.

Tracey Martin on the CPTPPA and Horse Trading

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 22.42 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Tracey tells us what she's been up to this week, explains the 'horse trading' muck up last week and NZ First's stance on the CPTPPA.

James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island

James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island, 13.21 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2017

Joel had a conversation with James Shaw about his experience at the COP23 talks and what he thinks New Zealand needs to do to reach carbon neutral goals. They also talked about why The Green Party is currently refusing to comment on the situation on Manus Island, despite being extremely vocal about it in the past.

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. 

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
Wed 15 Nov 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.

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.

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.