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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Jemima Huston, Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Are the Yellow Jackets more violent than your average French protester? December 5, 2018

Are the Yellow Jackets more violent than your average French protester? December 5, 2018 Are the Yellow Jackets more violent than your average French protester? December 5, 2018, 9.5 MB
Wed 5 Dec 2018

Burnt cars, tear gas, and calls for Emmanuel Macron's resignation: the French are at it again with the protest. This time, it is the Gilets Jaunes (literaly "Yellow Jackets") fighting for social justice. And if it all stemmed online because of a hike in petrol prices due to new taxation, the movement has managed to gain momentum, asking now for more purchasing power and better lives. The revolt has been compared to the events of May 1968, but is France's uprising worse than usual? Or is it just the same feeling of being fed up of being taken for fools?

Tourism Fatigue: December 4 2018

Tourism Fatigue: December 4 2018 Tourism Fatigue: December 4 2018, 13.65 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

Ben speaks to Judy Chen from Tourism Export Council New Zealand about what can be done to make sure tourism fatigue does not become a threat to the country's tourism industry.

Mental Health Inquiry: December 4 2018

Mental Health Inquiry: December 4 2018 Mental Health Inquiry: December 4 2018, 4.4 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

The Ministry of Health just released the report on an inquiry into our mental health services, and it includes 40 reccomendations. www.mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/inquiry-report/

Parliament Staff Safety: December 4 2018

Parliament Staff Safety: December 4 2018 Parliament Staff Safety: December 4 2018, 5.24 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

More stories have developed surrounding the issue of workplace treatment in Parliament after two investigative journalists at the Weekend Herald broke a story about National’s North Shore MP, Maggie Barry.

Green Desk: December 4 2018

Green Desk: December 4 2018 Green Desk: December 4 2018, 24.47 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

For Green Desk this week Ella is talking to Jon Suliivan, one of the founders of an app, iNaturalist NZ, which Sulivan helps to drive in his free time.

The Wire with Justin: 4th December 2018

The Wire with Justin: 4th December 2018 The Wire with Justin: 4th December 2018, 90.78 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

The Ministry of Health has just released a report of the inquiry into mental health services and Mary-Margaret is giving us a quick update on what has been released.  She also gives a report on more developments from parliament about bullying accusations.  For this week’s Worry Week, Justin spoke to Steven Ratuva on the history of the militarisation of the Pacific.  Ben discusses tourism fatigue and how we need to avoid it in NZ.  On Greendesk, Ella talks to Jon Sulivan about an app named iNaturalist New Zealand

Worry Week - The history of the militarization of the Pacific: December 4th 2018

Worry Week - The history of the militarization of the Pacific: December 4th 2018 Worry Week - The history of the militarization of the Pacific: December 4th 2018, 22.71 MB
Tue 4 Dec 2018

The theme of this week's Worry Week is the militarization of the Pacific.  Justin spoke with Professor Steven Ratuva from the University of Canterbury on the history of the militarization of the Pacific, starting from the 1800s.

 

Car-free Auckland? w/ Chris Darby: December 3, 2018

Car-free Auckland? w/ Chris Darby: December 3, 2018 Car-free Auckland? w/ Chris Darby: December 3, 2018, 26.49 MB
Mon 3 Dec 2018

Is it time to get rid of cars from Auckland's inner city? It's an issue that nevet ceases to get people talking - and now, it's finally about to become a reality.

While Queen Street could be a while off, a trial next year will see increasing closures for vehicles on inner city Auckland streets for special events, to focus on pedestrians, with High Street top of the list. Chris Darby is the chair of the Planning Committee. He spoke to Stewart Sowman-Lund about what's in the pipeline for our biggest city.

The Wire with Jemima: December 3, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: December 3, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: December 3, 2018, 104.56 MB
Mon 3 Dec 2018

On the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to the co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about  COP24, the most recent Colmar Brunton poll and global powers influencing the Pacific. Our Worry Week is militarisation of the Pacific and Damian speaks to Associate Professor Stephen Hoadley about Kiribati and Vanuatu joining Interpol. Stewart talks to the Chair if the Auckland Council's Planning Committee, Chris Darby, about plans to pedestrianise the CBD. Ella brings us Under the Weather where she discusses declining insect numbers and beaching whales. Finally, Stewart chats to Alice Snedden about her show "Work Do" and about working in the arts as a woman. 

Alice Snedden on her new show 'Work Do': December 3, 2018

Alice Snedden on her new show 'Work Do': December 3, 2018 Alice Snedden on her new show 'Work Do': December 3, 2018, 19.55 MB
Mon 3 Dec 2018

It's the Christmas season, which means it's time for another Basement Theatre Christmas Show! The annual festive tradition is in its 10th year, with this year's show written by acclaimed Kiwi comics Alice Snedden and Rose Matafeo. Centred around a travel agency in the late 1990s, 'Work Do' is outrageous, hilarious and a must see.

Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with Alice Snedden about the show, writing for theatre, working with Rose and what more needs to be done to support women in the arts.

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018, 31.61 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

Andrew Little and Lachlan have their final interview, disucssin name suppression, synthetic and medicinal cannabis.

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018 Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018, 37.45 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Te Reo Māori was systematically and violently removed from the indigenous people of this country. It’s decline and near extinction was only halted and reversed by major initiatives introduced in the 1970s and 80s, struggles that were led by Māori. In 1972 a petition was presented to Parliament to promote the language. That year, a Māori language day was introduced, and in 1975 this became a Māori language week. In 1978 the first officially bilingual school opened in Rūātoki in Te Urewera. In 1982 the first Kohanga Reo opened in Lower Hutt beginning the Kohanga Reo movement which has been credited with ensuring the next generation held onto the language by immersing young tamariki in the reo. Kura Kaupapa, full immersion schooling, followed. And the first Māori-owned Māori language radio station Te Reo o Pōneke went on air in 1983. In 1985, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the Te Reo Māori claim, which asserted that te reo was a taonga that the Crown was obliged to protect under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori was made an official language of New Zealand under the Maori Language Act 1987.

 

Every single one of these initiatives was fought for. It did not come easy, it did not come lightly and the resistance it faced was incredibly racist at every point. The systematic removal of the language was a conscious effort by colonisers to enforce assimilation to the English culture that was now the majority. Today, Te Reo Māori has had a resurgence but it remains at risk. Today, unlike in 1984 when Naida Glavish was demoted for saying Kia ora as a national telephone tolls operator and refusing to use only formal English greetings, today we hear Kia ora regularly in both formal and non-formal spaces. We hear it every night on the 6 o clock news. On bFM you’ll hear Ata mārie good morning, as well as ki ngā āhuatanga o Tangaroa i tēnei rā to introduce the surf report. On RadioNZ you hear all reporters signing off saying “ahau” which means I or me. As in, Ko Lillian Hanly ahau. In fact, this was the very reason for multiple BSA complaints against RNZ. So, while it has become commonplace to hear, some people still find it, funnily enough, alarming.

 

It’s here where our discussion today begins. Broadly speaking, as a broadcaster myself, I believe it is fairly straightforward to acknowledge not only an official language of Aotearoa NZ, but the indigenous language of this country. And, especially, as a Pākehā from this country, acknowledging the history and doing something about it to undo the damage which has been done, and continues to have effects. This is a personal discussion, but our identity as people’s of this country is personal, and is largely informed by the media. Who is it that we choose to be? And how are we going to achieve that.

 

Guyon Espiner is one of the presenters of Morning Report on Radio NZ. For some time now he has been weaving Te Reo into his work wherever he can. He starts the show with a mihi in the reo, and introduces himself as well. When he first started to do this, he got a lot of slack. People did not like it. At bFM we have also attempted this, and also received some slack. About a month ago, I happened to see Guyon in the supermarket and thought I’d ask whether he was interested in having a conversation on air about it all. In deferring to my tuakana, or older sibling, in the broadcaster scene I wanted to know more about his reasons for learning te reo Māori. Turns out, using te reo on the radio was a secondary priority to his life-long commitment to te ao Māori largely influenced by his family and his hope to communicate with his daughter in Te Reo.

Dear Science: December 12, 2018

Dear Science: December 12, 2018 Dear Science: December 12, 2018, 29.88 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

On Dear Science today we hear about a new, quick, way of testing for cancer, the Voyager 2's 41 year long journey into interstellar, and dangerous soya sauce "cleanses".

Mental Health, Cannabis & Tomorrow's Schools w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: December 10, 2018

Mental Health, Cannabis & Tomorrow's Schools w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: December 10, 2018 Mental Health, Cannabis & Tomorrow's Schools w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: December 10, 2018, 17.63 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

This week for our segment with the Green Party, Jemima spoke MP Chlöe Swarbrick in studio about the Green Party's mental health investigation, the third reading of the Medicinal Cannabis Government Bill, and the Tomorrow's Schools review. 

Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018

Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018 Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018, 33.49 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

This week the Wire Worry Week is ethical journalism and broadcasting standards. Jemima speaks to Dr Gavin Ellis about what ethical journalism is and whether the Jami-Lee Ross saga was ethically covered by New Zealand journalists. They discuss the treatment of people in power by the media, simplifying news and the status of ethical journalism in New Zealand. 

Whats on the Agenda with Greg Treadwell: December 10, 2018

Whats on the Agenda with Greg Treadwell: December 10, 2018 Whats on the Agenda with Greg Treadwell: December 10, 2018, 25.3 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

Worry Week this week is about ethical journalism and one of those hot phrases you’d be fortunate to come across if ever took a paper in news media is agenda setting. Agenda Setting is essentially a news agency setting up a framework for what stories we cover and what is outside of scope. At Bfm we have an agenda setting and that is why you don’t hear about the Kardasian and live up to date scores of the Ashes series. Agenda setting has been blamed for bias media with prime examples being in America such FOX News with agenda favouring Republicans whilst others outlets such as The Huffington Post favouring Democrats but I wanted to have a yarn about agenda setting in our own backyard. So I did just that, I had a yarn that spiraled out of topic with AUT’s senior lecturer Greg Treadwell, firstly asking does New Zealand have a problem with bias media.

Under the Weather: December 10, 2018

Under the Weather: December 10, 2018 Under the Weather: December 10, 2018, 12.1 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

Under the Weather with Ella Christensen brings you all the climate change and weather news from across the globe every Monday. This week Ella discusses flash flooding in Iraq, drought in Afghanistan and the loss of ice volume in New Zealand's Southern Alps plus more

The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018

The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018 The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018, 30.32 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

In 2018, the United States and China have been embroiled in a trade war with each country continuing to raise tariffs placed on goods traded between the two nations. But what exactly are Donald Trump’s tariff policies and what will be their effects? Doug Becker speaks to Iva Bozovic and Lui Hebron about the implications of the US-China trade war.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Militarisation Lite; Expanding International Trade or Soft Colonisation? December 6th, 2018

Militarisation Lite; Expanding International trade or Soft Colonisation? December 6th, 2018 Militarisation Lite; Expanding International trade or Soft Colonisation? December 6th, 2018, 28.62 MB
Thu 6 Dec 2018

This week, Oscar talks to Professor Robert Patman about China and the USA's potential expansions in to the Pacific and how our current global trading patterns may perhaps limit a recurrence of military colonisation in the Pacific.  

Is Everybody Really Eating? Discussing Food Equity and Production; December 6th, 2018

Is Everybody Really Eating? Discussing Food Equity and Production; December 6th, 2018 Is Everybody Really Eating? Discussing Food Equity and Production; December 6th, 2018 , 24.18 MB
Thu 6 Dec 2018

Oscar has harvested yet another great group to chat to in The Community garden. This week, he talks to Nick Loosely from Everybody Eats about food production, management and equity.