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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.

Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland

Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland Volume South: Celebrating the music of South Auckland , 10 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

After the success of Volume at Auckland Museum last year a sister exhibition celebrating the music of South Auckland is happening at MIT. Sam Smith spoke to the curator of Volume South Esther Tobin. 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February, 100.33 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Reuben and Leonard join forces to bring you a cracker of a show...

First Nations woman Sarah Hunt speaks to Lillian Hanly about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada and the recent acquittal of the man who had admitted to shooting Colten Boushie.

On the Green Desk, Conor speaks with Annabeth Cohen, freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird, about the threat water drainage pumps pose to our native eel population.

Leonard speaks to Alison Reid from the Cross Street Markets about how they came about and what the future holds for them.

Finally  Reuben has a chat to the political editor of Scoop, Gordon Campbell,  they talk David Seymour, charter schools and 'the crisis of secondary school teaching'.

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei "We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei, 10.82 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

For Wire Worry Week: Pride! Drag queens! Mary-Margaret spoke to Leidy Lei, a fledgling drag queen, about being a newcomer to Auckland's drag scene. Her debut performace is this Friday (the 23rd of February, 2018) in this month’s Drag Wars competition: 350 K Rd, 8pm, $10 on the door. Go watch and vote for Leidy Lei and have a bloody good time!

Pākehā - is it racist?

Pākehā - is it racist? Pākehā - is it racist?, 15.5 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Margaret Mutu on whether the word Pākehā is racist after an online forum debated the issue. 

The Wire with Kelly: 16th February 2018

The Wire with Kelly: 16 Feb 2018 The Wire with Kelly: 16 Feb 2018, 100.12 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

The Arts Go On Trial

The Arts Go On Trial The Arts Go On Trial, 13.47 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

A new Theatre Production 'It's A Trial' debates the future of the arts. It incorporates a trial setting and pulls the audience into the debate. Producer Laura Kvigstad talks with the shows Producer, Joel Baxendale on the upcoming feature. 

How Long will the Bay be clean?

How Long will the Bay be clean? How Long will the Bay be clean? , 11.29 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Kelly spoke with Geoff Reid, environmental activist and photographer, who is calling for a property developer that is building a gated community in Karepiro Bay to step down from his position on the board of Te Papa. Geoff explains the degradation that is occuring in the Okura marine reserve because of the malpractice surrounding the construction and environmental consideration.

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan, 25.34 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their weekly chat. This week they discuss the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 as well as Treaty settlements.

"A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report

"A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report "A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report, 14.23 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

The Salvation Army recently released their State of the Nation report, highlighting the struggle of low income families in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Associate professor Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group about the report.

The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race

The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race, 10.1 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

After Bill English announced his resignation on Tuesday, the National Party's leadership race began, with Simon Bridges, Judith Collins and Amy Adams currently standing for the position. Jemima talked to political commentator, Dr Bryce Edwards, about English's resignation, the pros and cons of each leadership candidate, the National Party leadership seclection process and who he thinks has got it in the bag. 

Dear Science: Picasso, supplements and finally seeing an atom

Dear Science: Picasso, supplements and finally seeing an atom Dear Science: Picasso, supplements and finally seeing an atom, 35.64 MB
Wed 21 Feb 2018

On todays segment of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about how x-rays have discovered the inner workings of Picassos art, how dietry supplement may not be as they seem, and how an ameture scientific photographer has managed to snap the first image of a suspended atom using a standard camera.

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert, 16.1 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Today on the Green Desk, Conor caught up with Dr Regina Eisert of the Universit of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica programme. Reinga has just returned from a summer spent in Antarctica monitoring the patterns of Killer Whales, and shares her experiences of the project. 

Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins

Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins, 25.09 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Today Jami-Lee discusses the changing leadership that will be occurring in the National party in the coming weeks, and the party's views on the ability of charter schools. 

Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents

Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents , 11.04 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

This week on Neighbourhood Watch, Kelly speaks with Radio Adelade's Nicole Wedding about the fallout from deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's affair, and aworrying amount of trampolie accidents. 

Tracey Martin on poverty reduction, Māori Sovereignty and party leadership

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.3 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2018

Tracey Martin talks to Lillian Hanly about the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, the Housing stocktake report, Māori sovereignty and how important a leader is to a political party. We started by talking about how her week has been.

Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table

Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table, 12.47 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2018

On todays Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman talks to us about how asparagus has been found to effect the metabolisation of cancer cells in breast cancer patients. We also talk about Moles, not the skin growth nor the burrowing mammal, but the unit of measurement. Finally we discuss how 2019 will be the year of the periodic table, and Will makes some good suggestions for Allans plans to celebrate the famous chemistry tool.

The Green Desk: Save the Eel

The Green Desk: Save the Eel The Green Desk: Save the Eel , 17.03 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.  

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities , 30.83 MB
Mon 12 Feb 2018

Joel talks to James Shaw for the first time this year. They discussed his trip to Waitangi and how the Labour Party had not yet admitted that Māori sovereignty was never ceded to the crown. They also discussed the inclusion of questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2023 census and the importance of gathering statistics on rainbow communities.

Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment

Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment , 10.31 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

Today Jami-Lee Ross discusses Labour's plans to lower unemployment rates, and the impact National had previous to the current government. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises

Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises, 9.7 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide chats to Kelly about Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's personal matters being publicly discussed. They also talk about the effects the ABC secret files have had on the former politicians currently under scrutiny.