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.
Changes have come to New Zealand’s music charts. With the advent of streaming, music markets around the world are looking for new and innovative ways to calculate their charts and display the most popular music of the week. New Zealand is no different and Recorded Music NZ have introduced two new charts called the Hot Singles and Hot NZ Singles. These are new charts designed to show what tracks are becoming more popular and gaining a following week to week. Sam Smith spoke to Recorded Music NZ’s General Data Manager Paul Kennedy about the changes.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we are focusing on refugees and the problems they are facing. Mary-Margaret talks to journalist and political commentator Tracey Barnett. Sam talks to Paul Kennedy from Recorded Music NZ about the recent changes to the NZ Music Charts. In his international segment this week, Conor looks into the rescue for the football team trapped in a cave in Thailand. Our greendesk friend Jack Marshall talks about bumble bees. Finally, Mary-Margaret asks the Kaipara Community Association about their opposition to a proposed Tegel Chicken Farm.
Tracey Barnett is a journalist and political commentator, who has done extensive work on New Zealand’s refugee quota and integration system. Mary-Margaret spoke to her firstly about some goings on in Italy recently, before we brought the conversation back home to Aotearoa.
This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marshall has a chat with Dr. S. Hollis Woodard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, about new research into bumble bees.
This week on the International Desk, Conor interviews Bangkok based former bFM-er Ethan McAuley about the cave rescue in Northern Thailand. Ethan outlines developments so far as well as the general feeling amongst the Thai public
It would be hard to deny that sexual harassment is not prevalent in the music industry but the nature and extent of harassment has not be measured or gauged properly. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to researcher and founder of the Zebra Collective, Jeff Crabtree wants to conduct survey and interview based research into harassment in the Australian and New Zealand music industry. You can learn more about this through the link below
Te Roroa Trust have warned that the increasing pig population in Waipoua forest is having an effect on Kauri dieback. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Dr Rebekah Strinemann from Forest and Bird about the increasing pig population having an effect on kauri dieback and how the population can be controlled
Child Poverty Action Group is commending the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that New Zealand's most extensive survey of child poverty will start this month.
The previous surveys received criticism due to their small sample sizes, particularly for Maori and Pasifika households and sole parent beneficiaries. The new survey will collect data from around 20 thousand households, which is around 17 thousand more than previous surveys.
Reuben McLaren spoke to Child Poverty Action Group's Jeni Cartwright to find out more.
Reuben McLaren speaks to Dr. Ann Hood, Chief Executive of Refugees as Survivors New Zealand, an organisation providing mental health services to refugees.
They discuss the racist experiences some refugees suffer when moving to New Zealand, which comes after a young refugee family left their home in Auckland due to alledged verbal abuse and physical threats by neighbours.
Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Rachel McDonald from Radio Adeliade, Kelly finds out why so many kiwis are being deported from Australia. They then discuss the anniversary of, and continual, injustice occurring on Manus Island and the government's indifference to this.
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.
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.
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.