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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 Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 109.7 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Reuben, Lucy, Mack and Conor present the Wire for Tuesday the 12th of December in which:

Mack speaks with a teacher at a Pacific college in Auckland that has closed down displacing more than 1000 students.

Reuben chats to Youthline's Stephen Bell about the funding woes of Youthline's Wellington branch.

On the Green Desk Conor finds out about the Sustainable Coastlines charity and their recent Energy Globe award.

Lucy talks to Marama Fox from the Maori Party about the party's future in the wake of the party presidents resignation. 

Finally, Mack catches up with Damon Salesa about his new book "Island Time, New Zealand's Pacific Futures".

 

Youthline Wellington needs support

Youthline Wellington needs support Youthline Wellington needs support, 17.91 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Youthline Wellington is calling on the community for support.

The free service has offered helpline and development services to young people and the wider community for nearly 50 years; they are now stretch for resources.

Youthline says that due to local government funding cuts, they may need to reduce their services, or even terminate them completely.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Stephen Bell to find out more.

The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017

The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017 The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017, 94.99 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Joel, Sam, and Leonard present the wire for Monday the 11th of December in which:

Will Parsonson has a report on violence and mistreatment of prisoners in the system.

Joel talks Green Party leader James Shaw who’s soon to be wrapping up for summer after his first few months in Parliament

Issy Walker speaks to Phil Goff about Auckland Council’s proposed 10-year budget plan.

And producer Leonard does a report on sleep, getting comments from around the BFM offices and then confirming or debunking people's theories on sleep with Dr Andy Veale.

What problems exist behind the bars?

What problems exist behind the bars? What problems exist behind the bars? , 11.68 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

A recent study has been released on the conditions of prisons, looking at violence and the mistreatment of prisoners within the system.The study was released by the ombudsman's office and looked at the conditions faced in Christchurch men's prison, in particular understaffing and under-resourcing. Will Parsonson spoke to Victoria University lecturer and criminologist Liam Martin about the conditions within the prison system. 

Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough?

Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough? Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough? , 8.95 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

How much sleep do we need to function? Is everyone the same or different? Are naps worth while? Producer Leonard Powell delves into the world of rest, finding out about sleeping habbits and theories of the 95bFM office and getting expert analysis from Dr Andy Veale. 

Time to Budget!

Time to Budget! Time to Budget!, 12.32 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has announced Auckland Council’s 10-year budget proposal. The $11 billion proposal aims to keep rates low, protect the environment, and invest in public transport. The Council will also work with the Government to introduce a regional fuel tax to help pay for transport projects. Reporter Issy Walker spoke with Goff about the proposal.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, December 10th, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, December 10th, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, December 10th, 2017, 25.2 MB
Sun 10 Dec 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of the best bFM news bits which this week looked into a lot of the use of Te Reo in New Zealand.

 

Solitary Confinement: One of Many Incidents

Solitary Confinement: One of Many Incidents Solitary Confinement: One of Many Incidents, 7.78 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

People Against Prison Aotearoa are campaigning on behalf of a prisoner who attempted suicide after being told he would be moved facilities. Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Spokesperson Emily Rake on how the recent solitary confinement that endangered a prisoner unfolded. 

 

 

The Pay Gap: It's Not Just About Women

The Pay Gap: It's Not Just About Women The Pay Gap: It's Not Just About Women, 5.74 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Producer Laura, talks with Doctor Jackie Blue from the Human Right Commision on Pay Gap Data that was recently released discussing how it effects not just women but people of different ethnic backgrounds. 

 

Professor Stephen Hoadley on the US embassy moving to Jerusalem

Professor Stephen Hoadley on the US embassy moving to Jerusalem Professor Stephen Hoadley on the US embassy moving to Jerusalem , 15.56 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Producer Conor spoke with University of Auckland's Stephen Hoadley, on the unprecidented move of the U.S embassay to Jerusalem. Stephen shares his thoughts on the motivations for the move, potential ramifications, and how Palestine can combat the matter diplomatically. 

Tracey Martin on finishing up the first 100 days of government

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.69 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Tracey is back to work now after a brief break where she stayed at home, parliament doesn’t start up until the week of the 29th of Jan but we had a little chat to see what she needs to do before then.

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things, 8.18 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about potentially poisonous fillings, whether chromium is a trace element, and finally we talk about a new type if water which is said to be infused with rainbows... Sounds legit.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools, 29.78 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017 Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017, 11.17 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We missed out on speaking with Tracey Morgan from NZ First last week, so our host Lillian Hanly thought a very quick chat between meetings would suffice to see what her highs and lows were for 2017.

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold, 33.93 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We wrap up this year of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman and some day drinking in the studio. Also on the menu: talks about the late soviet military officer who saved us from nuclear war, whether or not you should water down your whisky (spoiler alert: yes), the consequences of handing the responsibility of a university research to the wrong people, and how the gold of the ring on your finger came about. Finally, we mention all the great scientists who unfortunately passed away in 2017. 

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. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent, 12.05 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide we chat about Barnaby Joyce who continues to show animosity toward New Zealand after their offer to take 150 Manus Island refugees. We also discuss the Royal Commission's research into child sexual abuse in institutions and how it is still relevant today. 

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year Denise Lee on the families package and National's year , 16.79 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

For our final National Party chat of 2017, we talk to Denise Lee about the $5 billion families package that is being urgently rushed through Parliament. We also look back on the year and chat about some of the things National is proud of.