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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.