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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.

This day in history: 1972

This day in history: 1972 This day in history: 1972, 28.74 MB
Thu 6 Sep 2018

This day in history takes us back to 1972, for the deaths of several Israeli athletes, along with their coaches and members of the Black September organisation which had taken them hostage during the Munich olympics.

Talking about the Birds and the Bees; The Conservation of Ngaro Huruhuru in Aotearoa. September 06 , 2018

Talking about the Birds and the Bees; The Conservation of Ngaro Huruhuru in Aotearoa. September 06 , 2018 September 06 , 2018, 25.1 MB
Thu 6 Sep 2018

Reporter Oscar Perress talk to Dr Ngaire Hart, the expert on Ngaro Huruhuru (Native Bees) in Aotearoa New Zealand. For Bee Aware month, ahead of the upcoming conservation weeks, they discussed the state of native bees and local conservation efforts buzzing around. 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: September 6 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: September 6 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: September 6 2018, 125.76 MB
Thu 6 Sep 2018

It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re learning about endangered species. Oscar talks to Dr Ngaire Hart about one of the most endangered species: bees. Mary-Margaret speaks to Susan Jordan, the creator of a feminist dance show that will be on at TAPAC later this month. We catch up with Andrew Little again, this week he spoke about the launch of an international human rights book, and family justice reform. And finally, Ben’s giving us another This Day in History, this week he takes us back to 1972 for the Munich Olympics Massacre.

Student Survey Blocked by Universities: September 5, 2018

Student Survey Blocked by Universities: September 5, 2018 Student Survey Blocked by Universities: September 5, 2018, 6.61 MB
Wed 5 Sep 2018

A one and a half million dollar survey detailing the usefulness of courses when applying for work, has been blocked by universities. Critics have pointed out the data could potentially be skewed and is therefore unreliable, however when Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Brendan Kelly, Deputy Chief Executive of Information at the Tertiary Education Commision, he reassured him the data was solid. Brendan was reluctant to speculate as to why the survey had been blocked, however he did give some insight as to the process of making the survey as reliable and useful as possible. Tu started off by asking him why the survey was commissioned to begin with.

Solitary Confinement in prisons: September 5, 2018

Solitary Confinement in prisons: September 5, 2018 Solitary Confinement in prisons: September 5, 2018, 16.47 MB
Wed 5 Sep 2018

Solitary confinement,a cruel and inhumane treatment used to isolate an inmate from others in prison for up to a day, when corrections does not want to deal with them. A new report from the Office of the Ombudsman revealed widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui prison. The report stated that 13% of prisoners were kept in cells for 22-24 hours per day, as punishment.

To find out more about the use of solitary confinement in prisons, I spoke to People against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Kate McIntyre. 

The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 5th, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 5th, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 5th, 2018, 107.08 MB
Wed 5 Sep 2018

On Dear Science this week, AUT professor Marcus Jones talks about an Internation Space Station air leak, people wanting to put an end to daylight saving, and why it's so hard to find a good substitute for salt. 

Producer Darashpreet Johal talks to Kate McIntyre from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about solitary confinement eat Whanganui prison. 

A recent survey containing data on the usefulness of courses is being blocked by university, which claim the results are not trustworthy.Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira talks to Brendan Keylly, Deputy Chief Executive of Information at the Tertiary Education Commission, who defends the survey. 

And for Wire Worry Week, Lisa Boudet looks at the differences between an animal right's and an animal welfare's approach to human interactions with animals, and talks to SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation)'s corporate campaigner Jennifer Dutton.  

 

International News With Conor: September 4th, 2018

International News With Conor: September 4th, 2018 International News With Conor: September 4th, 2018, 25.25 MB
Tue 4 Sep 2018

This week in International News, Conor looks at the current situation in Northern Ireland. We explore sectarianism, the current political deadlock, identity and the future of a post-Brexit Northern Ireland

The Wire with Lillian: September 4, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: September 4, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: September 4, 2018, 111.6 MB
Tue 4 Sep 2018

On The Wire today, Paul Michael from the Fern Factor talks us through the commitment required to see out the Billion Trees project in terms of native trees

This week on the Greendesk, we talk with exGreen MP Nandor Tanczos about the YES campaign with the Cannabis Referendum Coalition.

Justin Wong talks to Kevin Hague from Forest and Bird and researcher Tina Ngata about an Auckland Council 1080 drop over the Hunua Ranges.

And finally, Conor Knell describes the situation in Northern Ireland and the recent issues around Brexit, sectarianism, identity and the power sharing collapse.

Sticking our heads in the sand - sand mining in New Zealand: September 3, 2018

Sticking our heads in the sand - sand mining in New Zealand: September 3, 2018 Sticking our heads in the sand - sand mining in New Zealand: September 3, 2018, 6.2 MB
Mon 3 Sep 2018

Earlier this year Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd applied for resource consent to mine the seabed off Taranaki. Their application was denied after a number of protestors brought legal action against the decision. Dan speaks with Cindy Baxter, a spokesperson for Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, one of the groups which campaigned against the resource consent.

The Wire with Lachlan: September 3, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: September 3, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: September 3, 2018, 103.4 MB
Mon 3 Sep 2018

On the Wire, James Shaw joins us to discuss the waka jumping bill and youth mental health. Dan speaks with Cindy Baxter about sand mining in Aotearoa. Southern Cross talks the APcific Forum, youth unemployment in the Solomon Islands and the life of a Filipino migrant. Finally, Damian gives us a report on Nigel Farage who is due to speak in New Zeland tomorrow.

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: September 21, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: September 21, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: September 21, 2018, 12.67 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

For Neighbourhood Watch this week, Radio Adelaide Correspondant, Sam Smith speaks with Laura Kvigstad about needles being found in fruit and the royal commission into aged care abuses in Australia. 

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 20, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 20, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 20, 2018, 23.84 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss overlapping claims, striking Ministry of Justice workers, and potential changes to the Official information Act.

Dear Science: September 19th, 2018

Dear Science: September 19th, 2018 Dear Science: September 19th, 2018, 24.3 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

For Dear Science, Marcus Jones joins us for his last week covering Allan and we talk about plastic in the  ocean, predisposed forgiveness, and Ig-Nobel prizes.

NZ First: September 19th, 2018

NZ First: September 19th, 2018 NZ First: September 19th, 2018, 26.83 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau talks to us about the State of the Government event in the weekend and the extension of the NZ Defence Force's troops in the Middle East.

Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018

Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018 Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018, 15.95 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

For worry week, we are discussing sexual harassment.

When I was looking more into this topic, I came across an article by Vox, which discussed a allegation made by a woman against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Vox discussed how the the New York Times, who were the first to break the story, labelled this as sexual misconduct, and not sexual assault.This got me thinking, of how our media and our society discuss these issues and use the terms interchangeably and what the consequences of doing this could be.

To find out more about this, Darashpreet Johal spoke to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the school of law at victoria university.

As a content warning, this discussion involves Mamari and I talking about what the terms, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct mean and discussing a sexual abuse case that involves a child.

If any of this content was harmful or disturbing in any way, please let us know and if you and someone you know has been affected by this, please know you can call.

 

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Green Party Priorities w/ James Shaw: September 17, 2018

Green Party Priorities w/ James Shaw: September 17, 2018 Green Party Priorities w/ James Shaw: September 17, 2018, 16.92 MB
Mon 17 Sep 2018

Green Party co-leader James Shaw is back on the Wire this week. He spoke to Jemima about the party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and the Productivity Commission's report on electricty generation in a low emission economy.

The Southern Cross: September 17, 2018

The Southern Cross: September 17, 2018 The Southern Cross: September 17, 2018, 16.63 MB
Mon 17 Sep 2018

Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include, the Rainbow Warrior's arrival in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence. 

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

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 13, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 13, 2018, 19.68 MB
Thu 13 Sep 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat. This week they discuss amendments to the Family and Whanau Violence Bill and national MP Matt King's coward punch bill.

Te reo Maori with Fletcher Tabuteau: September 12, 2018

Te reo Māori with Fletcher Tabuteau: September 12, 2018 Te reo Māori with Fletcher Tabuteau: September 12, 2018, 18.34 MB
Wed 12 Sep 2018

I tēnei wiki i tauākī te pāti Kākāriki e tautoko ana rātou i te whakature o te reo Māori ki ngā kura katoa o Aotearoa. E whakahē ana a Aotearoa Tuatahi ki tēra, nā reira i kōrero atu a Lillian Hanly ki a Fletcher Tabuteau mō tēnei kaupapa. I pātai a Lillian ki a ia ki te whakamārama i ngā kaupapa here o te pāti.

This week the Greens announced they support making te reo compulsory in schools. NZ First has been against this and I asked Fletcher Tabuteau to explain this further, starting by asking what the NZ First policies are regarding te reo.

Dear Science: September 12, 2018

Dear Science: September 12, 2018 Dear Science: September 12, 2018, 24.18 MB
Wed 12 Sep 2018

E kōrero ana mātou ki a Marcus Jones mō te Ao Putaiao, e pā ana ki ngā whakawhiwhinga me ngā haumātakataka. For Dear Science with AUT's Marcus Jones, we talk about Pulsars and Nobel Prizes, and hurricanes and cyclones.