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.
Producer Laura talked with the creative director of the upcoming Production, Night of The Queer, James Luck. The production opened for Auckland’s Pride Festival to celebrate and support the LGBTQ Plus community.
David Seymour joined Producer Conor to discuss the governments intention to rain back charter schools. Seymour then defends his position on the 90 trial, which the governmnet is also trying to wind back.
The Green Party co-leadership race got competitive today with Julie Anne Genter throwing her hat in the ring. We spoke with Marama Davidson, who announced her candidacy over the weekend, and Julie Anne about why they should be made co-leader.
This week The Wire has been talking about Waitangi Day, the Treaty of Waitangi and partnership. Today Jemima talked to Tamsin Hanly about the curriculum programme resource she's written for New Zealand primary schools called, "A Critical Guide to Māori and Pākehā Histories of Aoteroa". The resource offers an in depth look into the history of partnership in New Zealand and moves away from the standard "Captain Cook" story that we were all told in school. For more information on Tamsin's curriculum resource head to, criticalhistories.nz.
Rodeo in Aotearoa is coming under increasing pressure with public attitide turning against it and protests at rodeos increasing. Accusations that a bull had to be put down after suffering severe leg injuries during a rodeo last week are being investigated by the SPCA. Lachlan spoke with Apollo Taito from Direct Animal Action about the incident and rodeo in Aotearoa more generally.
On today's Wire we spoke to Minister for Corrections Kelvin Davis, as well as Green party co-leadership candidates Marama Davidson and Julie Anne Genter. For our Wire Worry Week, Jemima talked with lecturer Tamsin Hanly about her work with Critical Histories of Aoteroa. Lachlan also talked to Direct Animal Action spokesperson Apollo Taito about the group's opposition to rodeo. Finally we've got regular feature, This Day in History, which takes us back to the Ramadan Revolution of 1963 in the Republic of Iraq.
Producer Will Parsonson takes us through this mornings Falcon Heavy launch from Space X. Is this launch as groundbreaking as some might say or is just the next step in a series of small ventures from Space X? It's too hard to make any calls just yet, so its up to you to work out if Elon Musk is too confident in his bid to be the first to send people to mars, or maybe, just maybe he's about to change humanity for good. Only time will tell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.