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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.

The Wire with Leonard: June 5th

The Wire with Leonard: June 5th The Wire with Leonard: June 5th, 107.67 MB
Tue 5 Jun 2018

Tuesday Wire for the 5th of May. 
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult about Housing issues in the district
Conor Knell does an International Piece on the Mexican Elections
Jack Marshalls Green Desk investigates Monarch Butterflies with Jim Early
Camden Howitt from Sustainable Coastlines discusses World Environment Day
Everyday People chats with an young  American Bloke in Albert Park

International News With Conor Knell: Mexico Election 2018

Mexico Election 2018 Mexico Election 2018, 17.88 MB
Tue 5 Jun 2018

On July 1st, 88 million Mexicans go to the polls in their first election since Donald Trump entered the White House on a wave of Anti-Mexican sentiment. Conor Knell explores the issues Mexico faces and how the leading candidate could cause a historic political upset

QLD Mayor Jim Boult on Housing in Queenstown

How is Tourism effecting Queenstowns Housing? How is Tourism effecting Queenstowns Housing?, 6.49 MB
Tue 5 Jun 2018

Leonard chats to Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult about Air Bnb laws, new appartments being built in the city, and how Queenstown is looking to cope with the growing masses who live and holiday there. 

World Environment Day

Sustainable Coastlines Sustainable Coastlines, 6.44 MB
Tue 5 Jun 2018

On World Environment Day, Leonard speaks to Camden Howitt from Sustainable Coastlines. Camden discusses what Sustainable Coastlines is all about, and what the organisation plans to do with the $2.7 Million Dollars that they were awarded in funding by the Government this morning. 

Continued conversation around moko

Moko reclamation Moko reclamation , 5.23 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

Tina Ngata of Ngati Porou is calling for a hui to discuss the appropriation of moko by Pākehā and how Māori should respond to that. Guest reporter Hinehua Rapira-Kiel spoke with Tina around what that hui would look like, and what it would achieve. 

Vote In The By-Election Before It's A Bye Election!

Vote In The By-Election Before It's A Bye Election! Vote In The By-Election Before It's A Bye Election!, 12.82 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

Early voting for the By-Election of the Northcote Electorate MP has opened! Laura Kvigstad has a quick chat with Associate Professor for Massey University and Political Commentator, Grant Duncan and then talks with National Party Candidate, Dan Bidois and grabs a quick snippet of audio from Labour Candidates, Shanan Halbert's campaign rally where the candidates discuss the priorities if they were elected. 

I/v with Miriam Clements: June 1, 2018 [Full Interview]

I/v with Miriam Clements: June 1, 2018 [Full Interview] I/v with Miriam Clements: June 1, 2018 [Full Interview], 5.67 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

Miriam Clements wants a national referendum on whether Auckland's North Shore should become independent from the rest of New Zealand. Clements, a member of the Logic Party, says the North Shore should have its own Reserve Bank, currency and be governed by its own Prime Minister.

Stewart spoke with her and asked her why this is a good idea and how it would be achieved.

I/v with Richard Hills: June 1, 2018 [Full Interview]

I/v with Richard Hills: June 1, 2018 [Full Interview] I/v with Richard Hills: June 1, 2018 [Full Interview], 6.15 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

Miriam Clements wants a national referendum on whether Auckland's North Shore should become independent from the rest of New Zealand. Clements, a member of the Logic Party, says the North Shore should have its own Reserve Bank, currency and be governed by its own Prime Minister.

Stewart spoke with North Shore councilor Richard Hills and asked him whether he agreed and if the public would support the idea.

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st June

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st June The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st June, 111.02 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

N.B.: TODAY'S WIRE CONTAINS INSTANCE OF POOR JOURNALISTIC PRACTICE.
The views of Miriam Clements were aired in truncated form without the listener being informed of the edit. The opposing views of Councillor Richard Hills were aired unedited. 95bFM does not consider this balanced journalism and wishes to apologise to Ms. Clements and Wire listeners for its error in judgement. 95bFM also wishes to make clear that any referendum on the topic concerned within said interviews would require 400,000 national votes - not votes contained within the North Shore region as potentially insinuated. - P.D.


Should the North Shore become its own country? Aucklander Miriam Clements wants a referendum on the subject. North Shore councillor Richard Hills and Miriam Clements give their thoughts to Stewart.

Kelly checks in with Te Roopu Nahinara National Party MP Jami Lee Ross.

We cross to Rachel McDonald to find out what is happening in Australian news.

Laura talks with Political Commentator, Grant Duncan on the Northcote By Election and got a quick comment from the National Party Candidate Dan Bidois.

And finally, Kelly speaks with Jason Te Kare on his upcoming show Cellfish, and the story he is trying to portray of incarceration and rehabilitation.

Te Kare on acting and his inspirations

Te Kare on acting and his inspirations Te Kare on acting and his inspirations, 18.22 MB
Fri 1 Jun 2018

Jason Te Kare, a seasoned actor and producer of drama in New Zealand has a beautiful and diverse background which he brings to his art. Kelly chats to him about his upcoming show, Cellfish, and the research and personal experience that was involved in the formation of the work. 

Do we need to radically change our lives to stop climate change?

Do we need to radically change our lives to stop climate change? Do we need to radically change our lives to stop climate change? , 23.87 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

Scientists say we still have time to address climate change and we've made headway, but we still have a long way to go. What do we need to do to combat climate change, and how worried should we be about global warming? Maria Armoudian speaks with renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann. 

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Jenny Marcroft on Kauri Dieback

Jenny Marcroft Jenny Marcroft, 12.18 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

Jenny Marcroft takes us through the latest developments in the fight against Kauri Dieback.

Wire Worry Week: did decriminalisation make sex workers safer and healthier?

Wire Worry Week: did decriminalisation make sex workers safer and healthier? Wire Worry Week: did decriminalisation make sex workers safer and healthier?, 19.99 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

 

This week for Wire Worry Week we look into sex work, since it has been 15 years since the Prostitution Reform Act came into effect in June 2003. 

Today, our producer Lisa is wondering whether the decriminalisation has led to healthier and safer sex workers. She talks to Otago University Associate Professor of Population Health, Gillian Abel, who has been looking into the health and safety standards in the sex work industry for decades. 

 

Dear Science: music for babies, flat earthers and what's wrong with psychology experiments

Dear Science: music for babies, flat earthers and what's wrong with psychology experiments Dear Science: music for babies, flat earthers and what's wrong with psychology experiments, 31.62 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

 

Today on Dear Science, your favorite AUT Professor Allan Blackman discusses why playing Mozart to babies in the womb is the most stimulating option (although we don't know the extent of stimulation or even if it's beneficial) - and how, oddly enough, Shakira and Adele don't seem to have any impact of foetuses. 

We also prove - yet again - to flat earthers that their theory is dated, since a Greek physicist already made it clear in 240BC that the earth is, indeed, round. 

Finally, we delve into murky waters as Allan hints psychology research experiments are flawed - in the light of new revelations on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971. 

What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems?

What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems? What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems? , 43.7 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

The science of tipping points: what do they mean for our planet and our ecosystems on land and in water? What causes these sudden changes and how can society be better prepared for such events? Maria Armoudian discusses the phenomenon that is tipping points with Peter Ward, Simon Thrush, and George Perry.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Worry Week: Interview w/ Dame Catherine Healy

Worry Week: Interview w/ Dame Catherine Healy Worry Week: Interview w/ Dame Catherine Healy, 54.87 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

This week, Laura Kvigstad chats to Dame Catherine Healy, national coordinator for New Zealand Prostitute collective about how we as a society can better serve those currently employed in this industry.

Green Desk with Jack: Interview w/ Karen Schumacher of the East Taranaki Environment Trust

Green Desk with Jack: Interview w/ Karen Schumacher Green Desk with Jack: Interview w/ Karen Schumacher, 14.11 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

This week on the Green Desk, Jack has a chat to Karen Schumacher from the East Taranaki Environment Trust about two native kokako finally being able to be released in Taranaki following successful pest control efforts. We started off my asking Schumacher how this all started out

What are the social implications of storms and disasters?

What are the social implications of storms and disasters? What are the social implications of storms and disasters?, 22.26 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

Unprecedented storms and fires are ravaging communities and destroying lives, all the while revealing power dynamics in society, politics and economics. What are these risks and revelations? What needs to be done? Steve Matthewman and Naomi Zack discuss with Maria Armoudian how disasters reveal hidden social arrangements and power dynamics in society.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

Chloe Swarbrick on water bottling, police racism & the election access fund

Chloe Swarbrick on water bottling, police racism & the election access fund Chloe Swarbrick on water bottling, police racism & the election access fund, 32.99 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

Chloe Swarbrick fills in for James Shaw this week. We discuss Green Co-leader Marama Davidson's recent comments on systemic racism in the New Zealand police force, the Green Party revolt over the government decision to allow the expansion of a foreign owned water bottling operation and we get an update on Chloe's Election Access Fund Bill.

Jami-Lee Ross on David Clark and the Tourism Tax

Jami-Lee Ross on David Clark and the Tourism Tax Jami-Lee Ross on David Clark and the Tourism Tax, 16.34 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

This week Jami-Lee Ross chats to Kelly about the leaked recording of David Clark and the consequences he believes should be imposed. They also discuss the recently proposed tourism tax and whether it is necessary.