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.
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.
The South African city of Cape Town is going through one of its worse water crisis. Droughts have put increasing strain on the city's dams - to the point where three quarters of the residents risk loosing their individual access to water. 95bFM producer Lisa Boudet on whether Cape Town will face Day Zero in the (very) near future.
On the Wire today, Dear Science discussions involve questions around the success of fit bits, the slow turning of the earth's magnetic poles and Donald Crowhurst, who, 50 years ago attempted to sail around the world.
Will Parsonson tells us about the SpaceX launch this morning.
Tracey Martin talks about Waitangi Day.
Dr. Vincent O'Malley explains New Zealand's Declaration of Independence on Wire Worry Week where we are looking in depth at Waitangi.
Finally, Lisa Boudet explains the water crisis in Cape Town South Africa.
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.
Mary-Margaret headed down to the quad to check out what was going on at the new Barilla dumplings on campus. She spoke to one of the staff members of the new store and a bunch of students who were walking past. Then there was some delicious on air snacking.
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.
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.
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.
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.