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.
First up on the Wire, Oscar talks with Julie Chapman from KidsCan about period poverty. Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the appointment of a new Chief Human Rights Commissioner. He also speaks with James Roberts from Organise Aotearoa about their new socialist organisation. FInally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the 1993 Russian Constitutional crisis.
Organise Aotearoa is a new socialist organisation that aims to ‘take back power for ordinary, working people.’ They plan to hold hui over the next few months to speak to people about the issues affecting them before launching a full programme. Lachlan spoke with James Roberts from Organise Aotearoa.
Oscar Perress talks to Julie Chapman, of KidsCan, about poverty, in particular period poverty and access to sanitary products in Aotearoa. We also discuss the importance of ending the socio-economic causes that enable and breed period poverty rather than just providing temporary solutions.
The Post Primary Teachers' Association has rejected an offer from the government to, amongst other things, increase the pay of secondary teachers by roughly 9% over three years. Some delegates, who voted against the offer, have called it "insulting".
On the other side, Ministry for Education Christ Hipkins considers the union's claim of a 15% pay rise to be "out of the ballpark".
While the negotiations are still underway, the shortage of teachers and their increasing workload is destabilising a vital profession.
Host Lisa Boudet talks to the union's president, Jack Boyle, about the current and looming challenges the secondary teaching field faces.
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is hosting a roundtable on a Just Transition to a zero emissions economy. The roundtable will include representatives from business, unions, environmental groups and government. They will try to figure out how New Zealand can prepare and secure a fair and democratic transition away from fossil fuels.
Our producer Ella talks to Sam Huggard the National Secretary at the Council of Trade Unions about the very current necessity of this roundtable.
This week, Conor talks about the recent earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We talk about where the island is, who lives there, how it makes its money and why Indonesia's disaster recovery process is not fulfilling the needs of survivors
This week is the Tuvalu Language Week and the theme this year is “Tuvalu faka’na ki te atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa” (Tuvalu. Trust in God. Nurture your cultural values and heritage. Serve Aotearoa). Justin talked to Sagaa Malua, the secretary for the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust about it. But first, we talked about Tuvaluans in New Zealand.
The ocean is awash with plastic. Giant patches of discarded plastic items, bottles, bags are forming in oceans like the Pacific. Plastic pieces are killing off wildlife that swallow or get choked by them. What can be done about the mounds of plastic that is killing off our ocean life? Maria Armoudian spoke with Charles Moore, founder of the ALGALITA Marine Research and Education Institute.
Marc Jacobson has been working to take the world to 100% renewable energy by 2050 which he argues can slow down climate change and reverse some of the damage. Maria Armoudian spoke to Jacobson, who is also co-founder of the Solutions Project, about his ongoing work to counter climate change.
Today on the Southern Cross, Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. Topics include, the iconic, internationally acclaimed human rights film on Paga Hill that was banned from a Papua New Guinea festival and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, responds to backlash against his purchase of 40 Maseratis.
For wire worry week we focus on cultural appropriation. The haka party incident in 1979 saw conflict come to a head with protestors confronting University of Auckland engineering students over their practice of donning grass skirts, brown face and performing fake Haka as part of capping day celebrations. The confrontation is seen as a pinnacle moment of activism causing change in our country's history but is a story not often told from the activists experience. Hone Harawira was part of the protest that day, Jenn spoke to him on the incident, what lead to it and the challenges New Zealand still faces today.