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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 Lachlan: October 4, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: October 4, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: October 4, 2018, 127.75 MB
Thu 4 Oct 2018

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.

The revolution will not be podcasted: October 4, 2018

The revolution will not be podcasted: October 4, 2018 The revolution will not be podcasted: October 4, 2018, 22.92 MB
Thu 4 Oct 2018

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.

This day in history: October 4th, 2018

This day in history: October 4th, 2018 This day in history: October 4th, 2018, 35.97 MB
Thu 4 Oct 2018

This day in history takes us back to 1993 for the conclusion of the Russian Constitutional Crisis, which saw the country's military fire on the parliament building, then known as the White House.

Providing For Those Who Need It: Access to Sanitary Products in Aotearoa: October 4, 2018

Providing For Those Who Need It: Access to Sanitary Products in Aotearoa: October 4, 2018 Providing For Those Who Need It: Access to Sanitary Products in Aotearoa: October 4, 2018, 6.55 MB
Thu 4 Oct 2018

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 Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 3rd October, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 3rd October, 2018, 108.69 MB
Wed 3 Oct 2018

Lisa fills in for Lillian this week who is on holiday in Sydney!

We talk to Professor Allan Blackman on all things Nobel Prize as awards are announced during the week, 

From NZ First, Clayton Mitchell talks to Harry about his controversial proposal to have migrants adhere to so-called “core New Zealand values”.

Ella speaks to Sam Huggard from the Council of Trade Union about their upcoming roundtable on a Just Transition to a zero emissions economy

And finally Lisa speaks to the President of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association Jack Boyle, about their rejection of the government’s offer.  

The Post Primary Teachers' Association on the government's offer and industrial action: October 3rd, 2018

The Post Primary Teachers' Association on the government's offer and industrial action: October 3rd, 2018 The Post Primary Teachers' Association on the government's offer and industrial action: October 3rd, 2018, 9.92 MB
Wed 3 Oct 2018

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. 

How to transition fairly and democratically from fossil fuels w/ the CTU: October 3rd, 2018

How to transition fairly and democratically from fossil fuels w/ the CTU: October 3rd, 2018 How to transition fairly and democratically from fossil fuels w/ the CTU: October 3rd, 2018, 8.33 MB
Wed 3 Oct 2018

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. 

 

International News with Conor: October 2nd, 2018

International News with Conor: October 2nd, 2018 International News with Conor: October 2nd, 2018, 14.66 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

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

Tuvalu Language Week: 2nd October 2018

Tuvalu Language Week: 2nd October 2018 Tuvalu Language Week: 2nd October 2018, 7.28 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

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.

Green Desk: 2nd October 2018

Green Desk: 2nd October 2018 Green Desk: 2nd October 2018, 11.39 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

This week on the Green Desk, Jack talks with Forest and Bird’s Northland Forests Advocate Dean Baigent-Mercer.

The Big Q: Toxic waters: How bad is pollution in our oceans? October 23, 2018

The Big Q: Toxic waters: How bad is pollution in our oceans? October 23, 2018 The Big Q: Toxic waters: How bad is pollution in our oceans? October 23, 2018, 13.26 MB
Tue 23 Oct 2018

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.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018, 8.47 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018, 18.05 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing ex-prisoner reintegration and an Israeli court decision to fine two New Zealand activists.

Dear Science: October 17, 2018

Dear Science: October 17, 2018 Dear Science: October 17, 2018, 36.09 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about the IPCC Report, DNA testing and magnetic explosions.

The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018, 113.6 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about the IPCC report, DNA testing and magnetic explosions

Lisa Boudet talks to Nicky Hager regarding the allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the NZDF

Justine Sachs talks us through the give a little campaign her and Nadia Abu-Shanab established in response to fines from an Israel court ruling.

And from NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau gives us his thoughts on the Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross National Party dramas

NZ First: October 17, 2018

NZ First: October 17, 2018 NZ First: October 17, 2018, 9.98 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

From NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau gives us his thoughts on the Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross National Party dramas and tells us why he is going to Japan next week. 

The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018

The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018 The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018, 18.95 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

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.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org

The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018

The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018 The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018, 11.03 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

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. 

The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018, 27.06 MB
Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira

The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira, 12.4 MB
Fri 12 Oct 2018

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.