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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.

The Wire with Lachlan: February 1, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: February 1, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: February 1, 2018, 103.76 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

On today's Wire we talk to Green MP Chloe Swarbick about her medicinal cannabis bill, Children's Comissioner Andrew Becroft about reports of racism in the education system and Labour MP Andrew Little about his agenda as the new Justice Minister. Finally there's This Day in History, which takes us back to 1968 for the official launch of Richard Nixon's campaign for president in 1968

This Day in History: 1968

This Day in History: 1968 This Day in History: 1968, 34.69 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1968, with Richard Nixon officially launching his campaign for president of the United States.

Giving children a voice in their education

Giving children a voice in their education Giving children a voice in their education , 27.44 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

Yesterday, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the Schools Trustee Association announced that the report on a survey of children reflected a theme of racism in New Zealand schools. Jemima talked to the Children’s Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about the survey’s themes and what it means for the future development of education. As well as quickly discussing the government’s new Child Poverty Reduction Bill and the recent announcement of the Royal Commision inquiry into abuse in state care. 

 

Chloe Swarbrick "gutted" at the voting down of her medicinal cannabis bill

Chloe Swarbrick "gutted" at the voting down of her medicinal cannabis bill Chloe Swarbrick "gutted" at the voting down of her medicinal cannabis bill, 19.42 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

Last night, the Geen’s medicinal cannabis bill, presented by Chloe Swarbrick, was voted down in its first reading by 73 votes to 47. The bill went further than the government’s medicinal cannabis bill by allowing those with doctors permission to grow their own cannabis. Despite National saying some MPs would be allowed a conscience vote, all National MPs ended up voting against the bill, along with the entirety of NZ First. Lachlan spoke with Chloe about the bill, first asking her how she was feeling after the bill was voted down.


 

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan, 22.95 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

In this week's chat, Andrew Little and Lachlan discuss Waitnagi commemorations, abortion law reform, and the Electoral Integrity Amendment bill. 

Ngā Tangata Microfinance

Non-interest loans as a model for ethical lending Non-interest loans as a model for ethical lending, 11.67 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2018

In December it was reported by Child Poverty Action Group that ethical lending schemes should be a model for adoption nationwide. They referenced Ngā Tangata Microfinance, a not for profit organisation designed as an alternative to the more merciless loan shark type models of lending companies.

Loan sharks often force families into an endless cycle of debt. Ngā Tangata Microfinance on the other hand provide no-interest loans to qualifying clients for family well-being and relief from high interest debt. A report from the organisation says this type of loan has improved people’s well being and reduced stress. It is estimated the loans have saved recipients collectively over a million dollars in interest and other charges. Lillian Hanly speaks with Robert Choy, the Executive Officer of the organisation.

A look into the new Child Poverty Reduction bill

A look into the new Child Poverty Reduction bill A look into the new Child Poverty Reduction bill, 5.14 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2018

Producer Will speaks to Mike O'Brien from Child Poverty Action Group about labours new child poverty reduction bill. O'Brien discusses the challenges of reducing child poverty, looks at the future of tackling such a large issue and responds to some backlash against the new bill

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 31st January, 2018

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 107.06 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2018

On the Wire today we have Alan Blackman in studio talking about space crafts and super moons.

Tracey Martin from NZ First joins us as usual to discuss medicinal marijuana bills, and the newly announced Child Poverty Reduction Bill. 

Will Parsonson chats with Mike O'Brien from Child Poverty Action Group about the next step in reducing child poverty.

Lillian Hanly talks to Robert Choy from Ngā Tangata Microfinance about no-interst loan schemes. 

The life of a busker

The life of a busker The life of a busker, 6.21 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Over the long weekend, the Auckland International buskers festival took place.
Producer Leonard Powell caught up with a few of the acts to get an insight into the life of a busker.

Access Matters: disabled people want politicians to listen

Access Matters: disabled people want politicians to listen Access Matters: disabled people want politicians to listen, 8.42 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

More than a million New Zealanders are affected by some sort of disability, and for those Kiwis, leading a normal daily life can be a struggle. Work, transports, or technologies can become major obstacles to overcome. Which is why Access Alliance, a gathering of twelve disabled people’s organisations, is calling on party leaders to support the creation of an Accessibility Act, via an open letter which will be handed to disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni on February 1st.

Producer Lisa Boudet asked Aine Kelly-Costello, a New Zealand paralympian, and member of the Access Alliance, to tell us a bit more about the Accessibility Act.

 

Dear Science: Picasso, supplements and finally seeing an atom

Dear Science: Picasso, supplements and finally seeing an atom Dear Science: Picasso, supplements and finally seeing an atom, 35.64 MB
Wed 21 Feb 2018

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.

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert, 16.1 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

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. 

Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins

Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins Jami-Lee Ross: the leadership race begins, 25.09 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Today Jami-Lee discusses the changing leadership that will be occurring in the National party in the coming weeks, and the party's views on the ability of charter schools. 

Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents

Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents Neighbourhood watch: Parliamentary Affairs and Trampoline Accidents , 11.04 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

This week on Neighbourhood Watch, Kelly speaks with Radio Adelade's Nicole Wedding about the fallout from deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's affair, and aworrying amount of trampolie accidents. 

Tracey Martin on poverty reduction, Māori Sovereignty and party leadership

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.3 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2018

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.

Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table

Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table Dear Science: Asparagus, moles and the periodic table, 12.47 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2018

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.

The Green Desk: Save the Eel

The Green Desk: Save the Eel The Green Desk: Save the Eel , 17.03 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

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.  

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities , 30.83 MB
Mon 12 Feb 2018

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.

Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment

Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment Jami-Lee Ross on unemployment , 10.31 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

Today Jami-Lee Ross discusses Labour's plans to lower unemployment rates, and the impact National had previous to the current government. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises

Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises Neighbourhood Watch: Joyce in public eye and ABC apologises, 9.7 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2018

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.