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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 Reuben: Tuesday 30th January, 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 30th January, 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 30th January, 2018, 43 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Reuben McLaren and Lisa Boudet bring you a cracker of a show.

We have a chat to NZ Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell, about the cannabis bill being heard in parliament today.

On the Green Desk, Kelly speaks to a Waiheke organisation that are opposed to a new marina on Kennedy Point 

Lisa Boudet speaks to Aine Kelly-Costello, paralympian and a community organiser for Access Alliance, a group advocating for an accessibility act.

And finally our travelling producer Leonard visits the International Buskers Festival to learn about the busking lifestyle.

Frith from the Fringe

Frith from the Fringe Frith from the Fringe, 5.44 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

Kelly talked to performer and writer Frith Horan who is in the process, with her co-writer Ava, of devising a light-hearted piece for the Fringe Festival. The two insanely talented performers are wanting to take a poke at what people see as ‘cool’ and the constant conformity they have viewed and experienced in our culture. Frith starts by explaining her background as a performer:

 

‘Cool Behaviour’ will be showing at the Vault at Q Theatre from the 22-24 feb at 8.30pm. You can find tickets at aucklandfringe.co.nz and you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.

 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 26 Jan 2018

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 26 Jan 2018 The Wire with Kelly: Friday 26 Jan 2018, 104.55 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

The Future of Education

The Future of Education The Future of Education, 7.78 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad, speaks with President of the New Zealand Educational Institute, Lynda Stuart, on the future of education in New Zealand. Stuart touches on rising costs for parents, the technological influences on education and the importance of bringing more teachers into the pression. 

Rickets On The Rise

Rickets On The Rise Rickets On The Rise, 6.17 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad talks with, pediatric endocrinologist, Ben Wheeler on his research with shows a prevalence of vitamin d deficiency in pregnant South Island New Zealand women. 

 

Too Little too late?

Too Little too late? Too Little too late?, 7.3 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

Two iwi who settled Treaty breaches with the crown in the 1990s have received a combined $370 million in further payment due to clauses in the agreements. Waikato Tainui and Ngai Tahu were paid the money in December last year due to relativity clauses that mean they get a portion of future settlements over the $1 billion fiscal envelope set in the 1990s. Lachlan spoke with Treaty Negotiations minister Andrew Little about the payments.

 

Just how progressive is the new TPP?

Just how progressive is the new TPP? Just how progressive is the new TPP?, 22.83 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is reportedly a done deal, again.  The rebranded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership is due to be signed in Chile on 8 March. Labour and NZ First are confident in changes, and have spent this most part of this morning defending their decision to flip from their pre election stance and sign. Meanwhile James Shaw released a statement that greens still will not sign. I chatted today with TPP critic Professor Jane Kelsey of the University of Auckland Law School to unpack what changes are in the new agreement, and just how hard our government is pushing for their demands.

 

The Bachelor: Will Arts get a rose?

The Bachelor: Will Arts get a rose? The Bachelor: Will Arts get a rose?, 8.22 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

We’re starting off Wire Worry Week with education. Today we discuss the merits of a Bachelor of Arts degree and its relevance in 2018. Lachlan spoke with Massey University’s Richard Shaw about BAs and how useful the degree is. He began by asking him about the degree being seen as not having a clear career path and what the positives of it are.

 

The Wire with Harry: Thursday January 25, 2018

The Wire with Harry: Thursday January 25, 2018 The Wire with Harry: Thursday January 25, 2018, 32.96 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

First up we talk to Justice Minister Andrew Little about ongoing treaty settlements, as well as Professor Jane Kelsey about the CPTPP.

For our Wire Worry Week, Lachlan spoke to Richard Shaw from Massey University about the future of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to the start of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising.

This Day in History: 2011

This Day in History: 2011 This Day in History: 2011, 21.05 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

For today's This Day in History we look at the uprising against Egypt's then-President Hosni Mubarak, which began on the 25th of January and formally ended with his resignation on February the 11th.

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.