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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.

Eminem 1 - National 0

Eminem 1 - National 0 Eminem 1 - National 0, 13.19 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Last week the outcome of the long-running Eminem vs the National party copyright case was announced with the judge awarding the American rapper’s publishing company $600,000 after ruling that the political party violated the rapper’s copyright for his hit song Lose Yourself. The track in question was called Eminem Esque, which was purchased by the party from music production company Beatbox for their 2014 election campaign ad. The judge ruled the song was significantly similar to Lose Yourself, enough to see National penalized. Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University musicologist Kirsten Zemke who gave evidence on behalf of National in the case about the outcome and what this means for music copyright.

 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October

The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October, 97.45 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Joel and producer Sam Smith took on The Wire for October 30th. Sam talked to Auckland University senior lecturer Dr Aroha Harris about the first annual commemoration of the NZ wars. Joel chatted to Green Party leader James Shaw about party donations as well as a call for action on the Manus Island detention centre.For the Pacific News segment, Southern Cross, Joel talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt and PhD Student Stephanie Tapungu about the prevalence of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea. Producer Sam Smith also talked to Auckland University Musicologist Kirsten Zemke about the outcome of the National Party Eminem copyright case, and what it means for copyright law.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 29th of October, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 29th of October, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 29th of October, 2017, 14 MB
Sun 29 Oct 2017

The Digital Dilemma

The Digital Dilemma The Digital Dilemma , 24.3 MB
Fri 27 Oct 2017

A recent survey conducted by Microsoft shows that 76% of New Zealanders expect their employers to close the digital gap. Producer Laura talks with Microsoft’s Office Productivity Business Group Leader,  Mark Walton, on how the digital age is affecting workplaces in New Zealand.

 

Scott Figenshow(s) the Wire the benefits of community housing

Scott Figenshow(s) the Wire the benefits of community housing Scott Figenshow(s) the Wire the benefits of community housing , 19.97 MB
Fri 27 Oct 2017

Producer Conor Chats Community Housing with Scott Figenshow from Community Housing Aotearoa, about how community housing projects can play a big part in the housing Kiwis under the new government.

Counting down to plastic bag free 2018

Counting down to plastic bag free 2018 Counting down to plastic bag free 2018, 9.38 MB
Fri 27 Oct 2017

James Walker, Countdown Spokesperson, chats to Kelly about the supermarket chain's recent initiative to ban the single-use plastic bag by the end of 2018. They chatted implementation stratergy and why the ban is not immediate. 

Nick Sawhney on Trump and the Republican tax reform

Nick Sawhney on Trump and the Republican tax reform Nick Sawhney on Trump and the Republican tax reform, 15.24 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 26th of October

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 26th of October The Wire with Harry: Thursday 26th of October, 127.56 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

On today's Wire we have journalist Rod Oram talking about the new ministerial line-up, as well as former MP Te Ururoa Flavell on Maori representation in parliament.

Lachlan speaks to Dr Jane Kelsey, from the University of Auckland's Law Faculty, about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and we have our regular State of the States feature with Nick Sawhney.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1955 and the creation of the Republic of Vietnam.

This Day in History: 1955

This Day in History: 1955 This Day in History: 1955, 15.95 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

This Day in History is the 26th of September 1955:

The Republic of Vietnam is formed after Prime Minister Ngo Dien Diem wins a disputed referendum with 98.2% of the vote, after the withdrawal of French colonial forces.

 

Labouring over the TPPA

Labouring over the TPPA Labouring over the TPPA, 16.57 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Lachlan spoke with Dr Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland Law School about Labour's involvement in the new TPPA deal without the United States.

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results, 21.41 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.  

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia, 13.32 MB
Sat 16 Dec 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The YES campign has won the same sex marriage postal vote, and bills are now being brought into Parliament for discussions. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is asking New Zealand to back off from the Manus Island crisis and spend the proposed humanitarian money elsewhere. And finally, new technology is being tested in Brisbane for a mobile parcel carrying robot. 

Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel

Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel, 34.67 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Professor Alan Blackman joins us again this Wednesday to discuss a new sunscreen harnessing the power of DNA; the effectiveness of baking soda as a pesticide detergent and a case of scientific disagreement that lead to court.

James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island

James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island James Shaw on COP23 and refusing to comment on Manus Island, 13.21 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2017

Joel had a conversation with James Shaw about his experience at the COP23 talks and what he thinks New Zealand needs to do to reach carbon neutral goals. They also talked about why The Green Party is currently refusing to comment on the situation on Manus Island, despite being extremely vocal about it in the past.

Erica Stanford stands up for National

Erica Stanford stands up for National Erica Stanford stands up for National, 27.72 MB
Fri 17 Nov 2017

National Party MP Erica Stanford chats to Kelly about her maiden speech and the plans she has for her new constituency, East Coast Bays. They discuss the contentious topics of extending paid parental leave and the addition of GST to online purchases. 

Tracey Martin on the government inquiry into abuse of children in State care

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 29.54 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Tracey Martin from New Zealand First is hopefully finding out her responsibilities as associate minister for education today and is settling into her parliamentary routine. I talked to her to find out the specific method of testing that will replace National Standards, or what will be reinstated as she explains, and her plans for Oranga Tamariki.

Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation

Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation, 12.72 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

The Solomon Islands have been through a political whirlwind as of late, with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare vacating his role following a non confidence vote. Producer Leonard Powell spoke to AUT Media Centres Kendall Hutt to learn more about the situation, and to discuss what the future of politics will look like in the Solomons. 

Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news

Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news Golriz Gharaman on the latest TPP news , 14.44 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

This week we spoke with Greens trade spokesperson Golriz Gharaman about the latest from the TPP negotiations in Asia and the news the Greens will not support the current version of the agreement. 

Jami-Lee Ross: Turbulent TPP Talks

Jami-Lee Ross: Turbulent TPP Talks Jami-Lee Ross: Turbulent TPP Talks , 34.74 MB
Fri 10 Nov 2017

Today National Party MP chats about the discussions occurring around the TPP agreements in Manila, and Kelly challenges some of National's views on the matter. They then talk about cabinet committees and the first week of a Labour parliament. 

Dear Science: Marie Curie

Dear Science: Marie Curie Dear Science: Marie Curie, 30.19 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Professor Alan Blackman joins us again to talk about Marie Curie, the first woman to win a nobel prize for her pioneering work on radiation and xrays.