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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.