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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.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 26th of November, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 26th of November, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 26th of November, 2017, 27.1 MB
Sun 26 Nov 2017

Hannah gives you the low down on the best bFM news bits of the week. 

Africa's technology leapfrog

Africa's technology leapfrog Africa's technology leapfrog, 17.12 MB
Fri 24 Nov 2017

In our digital climate, we often overlook Africa as a leader in technology. Kelly asks Rory Moore from Accenture in South Africa to explain how this leapfrogging effect is occuring and what we can expect from the continent. 

Cross Party Agreement? Shock and Horror.

Cross Party Agreement? Shock and Horror. , 12.04 MB
Fri 24 Nov 2017

After Andrew Becroft's call for cross party support on finding a solution for child poverty in New Zealand many organization expressed support. Andrea Jamison from Action for Youth And Children Aotearoa on how excited they are to hear this support from government and opposition parties.

 

Andrew Becroft on the Oranga Tamariki Act

Andrew Becroft on the Oranga Tamariki Act Andrew Becroft on the Oranga Tamariki Act, 19.84 MB
Thu 23 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft about his recent address to Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa (New Zealand Māori Law Society) Conference regarding the Oranga Tamariki Act.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 23rd November

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 23rd November The Wire with Harry: Thursday 23rd November, 125.77 MB
Thu 23 Nov 2017

On today's Wire, Lachlan talks with Children's Comissioner Judge Andrew Becroft about changes to the Oranga Tamaraki Act.

Harry speaks to Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, about an upcoming festival which looks to reduce the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.

We've also got regular feature State of the States with Nick Sawhney, about planned changes to net neutrality.

Finally we have This Day in History: Ronald Reagan, National Security Decision Directive 17 and the Iran-Contra Affair.

Artist Raukura Turei on her show SELF and how she got there

Raukura Turei Raukura Turei, 20.16 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Raukura Turei, of Ngaitai ki Tāmaki and Ngā Rauru is a registered architect who has found her visual art practice a powerful tool to clearly communicate ideas without the constraints found in architecture. Turei is about to launch her first ever solo exhibition in a gallery.

Currently she has a show at Objectspace but at the beginning of next month, her own show, titled Self is her way of giving back to women around her. It offers an intimate reflection of the body, and on our embodied relationships to space and each other. The works are a cathartic meditation saturated in the female form, sitting between self expansion and self obsession.

I spoke with her for quite a long time about how she came to be an artist as well as an architect and how these works came about. If you want to hear the full interview, check out the bcasts on our website. For now, here’s a section from the interview where she tells us about the show at Objectspace, her more recent influences, and the upcoming show.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 22nd November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 104.93 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

On the wire today, Allan Blackman tells us how dogs can add years to a human's life, discusses what a head transplant is as opposed to a body transplant, and whether Chuck Norris will win in the courts.

Tracey Martin from NZ First tells us about their position on the newly adjusted CPTPPA and her response to the Green Party's accidental email last week. 

The West Coast Regional Council and Buller District Council today granted resource consent for the approximately 150 hectare opencast coal mine, Jen Miller from Forest and Bird tells us why this is a bad idea. 

Raukura Turei is an architect and an artist, her first solo exhibition in a gallery, SELF, opens next month. We hear about the show and her influences. 

Annabelle Lee is executive producer of The Hui and has a chat with Lillian Hanly about working toward more accurate and empathetic journalism.

Responsible and Respectful Broadcasting

Responsible Reporting Responsible Reporting, 14.84 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Annabelle Lee is the executive producer of The Hui, a current affairs programme that has been recognised for its careful reporting of issues that are sensationalised in other newsrooms for the reaction that they will get.

News reports over the past few weeks following the league game between Tonga and Samoa dealt with the game and the following celebrations with heated and aggressive language, almost encouraging certain racist responses through the perpetuation of certain stereotypes. Last week Sam Smith interviewed Ben Ross about those stereotypes, particularly to do with South Auckland.

Today, we hear from Annabelle about her thoughts on the implications of such language and the imbalance in reporting of different people from different reporters. I started by asking her what her response was to the reports of the league game and we spoke extensively about what reporters can do to shift this culture in mainstream newsrooms.

Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance

Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance , 25.79 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

A new study out of the University of Canterbury has found a worrying link between the use of weed killers and antibiotic resistance.

Reuben McLaren speaks to a co-author of the study, Professor Jack Heinemann, to find out more. 

 

Confucius Institutes and China's influence on New Zealand

Confucius Institutes and China's influence on New Zealand Confucius Institutes and China's influence on New Zealand, 10.22 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

Mack Smith speaks to Victoria University’s Catherine Churchman about global concerns over Confucius Institutes in New Zealand.

Tracey Martin on finishing up the first 100 days of government

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.69 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Tracey is back to work now after a brief break where she stayed at home, parliament doesn’t start up until the week of the 29th of Jan but we had a little chat to see what she needs to do before then.

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things, 8.18 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about potentially poisonous fillings, whether chromium is a trace element, and finally we talk about a new type if water which is said to be infused with rainbows... Sounds legit.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools, 29.78 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017 Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017, 11.17 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We missed out on speaking with Tracey Morgan from NZ First last week, so our host Lillian Hanly thought a very quick chat between meetings would suffice to see what her highs and lows were for 2017.

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold, 33.93 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We wrap up this year of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman and some day drinking in the studio. Also on the menu: talks about the late soviet military officer who saved us from nuclear war, whether or not you should water down your whisky (spoiler alert: yes), the consequences of handing the responsibility of a university research to the wrong people, and how the gold of the ring on your finger came about. Finally, we mention all the great scientists who unfortunately passed away in 2017. 

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. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent, 12.05 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide we chat about Barnaby Joyce who continues to show animosity toward New Zealand after their offer to take 150 Manus Island refugees. We also discuss the Royal Commission's research into child sexual abuse in institutions and how it is still relevant today. 

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year Denise Lee on the families package and National's year , 16.79 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

For our final National Party chat of 2017, we talk to Denise Lee about the $5 billion families package that is being urgently rushed through Parliament. We also look back on the year and chat about some of the things National is proud of.