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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

This Day in History: 1964

This Day in History: 1964 This Day in History: 1964, 27.61 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1964, for the murder of three Civil Rights activists in Mississippi.

Ganging up on crime

Ganging up on crime Ganging up on crime, 8.31 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Sociolgist and University of Canterbury lecturer, Jarrod Gilbert has spoken out about how working alongside gangs could reduce crime. Jemima spoke with Jarrod about this and asked why some gang members are seeking change now. 

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 21st June, 129.17 MB
Thu 21 Jun 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks Dr Jarrod Gilbert about working with gangs to reduce crime. Neutral corner returns on Trump’s recent executive order to reverse the separation of children and their families at the border. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss rehabilitation in prison. Our Wire Worry week is sex work and Lachlan talks to Dame Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective about the Swedish model and why decriminalisation is much better. Finally This Day in History looks at the Freedom Summer murders in 1964.

A conversation about shame, decolonisation, and the urbanisation of identity

Maumahara Girlie Maumahara Girlie, 21.21 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

Maumahara Girlie is a contemporary theatre show at the Basement Theatre playing during the Matariki Festival from the 3rd - 7th July. Based on a script for Window Gallery by Mya Morrison Middleton who is of Ngai Tahu descent, it features a group of young Māori women grappling with shame and decolonisation, and the urbanisation of their identity, particularly in regards to disconnection and language. Lillian Hanly spoke with both Mya and Freddy Carr, of Ngai Tuhoe and Ngati Awa descent, who is one of the actors in the show, about some of the issues the script speaks to. We ended up having a conversation for almost half an hour. Lillian started by asking what the inspiration was for this story.

 

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday June 20th 2018

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday June 20th 2018 The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday June 20th 2018, 115.99 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk music for babies, flat earths, and the problems with psychology experiments.

Jenny Marcroft from NZ first gives us an update on the goings on with Kauri Dieback.

Our producer Darashpreet speaks to Cee Payne about the most recent development in the Nurses pay and working conditions negotiations, and then speaks with Richard Wagstaff from the Council of Trade Unions regarding the decision.

For Wire Worry Week, Lisa talks to Associate Professor Gillian Abel about the current health and safety situation in the sex work industry.

Finally, Lillian has a chat with writer of Maumahara Girlie Mya Morrison Middleton and performer Freddy Carr, a performance playing at BAsement Theatre in early July. This is just a snippet of the long interview, which is podcasted separately. 

Nurses negotiate better pay and work conditions with District Health Board

What do the nurses want? What do the nurses want? , 27.92 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

The New Zealand Nurses organisation has rejected the District Health Board’s latest pay offer, which was increased by 15%. After 9 years of underfunding in the health area, the nurses have reached a breaking point. With poor work conditions, low staffing and high pressure, the nurses are demanding the District Health Board do something about this issue. The New Zealand Nurses organisation are using this opportunity to be loud and clear with the changes they expect in the system, after being let down for many years. This issue is not about nurses wanting more money, but about getting more appreciation and respect for their line of work.

A social media post by a nurse which commented on this issue being painted solely about pay by mainstream media reminded people the negotiations are more than that. Nurses are calling for safer staffing and recognition of more nurses being needed in wards. The offer the District Health Board proposed equated to approximately 1 to 2 extra nurses for each across New Zealand. This would not be sufficient enough to cover staffing issues or safely care for patients. The social media post also mentioned that new graduate nurses are feeling unprepared and ill supported by the system.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Industrial Services Manager, Cee Payne spoke a little bit more about this, as did Richard Wagstaff, President of the Council of Trade Unions who has been supporting the nurses movement.

 

Everday People with Trevor

Everyday People: June 19th 2018 Everyday People: June 19th 2018, 3.85 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

This week on Everyday People, Leonard chatted to Trevor, a pleasant elderly gentleman who was taking a break from overlooking exams. 

The Tuesday Wire: 19th June

Tuesday Wire with Leonard Powell Tuesday Wire with Leonard Powell, 114.25 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

Tuesday Wire for the 19th of June 2018. Busy show!
Conor looks into Singapore on the International Desk, Leonard checked out whats happening with the future changes on K Road, Wire Worry Week sees Laura chat to Dame Catherine Healy about Sex Work, on the Green Desk Jack discusses Kokako in the Taranaki with Karen Shaumacher. 
Finally, the lovely Trevor graces Everday People with his wisdom. 

International News With Conor: Is Singapore Paradise Or Dystopia?

International News with Conor: Is Singapore Paradise or Dystopia? International News with Conor: Is Singapore Paradise or Dystopia?, 25.55 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

In International News, Conor looks at the country hosting the Trump-Kim summit and looks behind the clean, orderly streets at the nations political structure and in doing so, he poses a question; would you sacrifice your political freedom for social harmony and the elimination of social ills.

The future plans of Karangahape Road

Auckland Transport & K Road: What you need to know Auckland Transport & K Road: What you need to know, 19.17 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

Leonard caught up with Craig Neilson from Auckland Transport to discuss the changes that are planning to be made on Karangahape Road. Today was the last day of a weeklong pop up at 290 K road, showcasing the plans for the future. 

Simeon Brown on mental health and bi-partisanship

Simeon Brown on mental health and bi-partisanship Simeon Brown on mental health and bi-partisanship, 18.53 MB
Fri 20 Jul 2018

Kelly talks to National Party MP Simeon Brown about work that National and the Greens may be undertaking together in the mental health sector. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Manus Island and "bad" Kiwis

Neighbourhood Watch: Manus Island and "bad" Kiwis Neighbourhood Watch: Manus Island and "bad" Kiwis, 13.04 MB
Fri 20 Jul 2018

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Rachel McDonald from Radio Adeliade, Kelly finds out why so many kiwis are being deported from Australia. They then discuss the anniversary of, and continual, injustice occurring on Manus Island and the government's indifference to this.

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: July 19, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: July 19, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: July 19, 2018, 27.96 MB
Thu 19 Jul 2018

Andrew Little came into bFM this morning for his regular chat. This week, he and Lachlan discussed youth being remanded into police cells and the human rights commissioners appointment process.

Dear Science: July 19, 2018

Dear Science: July 19, 2018 Dear Science: July 19, 2018, 34.75 MB
Wed 18 Jul 2018

Today on Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman tells us about "neutrino" (and no one really seems to understand what he is talking about). We also talk about a new method used to bring back to life 130-year-old daguerrotype photographs. Finally, Allan shares this breaking news: the concept of bread is actually much older than we thought. 

The Big Q: How does trauma affect people and society? July 18, 2018

The Big Q: How does trauma affect people and society? July 18, 2018 The Big Q: How does trauma affect people and society? July 18, 2018, 26.95 MB
Wed 18 Jul 2018

Trauma has profound and lifelong physical and psychological effects on its survivors. It can damage the mind, the brain, and stunt development. What exactly is trauma? How does it affect us individually and as a society? And how can trauma survivors recover from these experiences? Maria Armoudian speaks with Charles Figley, Richard Chefetz, and Daniel Siegel. 


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

Interview w/ Greens Co-Leader & Climate Change Minister James Shaw: July 17th, 2018

Interview w/ Greens Co-Leader & Climate Change Minister James Shaw: July 17th, 2018 Interview w/ Greens Co-Leader & Climate Change Minister James Shaw: July 17th, 2018, 17.3 MB
Tue 17 Jul 2018

This week on the Green Desk, we’re keeping it kakariki. Jack Marshall chats with Greens co-leader and Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Public consultation on the Net Zero-Carbon bill is coming to an end, so Jack asked Minister Shaw what this bill will look like going forward.

 

The Big Q: Are hacking, fake news, and paid trolls destroying democracy? July 16, 2018

The Big Q: Are hacking, fake news, and paid trolls destroying democracy? July 16, 2018 The Big Q: Are hacking, fake news, and paid trolls destroying democracy? July 16, 2018, 21.26 MB
Mon 16 Jul 2018

Hacking, fake news, and paid trolls have become more common over the last few years, with many internal and external forces attempting to corrupt, or at least influence, both information online and what makes the news. Chris Tenove and Jennifer Forestal discuss whether these phenomena are destroying democracy with Maria Armoudian.


The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org
 

Wire Worry Week- AUT refugee mentoring: July 13, 2018

Wire Worry Week- AUT refugee mentoring: July 13, 2018 Wire Worry Week- AUT refugee mentoring: July 13, 2018, 14.46 MB
Fri 13 Jul 2018

Kelly chats with Lian-Hong Brebner from AUT about a programme that pairs up current university students with Year 13 students with a refugee background. 

Worry Week: Friday July 13, 2018

Worry Week: Friday July 13, 2018 Worry Week: Friday July 13, 2018, 14.46 MB
Fri 13 Jul 2018

Neighbourhood Watch: July 13, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch: July 13, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch: July 13, 2018, 14.89 MB
Fri 13 Jul 2018

Kelly chats with Rachel McDonald from Radio Adelaide to catch up on the news across the ditch.