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The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 109.7 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Reuben, Lucy, Mack and Conor present the Wire for Tuesday the 12th of December in which:

Mack speaks with a teacher at a Pacific college in Auckland that has closed down displacing more than 1000 students.

Reuben chats to Youthline's Stephen Bell about the funding woes of Youthline's Wellington branch.

On the Green Desk Conor finds out about the Sustainable Coastlines charity and their recent Energy Globe award.

Lucy talks to Marama Fox from the Maori Party about the party's future in the wake of the party presidents resignation. 

Finally, Mack catches up with Damon Salesa about his new book "Island Time, New Zealand's Pacific Futures".

 

Youthline Wellington needs support

Youthline Wellington needs support Youthline Wellington needs support, 17.91 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Youthline Wellington is calling on the community for support.

The free service has offered helpline and development services to young people and the wider community for nearly 50 years; they are now stretch for resources.

Youthline says that due to local government funding cuts, they may need to reduce their services, or even terminate them completely.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Stephen Bell to find out more.

What problems exist behind the bars?

What problems exist behind the bars? What problems exist behind the bars? , 11.68 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

A recent study has been released on the conditions of prisons, looking at violence and the mistreatment of prisoners within the system.The study was released by the ombudsman's office and looked at the conditions faced in Christchurch men's prison, in particular understaffing and under-resourcing. Will Parsonson spoke to Victoria University lecturer and criminologist Liam Martin about the conditions within the prison system. 

Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough?

Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough? Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough? , 8.95 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

How much sleep do we need to function? Is everyone the same or different? Are naps worth while? Producer Leonard Powell delves into the world of rest, finding out about sleeping habbits and theories of the 95bFM office and getting expert analysis from Dr Andy Veale. 

Time to Budget!

Time to Budget! Time to Budget!, 12.32 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has announced Auckland Council’s 10-year budget proposal. The $11 billion proposal aims to keep rates low, protect the environment, and invest in public transport. The Council will also work with the Government to introduce a regional fuel tax to help pay for transport projects. Reporter Issy Walker spoke with Goff about the proposal.

The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017

The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017 The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017, 94.99 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Joel, Sam, and Leonard present the wire for Monday the 11th of December in which:

Will Parsonson has a report on violence and mistreatment of prisoners in the system.

Joel talks Green Party leader James Shaw who’s soon to be wrapping up for summer after his first few months in Parliament

Issy Walker speaks to Phil Goff about Auckland Council’s proposed 10-year budget plan.

And producer Leonard does a report on sleep, getting comments from around the BFM offices and then confirming or debunking people's theories on sleep with Dr Andy Veale.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, December 10th, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, December 10th, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, December 10th, 2017, 25.2 MB
Sun 10 Dec 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of the best bFM news bits which this week looked into a lot of the use of Te Reo in New Zealand.

 

Solitary Confinement: One of Many Incidents

Solitary Confinement: One of Many Incidents Solitary Confinement: One of Many Incidents, 7.78 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

People Against Prison Aotearoa are campaigning on behalf of a prisoner who attempted suicide after being told he would be moved facilities. Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Spokesperson Emily Rake on how the recent solitary confinement that endangered a prisoner unfolded. 

 

 

The Pay Gap: It's Not Just About Women

The Pay Gap: It's Not Just About Women The Pay Gap: It's Not Just About Women, 5.74 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Producer Laura, talks with Doctor Jackie Blue from the Human Right Commision on Pay Gap Data that was recently released discussing how it effects not just women but people of different ethnic backgrounds. 

 

Professor Stephen Hoadley on the US embassy moving to Jerusalem

Professor Stephen Hoadley on the US embassy moving to Jerusalem Professor Stephen Hoadley on the US embassy moving to Jerusalem , 15.56 MB
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Producer Conor spoke with University of Auckland's Stephen Hoadley, on the unprecidented move of the U.S embassay to Jerusalem. Stephen shares his thoughts on the motivations for the move, potential ramifications, and how Palestine can combat the matter diplomatically.