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Dear Science: New Zealand’s first city to go underwater

Dear Science: New Zealand’s first city to go underwater Dear Science: New Zealand’s first city to go underwater, 24.13 MB
Wed 24 May 2017

Sam Fraser-Baxter is back again this week for Dear Science. This week we chat to him about South Dunedin, and how it became New Zealand’s first city to go underwater back in June 2015 when it experienced massive flooding. We also talk to him about how the frequency and severity of  extreme weather events like this can be linked to global warming, and about why we as a nation kinda suck at tackling this problem head-on.

Fuck Off Fascism: Fascism, Propaganda and Media

Fuck Off Fascism: Fascism, Propaganda and Media Fuck Off Fascism: Fascism, Propaganda and Media , 21.3 MB
Tue 23 May 2017

Fascism and propaganda has a long history going back to Nazi Germany and has continued right up to today with the alt-right and the use of social media and memes such as Pepe the frog. However, how does fascist propaganda work? And has the mainstream media contributed to the rise of the alt-right movement and so-called fascist political parties. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University media and communications lecturer Gavin Ellis about fascist propaganda and the wider relationship between the alt-right and the media.

Grime4Corbyn has lit up the UK election!

Grime4Corbyn has lit up the UK election! Grime4Corbyn has lit up the UK election! , 11.62 MB
Tue 23 May 2017

The UK election has been pretty dull so far, however a new voter registration movement called Grime4Corbyn has lit up the campaign. Reporter Sam Smith explores the latest social media political craze. 

Mining returns to Bougainville, 20 years after its civil war.

Mining returns to Bougainville, 20 years after its civil war. , 15.36 MB
Tue 23 May 2017

Mack speaks with David Parham, a non-renewable resource analyst at the sustainability accounting standards board, about the implications of renewed mining in Bougainville. 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday May 23, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday May 23, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday May 23, 2017, 101.35 MB
Tue 23 May 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to former NZ Herald editor Gavin Ellis about fascism in the media as part of Fuck Off Fascism Week, Marama Fox about mental health funding, an energy analyst about sustainable mining in Papua New Guinea's Bougainville. Also featuring Green Desk with Lilly Peacocke and a special report into #Grime4Corbyn by Sam. 

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 22nd May, 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 22nd May, 2017, 104.21 MB
Mon 22 May 2017

This week, we look into the Opportunities Party’s New Cannabis Policy. We have our weekly live chat with the Green Party, this week talking to co-leader James Shaw about parental leave and the new Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. We speak to AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt live for all the latest in Pacific News for Southern Cross. And we have our first installment of Fuck Off Fascism Week, looking at the historical roots and contemporary form of fascism. All of this on the full podcast right here.

Fuck Off Fascism: Where it's come from and where it's going

Fuck Off Fascism: Where it's come from and where it's going Fuck Off Fascism: Where it's come from and where it's going, 13.93 MB
Mon 22 May 2017

It’s Fuck Off Fascism week on the The Wire. Every day this week we’ll be talking to academics, activists and other insightful voices about the concept of fascism and its return to the global political conversation. Producer Ben Goldson looks at the ideology of fascism, its historical roots, and what constitutes fascism today.

Cannabis law reform in New Zealand

Cannabis law reform in New Zealand Cannabis law reform in New Zealand, 7.49 MB
Mon 22 May 2017

The Opportunities Party Leader Gareth Morgan, speaks to bFm reporter Josh Story about his party's policy towards the legal status of cannabis. Story also talks with the Drug Foundation's Ross Bell.

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 21st of May, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 21st of May, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 21st of May, 2017, 30.03 MB
Sun 21 May 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of this weeks best bFM news bits.

The Wire with Tess: Friday 19th May, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 19th May, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 19th May, 2017, 107.89 MB
Fri 19 May 2017

This week, Tess and Joel chat to a research scientist from the Global Penguin Society from the University of Otago, Thomas Mattern about the looming extinction of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, we have our weekly chat with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross, about the new housing plan and the TPP. 95bFM news director, Ximena Smith, speaks to one of the authors from the Auckland Writers Festival, Roxane Gay about her books and writing styles. We have our usual weekly feature, Neighbourhood watch for all the latest in Australian news with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding and a piece by 95bFM reporter, Ambrose, who talks to Quentin Abraham about poverty and it's relationship to mental wellbeing in children. All of this on the full podcast right here.