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The state of public broadcasting in Aotearoa

The state of public broadcasting in Aotearoa The state of public broadcasting in Aotearoa, 8.89 MB
Mon 27 Mar 2017

Yesterday ActionStation and the Coalition for Better Broadcasting held a forum in Mt Eden. This was part of a larger campagin investigating how to make public broadcasting and media better in Aotearoa. bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to ActionStation’s Marianne Elliot about the campaign.

How do we define terrorism?

How do we define terrorism? How do we define terrorism?, 5.74 MB
Mon 27 Mar 2017

After last week’s attack in Westminster, bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to the University of Auckland’s Dr. Chris Wilson about the parameters of terrorism and the media representation surrounding terror attacks. 

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 27th March 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 27th March 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 27th March 2017, 98.9 MB
Mon 27 Mar 2017

This week, bFM's Amanda Jane Robinson and producer Ben Goldson talk about the call for an inquiry into claims that New Zealand soldiers were involved in Afghanistan raids that killed civillians. They also talk to FIRST Union's Dennis Maga about the exploitation of migrant workers. They have their weekly chat with the Green Party, this week talking to Green MP Eugenie Sage about the Afghanistan raids inquiry, the Vivid Economics Net Zero report, and the joint budget responsibility rules with the Labour Party. AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt is back talking about Pasifika, malu, and the climate rally. They speak with the University of Auckland's Dr. Chris Wilson about the parameters of terrorism and media framing around terror attacks. And lastly they speak with ActionStation's Marianne Elliot about an investigation into public broadcasting and media in Aotearoa. All this and more on this week's Monday Wire - check out the full podcast here. 

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 26th of March, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 26th of March, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 26th of March, 2017, 13.19 MB
Sun 26 Mar 2017

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

Interview with physicist Dr Brian Greene

Interview with physicist Dr Brian Greene Interview with physicist Dr Brian Greene, 24.38 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Dr Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, an annual week-long series of seminars and panel discussions that has taken place in New York since 2008 (loads of those panel discussions are available to watch here)

Ahead of his live talk this Sunday - A Time Travelers Tale - Dr Greene spoke to Hugh Sundae about string theory and science in the age of Trump.

The Wire with Tess: Carbon Emissions with Alex Kazaglis

Carbon Emission Carbon Emission, 18.76 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Wire Producer Joel Thomas spoke to the author of a cross-party commissioned report, Alex Kazaglis, about how to make New Zealand carbon emission free

Lian Hong - "East meets West"

East meets West East meets West, 13.04 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Lian-Hong talks about East meets West, an event held at AUT tonight which encourages diversity in the Arts.

 

The Wire with Tess: Friday 24 March,2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 24 March,2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 24 March,2017, 108.89 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

Join Host Tess and Producer Joel in your Friday Wire as they talk about a press conference following the release of Nicky Hager's book ‘Hit and Run’, an interview with Alex Kazaglis, and a chat with Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news and much more...

 

Human rights lawyers press conference - Afghani civilian deaths

Press conference Press conference, 8.42 MB
Fri 24 Mar 2017

95bFM producer Joel Thomas reports on the press conference he attended this morning, held by human rights lawyers defending residents in Afganistan.

Examining the case for corporal punishment in schools

Examining the case for corporal punishment in schools Examining the case for corporal punishment in schools, 17.48 MB
Thu 23 Mar 2017

A National Party representative is calling for the return of corporal punishment in schools after a gang of teenages wreaked havoc over the weekend in the small Far North town of Kaikohe.  The gang, which consisted of children as young as 11, robbed a liquor store and vandalised a petrol station. But the Chair of the National Party's Kaikohe branch, Alan Price, says the underlying reasons for such youth disobedience is down to a lack of physical discipline, even going as far as saying it's a form of child abuse not to raise children with discipline. 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with Julia Ioane, a Clinical psychologist who specialises in the area of youth justice, child behaviour and youth mental health about the subject, to really find out if there is any scientific backing to the calls for a return to physical discipline in the school system.