Saturday 2pm - 4pm

Launch in new window

DJ's Choice

You are here

The Wire with Mary-Margaret

Latest bCasts • View all

Neighborhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Only 105 Fires are Raging': 30th November, 2018

Neighborhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Only 105 Fires are Raging' 30th November, 2018 Neighborhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Only 105 Fires are Raging' 30th November, 2018, 16.3 MB
Fri 30 Nov 2018

Sam Smith of Radio Adelaide joins us again on our airwaves. This week she discusses with Laura the decision of Julia Banks to leave the Liberal Party and go independent, the devastating Queensland fires and the many promises of Andrew Daniels, leader of the Labour Party which just won the Victorian election. 

Let's Talk About Porn Baby w/t Nikki Denholm: 30th of November 2018

Let's Talk About Porn Baby w/t Nikki Denholm: 30th of November 2018 Let's Talk About Porn Baby w/t Nikki Denholm: 30th of November 2018, 12.84 MB
Fri 30 Nov 2018

This week Laura Kvigstad found herself in a debate around condom use in porn. It is fairly rare that you see condoms being used in heterosexual porn and producer Jennifer Rose Tamati pointed out that it’s often used as  a plot device in the way of being a barrier for 'good sex'. 

Porn seems to have an effect on the way people have sex but our question today is 'how'?

A new charitable trust in New Zealand, The Light Project, was set up in order to help educate youth in navigating the world of porn.  The Project Director for the organization, Nikki Denholm tells us all about the research around porn and the effect it has on young people watching it. 

 

Where's It Coming From? with Jessica Wilson: 30th of November, 2018

Where's It Coming From? with Jessica Wilson: 30th of November, 2018 Where's It Coming From? with Jessica Wilson: 30th of November, 2018, 4.35 MB
Fri 30 Nov 2018

A food labelling bill from the Green Party has passed almost unanimously in parliament this week which will see a mandatory labelling for a foods country orgin when it's sold in New Zealand. Producer Ben Webber reached out to Consumer New Zealand’s Head of Research, Jessica Wilson for comment about this recent decision. 

 

This day in history: 29th November, 2018

This day in history: 29th November, 2018 This day in history: 29th November, 2018, 125.7 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

This day in history goes back to 1945 for the official proclamation that the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was to be dissolved, and replaced by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The Wire with Lachlan: November 29, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: November 29, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: November 29, 2018, 125.7 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

First up on the Wire, we look at prisoner voting rights with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and Tania Sawicki mean from JustSpeak. Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing the Green Party’s calls for the ban on prisoner voting to be lifted and Facebook and fake news. Oscar isn’t with us in studio but has left us with an interview speaking with Sabrina Puia from 312 HUB about their organisation. Finally This Day in History looks at the proclamation of the Yugoslavian Federal Republic in 1945.

 

Locked up and locked out of democracy: November 29, 2018

Locked up and locked out of democracy: November 29, 2018 Locked up and locked out of democracy: November 29, 2018, 25.82 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

Lachlan spoke with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and bFM reporter Harry Willis spoke with JustSpeak's Tania Sawicki mead about the ban on prisoner voting rights and their campaigns to get the ban lifted.

Community Garden - 312 HUB: November 29, 2018

Community Garden - 312 HUB: November 29, 2018 Community Garden - 312 HUB: November 29, 2018, 34.21 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

For a surprise second installment of the community garden in a single week, we hear from Oscar talking to Sabrina Puia, From 312 HUB in Onehunga about the hub and creative spaces.

I/W w/ National Youth Coordinator for Shakti about the 16 Days of Activism campaign: November 28, 2018

I/W w/ National Youth Coordinator for Shakti about the 16 Days of Activism campaign: November 28, 2018 I/W w/ National Youth Coordinator for Shakti about the 16 Days of Activism campaign: November 28, 2018, 10.66 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

Shakti is a organisation that supports women, youth and children experiencing domestic violence, specifically from Asian, Middle Eastern and African communities. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the international 16 Days of Activism campaign to support the immediate survival of Shakti Wellington Refuge, which is near closure after 5 years of negotiations with the Ministry of Social Development to be given more government funding. Mengzhu Fu is the National Youth Co-ordinator for the organisation and Lillian Hanly spoke to them to find out more about the campaign as well as the organisation itself. Lillian started by asking how Shakti started.

Growing up, not out: vertical farming in NZ: November 28, 2018

Growing up, not out: vertical farming in NZ: November 28, 2018 Growing up, not out: vertical farming in NZ: November 28, 2018, 8.61 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

Could vertical farming be the answer to New Zealand's lack of food security plan? Horticulture NZ's environmental policy advisor Rachel McClung says no, in a recently published report. With producer Lisa Boudet, she discusses the benefits of growing up, not out, in a country where farmland is shrinking, but also points out why it cannot be New Zealand's miracle solution. 

The Wire with Lillian: November 28, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: November 28, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: November 28, 2018, 113.51 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

For Dear Science we talk about landing on Mars, and planes with no moving parts.

We talk to Clayton Mitchell from NZ First today about the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. 

Lisa reports on vertical farming and talks to Rachel McClung from Horticulture NZ.

And we speak to Mengzhu Fu from Shakti about their 16 Days Against Violence campaign.