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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Zoë Larsen Cumming, Jemima Huston, Bronwyn Wilde, Justin Wong and Oscar Perress focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Labour's Andrew Little: 26th November 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: 26th November 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: 26th November 2020, 21.76 MB
Thu 26 Nov 2020

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about cancelled St John strikes, mandatory vaccinations, Smokefree 2025 targets, and the Finance Minister's letter to the Reverse Bank on housing prices.

Neighbourhood Watch: 26th November 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: 26th November 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: 26th November 2020, 16.98 MB
Thu 26 Nov 2020

Neighbourhood Watch reports on South Australia exiting lockdown early and an New South Wales enquiry on Uber Eats workers.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: November 26th 2020

The Thursday Wire with Justin: November 26th 2020 The Thursday Wire with Justin: November 26th 2020, 103.59 MB
Thu 26 Nov 2020

On their weekly chat, Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the cancelled St John strikes, mandatory COVID vaccination, Smokefree 2025 targets, and housing prices.

Ayana spoke to National MP Todd McClay and Dr Eric Crampton on rising the minimum wage.

Neighbourhood Watch reports on South Australia leaving lockdown and a NSW inquiry on Uber Eats workers.

Justin discussed with journalist Nicky Hager about a report alleging unlawful killings by the Australian SAS in Afghanistan and its implications for New Zealand.

Nicky Hager on the Brereton Report: 26th November 2020

Nicky Hager on the Brereton Report: 26th November 2020 Nicky Hager on the Brereton Report: 26th November 2020, 19.64 MB
Thu 26 Nov 2020

Justin spoke to journalist Nicky Hager on the Brereton report, which alleges 19 Australian Special Air Service soldiers were involved in the unlawful killings of 39 people.  They discussed what New Zealand could learn from the report's findings.

Human Rights in NZ Prisons w/ Green Party's Golriz Ghahraman: November 25, 2020

Human Rights in NZ Prisons w/ Green Party's Golriz Ghahraman: November 25, 2020 Human Rights in NZ Prisons w/ Green Party's Golriz Ghahraman: November 25, 2020, 16.47 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

Felix spoke to The Green Party’s Corrections and Human Rights Spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman about human rights abuses in NZ prisons.

Where Labour is Failing Those in Poverty w/ AAAP: November 25, 2020

Where Labour is Failing Those in Poverty w/ AAAP: November 25, 2020 Where Labour is Failing Those in Poverty w/ AAAP: November 25, 2020, 13.95 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

Felix spoke to AAAP coordinator Brooke Stanley Pao about what Labour has and hasn’t done for people in poverty.

Act's Brooke van Velden on Living Wage and Three Strikes Law: November 25, 2020

Act's Brooke van Velden on Living Wage and Three Strikes Law: November 25, 2020 Act's Brooke van Velden on Living Wage and Three Strikes Law: November 25, 2020, 27.63 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

Felix speaks to Act Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden about the party’s feelings around the living wage and the three strikes law.

The Wire with Felix: November 25, 2020

The Wire with Felix: November 25, 2020 The Wire with Felix: November 25, 2020, 105.03 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

Today on the Wednesday Wire:

On Dear Science with Allan we’re talking about water, rats, and diamonds!

Felix spoke to deputy leader of the Act party - Brooke Van Velden about the party’s feelings around the living wage and the three strikes law.

Karanama spoke to Tai Tupou, from the I AM HOPE foundation, about their new children's book ‘TR and Mack the Hopeful Black Dog’, and it’s attempt to change the way we look at and deal with bullying and mental health among our rangatahi

Felix spoke to AAAP Co-ordinator Brooke Stanley Pao about what Labour has and hasn’t done for people in poverty.

Felix also spoke to The Green Party’s Corrections and Human Rights Spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman about human rights abuses in NZ prisons.

Bullying & Mental Health Awareness in Schools w/ Tai Tupou

Bullying & Mental Health in schools w Tai Tupou Bullying & Mental Health in schools w Tai Tupou, 18.64 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

Karanama spoke to Tai Tupou, from the I AM HOPE foundation, about their new childrens book titled 'TR and Mack the Hopeful Black Dog' aimed at changing the way we view bullying and mental health in schools

Minimum Wage with Eric Crampton and Todd McClay: November 25, 2020

Minimum Wage with Eric Crampton and Todd McClay: November 25, 2020 Minimum Wage with Eric Crampton and Todd McClay: November 25, 2020, 36.57 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

Ayana spoke to New Zealand Initiative Chief Economist Dr Eric Crampton, and National Spokesperson for Economic Development Honerable Todd McClay, on raising the minimum wage as was suggested in the Helen Clark Foundation report released this week. 

Neighbourhood Watch: 26th November 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: 26th November 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: 26th November 2020, 16.98 MB
Thu 26 Nov 2020

Neighbourhood Watch reports on South Australia exiting lockdown early and an New South Wales enquiry on Uber Eats workers.

Labour's Andrew Little: 26th November 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: 26th November 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: 26th November 2020, 21.76 MB
Thu 26 Nov 2020

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about cancelled St John strikes, mandatory vaccinations, Smokefree 2025 targets, and the Finance Minister's letter to the Reverse Bank on housing prices.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman

Dear science w/ Allan Blackman Dear science w/ Allan Blackman, 28.07 MB
Wed 25 Nov 2020

On Dear Science this week Allan Blackman chats to Felix and Karanama about a second state of liquid water, poisonous rats and lab grown diamonds, three key parts of a balanced diet

The Big Q: Has peace come to Nagorno-Karabakh? November 24, 2020

The Big Q: Has peace come to Nagorno-Karabakh? November 24, 2020 The Big Q: Has peace come to Nagorno-Karabakh? November 24, 2020, 21.98 MB
Tue 24 Nov 2020

On September 27th, 2020, fighting along the so-called line of control between Azerbaijan and the region of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out. Azerbaijani forces advanced throughout the month and Armenian resistance struggled to hold territory. On November 10, the two sides agreed to a peace agreement that has been brokered by Russia. Doug Becker speaks with Richard Giragosian and Robert English about the peace agreement and why both sides signed it.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

The Big Q: The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy? November 23, 2020

The Big Q: The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy? November 23, 2020 The Big Q: The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy? November 23, 2020, 43.47 MB
Mon 23 Nov 2020

Was the 2020 US election conducted properly? Will mail-in ballots be counted and will that count be allowed to stand? Will the US Supreme Court decide the final outcome? And what, in any case, will become of American democracy? In this urgent and timely event, University of Auckland lecturers use the lenses of law, political science, and psychology to explain this contested election and discuss the implications of the final outcome.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

Transgender awareness week, deep sea conservation, and the housing crisis w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw

Transgender awareness week, deep sea conservation, and the housing crisis w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw Transgender awareness week, deep sea conservation, and the housing crisis w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, 20.2 MB
Mon 23 Nov 2020

This week in her weekly chat with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming asks him about the Greens' renewed commitment to push for meaningful change for Aotearoa's transgender and non-binary community, a recent petition on deep sea conservation, and the ongoing housing crisis to which Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson has attributed a "wicked divide" between haves and have-nots in Aotearoa. 

Neighbourhood Watch: November 19, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: November 19, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: November 19, 2020, 16.88 MB
Thu 19 Nov 2020

James and Zoe talk about how places such as Melbourne have seen an increase in freedoms as COVID is slowly removed, Adelaide has been faced with a number of new cases, sending South Australia into a strict lockdown for 6 days. 12 hours notice was given, which caused a considerable amount of panic.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 18, 2020

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 18, 2020 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 18, 2020, 31.69 MB
Wed 18 Nov 2020

On Dear Science with Marcus Jones we’re talking about covid vaccines, quantum computers and disappointment in the search for life on venus.

The Big Q: Should the United States Electoral College be reformed? November 17, 2020

The Big Q: Should the United States Electoral College be reformed? November 17, 2020 The Big Q: Should the United States Electoral College be reformed? November 17, 2020, 16.5 MB
Tue 17 Nov 2020

Last week’s US presidential election once again revealed fractures in the democratic principles of the Electoral College. President-elect Joe Biden has consistently led in the counting of the popular vote in this election and has over five million more votes than President Donald Trump. However, the Electoral College renders the popular vote moot. Instead, winning state elections is the key to winning the White House. Doug Becker speaks with Jeremi Suri and Sanford Levinson about the Electoral College and whether it needs to be reformed.

For more head to www.thebigq.org 

Neighbourhood Watch: November 12th, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: November 12th, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: November 12th, 2020, 18.73 MB
Thu 12 Nov 2020

On Neighbourhood Watch this week, Justin and Zoe talked about the ABC's Four Corners report alleging federal Attorney General Christian Porter and Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, for inappropriate behaviour.

They also talked about gardening group Jim's Mowing founder and CEO Jim Penman's "vile, sexist and racist" letter to Victoria's first indigenous senator Lidia Thorpe over her opposition to the state government's decision to bulldoze a culturally-significant tree for a highway

They also talked about NAIDOC week that celebrates Australia's indigenous peoples.