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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Sherry Zhang, Justin Wong Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020

Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020 Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020, 11.28 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

International Desk gives the latest updates on the protests responding the death of Minnesota man George Floyd.

Armed Police Trials w/ Chester Borrows: 2nd June 2020

Armed Police Trials w/ Chester Borrows: 2nd June 2020 Armed Police Trials w/ Chester Borrows: 2nd June 2020, 19.66 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Justin Wong spoke to former National MP and head of the government's Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group Chester Borrows about the Armed Police trials, after Radio New Zealand and Newshub found it did not consult Maori and were not used to tackle seious crime.

A Public Holiday for the Land Wars: 2nd June 2020

A Public Holiday for the Land Wars: 2nd June 2020 A Public Holiday for the Land Wars: 2nd June 2020, 36.89 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Sherry Zhang spoke with Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon about his proposal of having a public holiday meorializing the New Zealand Land Wars.

A Fund for Women: 2nd June 2020

A Fund for Women: 2nd June 2020 A Fund for Women: 2nd June 2020, 13.88 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Jemima Huston talked to Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter about a 1 million dollar fund supporting organisations that support women.

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 2nd June 2020

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 2nd June 2020 The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 2nd June 2020, 99.48 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Justin Wong spoke to former National MP and head of the government's criminal justice advisory reform group Chester Borrows about the police's Armed Response Team trials.

Sherry Zhang talked to Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon about the idea of setting up a public holiday commemorating the New Zealand Land Wars.

International Desk updates on the protests responding to the death of George Floyd in the United States.

Jemima Huston spoke to Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter about a fund supporting organizations for women.

The Friday Wire with Laura: 29th of May, 2020

The Friday Wire with Laura: 29th of May, 2020 The Friday Wire with Laura: 29th of May, 2020, 103.4 MB
Fri 29 May 2020

Today on the show, Denise Lee from the National Party is back & joins Laura to discuss all that National Party news.

Next, Producer Louis speaks with Isabella Lenihin-Ikin from the New Zealand Union of Students Associations about Student Accommodation...

After that, Laura speaks with Internet NZ’s chief executive, Jordan Carter about the recent announcement from the government to create a legal framework to censor objectionable material online… 

& Sam speaks to music helps - a charity which provides support to musicians and workers in the music industry about what challenges Covid-19 has brought for the industry.

 

Censoring Objectionable Material Online with Jordan Carter: 29th of May, 2020

Censoring Objectionable Material Online with Jordan Carter: 29th of May, 2020 Censoring Objectionable Material Online with Jordan Carter: 29th of May, 2020, 18.46 MB
Fri 29 May 2020

Internet NZ’s chief executive, Jordan Carter joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss the recent bill from the government to create a legal framework to censor objectionable material online. Carter explains the good and the bad in the bill from his perspective. 

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin on Student Accommodation: Friday the 29th of May

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin on Student Accommodation: Friday the 29th of May Isabella Lenihan-Ikin on Student Accommodation: Friday the 29th of May, 19.71 MB
Fri 29 May 2020

The Green Party of Aotearoa is working on an inquiry group into Student Accommodation, a sector of tertiary education that is unfairly under-regulated for students, & this has been exposed more than ever amongst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Producer Louis Laws got in touch with Isabella Leninhin-Ikin, President of the New Zealand Union of Students Associations, who talks about NZUSAs stance, & also her own personal experience in a hall of residence.

 

Free employment support from public libraries: May 28, 2020

Free employment support from public libraries: May 28, 2020 Free employment support from public libraries: May 28, 2020, 4.15 MB
Thu 28 May 2020

Stats NZ has just announced Job numbers fell by a record 37,500 in April 2020 this is a record drop. Philip Miles is the Digital Services Lead at Auckland Libraries who have a number of services available to support people in looking for, preparing for and applying for jobs.

You can find more information here

The Thursday Wire: May 28, 2020

The Thursday Wire: May 28, 2020 The Thursday Wire: May 28, 2020, 105.13 MB
Thu 28 May 2020

We have Andrew Little of course today, and we have a big ol chat touching on a range of issues but mainly the benefit announcement which has been dubbed as creating a two-tier welfare system.

Mary-Margaret brings us a little report on the governments very recent freshwater announcement this morning

We have Neighbourhood Watch of course and Zoe talks us through what’s happening for Reconciliation Week this week and the government overcompensating for job losses

Justin gives us a brief update on Hong Kong.

Finally we hear from the Auckland City Library regarding resources for those seeking employment.

Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020

Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020 Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020, 11.28 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

International Desk gives the latest updates on the protests responding the death of Minnesota man George Floyd.

The Big Q: What is the risk of moral injury to frontline health workers? June 2, 2020

The Big Q: What is the risk of moral injury to frontline health workers? June 2, 2020 The Big Q: What is the risk of moral injury to frontline health workers? June 2, 2020, 18.58 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Lillian Ng explores with Monique Jonas and Phillipa Malpas the implications of moral distress and clinical decision making in the time of COVID-19.

For more head to www.thebigq.org 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 29th of May, 2020

The National Party with Denise Lee: 29th of May, 2020 The National Party with Denise Lee: 29th of May, 2020, 34.45 MB
Fri 29 May 2020

The National Party's Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad for their final chat on the wire. This week they discuss the caucus reshuffle, government recent freshwater legislation and Paul Goldsmiths' recent comments that money spent on benefits will increase. Denise and Laura then go into a chat on whether the National party believes that someone who is on the benefit deserves to live a life of dignity. 

Justin's International Desk: May 28, 2020

International Desk Update: May 28, 2020 International Desk Update: May 28, 2020, 3.48 MB
Thu 28 May 2020

Justin brings us an update on the happenings in Hong Kong this week. 

Neighbourhood Watch: May 28, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: May 28, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: May 28, 2020, 28.01 MB
Thu 28 May 2020

On Neighbourhood Watch this week Zoe talks us through what is happening for Reconciliation Week in Te Whenua Moemoeā or Australia, including the explosion of an area of sacred land for a mine, we also touch on the amount of money borrowed by the government which was double what was needed and how that money will not be redistributed to other people in need.

NZ First: May 27, 2020

NZ First: May 27, 2020 NZ First: May 27, 2020, 24.31 MB
Wed 27 May 2020

We have NZ First back on the show this week, but Fletcher Tabuteau was unavailable, Mark Patterson was keen to speak with us though. He is the party’s agricultural and primary industry spokesperson and touches on biosecurity too. We spoke about governmental reviews following the Covid-19 crisis, the Budget announcements and the latest poll numbers, but Lillian started by asking whether he had much to do in his responsibilities with keeping our imports and exports moving early on in the Covid-19 lockdown.

Justin's International Desk: 26th May 2020

Justin's International Desk: 26th May 2020 Justin's International Desk: 26th May 2020, 24.92 MB
Tue 26 May 2020

Justin talks about the situation in Hong Kong, as Beijing proposed imposing national security laws that could damage the city's autonomy.

The Big Q: Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? May 25, 2020

The Big Q: Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? May 25, 2020 The Big Q: Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? May 25, 2020, 21.73 MB
Mon 25 May 2020

Why have so many human rights campaigns, such as Free Tibet and the Falun Gong, failed in China? Why have others such as better environmental protection and HIV/Aids care fared better? What have the costs been on political movements with the more successful campaigns? What activism can work in the authoritarian country? Maria Armoudian speaks with Stephen Noakes.

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

The Southern Cross: May 25th, 2020

The Southern Cross: May 25th, 2020 The Southern Cross: May 25th, 2020, 21.18 MB
Mon 25 May 2020

Welcome back to Southern Cross.Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi will be talking about the latest happenings in the Asia Pacific region, particularly with ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This week we spoke on the arrest of former PNG Prime minister on suspicion of misappropriation, abuse of office and official corruption, regarding the purchase of two generators from Israel,  Pro- independence FLNKS in New Caledonia also wans a vote on the referendum delayed by two month to be independent from France, and Sri also talks on the High Court decision regarding the sale of Stuff.