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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show. Your hosts Joe Wickins, Christina Huang, Stella Huggins, Joe Wickins and Casper McGuire focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/ Jo Spratt

G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/Joe Spratt G7 Nations Failure To Adequately Distribute Vaccines w/Joe Spratt, 21.27 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

A New report released by Oxfam has revealed that less than 49% of the expected 2.1 billion vaccine donations intended for poorer countries have been delievered and administered.

With the systemic issues surrounding the distribution of vaccines, Trishil spoke with Oxfam Interim Executive Director Jo Spratt on the matter, covering the role of G7 nations, the major pharmaceuticals, and even how well New Zealand has kept to it's pledge supporting the Pacific.

 

The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrel: June 27, 2022

The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrell: June 27, 2022 The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrell: June 27, 2022, 26.11 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

Could flies really be the answer to all our problems? In this week's installment of Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins talks with entomologist Neil Birrel who created the startup Hexacycle, which aims to convert organic waste into a source of sustainable protein and oil to help feed an increasingly hungry world.

A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022

A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022 A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022, 12.96 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

New polling shows most New Zealanders support changing the country's drug laws to remove criminal penalties and instead offer education, treatment, and other health-based approaches.

To hear more about the research and what it could mean for New Zealand’s drug laws in the future, Emilia Sullivan spoke to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Drug Foundation

The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022, 108.98 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina, Monday the 27th of June.

Emilia is hosting for the first time! She reports on the overturning of Roe v Wade, and speaks to Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa about what this means for Americans, and what it could mean in New Zealand.

She also talks to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the NZ Drug Foundation about new research showing that New Zealanders support a health-based approach to drug laws, and we also chat about the alert sent out last night that fentanyl has been detected in drugs circulating in the Wairarapa.

Trishil speaks to Jo Spratt from Oxfam about the failure of G7 nations to adequately distribute vaccines to lower-income countries.

And in this week's installment of Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins talks with entomologist Neil Birrel who created the startup Hexacycle, which aims to convert organic waste into a source of sustainable protein and oil to help feed an increasingly hungry world.

That's us for the Monday Wire! See you next week.

The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, What's Next? w/ Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ: June 27, 2022

The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, What's Next? w/ Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ: June 27, 2022 Wade, What's Next? w/ Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ: June 27, 2022, 32.17 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

This piece contains themes of rape and sexual assault.

On Saturday, the US Supreme Court released its opinion in a case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in which the Court held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer any right to abortion, thus overruling the long-standing Roe v. Wade. The United States now joins Poland, El Salvador, and Nicaragua in recent reversals of abortion rights.

Emilia Sullivan spoke with Ella Shepherd, spokesperson for ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa.

The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022, 109.73 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

Tuva’a speaks about Labour Party’s Andrew Little and whether or not the health system is in crisis or not. 

The Green Desk is back! Frances brings us the latest on Green related issues. This week she speaks to Professor Dan Tompkins, the Science Director for Predator Free 2050. 

Joe speaks to Nic Rawlence from the Palaeongenetics Lab at the University of Otago about how the New Zealand Grayling went extinct and the Mysterious Adzebill. He’ll also be speaking to Amy Chan from the University of Auckland about digital tech helping with asthma medication​. Finally, he speaks talks to Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann from the health research council about addressing key Maori health policies.

That's us for The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022

Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022 Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022, 21.2 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

One potential solution for asthma lies in digital technologies that can reduce the risks associated with not taking medication as prescribed. These technologies include text message reminders, web-based apps, interactive voice response systems and smart inhalers.

Joe spoke to Dr Amy Chan, a Senior Clinical Research Fellow for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, on the matter.

New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence

New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence, 31.18 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

Joe had the privilege of having a conversation with Dr Nic Rawlence from the Palaeongenetics Lab at the University of Otago about how the New Zealand Grayling went extinct and the Mysterious Adzebill. Two long lost species which used to roam Aotearoa. 

Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022

Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022 Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022, 19.79 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

An independent Māori-led research team has been awarded $1.5M by the Ministry of Health and Health Research Council of New Zealand to track the implementation and progress of the government’s Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025.

In addition to the Ministry of Health’s internal evaluation of the plan, the research team’s assessment will directly inform implementation, progress, and direction of Whakamaua from now through to 2025, and identify gaps that need to be filled along the way.

Joe spoke to one of the project’s co-lead researchers, Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann, on the matter

The Wire w/ Stella 22 June

The Wire w/ Stella 22 June The Wire w/ Stella 22 June, 116.63 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

Welcome to another Wednesday Wire with Stella! This week, Alex chats with ACT Leader David Seymour about the Tauranga by-election and New Zealand’s foreign policy in the Pacific. 

Stella speaks to Kris Taylor from the University of Auckland about the ever-relevant project Shifting The Line.

Stella talks to Kyle Tan from PATHA about the mental health of the transgender community in Aotearoa.

Aneeka talks to European correspondent Cameron Mulgan on this week’s episode of Eurovision.

 

 

The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrel: June 27, 2022

The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrell: June 27, 2022 The Buzz about Hexacycle w/ Neil Birrell: June 27, 2022, 26.11 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

Could flies really be the answer to all our problems? In this week's installment of Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins talks with entomologist Neil Birrel who created the startup Hexacycle, which aims to convert organic waste into a source of sustainable protein and oil to help feed an increasingly hungry world.

The Green Desk: Developing Predator Eradication Tools with Professor Dan Tompkins; June 23, 2022

The Green Desk: Developing Predator Eradication Tools with Professor Dan Tompkins; June 23, 2022 The Green Desk: Developing Predator Eradication Tools with Professor Dan Tompkins; June 23, 2022, 29.81 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022


The Green Desk is back! Join Frances at her metaphoric green desk as she brings you all the latest green news.

This week she looks at funding from the Government’s Jobs for Nature Mahi mō te Taiao programme. Predator Free 2050 Limited has announced $4.8 million in funding for seven companies developing predator eradication tools and ‘best practice’ for their use, while creating and supporting jobs.

The funding is being invested through the ‘Products to Projects’ initiative, launched in 2019 to accelerate development and commercialisation of new tools that will help groups working to achieve mainland eradication of possums, rats and mustelids at landscape scale without the use of fences.

Now, three years on, a number of new tools are already available to buy and are successfully in use, with many more only months away.

Frances speaks to the Science Director for Predator Free 2050, Professor Dan Tompkins, about why it’s crucial to be continually innovating New Zealand's 2050 national eradication goals. 
 

ACT Catch-Up w/ David Seymour

ACT Catch-Up w/ David Seymour ACT Catch-Up w/ David Seymour, 27.41 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

Another installation of one of our regular segments, where Alex talks to one of our most important minor parties about the political hot potatoes of today and tomorrow. Today, Alex chatted with ACT Leader David Seymour, who is standing in for Brooke van Velden today, about the Tauranga by-election and New Zealand’s foreign policy in the Pacific.

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 21, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 21, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 21, 2022, 26.7 MB
Tue 21 Jun 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina and AUT Professor Allan Blackman discussed light therapy as a cancer treatment, the origin of the Black Death, and carbon and nitrogen levels in the sun, as well as a quick detour into astrology and marmots.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: June 17, 2022

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: June 17, 2022 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: June 17, 2022, 15.71 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

The Auckland city council’s Value for Money Committee recently reported that the council exceeded its savings goals for the 2021/22 financial year.

However, there has been some controversy around overspending on cycleway infrastructure projects with some Aucklanders claiming that the council’s money is being managed loosely.

For Casper's fortnightly chat with Auckland city councillor Pippa Coom they discussed the council’s financial situation as well as the alleged overspending on some cycleway projects and what might be going on.

Labour's Andrew Little: June 16, 2022

Labour's Andrew Little: June 16, 2022 Labour's Andrew Little: June 16, 2022, 26.34 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

Our regular segment with Andrew Little is back!

Tuva’a speaks to him about a new National Bowel Screening, the New Baby Unit at Waitākere Hospital, and the record number of patients in the Emergency Department.

11 Minute Genetics Degree w/ Dr Anna Santure

11 Minute Genetics Degree w/ Dr Anna Santure 11 Minute Genetics Degree w/ Dr Anna Santure, 29.97 MB
Wed 15 Jun 2022


What methods do quantitative and population geneticists use to unpick genetic diversity in populations, and analyse genetic contributions to differences in characteristics? Hold on... what do any of those words mean? Stella and Isla chat to Dr Anna Santure from the University of Auckland, an expert in the field, about the basic principles of the discipline. 


Dr Santure is a bFM veteran! She spoke to Trishil on The Wire last week about her most recent research. Check it out here: https://95bfm.com/bcast/evolutional-adaptation-and-the-hihi-bird-w-dr-anna-santure  
 

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 14, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 14, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 14, 2022, 26.13 MB
Tue 14 Jun 2022

Marcus Jones joined Christina live in studio for Dear Science! This week, Marcus and Christina discussed the potential end of particle physics research and why the Tonga volcanic eruption was so explosive.

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: June 10, 2022

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: June 10, 2022 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: June 10, 2022, 9.74 MB
Fri 10 Jun 2022

Phil Goff’s last climate budget as Auckland mayor has been passed by the council.

Last week Casper discussed this budget with Auckland city councillor Pippa Coom and this week, for his fortnightly interview with councillor Shane Henderson he asked for an update on the budget and its importance.

Casper also asked Shane for his perspective on the Ports of Auckland recently scraping its automation project after sinking $65 million dollars into the effort, and what this says about the ports’ direction.

Labour's Andrew Little: June 9, 2022

Labour's Andrew Little: June 9, 2022 Labour's Andrew Little: June 9, 2022, 21.94 MB
Thu 9 Jun 2022

Our regular segment with Labour Party’s Andrew Little is back!

Tuva’a Clifton speaks to the Health Minister about the selection of the Hauora Maori Advisory Board, Hauora Healthy Futures Bill and COVID-19 booster access for vulnerable groups.