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

Manpower Agencies and Migrant Workers: January 29, 2020

Manpower Agencies and Migrant Workers: January 29, 2020 Manpower Agencies and Migrant Workers: January 29, 2020, 13.61 MB
Wed 29 Jan 2020

Over the past couple of weeks, a number of cases involving the mistreatment of migrant workers have come to light. Felix Walton reports on the influence of manpower agencies over migrant workers and the issues they face in New Zealand.

The Wednesday Wire; January 29, 2020

The Wednesday Wire; January 29, 2020 The Wednesday Wire; January 29, 2020, 105.11 MB
Wed 29 Jan 2020

On The Wednesday Wire today!

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman, we talk about the best espresso coffee, a stars light dimming and bird droppings.

Producer Felix Walton brings us a report about the promises made to migrant workers without follow through that lead to deportation

And finally, Oscar Perress spoke with Urs Signer from Climate Justice Taranaki about OMV's failure to find fossil fuels in its recent drilling campaign, as well as the pitfalls of oil exploration in Aotearoa. 

All this plus music from Blanco and Logic1000. A huge thanks to all who spoke to us this week. 

Exploration of Exploitation; Climate Justice Taranaki on OMV; January 29, 2020

Exploration of Exploitation; Climate Justice Taranaki on OMV; January 29, 2020 Exploration of Exploitation; Climate Justice Taranaki on OMV; January 29, 2020, 13.81 MB
Wed 29 Jan 2020

Oscar Perress spoke with Urs Signer from Climate Justice Taranaki about OMV's failure to find fossil fuels in its recent drilling campaign, as well as the pitfalls of oil exploration in Aotearoa. 

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020 Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020, 21.91 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

The UK will be leaving the EU on the 31st January and International Desk recaps what has happened since the EU referendum on 26 June 2016.

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020 Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020, 3.66 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

International Desk gives an update on the current situation on the coronavirus outbreak in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The Wire with Justin: January 28, 2020

The Wire with Justin: January 28, 2020 The Wire with Justin: January 28, 2020, 41.85 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

Louis spoke with Terry Bluck about Monkey off your Back, a campaign which tradesmen hit the road to raise funds for mental health.

The UK will leave the European Union this Friday the 31st January and Justin looks back at what has happened since the referendum on 23rd June 2016.

Louis also gives a report on the Fullers ferry debacle, which the company deciding not to operate in unsafe conditions around cruise ships.

International Desk also gives an update on the coronavirus overseas.

Terry Bluck & 'Monkey off your Back': Tuesday the 28th of January

Terry Bluck & 'Monkey off your Back': Tuesday the 28th of January Terry Bluck & 'Monkey off your Back': Tuesday the 28th of January, 12.06 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

It’s no secret that we have a problem here in Aotearoa when it comes to mental health, & it seems that men's mental health and male suicide rates are a growing prevalent issue.

Research shows the suicide rate in the construction industry is almost double any other industry in addition, male suicide is increasing within our Maori and Pacific Island communities; and rural Farmers have alarmingly high suicide rates.

A few years back, a group of Australian tradesmen got on their bikes, to address the disproportionate number of men taking their own lives. They called themselves Monkey off your Back, and since then they've been lifting the profile for charities as well as fighting the stigma surrounding mental health.

 

Producer Louis Laws spoke with Terry Bluck, an electrician based in Auckland, who talked about the initiative, as well as the ride they have coming up on the 1st of February...

 

Fullers Ferries: Tuesday the 28th of January

Fullers Ferries: Tuesday the 28th of January Fullers Ferries: Tuesday the 28th of January, 10.71 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

Fullers ferries ran into problems a week back, after a number of cancellations & delays for its fleet, causing a public outcry. It seems the blame falls on cruise ships, berthing in the Auckland Harbour, causing havoc for other sailboats in the basin.

Recently fullers put out another statement in a media release this morning, with Fullers CEO  Mike Horne, saying the company will not compromise on the health and safety of its customers and its people, in response to criticism for the decision to cancel services when cruise ships are thrusting in the harbour.

Our breakfast host Rachel spoke with Mayor Phil Goff this morning about what is going on, as well as his response to the issue...

 

The Luanda Leaks: January 24, 2020

The Luanda Leaks: January 24, 2020 The Luanda Leaks: January 24, 2020, 8.35 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Rachel Simpson reports on how Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, gained her wealth at the expense of the Angolan state.

In what has been dubbed the Luanda Leaks project, over 100 journalists around the world have unveiled her business dealings.

Rachel discusses the transnational elite, patterns of corruption, and women in power.

The Wire with Laura: 24th of January, 2020

The Wire with Laura: 24th of January, 2020 The Wire with Laura: 24th of January, 2020 , 105.71 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

On today's wire:

 

First up, Sue Chetwin from consumer New Zealand joins me to discuss how several detox teas have been pulled from shelves after it was found they contain an ingredient that with long term use can cause liver damage. 

After that, Rachel Simpson reports on how the most wealthy woman in Angola is almost entirely state-funded. 

Next, Benjamin J Goldson conducts his weekly neutral corner on the media treatment of the 

And Finally, Lillian Hanly speaks with Academic in International Law and former Rapporteur with the United Nations, John Knox on climate change refugees in the second part of a long-form interview. 

 

Neighbourhood Watch: January 23, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: January 23, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: January 23, 2020, 20.22 MB
Thu 23 Jan 2020

Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide updates us on the fires and tells us about some dodgy money grants from MPs to sports clubs as well as a government review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Big Q: What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? January 20, 2020.

The Big Q: What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? January 20, 2020. , 22.76 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

Following the US drone strike that killed an Iranian general in Iraq and Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger airliner, international concerns over security and legality have arisen, while in Iran, protests against the government’s response to the attack on the airliner have intensified. What are the international and local responses to the tensions between the US and Iran? How did we reach this point of crisis? How do these attacks threaten peace and stability in the Middle East? Doug Becker speaks with Nader Hashemi, Asli Ü. Bâli, and Nayereh Tohidi. 

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.or 

Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020

Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020 Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020, 34.23 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

This week Sherry continues the discussion on the Emissions Trading Scheme with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. He responds to some criticisms brought up by Sherry from economist Geoff Bertram on the proposed ETS Bill. Secondly, they also discusses the public housing crisis and the lack of affordable homes. 

But first, Sherry begins by asking James to respond to Geoff’s critisms regarding the lack of transparency in the proposed ETS bill. 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020 The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020, 22.34 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

The National Party's Denise Lee joins host, Laura Kvigstad. This week they chat about the concerns of the politicisation of the police and the recent debate that has sparked around the rising minimum wage. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020, 35.59 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we are talking about scientific anniversaries and what happens when a science paper is retracted.

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020 The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020, 41.69 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

On January 3, the United States used a drone to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The Iranian’s retaliated with missile strikes against US military assets in Iraq. Under what legal authority did the US kill Soleimani? Are targeted assassinations legal under international law? Doug Becker discusses the laws of war and the current tensions between the US and Iran with Mark Drumbl, Hannah Garry, and Hamoud Salhi.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Climate Change updates: January 13th, 2020

Climate Change updates: January 13th Climate Change updates: January 13th, 23.29 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

We are back with our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw. The Minister attended the climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) in December 2019 and we caught up on criticisms surrounding lack of substantial action and indigenious inclusivity. We also talked about proposed changes to the carbon emissions trading schemes, and the roll out of climate change education in schools.  

The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019, 25.25 MB
Fri 20 Dec 2019

For the last wire of the year, National MP, Denise Lee joins us to recap her year in National. She tells us about the highs and lows of the year and lets us know what she's looking forward to as we head into the election year, 2020.