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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.

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Auckland's Level 3 Lockdown and Māori Ward Laws: March 3, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Auckland's Level 3 Lockdown and Māori Ward Laws: March 3, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on Auckland's Level 3 Lockdown and Māori Ward Laws: March 3, 2021, 21.49 MB
Wed 3 Mar 2021

This week James talked to ACT party deputy leader, Brooke Van Velden, about the level 3 lockdown currently happening in Auckland and some of the questions being raised in relation to the current cases.

James also talks ot Brooke about the Māori Ward bill which was passed through parliment and recieved large amount of opposition from ACT and the National Party.

The Wire with James: March 3, 2021

The Wire with James: March 3, 2021 The Wire with James: March 3, 2021, 105.02 MB
Wed 3 Mar 2021

This week James joins the Wednesday wire for the first time, starting off with a show in level 3.

James talks ot Allan Blackman on Dear Science, where they discuss electric cars, caterpillars and mating birds.

James also talks to ACT party deputy leader, Brooke Van Velden, about Auckland's level 3 lockdown and ACT's position on the Māori Ward bill which passed through parliament recently.

Unfortunately Aneeka had problems with her piece, but she will hopefully have that piece for you next week and lots of other great content!

The show finishes off with a short update on the independent police report which looked into workplace bullying.

Join us next week where hopefully the whole team will be in studio!

The Wire with Jemima: March 02, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: March 02, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: March 02, 2021, 102.07 MB
Tue 2 Mar 2021

Today on the Tuesday Wire, Lyric Waiwiri-Smith speaks to to Dr Sarah Cowie, a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Auckland, about how community expectations impact our actions during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Jemima Huston talks to Dr Caroline Bell, a Canterbury District Health Board psychiatrist, about the impact of the Christchurch earthquakes on the Canterbury community following the 10 year anniversary of the fatal February 22nd earthquake last week. 

Jade Lewis looks into the impact of intermittent lockdowns on music industry. She speaks to Jonathan Meyer, an Auckland based full-time freelance musician and University of Auckland Music Professor Stephen Matthews on what it means to be a musician in New Zealand right now. 

NZPSHA on Relationship Between Public and Private Hospitals: March 1, 2021

NZPSHA on Relationship Between Public and Private Hospitals: March 1, 2021 NZPSHA on Relationship Between Public and Private Hospitals: March 1, 2021, 16.87 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

Felix spoke to Richard Whitney of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association about the relationship between private and public health.

The Wire with Felix: March 1, 2021

The Wire with Felix: March 1, 2021 The Wire with Felix: March 1, 2021, 91.65 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

On Felix's FIRST show as host of the Monday Wire:

Felix spoke to the Green Party co-leader James Shaw on tax inequity, a petition for equitable vaccine distribution, community housing providers, and mistreatment in parliament.

Jess Hopkins interviews Ang Nayyar, CEO and Co-Founder of StrutFit about how he is revolutionising the footwear industry. 

Lastly, Felix spoke to Richard Whitney of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association about the relationship between private and public health.

High Tech Solutions to Footwear Shopping Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit

High Tech Solutions to Footwear Shopping Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit High Tech Solutions to Footwear Shopping Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit , 10.74 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

The Government’s venture investment agency, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, have announced they will support the University of Auckland’s student entrepreneurship development programme, Velocity.

One of the ventures to come out of the Universities programme is Strutfit, who uses computer vision and AI size recommendation technology to take the guesswork out of online footwear shopping. 

Jess talked to Ang Nayyar, the CEO and Co-founder of StrutFit about how Strutfit works, and how it has developed since he went through Velocity’s development programme. 

Māori Business and Innovation w/ Jarrad McKay: February 26, 2021

Māori Business and Innovation w/ Jarrad McKay: February 26, 2021 Māori Business and Innovation w/ Jarrad McKay: February 26, 2021, 28.15 MB
Fri 26 Feb 2021

As COVID-19 has impacted how we do business as well as social inequality, the need to support indigenous business has risen to the forefront. To understand what work is being done in this area, James talks to Jarrad McKay from Auckland Unlimited about what work is being done ot support Māori business and innovation.

Takatapui w/ Lyric Waiwiri-Smith: February 26, 2021

Takatapui w/ Lyric Waiwiri-Smith: February 26, 2021 Takatapui w/ Lyric Waiwiri-Smith: February 26, 2021, 16.15 MB
Fri 26 Feb 2021

With Pride Month coming to an end, Lyric brings us a report on Māori sexuality and the impact of colonialism, exploring the term Takatapui.

The Wire with James: February 26, 2021

The Wire with James: February 26, 2021 The Wire with James: February 26, 2021, 103.09 MB
Fri 26 Feb 2021

This week is James' last Friday wire, however Zoe from Mondays will be taking over, while James moves to Wednesdays.

James talks to Jarrod McKay from Auckland Unlimited about Māori businesses and innovation.

Lyric brings a report on Māori views on sexuality and gender and the impact of colonism has had on these views.

Karanama talks to Andree Freude, from the Problem Gambling Foundation, about a new community initiative that aims to pull away from particularly poorer communities reliance on pokie machines for funding

Karanama also brings us a report on Moriori anf their history, inlight of the settlement case occuring.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 25th February 2021

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 25th February 2021 The Thursday Wire with Justin: 25th February 2021, 90.1 MB
Thu 25 Feb 2021

On their weekly chat Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the government's mental health policy.

The government changed the Kiwisaver Act to allow people with life-shortening conditions to access their Kiwisaver earlier, Ayana and Justin spoke to activist Timothy Fairhall, IHC Director of Advocacy Trish Grant, and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark.

Neighbourhood Watch reports on the further fallout from former parliamentary staffer Brittany Higgins' rape allegations, criticism of the federal government small benefits raise, and Facebook reversing its ban on Australian news.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 3, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 3, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 3, 2021, 32.31 MB
Wed 3 Mar 2021

This week on Dear Science, James and Allan talk via Skype due to the levle 3 lockdown.

Allan talks about electric cars and how they compare against cars running on fossil fuels. If you want to read more, click here.

James and Allan also talk about the relationship between wasps, caterpillars and tomatoes and all they chemicals which are used in plant warfare. Click here to read more about it.

Dear Science finishes off with a chat about birds micking the sounds of predators so they can trick the other birds to mate with them. Learn more here.

The Big Q: An economic divide: What are the myths about poverty in the United States? March 1, 2021

The Big Q: An economic divide: What are the myths about poverty in the United States? March 1, 2021 The Big Q: An economic divide: What are the myths about poverty in the United States? March 1, 2021, 36.72 MB
Mon 1 Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic in America has exposed distinct economic divides throughout the country. But much of the issue of poverty in the US is based on public images rather than empirical evidence. What are the myths about poverty in the US? Can a better understanding of the nature and causes of poverty help change public policy preferences? Doug Becker spoke with Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard and Peter Edelman.

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

Labour's Andrew Little: 25th February 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: 25th February 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: 25th February 2021, 20.38 MB
Thu 25 Feb 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about the government's mental health policy, including his earlier comments that mental health services are improving despite criticisms on the progress of reforms, funding for teritary counselling services, and 'no surprsies' clause between the Ministry of Health and NGOs.

Neighbourhood Watch: 25th February 2021

Neighbourhood Watch: 25th February 2021 Neighbourhood Watch: 25th February 2021, 23.2 MB
Thu 25 Feb 2021

Neighbourhood Watch reports on the federal government being criticized for barely increasing benefits after ending a Covid-19 supplement scheme, Facebook reversing its news ban, and further fallout from the rape allegations of former parliamentary staffer Brittany Higgins.

Warning: Parts of the interview disscusses sexual assault

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: February 24, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: February 24, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: February 24, 2021, 26.22 MB
Wed 24 Feb 2021

On Dear Science with Marcus we talk about the Perseverence rover, magnetic fields, and "Planet Nine" (hint: not Pluto)

The scrapped Resource Management Act, Waiheke Island's Housing Crisis, the Conversion Therapy Ban Petition, and the start of the COVID-19 roll out w/ The Green Party co-leader James Shaw: Monday, February 22, 2021

The scrapped Resource Management Act, Waiheke Island's Housing Crisis, the Conversion Therapy Ban Petition, and the start of the COVID-19 roll out w/ The Green Party co-leader James Shaw: Monday, February 22, 2021 The scrapped Resource Management Act, Waiheke Island's Housing Crisis, the Conversion Therapy Ban Petition, and the start of the COVID-19 roll out w/ The Green Party co-leader James Shaw: Monday, February 22, 2021, 21.48 MB
Mon 22 Feb 2021

This week with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming speaks to James on the scrapped Resource Management Act, Waiheke Island’s housing crisis, the huge support for Spokesperson for rainbow communities Dr Elizabeth Kerekere’s Ban Conversion therapy petition, and the vaccine roll out which commenced over the weekend.

The Big Q: What is the future of the Republican Party? February 22, 2021

The Big Q: What is the future of the Republican Party? February 22, 2021 The Big Q: What is the future of the Republican Party? February 22, 2021 , 36.89 MB
Mon 22 Feb 2021

After the electoral defeat and impeachment of Donald Trump, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Parties that lose presidential elections frequently reconsider their trajectories and their political messaging. How much will the party be determined by the politics and policies of the last four years? How much will it try to reconceptualize and rebrand itself for the 2022 and 2024 elections? Doug Becker discusses the future of the Republican Party with Geoffrey Kabaservice, Paul Djupe, Brian Conley, and Marcus Witcher.

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

Labour's Andrew Little: 18th February 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: 18th February 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: 18th February 2021, 22.96 MB
Thu 18 Feb 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little abour Cabinet's decision to move Auckland's COVID alert level from 3 to 2, vaccines, funding for rainbow mental health services, and Suhayra Aden, the former dual Australia-New Zealand citizen who was detained by Turkey for illegally entering from Syria.

Neighbourhood Watch: February 18th 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: February 18th 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: February 18th 2020, 17.35 MB
Thu 18 Feb 2021

Neighbourhood Watch reports on former ministerial staffer Brittany Higgins alleging she was raped by a colleague in the office of former Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, as well as Google agreeing to pay for news content with Nine and Ten.

Warning: The interview discusses details of sexual assault

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: February 17, 2021

Dear Science w Allan Blackman February 17, 2021.mp3 mp3, 18.06 MB
Wed 17 Feb 2021

This week on Dear Science Felix chats to Allan about fruit juice, superheavy elements, and ways to reduce hunting among domestic cats