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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.