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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.

Legalising Drug Testing: Has new legislation made an impact this summer?: January 19, 2021

Legalising Drug Testing: Has new legislation made an impact this summer?: January 19, 2021 Legalising Drug Testing: Has new legislation made an impact this summer?: January 19, 2021, 22.36 MB
Tue 19 Jan 2021

In this special on the new drug testing legislation introduced at the end of 2020, News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston looks into whether the law change has made an impact this summer.

Dispite the fact that the change has legalised drug testing for events, Know Your Stuff - the drug checking organisation, was unable to provide their services at many festivals over the New Year period due to limited notice and resources. Jemima explores public opinion on the lack of services available, the process of getting a checking service on board at an event, the reasons behind the popularity of DIY drug testing kits and what needs to happen to ensure that testing services are available at all festivals in Aotearoa. 

In this piece Jemima speaks to Rhythm and Alps 2020 festival goers, Rhythm and Alps Director Alex Turnball, a source who works for a shop that sells DIY drug testing kits and New Zealand Drug Foundation Executive Director Sarah Helm. 

If you are looking to get drugs tested, Know Your Stuff in conjunction with the NZ Drug Foundation are running two clinics on Saturday 23 January in Auckland and Wellington. 

  • Auckland - The Hemp Store, 253 Karangahape Road, 11am-3pm.
  • Wellington - NZ Drug Foundation, Level 4 265 Wakefield Street, 11am-1:30pm.

Follow Know Your Stuff or the NZ Drug Foundation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates and to hear where future testing clinics will be held. 

 

 

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, January 18, 2021

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, January 18, 2021 The Wire with Zoë: Monday, January 18, 2021, 105.12 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

On todays show, Jess interviewed Dr Ralph Buck, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Chair on Dance and Social Inclusion about the benefits of recreational dance. 

Then Aneeka talked to Rick Bidgood from AT&T about residential parking restrictions, Ian Hadland of Otago Fish and Game about the hundreds of dead eel and trout found in Silverstream, and lastly brought you a piece on opportuites and events for Kiwi artists with Michael Tucker. 

Whakarongo mai! 

Eel and Trout Debacle in Silverstream w/ Ian Hadland: January 18, 2021

Eel and Trout Debacle in Silverstream w/ Ian Hadland: January 18, 2021 Eel and Trout Debacle in Silverstream w/ Ian Hadland: January 18, 2021, 19.95 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

Hundreds of eels and trout were found dead in lower Silverstream with the Otago Regional Council, Otago Fish & Bird and local farmers now trying to get to the bottom of it. While investigations are ongoing, Otago Fish & Bird are fairly confident that this occured due to low oxygen and high heat environment that developed in the water. Aneeka speaks to Ian Hadland, chief executive for Otago Fish & Bird, about what's going on. 

Auckland Residential Parking Restrictions w/ Rick Bidgood: January 18, 2021

Auckland Residential Parking Restrictions w/ Rick Bidgood: January 18, 2021 Auckland Residential Parking Restrictions w/ Rick Bidgood: January 18, 2021, 14.73 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

As many Aucklanders would have noticed, residential parking restrictions have been expanding for quite a while, getting further into the city fringe into increasingly residential areas. Aneeka spoke to Rick Bidgood from at&t about why this is and what this means for transport in the city. 

Lack of International Acts leaving a Vacuum for Kiwi Artists to Fill w/ Michael Tucker: January 18, 2021

Lack of International Acts leaving a Vacuum for Kiwi Artists to Fill w/ Michael Tucker: January 18, 2021 Lack of International Acts leaving a Vacuum for Kiwi Artists to Fill w/ Michael Tucker: January 18, 2021, 20.71 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 means that international acts have not been able to enter the country for gigs and events. This has left a vacuum which is being filled by Kiwi artists who now have increasing opportunities to shine without being overshadowed by international acts. Aneeka speaks to Michael Tucker from Loop about what this means for the New Zealand music scene. 

The Benefits of Recreational Dance and how it Fosters Social Inclusion w/ Dr Ralph Buck

The Benefits of Recreational Dance and how it Fosters Social Inclusion w/ Dr Ralph Buck The Benefits of Recreational Dance and how it Fosters Social Inclusion w/ Dr Ralph Buck, 20.04 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

Jess talked to Dr Ralph Buck, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Co-Chair on Dance and Social Inclusion about the benefits of recreational dance.

We started by discussing the significance of his new co chair position, which was appointed for the first time last year. 

Mauri o te Moana w/ Bianca Ranson: January 15, 2020

Mauri o te Moana w/ Bianca Ranson: January 15, 2020 Mauri o te Moana w/ Bianca Ranson: January 15, 2020, 11.82 MB
Fri 15 Jan 2021

With the recently declaration of a climate emergency by the governement, Mauri o te Moana was started in December last year that make Māori voices heard when it comes to the health of our oceans. To hear more about what they are calling for, James talks to Bianca Ranson, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi, on behalf of Lyric Waiwiri-Smith.

Global Survey on 2020 w/ Jonathan Dodd: January 15, 2020

Global Survey on 2020 w/ Jonathan Dodd: January 15, 2020 Global Survey on 2020 w/ Jonathan Dodd: January 15, 2020, 17.3 MB
Fri 15 Jan 2021

Yesterday a Global Survey was released by the company ipsos revealing people’s thoughts on 2020 and their resulting outlook on this year. A sample of 1000 kiwis were interviewed, and Jade decided to talk to ipsos research director Jonathan Dodd yesterday about their findings on kiwis optimism or pessimism looking into the economic recovery and disparity in 2021.

The Wire with James: January 15, 2020

The Wire with James: January 15, 2020 The Wire with James: January 15, 2020, 97 MB
Fri 15 Jan 2021

The Wire with James is back! This week it is just James in studio, bringing you news for the end of the week.

Jade talks to Jonathan Dodd about a global survey on thoughts of last year.

James talks to associate professor Janet Fanslow about consent education for men and boys.

James brings you a report on Donald Trump and his impeachment.

James talks to Bianca Ranson from Mauri Te O Moana about taking action around protecting our oceans.

James finishes off the show with the week that was and a few songs.

Consent Education w/ Janet Fanslow: January 15, 2021

Consent Education w/ Janet Fanslow: January 15, 2021 Consent Education w/ Janet Fanslow: January 15, 2021, 18.23 MB
Fri 15 Jan 2021

New research has shown more educstion is needed for boys and men when it comes to consent, in an effort to reduce sexual violence statistics. James talks to associate professor Janet Fanslow about the research and what steps can be taken.

The Big Q: What impact will the US rejoining the Paris Climate Accord have? January 25, 2021

The Big Q: What impact will the US rejoining the Paris Climate Accord have? January 25, 2021 The Big Q: What impact will the US rejoining the Paris Climate Accord have? January 25, 2021 , 20.21 MB
Mon 25 Jan 2021

One of the first actions Joe Biden took on the first day of his presidency was to return the United States to the Paris Climate Accords. This follows Donald Trump taking the US out of the agreement while in office. What does this move mean for the agreement itself? What actions should the US take to have the greatest immediate impact to address the climate crisis? What next steps should nations take to strengthen global action to address climate change? Doug Becker speaks with Pamela Chasek, Shannon Gibson and Larry Schweiger.

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

Labour's Andrew Little: 21st January 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: 21st January 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: 21st January 2021, 24.17 MB
Thu 21 Jan 2021

Justin spoke with Health Minister Andrew Little on the government's COVID response, vaccine rollout, festival drug testing, and parliament security.

Justin's International Desk: January 21st 2021

Justin's International Desk: January 21st 2021 Justin's International Desk: January 21st 2021, 22.61 MB
Thu 21 Jan 2021

International Desk reports on US President Joe Biden's inauguration, and recaps the worst and best moments of the Trump presidency.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 20, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 20, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 20, 2021, 28.68 MB
Wed 20 Jan 2021

On Dear Science we’re talking about earth spinning one second faster, the history of foods travelling the world, and the systemic flaws of science.

The Big Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? January 18, 2021

The Big Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? January 18, 2021 The Big Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? January 18, 2021, 19.58 MB
Mon 18 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in prisons and for prisoner rights all over the world, Prison crowding and sub-standard living conditions have created ideal breeding grounds for the virus. How has the pandemic threatened the human rights of the incarcerated all over the world? Doug Becker speaks with Steve Swerdlow and John Raphling.

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

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: January 13, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: January 13, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: January 13, 2021, 20.21 MB
Wed 13 Jan 2021

On this week's Dear Science, Marcus takes us through an overview of what science-y stories to keep our eyes on this year.

The Big Q: Has an authoritarian slide taken place under Donald Trump? January 12, 2021

The Big Q: Has an authoritarian slide taken place under Donald Trump? January 12, 2021 The Big Q: Has an authoritarian slide taken place under Donald Trump? January 12, 2021, 19.07 MB
Tue 12 Jan 2021

The events of the past week in the United States were pressured by a President who has shown little regard for democratic norms and principles since his election in 2016. Has an authoritarian slide taken place under Donald Trump? How will this impact the Presidency in the long-term? Doug Becker speaks with Andrew Rudalevige and George C. Edwards III about Trump’s authoritarian legacy.


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

The Big Q: Was the seizing of the US Capitol an attempted coup? January 11, 2021

The Big Q: Was the seizing of the US Capitol an attempted coup? January 11, 2021 The Big Q: Was the seizing of the US Capitol an attempted coup? January 11, 2021, 46.39 MB
Mon 11 Jan 2021

On January 6, a mob emboldened by US President Donald Trump seized control of the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C. in an attempt to block the transition of the Presidency to Joe Biden. These events resembled a coup. How much did this coup attempt resemble others internationally? Is this the beginning of an era of undemocratic actions against peaceful transitions following elections? Doug Becker speaks with Anne Meng and Naunihal Singh.

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

The Big Q: What does it mean to decolonise the language around arms control? January 7, 2021

The Big Q: What does it mean to decolonise the language around arms control? January 7, 2021 The Big Q: What does it mean to decolonise the language around arms control? January 7, 2021, 20.41 MB
Thu 7 Jan 2021

How much of the discourse on nuclear proliferation and other arms control is dominated by western notions, and in particular, a civilisation clash? What would a decolonisation of the discourse on arms control mean for the future of nuclear non-proliferation? Doug Becker speaks with Ritu Mathur. 

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

The Big Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine bring the pandemic under control? January 7, 2021

The Big Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine bring the pandemic under control? January 7, 2021 The Big Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine bring the pandemic under control? January 7, 2021, 18.69 MB
Thu 7 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new high in infections across the US, across Europe and around the world. But good news is on the horizon with the development of several vaccines. But how quickly will the vaccines be distributed? What principles will guide their distribution? And how will the pandemic change public health discourses in the US and around the world? Doug Becker speaks with Mark Peterson and Heather Wipfly.

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