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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.

Terrorism Suppression Bill submissions w/ Geoff McLay: November 15, 2019

Terrorism Suppression Bill submissions w/ Geoff McLay: November 15, 2019 Terrorism Suppression Bill submissions w/ Geoff McLay: November 15, 2019 , 18.44 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Parliamentary submissions on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill were open recently, from the 6th to the 10th of November. The New Zealand Law Society presented its submission to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee yesterday, highlighting a number of concerns about the Bill's substance, as well as the urgency with which it has proceeded. 

The Bill was introduced last month by Justice Minister Andrew Little to impose restrictions on New Zealanders suspected of terrorism-related activity overseas attempting to return home. This came shortly after Prime Minister Jacinda Arden warned extremist Mark Taylor (who is currently believed to be detained in Syria) that if he came back to New Zealand he would face “the full force of the law”

Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Geoff McLay of the New Zealand Law Society about their submissions. He began by noting the Bill's blurring of the realms of criminal and civil law. 

 

 

 

 

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 15, 2019

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 15, 2019 The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 15, 2019, 106.14 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

On the show:

Tu spoke to Denise Lee of the National Party about… The Education Discussion Paper, Next year’s referendum, and the Ōwairaka tree removals

Bronnie spoke to Geoff McLay of the New Zealand Law Society about their submissions on the Terrorism Supresssion (Control Orders) Bill

And Ben does neutral corner on the Turkey, the USA and Russia

Justin's International Desk: 14th November 2019

Justin's International Desk: 14th November 2019 Justin's International Desk: 14th November 2019, 11.75 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Political changes involving left-wing politicians occured in several Latin America countries, as Bolivian president Evo Morales is ousted from power while former Brazilian President Lula has been released from prison. Justin talked to Fabricio Chagas-Bastos from the University of Melbourne about the "pink tide" that brought these politicians to power and Aitor Gonzalez, a PhD student at the University of Auckland, about what caused the downfall of Morales.

The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019

The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019 The Wire with Justin: 14th November 2019, 96.54 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

International Desk talks about Bolivia and its ousted president Evo Morales

Mary-Margaret talked Peter Thompson of Victoria University on the possibility of a new public media entity replacing TVNZ and Radio New Zealand.

Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the government's new legeslations regarding firearms and sexual violence victims and the new Sustainable New Zealand party and Bird of the Year results.

Mary-Margaret also talked to Auckland University's Siouxsie Wiles about the Wellington City Council's claim that breasfeeding in pools could cause contamination.

Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson

Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson Reconfiguring our Public Sphere w/ Peter Thompson, 25.67 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Mary-Margaret talks to Victoria Uni's Peter Thompson about the implications of a possible disestablishment of RNZ and TVNZ.

Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles

Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles Can Breastmilk Really Contaminate Pools? i/v w Siouxsie Wiles, 10.01 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Wellington City Council has banned breastfeeding in pools, saying it poses a risk of contamination. Mary-Margaret asks microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles if breast milk really contains potentially harmful contaminants.

Community Schools Alliance: November 14, 2019

Community Schools Alliance: Novemeber 14, 2019 Community Schools Alliance: Novemeber 14, 2019, 16.67 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

The Ministry of Education is reforming the education system, shifting responsibilities away from principals and the Board of Trustees. This will replace the self-governing regime created in 1989, and give more power to the New Education Service Agency. Changes will include how enrolment schemes are set up in regards to zoning, along with buildings and maintenance. There reforms arose from a taskforce report released last year. 

Sherry spoke to two principals part of the Community Schools Alliance, who oppose the reform. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Motuhake o Tāwhiuau principal, Pem Bird, is concerned Maori students will not be supported due to the lack of bicultuaralism in the education system. Auckland Grammar School Headmaster, Tim O'connor, doesn't believe the ministry will hold schools to account due to the lack of detail in the report. 

Unicef released a report last year which ranked New Zealand at 33 out of 38 for educational inequality across preschool, primary school and secondary school levels in the OECD. 

Auckland Bus Strikes w/ Jared Abbot; 13 November 2019

Auckland Bus Strikes w/ Jared Abbot; 13 November 2019 Auckland Bus Strikes w/ Jared Abbot; 13 November 2019, 15.3 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

Bus drivers for East Tamaki and the Airport will be taking full strike action for a twenty four hours after four AM tomorrow. This comes after employment relations reach a new low between drivers and company Go Bus. First Union representatives has stated that Go bus have cancelled regular wage bargaining, suspended drivers affiliated with the union and endangered the safety of striking workers. They have also stated that Go Bus and service provider Auckland Transport frequently “pit drivers against the public” in media releases on strike action. In response Go Bus have stated that drivers are “making students the victim” by timing the strikes alongside the exam period. The bus company also rebutted all of First Unions claims stating that they have made wage increase offers, haven’t cancelled negotiations and have not suspended anyone over the strikes. William Boyd spoke with FIRST Union Secretary for Transport, Logistics and Manufacturing, Jared Abbott about the planned strike and Go Buses unethical practices. William started off by asking why drivers are striking.

 

Photo Credit, NZ Herald

I/V w/ Tree Council Chair Sean Freeman: November 13, 2019

I/V w/ Tree Council Chair Sean Freeman: November 13, 2019 I/V w/ Tree Council Chair Sean Freeman: November 13, 2019, 6.6 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

The Tree Council is a community based organisation that has been advocating for the values and protection of trees for more than thirty years. They announced this week their full support for the Tupuna Maunga Authority’s restoration plan for Owairaka maunga following protests against the removal of 345 exotic trees on the mountain. Lillian Hanly spoke with Chair of the Tree Council Sean Freeman who explained the restoration plan, saying it is part of the integrated management plan that applies to all the maunga of Tāmaki Makaurau. Part of that plan is to remove the exotic vegetation and reestablish native ecology as a way of bringing back native fauna to those maunga, and restore, repair and reinstate the relationship between mana whenua and these sacred areas. Lillian then started by asking what the Tree Council’s response was to the protests.

The National Party with Denise Lee: 22nd of November, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 22nd of November, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 22nd of November, 2019, 33.32 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins Laura Kvistad for their weekly chat. They talk about the decision to scrap the ban on parliamentary tv footage for political advertising, the conflict of interest in the provincial growth fund and the recent meeting Denise has had in Mount Wellington after a survey from the public where some are saying the area is not receiving enough attention in regards to crime and safety. 

 

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: November 21st 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: November 21st 2019 Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: November 21st 2019, 15.59 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Justin talked to Zoe about the federal government's decision to stop robodebt and its reaction to the bushfires in Australia.

Labour's Andrew Little: 21st November 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: 21st November 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: 21st November 2019, 24.3 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Justin talks to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the government's changes to rental laws, a new national interest test when selling assests, New Zealand First's party donations and current progress at the Pike River Mine.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : November 20th 2019

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : November 20th 2019 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones : November 20th 2019, 22.18 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

On dear science today Marcus Jones talks with us global wind speeds slowing down, the mapping of Saturn's moon Titan and the discovery of a new pure form of carbon.

Māori Mindfulness, Present Living by Mātauranga Māori w/ Cathy November 19, 2019

Māori Mindfulness, Present Living by Mātauranga Māori w/ Cathy November 19, 2019 Māori Mindfulness, Present Living by Mātauranga Māori w/ Cathy November 19, 2019, 20.69 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Here in this wire piece, 95bFM reporter Dhan-nun(FreedomofCommon) was fortunate enough to speak with Cathy Livermore who runs Māori mindfulness. Cathy's paradigms combine mindfulness practices with Mātauranga Māori to develop a person's wairua and improve hinengaro.

Tomato Pill: The First Natural Male Fertility Pill w/ Sam Hunter November 19, 2019

Tomato Pill: The First Natural Male Fertility Pill w/ Sam Hunter November 19, 2019 Tomato Pill: The First Natural Male Fertility Pill w/ Sam Hunter November 19, 2019, 20.48 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Male infertility is a serious issue in Australia and Aotearoa and there is currently no medical solution besides ‘getting healthy’ to solve it. It is an issue that isn’t discussed enough throughout society and is responsible for 50% of infertility in couples. This week on Green Desk Mitch speaks to Ateronon founder Sam Hunter about the Tomato Pill. Sam has been on a mission to create the first ever naturally occurring male fertility pill which was based off the information and statistics about the benefits of the mediterrenean diet. He has since developed the tomato pill which has enhanced the bioavailability of the lycopene in tomatoes to increase grade A sperm in men by up to nearly 50%. To begin, Mitch asks Sam what gives the tomato the ability to help with male infertility.

 

The Big Q: How did radical movements change in the 21st Century? November 18, 2019

The Big Q: How did radical movements change in the 21st Century? November 18, 2019 The Big Q: How did radical movements change in the 21st Century? November 18, 2019, 24.08 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

The 21st century has already witnessed revolutions in Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, alongside other uprisings and transformational movements that reach all over the world. Although these movements had their roots in earlier movements and revolutions, they are different from their predecessors. For one, these movements are increasingly non-violent, and secondly, they are less ideologically driven. Maria Armoudian discusses how revolutions have changed this century with Leandro Vergara-Camus, John Foran, and Jack A. Goldstone.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The National Party's Denise Lee: November 15, 2019

The National Party's Denise Lee: November 15, 2019 The National Party's Denise Lee: November 15, 2019, 27.36 MB
Fri 15 Nov 2019

We spoke to Denise Lee of the National Party about… The Education Discussion Paper, Next year’s referendum, and the Ōwairaka tree removals.

Labour's Andrew Little: 14th November 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: 14th November 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: 14th November 2019, 10.82 MB
Thu 14 Nov 2019

Justin talks to Justice Minister Andrew Little on the government's new firearms legeslation, a government bill on sexual violence victims, as well as his thoughts on the new Sustainable New Zealand party and Bird of the Year results.

The Wire with Lillian: November 13, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: November 13, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: November 13, 2019, 105.32 MB
Wed 13 Nov 2019

On The Wire today, Dear Science with Allan Blackman takes us through protons, slippery ice and cleaning products that could kill.

Sherry is looking into the government’s announcements on changes in schools and speaks to two principals, one from Auckland Grammar School, and the other from Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake O Tāwhiuau in Murupara.

William speaks to Jarred Abbott from First Union about the upcoming bus driver strikes.

Lillian hears from Sean Freeman, chair of the Tree Council on why they support the Tupuna Maunga Authority’s plan to restore Owairaka maunga.