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.
Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Carla Na Nagara, the director of the newly created Suicide Prevention Office about their Strategy and Action Plan “Every life matters - He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata”. Prior to this, Na Nagara worked for 12 years with the Coroner. She will hold this new role for two years initially, while the Office is supported by the Ministry of Health before becoming a stand-alone Office in the near future. She began by talking about the misconceptions around the causes of suicide.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can speak to someone at Lifeline on 0800 543 354
On this podcast, 95bFM News reporter, Dhan-nun Ahmed (@FreedomofCommon) speaks with University of Auckland Psychiatry academic Dr Nicholas Hoeh. Hoeh discusses his findings for Transcranial Magnetic Research whereby brain signal stimulation can provide treatment for medication-resistant depression. Hoeh hopes his findings can bring government support to this new form of treatment that is currently only available privately.
For almost a year now protests have been going on in Algeria, demanding political reform. With the military and old Bouteflika regime unwilling to budge and the young population refusing to vote and live in a dying economy, it's unclear where Algeria is heading.
Well the battle for the Botany electorate started this week, with the news former Air NZ boss Christoper Luxon will be the National Party’s candidate for the seat. He’s getting compared to John Key left right and centre, but as his first appearance on morning radio proved, he can make some mistakes. So, despite the media storm over Christopher Luxon, can Jami-Lee Ross hold his seat as an independent MP? Everyone of course remembers the public dispute between Ross and National leader Simon Bridges, over political donations that captured the country’s attention last year. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Jami-Lee Ross this morning, and started by asking him if he can win.
We now know that former Air NZ boss Christopher Luxon will be going head-to-head with independent MP Jami-Lee Ross for the Botany electorate seat in 2020. But who will win? Political commentator and former National press guy Ben Thomas tells Stewart Sowman-Lund that Ross doesn't really have a chance.
The NZ Māori Council has announced a new programme called Eke Runga aimed at lifting Māori out of poverty through internships and mentoring. Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira speaks to Matthew Tukaki to find out more.
When thinking of strip clubs, you may have a Hollywood portrayal in your head of beautiful, long haired feminine women and men binge drinking in dimly lit clubs. Bodyhaus is an organisation that is working to challenge that. Bodyhaus is a group of queer people that have launched a campaign to make a queer strip club event. The purpose of this event would be to make a space for queer strippers to perform safely in an industry that can often ‘other’ queer bodies and even in the best of circumstances miss the mark in making those who are gender diverse feel comfortable. One of the organisers and somatic sex educator, Sarita Das, joined producer Laura Kvigstad for a chat about strip clubs in Aotearoa, how queer bodies fit into that landscape and how Sarita would love to one day perform with leg and armpit hair. Laura started off by asking about what inspired Sarita and the other organisers to campaign for this event.
The Pledgeme campaign has since ended however if you are interested in contributing to this event or finding out more you can reach out onFacebook or Instagram.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.