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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.

I Can't Wait Campaign w/ Doctor Richard Stein and Mayor Campbell Barry: December 11, 2020

I Can't Wait Campaign w/ Doctor Richard Stein and Mayor Campbell Barry: December 11, 2020 I Can't Wait Campaign w/ Doctor Richard Stein and Mayor Campbell Barry: December 11, 2020, 16.75 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

Jade talks with Dr Richard Stein and Mayor Campbell Barry of the Lower Hutt area about their support of teen Nicole Thornton's advocacy campaign "I Can't Wait." The campaign advocates for people with Crohn's disease and other urgent needs for bathroom usage to carry "I Can't Wait" cards so businesses can open their toilets for usage without the need for unnecessary explanation.

Not for You Campaign w/ Ayesha Waja: December 11, 2020

Not for You Campaign w/ Ayesha Waja: December 11, 2020 Not for You Campaign w/ Ayesha Waja: December 11, 2020, 12.43 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

Jade talks to DJ and producer Ayesha Waja on her campaign "Not for You," and her and other female DJ's speaking up about harassment and discrimination being a female in the music industry.

Alcohol Consumption During The Holiday Period w/ Cath Edmondson: December 11, 2020

Alcohol Consumption During The Holiday Period w/ Cath Edmondson: December 11, 2020 Alcohol Consumption During The Holiday Period w/ Cath Edmondson: December 11, 2020, 23.29 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

With the holiday season bring a number of occasions where alcohol consumption is prevalent, there are a number of risks and factors at play. James talks to Cath Edmondson, the general manger of policy, research and advice at the Health Promotion Agency about a range of areas relating to alcohol consumption.

Aerial Rat Traps w/ Kiri Allan: December 11, 2020

Aerial Rat Traps w/ Kiri Allan: December 11, 2020 Aerial Rat Traps w/ Kiri Allan: December 11, 2020, 16.44 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

The Department of Conservation and Predator Free 2050  ltd have placed support in a biodegradable rat trap which would be distribtued in areas hard to reach by foot. To hear more about developments surrounding the trap, James talks to Minister of Conservation, Kiri Allan, about the trap and its progression.

Australian Independent Journalism w/ Richard Pamatatau: December 11, 2020

Australian Independent Journalism w/ Richard Pamatatau: December 11, 2020 Australian Independent Journalism w/ Richard Pamatatau: December 11, 2020, 21.21 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

With Australian goverment to debate law this week, Facebook and Alphabet, Google's parent company, could soon have to be paying for news to be on their platforms. With heavy oppoistion from the two companies, James discusses with Richard Pamatatau, a journalism lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, a range of possiblities that could stem from this situation.

The Wire with James: December 11, 2020

The Wire with James: December 11, 2020 The Wire with James: December 11, 2020, 107.32 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

This week in studio it is just James and Jade, who bring you a range of different stories to finish off the week.

James starts off with a piece about alcohol consumption with Cath Edmonson from the Health Promotion Agency.

James then also talks to Minister of Conservation, Kiri Allan, about a new type of biodegradable rat trap.

Jade talks to Doctor Richard Stein and Mayor of lower Hutt, Campbell Barry, about their support for the 'I Can't Wait' campain which advocates for people with Crohn's disease and other urgent needs for the bathroom.

Jade then also talks ot Ayesha Waja about her campaign 'Not For You' where they discuss harrassment and discrimination in the music industry.

James talks to Auckland Univeristy of Techonology journalism lecturer, Richard Pamatau, abour Australia's potential independent journalism laws.

Labour's Andrew Little: 10th December 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: 10th December 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: 10th December 2020, 20.87 MB
Thu 10 Dec 2020

On their weekly chat, Justin talked to the Minister Responsible for SIS and GCSB Andrew Little about the Royal Commission report into the Christchurch terror attack, on the part of the security agencies and the Commission's recommendations.  Minister Little is also in charge of coordinating the government's reponse to the report.

Neighbourhood Watch: 10th December 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: 10th December 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: 10th December 2020, 17.66 MB
Thu 10 Dec 2020

Justin and Zoe talked about the federal government's failed attempt to extend a cashless debit card scheme for welfare recipients, protests against a gas well project on aboriginal land in western New South Wales, and a failed motion to exclude police and prison officers in Sydney's Mardi Gras.

Royal Commission Inquiry and Censorship with Melissa Lee: December 10, 2020

Royal Commission Inquiry and Censorship with Melissa Lee: December 10, 2020 Royal Commission Inquiry and Censorship with Melissa Lee: December 10, 2020, 33.4 MB
Thu 10 Dec 2020

Ayana talked with National Party Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities and Broadcast and Media about whether we should censor racist content on film, video and media following the recommendations of the Royal Commission Inquiry into the Christchurch attacks.

Chief Censor David Shanks gave a statement on the inquiry recommendations. 

Christchurch Attack Royal Commission Inquiry with Chris Wilson: December 10, 2020

Christchurch Attack Royal Commission Inquiry with Chris Wilson: December 10, 2020 Christchurch Attack Royal Commission Inquiry with Chris Wilson: December 10, 2020, 24.22 MB
Thu 10 Dec 2020

Justin talked with University of Auckland Senior Politics Lecturer Chris Wilson on his thoughts on the report and whether it could prevent the spread of right-wing extremism.

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 

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.

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.

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.


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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.

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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. 

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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