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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.

The Wire with Stewart: October 31, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: October 31, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: October 31, 2019, 101.5 MB
Thu 31 Oct 2019

It's a spooky, Halloween-edition of The Thursday Wire today! And by that we mean Brexit's been delayed.. again. 

On today's show:

  • Mary-Margaret speaks to academic Neal Curtis about Twitter banning political advertising.
  • Then, Andrew Little is back for his weekly chat. Today, an update on the gun buyback, a response to National’s welfare announcements, and should the government ban conversion therapy. Spoiler, yes. 
  • Plus, for International Desk: Brexit has been delayed again and the UK is going to the polls… Justin gives you all the information you need.
  • Then, Mary-Margaret talks to Emmy Rakete about the Prisoner Correspondence Network
  • And finally, Neighbourhood Watch… Why Aussies might soon need to use facial recognition to watch online pornography.

All that plus poll position, and why do all our listeners seem to be in a Midsommer-esque cult?

Join host Stewart Sowman-Lund for the Thursday Wire! 

Justin's International Desk: 31st October 2019

Justin's International Desk: 31st October 2019 Justin's International Desk: 31st October 2019, 13.09 MB
Thu 31 Oct 2019

The European Union has granted a three month extension to Brexit, until the 31st January next year, while the UK will be having a general election on the 12th December.

31st October will also see the end of current European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's term.  They will be replaced by Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen respectively, starting 1st November.

The Wire with Lillian: October 30, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: October 30, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: October 30, 2019, 111.52 MB
Wed 30 Oct 2019

On the show today we have Dear Science as usual, but the majority of The Wire will be dedicated to a report on the NZ Land Wars commemoration event held in Taranaki this weekend. It is the second Te Pūtake o te Riri - He Rā Maumahara and there was much talk about what we want our future to look like, check out the full report here.

Te Pūtake o te Riri - Te Pūtake o te Maungārongo: Taranaki, October 30, 2019

Te Pūtake o te Riri - Te Pūtake o te Maungārongo: Taranaki, October 30, 2019 Te Pūtake o te Riri - Te Pūtake o te Maungārongo: Taranaki, October 30, 2019, 33.91 MB
Wed 30 Oct 2019

Lillian Hanly takes us through one of the commemoration days for Te Pūtake o te Riri ki Waitara, Taranaki 2019. Lillian hears from the Prime Minister following the pōwhiri, as well as from some of those who organised the event, Ruakere Hond and Wharehoka Wano, Kelvin Day, manager of Puke Ariki, others who attended for different reasons - Ngahuia Murphy and Jess Mio, and from Mahanga Pihama who directed the NZ Wars: Stories from Waitara documentary now on RNZ. She finishes by asking how we can all contribute to that mahi that needs to happen in recognising this history, being accountable for it, and taking it with us in the reconciliation process. 

 

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The Tuesday Wire: October 29, 2019

The Tuesday Wire: October 29, 2019 The Tuesday Wire: October 29, 2019, 103.18 MB
Tue 29 Oct 2019

You've found the full show podcast for The Tuesday Wire for the 29th October, 2019. 

Go ahead give it a listen! It contains lots of learning for all your learning needs. Come and listen and learn about the 1919 Women's Parliamentary Rights Act, the Circular Economy and Underwater Aquifiers. 

A big thank you to everyone who made the show happen. 

Going Round in Circles (In a Good Way) w/ Louise Nash; October 29, 2019

Going Round in Circles (In a Good Way) w/ Louise Nash; October 29, 2019 Going Round in Circles (In a Good Way) w/ Louise Nash; October 29, 2019 , 12.41 MB
Tue 29 Oct 2019

Auckland companies have been invited to take part in XLabs, a new programme to help businesses build a more economically and environmentally sustainable future for themselves and the region.

XLabs will be Auckland’s first circular economy lab, happening in February and March 2020 - a series of five one-day workshops and two events, that teaches businesses how to use circular economy principles to solve business challenges.

Hosted by ATEED and Circularity, Oscar Perress talked to Louise Nash, of Circularity, about the circular economy and the workshops. 

Neutral corner: 25th October, 2019

Neutral corner: 25th October, 2019 Neutral corner: 25th October, 2019, 14.19 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Neutral corner for this week returns to Northern Syria for analysis of the media coverage of a meeting between Russia and Turkey to decide the future of the region amidst the withdrawal of American troops.

The Wire with Laura: 25th of October, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 25th of October, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 25th of October, 2019, 105.76 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

On this weeks Friday Wire!

The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins Laura Kvigstad. They chat about the partnership visa that has been labeled as racist by the Indian community, then Denise tells us how the government has made a step in the right direction by giving an interium period for the farming industry to not pay for carbon emissions and finally they finish off by discussing the End of Life Choice Bill being voted to go to referendum.

After that, Producer. Bronnie Wilde speaks to Peter Lucas, CEO of Te Hiku media about their digital language platform, “Papa reo”. 

Next, Tuwhenuroa Natanahira gives us a report on the Law Societies recent submission on gun law reform. Tu touches on the concerns from the Law Society in regards to the seemingly broad convictions that could prohibit a person getting a gun license, the proposed punitive response to illegal gun possession, and how a toy gun could be penalised. 

Finally, Ben Goldson revists Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring where they are occupying Northern Syria. He fills us in on all the recent developments.

Peter Lucas on "Papa Reo": October 25, 2019

Peter Lucas on "Papa Reo": October 25, 2019 Peter Lucas on "Papa Reo": October 25, 2019, 15.09 MB
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Bronnie speaks to peter Lucas, CEO of Te Hiku media about their digital language platform, “Papa reo”

I/v with David Seymour - End of Life Choice heading for referendum: October 24, 2019

I/v with David Seymour - End of Life Choice heading for referendum: October 24, 2019 I/v with David Seymour - End of Life Choice heading for referendum: October 24, 2019, 8.42 MB
Thu 24 Oct 2019

Last night, David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill was back in Parliament - but not for its third reading. MPs were debating whether to send the bill to a public referendum at the next election, should it enter into force. That’s the result of NZ First promising they would only support the bill at third reading if a referendum is agreed to. Last night’s vote resulted in a close 63-57 vote, with NZ First’s 8 votes proving crucial. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to ACT party leader David Seymour to get his thoughts and started by asking him if the vote went the way he thought it would. 

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

The Green Desk: November 12, 2019

The Green Desk: November 12, 2019 The Green Desk: November 12, 2019, 29.13 MB
Tue 12 Nov 2019

At the Green Desk today, we talk to Dr Julia Albrecht about the Tiaki Promise and about making a sustainable future for the tourism industry. Tune in to find out more! 

 

The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019

The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019 The Zero Carbon Act: November 11, 2019, 14.33 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

Last Thursday the Zero Carbon Bill was passed into legislation by a unanimous vote in Parliament. Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the law and what impact it will have on the global movement for climate change action. 

The Big Q: Can we avoid the looming climate wars? November 11, 2019

The Big Q: Can we avoid the looming climate wars? November 11, 2019 The Big Q: Can we avoid the looming climate wars? November 11, 2019, 19.84 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

Our options as a humanity may be dwindling in the face of climate change. The coming changes may completely alter the world as we know it with collapsed ecosystems, mass immigration of climate refugees, and more devastating wars over basic necessities such as food and water. Maria Armoudian speaks to veteran journalist Gwynne Dyer about the scenarios we face with climate change and the options for humanity.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org