Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show. Your hosts Joe Wickins, Casper McGuire, Emilia Sullivan, Stella Huggins, and Liam Hansen focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
In the mid-20th century, hundreds of Banabans were displaced from Banaba Island to Fiji’s Rabi Island due to the devastating impacts of phosphate mining. Today, Banabans on Rabi continue to face discrimination as a partially self-governing entity falling between the cracks of Fiji and Kiribati. Their stories remain largely unheard in Aotearoa New Zealand, where the benefits of mining allowed the British to advance their colonisation and kickstart New Zealand’s agricultural sector.
95bFM digital subeditor Stella Huggins speaks to Katja Phutaraksa Neef, Erin and Banaban delegate Jack, about the forced displacement of the Banaban community and their ongoing human rights struggles, as well as their new art exhibition titled "Justice for Rabi: The Story of Banaba".
Tohorā (southern right whales) are travelling further north and south to forage for food across the Southern Ocean. Researchers say these changes have been occurring over the past 30 years, following a lengthy period of "remarkable consistency" in whale feeding ranges dating back to the 1700s.
Joe speaks to Emma Carroll from the University of Auckland on this matter.
Cyclone Gabrielle trail of destruction has presented a major political dilemma for the government, that being how will Aotearoa pay for the damage? Joe spoke to Jonathan Barrett, Associate Professor in Commercial Law and Taxation at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington on this matter.
Joe looks at temporary flood levy’s for higher earners due to damages caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. Joe speaks to Jonathan Barrett, Associate Professor in Commercial Law and Taxation at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington
Stella then speaks to Gaby Evans, a Communications Intern at Able, about the perspective of someone who’s deaf and uses captions, as the Listen Up conference is happening very soon in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Arno chats to Professor Simon Malpas of the University of Auckland’s Implantable Devices Group about one of the world’s first brain-implantable devices for people suffering from hydrocephalus.
Stella talks to Katja Phutaraksa Neef, Erin and Banaban delegate Jack about the forced displacement of the Banaban community and their ongoing human rights struggles as well as a new art exhibition titled "Justice for Rabi: The Story of Banaba".
Finally, Joe speaks to Emma Carroll from the University of Auckland about climate change pushing Tohorā southern whales to forage further for food.
Today on the Tuesday Wire Milly speaks to Xavier Walsh co-president of Unite Unions, a union organisation representing workers in both the hospitality and entertainment industries. The organisation is behind some highly sucessful wins such as abolishing the zero-hour contract for fast food workers, and is currrently leading the change on fair pay agreements for hospitality workers. Milly explores the importance of the ability to unionize with Xavier.
News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to ACT’s Karen Chhour about a 14,500 strong petition to amend disability accessibility legislation that was delivered to parliament and claims of heightened crime in Cyclone-Affected Hawkes Bay and Tairāwhiti.
In times of crisis, arts, culture and creative experiences play an essential role. But according to James Wenley, a lecturer in the theatre programme at Victoria University of Wellington, the arts and culture in Aotearoa are in a cycle of crisis.
Why are we in this cycle? And how do we break out of it? Daniel Teunissen spoke to Wenleyabout this.
In their weekly catch up, Hanna Thompson spoke to with Te Pāti Māori Tāmaki Makaurau candidate Takutai Kemp. They disucssed the party's kaupapa as a movement towards mana motuhake, whether Te Pāti Māori was excluded from tomorrow's General Election debate at the University of Auckland, controversy over Three Waters, and finding community and mana motuhake in Te Matatini celebrations.
Joe looks into why we chase wellbeing and how it may be unhealthy for us. He speaks to Steven Jackson, Professor of Sport Policy and Politics at the University of Otago on the matter. Joe also looks into sportswashing in relation to the Womens FIFA World Cup, he speaks to Dr Marilyn Giroux, senior marketing lecturer in Business and Economics at the University of Auckland on the matter.
Daniel brings us City Counselling with Mike Lee, they speak about inner west cycle lanes and street improvements. He also speaks to Philosophy Professor Robert Sparrow from Monash University about the ethics of our relationship with robots.
A question that sparks curiousity and contradiction is, are we in the midst of a wellbeing pandemic? The question may seem curious, even contradictory. Researchers say that if we look around us, the concept is everywhere and spreading in the media, in government institutions and transnational organisations, in schools, in workplaces, and in the marketplace
Joe spoke to Steven Jackson, Professor of Sport Policy and Politics at the University of Otago to get some insight on this matter.
For this week's City Counselling segment Simon spoke with Waitakare Councillor Shane Henderson. Shane has been out in the community discussing the budget and getting feedback on the proposed cuts from residents in Waitakere. Simon started by asking Shane how the feeling is in the Waitakere community towards the budget.
In this week’s chat with the co-leader of the Green Party, Emilia spoke with James Shaw about this week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shows we only have a small window remaining to avoid the planet warming 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and how his party thinks our progress on emissions reductions has gone.
This week on Dear Science Joel brings the listeners a fungi special, making a better name for fungi than the hit TV series The Last of Us has. From being forest farmers, food sources and carbon soakers, to in our everyday medicines keeping us alive, Joel delves in to the special world of fungi and all they have to offer!
In their first weekly interview of this year, Emilia Sullivan chats with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about Chris Hipkins’ so-called policy bonfire, the debate around mitigation and adaptation policies, and the importance of amplifying the youth voice in politics.
This week on Dear Science, Beth and Milly talk to Allan Blackman about all things cutting-edge. New research reveals that too much of a good thing can be bad, with scientists proving that oxygen in high amounts can cause cell damage. A new discovery in the world of insulin has shown that the medicine used to treat type one diabetes could be made even more effective, and finally, scientists edge closer to a new room temperature superconductor - however not without some doubts.
This week on the Thursday Wire's weekly catch-up with Labour's Andrew Little, Spike asks about the Defence Force's ongoing support for regions affected by Cyclone Gabrielle, and public servants' political neutrality code of conduct.
This week on Dear Science Milly and Beth are joined by Joel Rindelaub the day after his birthday to talk all things science! Sleep masks are proven to work in a study exploring human sensitivity to light, then it's out to space where the James Webb telescope has made some more puzzling discoveries: this time it's galaxies that are far bigger than we thought they would be, and finally finishing off with the fact than anyone can be good at maths, we just need good teachers + tutors + working hard.
This week for Dear Science, Milly and Beth are joined by Allan Blackman in the studio to talk about the controversial Theraputic Products Bill, which passed in a landslide vote in parliment however, has been met with thousands of submissions against. Allan also shares some fantastic news about a 19-month-old whose life has been saved by a revolutionary genetic intervention, as well as an exciting prospect of medicines being able to counteract poisoning by smoke inhalation.
When you think of the word 'slash', the guitarist of Guns and Roses may come to mind. Today we are talking about a different type of slash. However, coincidently Slash did release a song last year titled 'The River Is Rising', which is what our slash has to do with. Slash is the name of the forest waste and excess timbre left from harvests.
Isla and Stella chatted with environmental scientist Elliot Stevens about the future direction of slash and catchment management following the events of cyclone Gabrielle which saw slash washed up in flood waters.