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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Sherry Zhang, Justin Wong Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Full Reinstatement of 90 Day Trials: Yes or No?: June 5, 2020

Full Reinstatement of 90 Day Trials: Yes or No?: June 5, 2020 Full Reinstatement of 90 Day Trials: Yes or No?: June 5, 2020, 8.16 MB
Fri 5 Jun 2020

The National Party's workplace relations and safety spokesperson Dan Bidios has made a call that 90 Day Trials should be fully reinstated to give employers more confidence in hiring following the economic fall out of Covid-19. Jemima speaks to Dan Bidois and E Tū Union's National Industrial Officer, Paul Tolich, about 90 Day Trials and whether a full reinstatement of the scheme is in the best interests of the employer and the employee. 

The Screen Industry Worker's Bill, A Brief History: June 3, 2020

The Screen Industry Worker's Bill, A Brief History: June 3, 2020 The Screen Industry Worker's Bill, A Brief History: June 3, 2020, 4.84 MB
Wed 3 Jun 2020

With crews for Avatar 2 arriving in New Zealand earlier this week, it’s worth looking back at the government’s complicated relationship with Hollywood and the bill that’s currently going through parliament. Felix Walton gave a little bit of a rundown.

 

White Violence and White Fragility: June 3, 2020

White Violence and White Fragility: June 3, 2020 White Violence and White Fragility: June 3, 2020, 122.9 MB
Wed 3 Jun 2020

On the 25th May George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in America. Another in a long line of police murders in which Black people are systematically targeted - demonized, you could say, since deliberate racist and genocidal actions deemed an entire nation as less than human. 

Two days later here in Aotearoa, MP Judith Collins said she was 'sick of being demonised for her ethnicity'. 

What does it actually mean to be demonised for your ethnicity? And how are white supremacy, white privilege, white violence and white fragility at play here? 

Lillian Hanly takes us through some of these issues. 

The Wire with Lillian: June 3, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: June 3, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: June 3, 2020, 107.38 MB
Wed 3 Jun 2020

We have Dear Science with Allan Blackman today, talking about the ozone layer, hydroxychloroquine and cicada wings.

Felix brings us a report on the workers bill going through parliament right now that will make some changes in the screen industry.

Lillian goes through some conversations around whiteness and white supremacy , following on from the murder of George Floyd, and then also looking at own backyard here in Aotearoa.

Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020

Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020 Justin's International Desk: 2nd June 2020, 11.28 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

International Desk gives the latest updates on the protests responding the death of Minnesota man George Floyd.

Armed Police Trials w/ Chester Borrows: 2nd June 2020

Armed Police Trials w/ Chester Borrows: 2nd June 2020 Armed Police Trials w/ Chester Borrows: 2nd June 2020, 19.66 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Justin Wong spoke to former National MP and head of the government's Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group Chester Borrows about the Armed Police trials, after Radio New Zealand and Newshub found it did not consult Maori and were not used to tackle seious crime.

A Public Holiday for the Land Wars: 2nd June 2020

A Public Holiday for the Land Wars: 2nd June 2020 A Public Holiday for the Land Wars: 2nd June 2020, 36.89 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Sherry Zhang spoke with Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon about his proposal of having a public holiday meorializing the New Zealand Land Wars.

A Fund for Women: 2nd June 2020

A Fund for Women: 2nd June 2020 A Fund for Women: 2nd June 2020, 13.88 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Jemima Huston talked to Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter about a 1 million dollar fund supporting organisations that support women.

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 2nd June 2020

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 2nd June 2020 The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 2nd June 2020, 99.48 MB
Tue 2 Jun 2020

Justin Wong spoke to former National MP and head of the government's criminal justice advisory reform group Chester Borrows about the police's Armed Response Team trials.

Sherry Zhang talked to Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon about the idea of setting up a public holiday commemorating the New Zealand Land Wars.

International Desk updates on the protests responding to the death of George Floyd in the United States.

Jemima Huston spoke to Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter about a fund supporting organizations for women.

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin on Student Accommodation: Friday the 29th of May

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin on Student Accommodation: Friday the 29th of May Isabella Lenihan-Ikin on Student Accommodation: Friday the 29th of May, 19.71 MB
Fri 29 May 2020

The Green Party of Aotearoa is working on an inquiry group into Student Accommodation, a sector of tertiary education that is unfairly under-regulated for students, & this has been exposed more than ever amongst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Producer Louis Laws got in touch with Isabella Leninhin-Ikin, President of the New Zealand Union of Students Associations, who talks about NZUSAs stance, & also her own personal experience in a hall of residence.

 

Justin's International Desk: 7th July 2020

Justin's International Desk: 7th July 2020 Justin's International Desk: 7th July 2020, 21.16 MB
Tue 7 Jul 2020

International Desk reports on the local and international reaction to Hong Kong's new national security law.

The Green Desk w/ Kepa Morgan; July 7, 2020

The Green Desk w/ Kepa Morgan; July 7, 2020 The Green Desk w/ Kepa Morgan; July 7, 2020, 25.18 MB
Tue 7 Jul 2020

This week on The Green Desk, 95bFM reporter Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Kepa Morgan about a Māori approach to understanding and restoring the vitality of ecosystems in Aotearoa. 

The Big Q: Will Trump continue to limit immigration in light of COVID-19? July 6, 2020

The Big Q: Will Trump continue to limit immigration in light of COVID-19? July 6, 2020 The Big Q: Will Trump continue to limit immigration in light of COVID-19? July 6, 2020, 34.39 MB
Mon 6 Jul 2020

One of the most fundamental features of the Trump Administration is a policy of limiting immigration and reversing previous US policy on work visas, asylum, and deportation. Will Trump continue to limit immigration in light of recent US Supreme Court decisions and the Covid-19 Pandemic? Doug Becker speaks with Peter J. Spiro and Hiroshi Motomura.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

The Southern Cross: July 6th, 2020

The Southern Cross: July 6th, 2020 The Southern Cross: July 6th, 2020, 26.35 MB
Mon 6 Jul 2020

On today's Southern Cross, Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, reflecting on his experience as a journalist on Rainbow Warrior, we follow up on domestic violence in PNG, and journalism in West Papua.

'Waka jumping' Bill, RMA reforms and Guaranteed Minimum Income: July 6th, 2020

'Waka jumping' Bill, RMA reforms and Guaranteed Minimum Income: July 6th, 2020 'Waka jumping' Bill, RMA reforms and Guaranteed Minimum Income: July 6th, 2020 , 24.6 MB
Mon 6 Jul 2020

This week Sherry Zhang talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw, on the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act. This means members of parliament can’t change political parties once they enter parliament, and party leader are able to kick out MP's if they reasonably believe they disproportionately affect the proportion of parliament.

NZ First's Tracey Martin on the difficulties and successes of MMP: July 1, 2020

NZ First's Tracey Martin on the difficulties and successes of MMP: July 1, 2020 NZ First's Tracey Martin on the difficulties and successes of MMP: July 1, 2020, 18.2 MB
Fri 3 Jul 2020

The first part of a longer conversation with NZ First MP Tracey Martin regarding this government term and whether the MMP government has been a success. They discuss major issues that the coalition government has had to respond to and what lessons she will take into a possible next term.

Justin's International Desk: 2nd July 2020

Justin's International Desk: 2nd July 2020 Justin's International Desk: 2nd July 2020, 21 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

International Desk reports on the details of the national security law imposed in Hong Kong by China.

Neighbourhood Watch: July 2, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: July 2, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: July 2, 2020, 13.05 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

In this week's Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe explains a second wave of COVID-19 happening in Victoria and New South Wales, and we find out where funding for the arts is going at the moment.

Labour's Andrew Little: July 2, 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: July 2, 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: July 2, 2020, 19.17 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

Mary-Margaret speaks to the Justice Minister about yesterday’s opening of the New Zealand Criminal Cases Review Commission, and the restoration of the right to legal representation in the family court. They also have a more holistic discussion about making the justice system less 'homogenous', as Andrew describes it.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020, 27.63 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

Allan Blackman talks to first-time segment host Felix Walton (how novel!) about the news that the world's second largest Ebola outbreak is finally over, the doctor who pioneered hand-washing, and possible evidence that deep red light could improve declining eyesight.