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.
- NZEI head Mark Potter about the new classroom ratio announcement
- Professor Margaret Mutu about tino rangatiratanga and the effort to undermine Te Tiriti
- and Greenpeace campaigner Ellie Hooper about bottom trawling in the Hauraki Gulf
Simon speaks to:
- Councillor Shane Henderson about the flood response report, West Coast beaches and AT's parking strategy
- Associate Professor Margaret Stanley about wallaby population control in Otago
- and Dr. Simon Wilmot about his new documentary documenting the stories of four Muslim ANZAC soldiers
and on Eurovision:
- David speaks to our European correspondent Cameron Adams about the state of the Ukraine war, Germany legalising cannabis, the fallout of French pension reforms, and the ESA sending a probe to one of Jupiter's moons
Crescent Under The Southern Cross is a short documentary that tells the story of four muslim men who fought in the Australian Defence Forces in World War Two. Dr Simon Wilmot directed and produced the documentary and in this two part interview he talks in depth about how these men ended up in Australia, the immigration policies that they faced at the time, the role they played in the war, as well as why it is important to tell their stories. In part one Dr. Wilmot discusses how these men arrived in Australia, how they ended up in the Defence Forces, and the important missions they were involved in.
Tune in next week for part two where he talks about how these men were received when they arrived back in Australia after the war, as well as the implications of the white Australia immigration policy that was in force at the time, and why this story is an important part of Australian history.
After weeks of action from teacher unions, Minister of Education Jan Tinetti has announced a plan to reduce classroom ratios for Year 4-8 classes. Spike speaks to the head of the New Zealand Education Institute Mark Potter about the announcement and what more needs to be done.
This week on Eurovision, David speaks to our European correspondent Cameron Adams about the state of the Ukraine war, Germany legalising cannabis, the fallout of French pension reforms, and the European Space Agency sending a probe to one of Jupiter's moons.
In our monthly catch-up with the Auckland University Students' Association, Andre Fa'aoso chatted to AUSA President Alan Shaker about their free-fares campaign, issues with internet access on campus, and AUSA's upcoming International Week.
If you have been exposed to negative news about vaccine side-effects, you are more likely to be affected by them. This is known as the nocebo effect.
Dr Kate MacKrill, health psychologist at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, has been studying the nocebo effect in context of Covid-19 vaccinations and has made some startling discoveries.
Her research shows people are markedly more likely to receive negative side effects from vaccines after seeing bad things about them in the media.
Arno started the interview by asking what the nocebo effect is.
Feral cat hunting was a prize category at the North Canterbury Hunting Competition up until today, when public backlash caused event organisers to remove the category.
Arno spoke to Will Appelbe from Save Animals From Exploitation, abbreviated as SAFE, to find out more about the hunting event and to determine why a competition involving hunting feral cats is inhumane and generally a bad idea.
Arno started the interview by asking what SAFE’s position on the competition was.
Last week Environment Minister David Parker agreed that Auckland Council could have more time to change its planning rules to allow greater intensification but he instructed the council that they had to reduce the amount of impermeable spaces like concrete driveways and plan for a sponge city. Alex Bonham talked to landscape architect Matthew Bradbury, an Associate Professor at Unitect and author of the book Water City what a sponge city is and what it might look like.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Manukau City Councillor Lotu Fuli. Lotu discussed the looming job losses at the council as well as Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson’s comments around trimming the fat and losing some ‘nice to haves’. Simon began by asking Lotu how the budget hole has deepened.
In this week's chat with James Shaw, Emilia Sullivan chats to the Green Party co-leader about his announcement of a $140 million subsidy to NZ Steel to transition away from burning coal, as well as a reflection on last week’s Budget and the Green Party candidate list ahead of the General Election later this year.
Researchers investigating data from commercial fishing vessels have found that bottom trawling activity increases sharply near newly established marine protected areas. The Green Desk's Jack Marshall spoke with Tai Lohrer about his research into the protected areas to find out why.
On Dear Science, Dr Alan Blackman discussed wavy wounds healing faster than straight wounds, Saturn regaining its status as the planet with the most moons in the solar system, and Caltech researchers discovering a way to double the resolution of light microscopes.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Waitākere City Councillor Shane Henderson. Shane spoke in detail about the issues around selling the council’s shares in the airport, as well as the proposed 400 jobs set to be cut by the Auckland City Council. Simon began by asking Shane about how the extended budget shortfall is affecting the budget consultation process.
On the Green Desk for this week, Jack Marshall speaks to the Department of Conservation's Chief Science Advisor Mike Bunce about the role that new and developing technologies have in solving Aotearoa’s biodiversity threats.
The comedy special of everyones favourite segement has finally arrived. This week Joel Rindelaub enlightens the Tuesday Wire team on why we laugh, if being funny makes you hotter and if laughter is the best medicine.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Manukau councillor Lotu Fuli. Lotu discussed the damage caused by Tuesday's floods, as well as the issues around public transport for those wanting to get home after the emergency announcement. Lotu also spoke about Mayor Brown's allegations of voter fraud in South Auckland. Simon began by asking Lotu about the flood damage caused by Tuesday's rain.