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Oxfam Report w/ Jason Myers: January 17, 2023

Oxfam Report w/ Jason Myers: January 17, 2023 Oxfam Report w/ Jason Myers: January 17, 2023, 17.18 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Casper spoke with Jason Myers from Oxfam regarding a recent report commenting on the richest 1% of the world's population, that hold almost twice as much money as the bottom 99% of the population. 

Wisewool Industry w/ Henry Hansen: January 17, 2023

Wisewool Industry w/ Henry Hansen: January 17, 2023 Wisewool Industry w/ Henry Hansen: January 17, 2023, 13.13 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Milly spoke with Henry Hansen the CEO of Wisewool a company spearheading a project to boost the New Zealand wool industry. They discuss the $790,000 granted towards the project from the Ministry for Primary Industries and the possibilities when it comes to the use of strong wool. 

Lake Snow w/ Sandra Wotherspoon: January 17, 2023

Lake Snow w/ Sandra Wotherspoon: January 17, 2023 Lake Snow w/ Sandra Wotherspoon: January 17, 2023 , 13.78 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

Lake Snow is a phenomena that is being seen in our alpine lakes across Aotearoa. Milly spoke to Sandra Wotherspoon from the Department of Conservation about what Lake Snow is and how to prevent the spread of this to our Tapu lakes in the alpines. 

The Wire w/ Spike: January 16, 2023

The Wire w/ Spike: January 16, 2023 The Wire w/ Spike: January 16, 2023, 104.03 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday:

Arno speaks to journalist Rod Oram about the current state of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Spike speaks to Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster about the rise of data breaches affecting New Zealand organisations and companies in 2022, along with an increase in malicious attacks.

Arno also speaks to Shamubeel Yakub about the continuing cost of living crisis, its causes, and how it might affect us into the future.  

Cost of Living Crisis w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: 16 January, 2023

Cost of Living Crisis w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: 16 January, 2023 Cost of Living Crisis w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: 16 January, 2023, 8.33 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

The cost of living crisis has been plaguing a post-Covid New Zealand for years now, with a record 11% increase in grocery supplier costs last year. In addition the New Zealand dollar is not doing well internationally. 

Arno spoke with economist Shamubeel Eaqub to find out more about this crisis. He started off by asking how increased costs further up in the supply chain would affect everyday grocery prices. Also covered were tips for Kiwis going forward.

 

Data Breaches w/ Michael Webster: January 16, 2023

Data Breaches w/ Michael Webster: January 16, 2023 Data Breaches w/ Michael Webster: January 16, 2023, 15.13 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

Spike speaks to Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster about the increase of data breaches in New Zealand over 2022. 

Ukraine State of Affairs w/ Rod Oram: 16 January, 2023

Ukraine State of Affairs w/ Rod Oram: 16 January, 2023 Ukraine State of Affairs w/ Rod Oram: 16 January, 2023, 17.43 MB
Mon 16 Jan 2023

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has been going on a lot longer than most expected. This war has been marked by innovative technology and a far stronger resistance to the invasion than previously imagined. Arno spoke to journalist of economics and politics Rod Oram to get an update on the latest occurrences in the conflict. 

 

Arno started off by asking about the casualties on both sides, to find out who currently has the upper hand in this conflict.

The impact of budget cuts within the arts w/ Lauren Whitey, Mark Harvey & Cat Ruka: December 16, 2022

The impact of budget cuts within the arts w/ Lauren Whitey, Mark Harvey & Cat Ruka: December 16, 2022 The impact of budget cuts within the arts w/ Lauren Whitey, Mark Harvey & Cat Ruka: December 16, 2022, 46.09 MB
Fri 16 Dec 2022

Mayor Brown' draft for the annual 2023/24 budget includes drastic cuts for the arts. The plan is to stop regional grants for arts, events, community recreation and heritage. 8 million in total. And the removal of 20 million from community and social development programmes, which includes art events, education programmes and community programmes.

Daniel spoke with Lauren Whitney general manager of New Zealand comedy trust, an organisation that produces the New Zealand international comedy festival and supports the comedy industry.

Daniel also spoke with Mark Harvey who is part of Arts Makers Aotearoa, which was formed by a group of arts makers who are concerned about the lack of support for the arts in this country and he is also part the creative arts industries faculty at the university of auckland 

Lastly Daniel spoke with Cat Ruka the executive director of Basement Theater.

We spoke about the impact of these plans on the city of auckland and the consequences these plans will have for individual and community wellbeing and mental health. And what is exactly the intrinsic value of art?   

The Wire w/ Joe: December 16, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: December 16, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: December 16, 2022, 108.9 MB
Fri 16 Dec 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāmere Friday!

David brings us City Counselling, our regular segment with Auckland Councillor with Mike Lee. This week they discussed the Auckland Council’s draft proposal for the 2023/2024 budget. 

Daniel looks at cuts in Art Funding but with a focus on the comedy and theatre community. He spoke to Lauren Whitney, the General Manager of the New Zealand Comedy Trust, Mark Harvey who is part of Arts Makers Aotearoa and Cat Ruka, the Executive Director of Basement Theater

We bring you The Best of The Wire from 2022 as well, where we recap the year that was in news and current affairs. We revisit our interviews with Dr Nic Rawlence, from the paelogenetics lab at the University of Otago, about all the fossil related chats we’ve had throughout the duration of this year.

David speaks to Professor Corinne Seals, an Applied Linguistics Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, about the Ukrainian language and culture seeing a renaissance in the face of Russian aggression.

And our youngest reporter, Iris Butler, interviews the Hamilton City Council about Lime scooters in the Waikato River.

That's us for the last Friday Wire of 2022!

Lime Scooters in the Waikato River w/ Kelvin Powell: December 16, 2022

Lime Scooters in the Waikato River w/ Kelvin Powell: December 16, 2022 Lime Scooters in the Waikato River w/ Kelvin Powell: December 16, 2022, 3.65 MB
Fri 16 Dec 2022

95bFM's youngest reporter, Iris Butler, interviews the Kelvin Powell of the Hamilton City Council about Lime scooters in the Waikato River.