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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. 

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.

Holiday Mental Health Support w/ 0800 What's Up

Holiday Mental Health Support w/ 0800 What's Up Holiday Mental Health Support w/ 0800 What's Up, 19.06 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2022

While the rest of the country closes shop over the holiday season, mental health helplines remain open - including on public holidays. 0800 What's Up, a helpline and chat service for rangatahi, are keeping their phone lines running to meet not only existing needs, but also to address the additional distress the holiday season can bring for some. 

Hanna spoke to Ban, What's Up's Team Leader, about the services they provide, why they are continuing to provide help over the holidays, and how the crisis in mental healthcare exerts pressure on helplines.

The Wire w/ Liam: December 15, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: December 15, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: December 15, 2022, 105.71 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2022

It's the best of The Wire! We have a few new pieces, and take a look back at some of our favourites from 2022.

We take a look back at Tuva’as live and in person chat with Health Minister Andrew Little from June of this year,

I’ll also be replaying my chat with Taylor McGregor from Save our Venues about the importance of small music videos and the struggles this year has seen them put through,

Hanna is speaking to 0800 What’s Up about mental health support during the holiday season,

We also have a Tomorrow's World about Blood Transfusion, 

And lastly I’ll be talking to Cameron Adams for our last Eurovision of 2022!

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: December 15, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: December 15, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: December 15, 2022, 15.11 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2022

With the Russia-Ukraine war, a continent wide economic crisis, and political turmoil throughout many prominent countries - it’s been a very eventful year for Europe. 

We’ve had bFM correspondent Cameron ADams keeping us updated on the happenings of Europe for nearly all of 2022, and he’s come on for the last time this year to discuss what’s been happening this week, and to take a look back at all that’s happened over the past twelve months.

 

The Wire with Jessica: December 14, 2022

The Wire with Jessica: December 14, 2022 The Wire with Jessica: December 14, 2022, 43.41 MB
Wed 14 Dec 2022

For their final interview this year, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to ACT's Brooke Van velden about the Government's expansion to the immigration fast track list. They also discussed Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenksy addressing Aotearoa’s parliament and what we can expect from the ACT Party next year. 

Then she spoke to Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker about how people can minimise the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 this summer. 

And for our Best of the Wire special, we recapped the year that was in news and current affairs. This year, Emilia Sullivan spoke to Geoff McLay from Victoria University Law School about the Supreme Court hearing arguments in a case against Aotearoa’s seven largest polluting companies. On Eurovision, our Europe Correspondent, Cameron Adams, spoke to Emillia about Russia’s mobilisation and so-called annexation referendums in Ukraine. And on The Green Desk, Frances spoke to Gabrielle Feather, a PhD student at the University of Tasmania about the changing climate and its connection to mental health.

 

Minimising the Risk of Spreading Covid-19 This Summer w/ Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker: 14th December, 2022

Minimising the Risk of Spreading Covid-19 This Summer w/ Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker: 14th December, 2022 Minimising the Risk of Spreading Covid-19 This Summer w/ Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker: 14th December, 2022, 5.87 MB
Wed 14 Dec 2022

The holiday season is approaching us, but one thing that’s not on anyone's Christmas wish list is Covid-19.

Health officials have warned that over the summer, Covid-19 case numbers could peak at more than 11,000 a day with a hundred hospitalisations each day. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker about how people can minimise the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 this summer. 

She started off their interview by asking what is expected to cause this influx in case numbers?

The Wire with Jessica: December 12, 2022

The Wire with Jessica: December 12, 2022 The Wire with Jessica: December 12, 2022, 105.88 MB
Mon 12 Dec 2022

For Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins speaks to Professor in Critical Health Psychology at Massey University, Sarah Riley about Menstruation Tracking Apps.

And the Wire team brings you the best of the Monday Wire, recapping the year that was in news and current affairs.

This year, Stella Huggins spoke to former Auckland Deputy Mayor, Penny Hulse about an ongoing review on the future of local government. 

We revisit Aotearoa becoming the first country in the world to have explicitly legalised drug checking. Spike Keith spoke to Know Your Stuff’s Brin Ryder about drug testing services at summer festivals. 

Spike also interviewed the NZ Drug Foundation’s Sarah Helm about their findings that overdose deaths in the past five years have increased by 50%.

And finally, we look back at Stella's interview with Chris Wilson, a Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, about his report on his colleague James Halpin, infiltrating Action Zelandia, a far-right extremist group in Aotearoa.