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The Big Q: Was the seizing of the US Capitol an attempted coup? January 11, 2021

The Big Q: Was the seizing of the US Capitol an attempted coup? January 11, 2021 The Big Q: Was the seizing of the US Capitol an attempted coup? January 11, 2021, 46.39 MB
Mon 11 Jan 2021

On January 6, a mob emboldened by US President Donald Trump seized control of the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C. in an attempt to block the transition of the Presidency to Joe Biden. These events resembled a coup. How much did this coup attempt resemble others internationally? Is this the beginning of an era of undemocratic actions against peaceful transitions following elections? Doug Becker speaks with Anne Meng and Naunihal Singh.

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

The Big Q: What does it mean to decolonise the language around arms control? January 7, 2021

The Big Q: What does it mean to decolonise the language around arms control? January 7, 2021 The Big Q: What does it mean to decolonise the language around arms control? January 7, 2021, 20.41 MB
Thu 7 Jan 2021

How much of the discourse on nuclear proliferation and other arms control is dominated by western notions, and in particular, a civilisation clash? What would a decolonisation of the discourse on arms control mean for the future of nuclear non-proliferation? Doug Becker speaks with Ritu Mathur. 

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

The Big Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine bring the pandemic under control? January 7, 2021

The Big Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine bring the pandemic under control? January 7, 2021 The Big Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine bring the pandemic under control? January 7, 2021, 18.69 MB
Thu 7 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new high in infections across the US, across Europe and around the world. But good news is on the horizon with the development of several vaccines. But how quickly will the vaccines be distributed? What principles will guide their distribution? And how will the pandemic change public health discourses in the US and around the world? Doug Becker speaks with Mark Peterson and Heather Wipfly.

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

The Big Q: Can peace come to the Western Sahara? January 6, 2021

The Big Q: Can peace come to the Western Sahara? January 6, 2021 The Big Q: Can peace come to the Western Sahara? January 6, 2021, 38.09 MB
Wed 6 Jan 2021

In November last year, a near three decade old ceasefire in the disputed region of Western Sahara was broken and war resumed. This territory has been a tinderbox of conflict since Spain decolonised in 1975. What are the roots of this conflict? Why has conflict reignited? What are the potential pathways to a resolution? Doug Becker speaks with R. Joey Huddleston, Randi Irwin, Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy.

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

The Wire with James: December 18th, 2020

The Wire with James: December 18th, 2020 The Wire with James: December 18th, 2020, 104.34 MB
Fri 18 Dec 2020

Join James, Lyric and Jade for the final wire of 2020, where they play some of their best pieces from this year, ranging from pigs to the depths of the music industry.

Labour's Andrew Little: 17th December 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: 17th December 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: 17th December 2020, 10.55 MB
Thu 17 Dec 2020

Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the government's COVID-19 vaccination programme, and a then-potential agreement over the future of Ihumātao.

Justin's International Desk: December 17th 2020

Justin's International Desk: December 17th 2020 Justin's International Desk: December 17th 2020, 18.38 MB
Thu 17 Dec 2020

International Desk updates on Brexit, as the transition period between the UK and the EU will end on December 31st.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: December 17th 2020

The Thursday Wire with Justin: December 17th 2020 The Thursday Wire with Justin: December 17th 2020, 99.75 MB
Thu 17 Dec 2020

On their weekly chat, Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the government's COVID vaccination programme and a deal over Ihumātao.

International Desk reports on the updates on Brexit.

The Thursday Wire showcases the best of 2020, including Ayana talking to Minister Damien O'Conor over RECP, the Auckland Central candidates' debate, and a January interview with Dr Siousxie Wiles on coronaviruses.

The Wire with Karanama: December 16, 2020

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Wed 16 Dec 2020

It's the final Wednesday Wire of 2020! Today on the show we look at some of the best stories that Bronnie, Felix and Karanama have covered this year, alongside a special 'best of' Dear Science. 

Firstly, we look into some of the most interesting and outright bizaare stories from Marcus Jones and Allan Blackman on Dear Science

Then we replay Felix's report on each political parties youth policies in the build up to the October election

We then look into Bronnies interview with Michael Apathy on Climate Anxiety

Karanama then plays his interview with Tai Tupou, from the I AM HOPE foundation on bullying and mental health in schools

And finally, we re-listen to Felix's report on the leadership of former head of the National Party Todd Muller 

See you in 2021!

The Wire with Jemima: December 15, 2020

The Wire with Jemima: December 15, 2020 The Wire with Jemima: December 15, 2020, 104.3 MB
Tue 15 Dec 2020

This week we bring you the best of the Tuesday Wire this year! 

Jemima recaps her piece on the core issues for american voters leading up to the US Presidential Election with University of Waikato politics lecturer Justin Phillips. 

Hanna covers the continuing issue that is the differing referendum provisions for Māori Wards and Local Councils. She plays her conversation with Toni Boynton from Te Rōpū Tautoko Maori about this issue.

We also run through some of our favourite pieces from 95bFM's 2020 Election Coverage, such as the "competency vs. celebrity" debate in the Auckland Central seat, whether New Zealand’s emssions targets are up to scratch, and the successful End of Life Choice referendum.