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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.

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.

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 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. 

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, December 14, 2020.

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, December 14, 2020. , 106.54 MB
Mon 14 Dec 2020

It’s Monday in the 95bFM studio and the last Wire of the year for Zoë, Aneeka, and Jess! Together they recap their stand out pieces from a full on year of news. Whakarongo mai!

First up, Zoë plays her interview with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Green School controversy of August this year. 

Then Aneeka plays her piece on period poverty in Aotearoa with Dr. Terry Flemming. 

Next, Zoë plays her interview with Chlöe Swarbrick about the cannabis referendum, back when it was still all up in the air. 

Then she plays her Black Lives Matter Auckland solidarity protest report from June 14th of this year. 

Then Jess plays her piece with Dr. Julie McArthur on New Zealand’s Climate Emergency Declaration. 

Finally, Aneeka shares her Bird of Year interview (the most heated election of 2020!) with Forest & Bird’s Lisa Lawrence.

Oh, they share some top news stories of the year too, including the Australian bush fires, Madame COVID 19 (remember her?) and the U.S. election. 

 

Aerial Rat Traps w/ Kiri Allan: December 11, 2020

Aerial Rat Traps w/ Kiri Allan: December 11, 2020 Aerial Rat Traps w/ Kiri Allan: December 11, 2020, 16.44 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

The Department of Conservation and Predator Free 2050  ltd have placed support in a biodegradable rat trap which would be distribtued in areas hard to reach by foot. To hear more about developments surrounding the trap, James talks to Minister of Conservation, Kiri Allan, about the trap and its progression.

Australian Independent Journalism w/ Richard Pamatatau: December 11, 2020

Australian Independent Journalism w/ Richard Pamatatau: December 11, 2020 Australian Independent Journalism w/ Richard Pamatatau: December 11, 2020, 21.21 MB
Fri 11 Dec 2020

With Australian goverment to debate law this week, Facebook and Alphabet, Google's parent company, could soon have to be paying for news to be on their platforms. With heavy oppoistion from the two companies, James discusses with Richard Pamatatau, a journalism lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, a range of possiblities that could stem from this situation.