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Little critters make for big scientific insight

Little critters make for big scientific insight Little critters make for big scientific insight, 7.5 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

While we've yet to see them howl at the moon, tiny insects scuttling around Piha may have a stronger relationship to the moon than wolves, as their biological clocks are strongly affected by lunar and tidal cycles. Wire host Jogai Bhatt spoke to Dr James Cheeseman of the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for more.

What can we learn from gambling laws in the debate for legalising cannabis?

What can we learn from gambling laws in the debate for legalising cannabis? What can we learn from gambling laws in the debate for legalising cannabis?, 8.18 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

A new not-for-profit public health model is advocating for the legal sale of recreational cannabis in New Zealand, drawing inspiration from elements of the Gambling Act of 2003. Wire producer Harry Willis reports.

Fossil fuel divestment letter to be presented this week

Fossil fuel divestment letter to be presented this week Fossil fuel divestment letter to be presented this week, 8.93 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

240 University of Auckland staff have signed a letter to the university’s foundation, requesting that they divest from fossil fuels. The letter will be tabled this Friday at a University of Auckland Foundation meeting. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson talked to spokesperson for the group of staff advocating divestment, Rhys Jones, first asking him why it’s so important that the university divests from fossil fuels.

Who Arted: 22nd June

WhoArted.mp3 mp3, 13.46 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

Rachel talks to Anna Marshall about her fundraising exhibition 'Art for Education',  which brings together an eclectic range of New Zealand artists to sell pieces for the Malala Fund- an organisation which helps facilitate the education of girls in war-torn areas. The exhibition opens on the 30th of June and runs for three days.

Who Arted Aimee Ralfini 95bFM Morning Glory

Graveyard with Sam: Thursday June 22, 2017

Graveyard with Sam: Thursday June 22, 2017 Graveyard with Sam: Thursday June 22, 2017, 218.53 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: June 22, 2017

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: June 22, 2017 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: June 22, 2017, 21.95 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

That Barclay's a bit of a sausage and a sneaky one at that. Why did the National Party bigwigs rush to his aid? What does this suggest about our politicians' relationship with lobbyists? And, according to Slack, just what _does_ a room full of young political hopefuls look like?

From the Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: June 22, 2017

From the Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: June 22, 2017 From the Crate w/ Troy Ferguson: June 22, 2017, 35.88 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

LP exploration with the ever-knowledgeable Troy, featuring the following new cakes and/or tasty re-releases:

  • Miles Davis - Right Off
  • Ngozi Family - Intoxication from the Jahvmonishi Leaves
  • Binker & Moses - Moontalk

All available from and thanks to Southbound Records.

I/V w/ Alexander Gandar, Joe Hitchcock & Aidee Walker: June 22, 2017

I/V w/ Alexander Gandar, Joe Hitchcock & Aidee Walker: June 22, 2017 I/V w/ Alexander Gandar, Joe Hitchcock & Aidee Walker: June 22, 2017, 14.26 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

Aidee, Alex and Joe are involved in different web series pilots, two of the top ten chosen from over 150 submissions, vying in TVNZ's 'New Blood' competition for $100,000 to make their full series a reality. And you, the viewer, get to decide who wins. Mike asks the hard questions: so, are you guys mortal enemies or what?

WATCH AND VOTE HERE.

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 22nd June, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 22nd June, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 22nd June, 2017, 99.15 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

This week, Jogai and Harry chat to Dr James Cheeseman of the UoA's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to learn more about a big scientific insight into Piha's little critters, and Harry has a report on a new not-for-profit public health model that suggests the legal sale of recreational cannabis will greatly benefit Aotearoa. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson chats to Fossil Free UoA's Rhys Jones about divesting from fossil fuels, and our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! This week, Harry chats to Nick about North Korea/US relations, and the attention-grabbing election in the state of Georgia. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.

I/V w/ Ray Ahn: June 22, 2017

I/V w/ Ray Ahn: June 22, 2017 I/V w/ Ray Ahn: June 22, 2017, 11.38 MB
Thu 22 Jun 2017

Bass player from Aussie punk legends the Hard-Ons, Ray Ahn, phones in to the studio ahead of their two NZ shows. Ray chats to Mike about the Hard-Ons' return as a newly minted four-piece; knowing your bandmates since primary school; and their love for ...organized sports? Hard out.