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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

The Wire and Laura: 19th October, 2018

The Wire and Laura: 19th October, 2018 The Wire and Laura: 19th October, 2018, 98.43 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 19th October, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 19th October, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: 19th October, 2018, 38.32 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

Whaddaya Know? People speak on: The National Party

Whaddaya Know? People speak on: The National Party Whaddaya Know? People speak on: The National Party, 3.87 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

In light of the National Party's recent scandal, Jenn took to the University of Auckland footpath to see how the past week has affected opinions or positions.

A promising future - lifting the cap on gender affirmation surgery: October 18, 2018

A promising future - lifting the cap on gender affirmation surgery: October 18, 2018 A promising future - lifting the cap on gender affirmation surgery: October 18, 2018, 13.46 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

The Government has announced it will remove the cap on gender affirmation surgeries for trans people in Aotearoa. Previously, the cap stood at 4 surgeries every 2 years, leaving many on the over 100 person waitlist feeling deeply discouraged. Lachlan spoke with Ahi Wi Hongi from gender minorities Aotearoa about the cap being lifted.

 

This day in history: 18th October, 2018

This day in history: 18th October, 2018 This day in history: 18th October, 2018, 19.9 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

This day in history looks at the 2007 Karsaz bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, which targeted People's Party leader Benazir Bhutto. Although it failed to kill Bhutto, the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan would be assassinated later that year.

The Wire with Lachlan: October 18, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: October 18, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: October 18, 2018, 101.8 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

First up on today's Wire we discuss the fallout from Jami-Lee Ross' secret recording of Simon Bridges, then Oscar unveils his new segment, Community Garden, this week speaking to Kieran from movespace. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, talking post prison support and the government’s response to an Israeli court ordering New Zealanders to pay a fine for encouraging Lorde to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv. Lachland also speaks with Ahi from gender minorities Aoteaora about the governemnet removing the cap on gender affirmation surgery, and finally, this day in history returns to look at the 2007 bombing in Karsaz, in Karachi Pakistan.

The Community Garden; Talking to Movespace: October 18, 2018

The Community Garden; Talking to Movespace: October 18, 2018 The Community Garden; Talking to Movespace: October 18, 2018 , 32.1 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

This week on The Community Garden, Oscar Perress talks to Kiran, from Movespace on Dominion Road about Community, Placemaking and Movespace itself.  

"Two Chinese would be nice": 18th October, 2018

"Two Chinese would be nice": 18th October, 2018 "Two Chinese would be nice": 18th October, 2018, 21.47 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

In the aftermath of former National MP Jami-Lee Ross releasing a secretly recorded tape between him and former leader Simon Bridges, the Thursday Wire team listens to an excerpt from the recording, as well as Bridges' reaction to it. 

Interview: Justine Sachs on fines from Israel: October 17, 2018

Interview: Justine Sachs on fines from Israel: October 17, 2018 Interview: Justine Sachs on fines from Israel: October 17, 2018, 7.78 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

Justine Sachs is a co-founder of Dayenu, which is a group of young New Zealand Jews against the occupation of Palestine. Sachs is also one of the co-authors of the open letter to Lorde urging her not to perform in Tel Aviv. Following the cancellation of Lorde’s concert, some Israeli teenagers took the case to court hoping to seek damages. This week, Justine and Nadia Abu-Shanab (the other co-author) became aware that they had been ordered by an Israeli court to pay ‘compensation’ of more than $18,000 dollars. This lawsuit is possible after the passing of legislation in 2011 that allows individuals or companies impacted by the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement to sue for damages in Israeli courts. Instead of paying the fine, Nadia and Justine decided to create a fundraising campaign which would be donated to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation. A statement from the give a little page says, ‘The foundation will send donations in their entirety to organisations which are providing vital mental health support to the traumatised families of the Gaza Strip. Emotional distress is a lived reality for Palestinians in Gaza, where over half of children suffer PTSD as a result of Israeli military attacks.’ I got in touch with Justine to find out more and started by asking for some context around the letter to Lorde.

Just an update on that amount, I spoke with Justine yesterday and it is now up to $36,629.00. And if you want to check it out for yourself, just google Help Justine and Nadia raise money for mental health in Gaza

 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018, 8.47 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018, 18.05 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing ex-prisoner reintegration and an Israeli court decision to fine two New Zealand activists.

NZ First: October 17, 2018

NZ First: October 17, 2018 NZ First: October 17, 2018, 9.98 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

From NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau gives us his thoughts on the Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross National Party dramas and tells us why he is going to Japan next week. 

Dear Science: October 17, 2018

Dear Science: October 17, 2018 Dear Science: October 17, 2018, 36.09 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about the IPCC Report, DNA testing and magnetic explosions.

The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018, 113.6 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about the IPCC report, DNA testing and magnetic explosions

Lisa Boudet talks to Nicky Hager regarding the allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the NZDF

Justine Sachs talks us through the give a little campaign her and Nadia Abu-Shanab established in response to fines from an Israel court ruling.

And from NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau gives us his thoughts on the Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross National Party dramas

The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018

The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018 The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018, 11.03 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

Today on the Southern Cross, Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. Topics include, the iconic, internationally acclaimed human rights film on Paga Hill that was banned from a Papua New Guinea festival and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, responds to backlash against his purchase of 40 Maseratis. 

The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018

The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018 The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018, 18.95 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

Marc Jacobson has been working to take the world to 100% renewable energy by 2050 which he argues can slow down climate change and reverse some of the damage. Maria Armoudian spoke to Jacobson, who is also co-founder of the Solutions Project, about his ongoing work to counter climate change.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org

The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018, 27.06 MB
Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira

The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira, 12.4 MB
Fri 12 Oct 2018

For wire worry week we focus on cultural appropriation. The haka party incident in 1979 saw conflict come to a head with protestors confronting University of Auckland engineering students over their practice of donning grass skirts, brown face and performing fake Haka as part of capping day celebrations. The confrontation is seen as a pinnacle moment of activism causing change in our country's history but is a story not often told from the activists experience. Hone Harawira was part of the protest that day, Jenn spoke to him on the incident, what lead to it and the challenges New Zealand still faces today.

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 11, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 11, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 11, 2018, 14.95 MB
Thu 11 Oct 2018

Lachlan chats with Labour MP Andrew Little about prisoner voting rights, and whether this government plans to repeal the blanket ban put in place by the previous National government.