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.
Sociolgist and University of Canterbury lecturer, Jarrod Gilbert has spoken out about how working alongside gangs could reduce crime. Jemima spoke with Jarrod about this and asked why some gang members are seeking change now.
First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks Dr Jarrod Gilbert about working with gangs to reduce crime. Neutral corner returns on Trump’s recent executive order to reverse the separation of children and their families at the border. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss rehabilitation in prison. Our Wire Worry week is sex work and Lachlan talks to Dame Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective about the Swedish model and why decriminalisation is much better. Finally This Day in History looks at the Freedom Summer murders in 1964.
Maumahara Girlie is a contemporary theatre show at the Basement Theatre playing during the Matariki Festival from the 3rd - 7th July. Based on a script for Window Gallery by Mya Morrison Middleton who is of Ngai Tahu descent, it features a group of young Māori women grappling with shame and decolonisation, and the urbanisation of their identity, particularly in regards to disconnection and language. Lillian Hanly spoke with both Mya and Freddy Carr, of Ngai Tuhoe and Ngati Awa descent, who is one of the actors in the show, about some of the issues the script speaks to. We ended up having a conversation for almost half an hour. Lillian started by asking what the inspiration was for this story.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk music for babies, flat earths, and the problems with psychology experiments.
Jenny Marcroft from NZ first gives us an update on the goings on with Kauri Dieback.
Our producer Darashpreet speaks to Cee Payne about the most recent development in the Nurses pay and working conditions negotiations, and then speaks with Richard Wagstaff from the Council of Trade Unions regarding the decision.
For Wire Worry Week, Lisa talks to Associate Professor Gillian Abel about the current health and safety situation in the sex work industry.
Finally, Lillian has a chat with writer of Maumahara Girlie Mya Morrison Middleton and performer Freddy Carr, a performance playing at BAsement Theatre in early July. This is just a snippet of the long interview, which is podcasted separately.
The New Zealand Nurses organisation has rejected the District Health Board’s latest pay offer, which was increased by 15%. After 9 years of underfunding in the health area, the nurses have reached a breaking point. With poor work conditions, low staffing and high pressure, the nurses are demanding the District Health Board do something about this issue. The New Zealand Nurses organisation are using this opportunity to be loud and clear with the changes they expect in the system, after being let down for many years. This issue is not about nurses wanting more money, but about getting more appreciation and respect for their line of work.
A social media post by a nurse which commented on this issue being painted solely about pay by mainstream media reminded people the negotiations are more than that. Nurses are calling for safer staffing and recognition of more nurses being needed in wards. The offer the District Health Board proposed equated to approximately 1 to 2 extra nurses for each across New Zealand. This would not be sufficient enough to cover staffing issues or safely care for patients. The social media post also mentioned that new graduate nurses are feeling unprepared and ill supported by the system.
New Zealand Nurses Organisation Industrial Services Manager, Cee Payne spoke a little bit more about this, as did Richard Wagstaff, President of the Council of Trade Unions who has been supporting the nurses movement.
Leonard caught up with Craig Neilson from Auckland Transport to discuss the changes that are planning to be made on Karangahape Road. Today was the last day of a weeklong pop up at 290 K road, showcasing the plans for the future.
Tuesday Wire for the 19th of June 2018. Busy show!
Conor looks into Singapore on the International Desk, Leonard checked out whats happening with the future changes on K Road, Wire Worry Week sees Laura chat to Dame Catherine Healy about Sex Work, on the Green Desk Jack discusses Kokako in the Taranaki with Karen Shaumacher.
Finally, the lovely Trevor graces Everday People with his wisdom.
Our Wire Worry week is sex work. The Swedish model of sex work has been adopted by a number of countries including Ireland quite recently and has been criticised as being unsafe for sex workers. Lachlan spoke with Dame Catherine Healy about the Swedish model and its problems, and why decriminalisation is a better, safer, model.
Scientists say we still have time to address climate change and we've made headway, but we still have a long way to go. What do we need to do to combat climate change, and how worried should we be about global warming? Maria Armoudian speaks with renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann.
This week for Wire Worry Week we look into sex work, since it has been 15 years since the Prostitution Reform Act came into effect in June 2003.
Today, our producer Lisa is wondering whether the decriminalisation has led to healthier and safer sex workers. She talks to Otago University Associate Professor of Population Health, Gillian Abel, who has been looking into the health and safety standards in the sex work industry for decades.
Today on Dear Science, your favorite AUT Professor Allan Blackman discusses why playing Mozart to babies in the womb is the most stimulating option (although we don't know the extent of stimulation or even if it's beneficial) - and how, oddly enough, Shakira and Adele don't seem to have any impact of foetuses.
We also prove - yet again - to flat earthers that their theory is dated, since a Greek physicist already made it clear in 240BC that the earth is, indeed, round.
Finally, we delve into murky waters as Allan hints psychology research experiments are flawed - in the light of new revelations on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971.
The science of tipping points: what do they mean for our planet and our ecosystems on land and in water? What causes these sudden changes and how can society be better prepared for such events? Maria Armoudian discusses the phenomenon that is tipping points with Peter Ward, Simon Thrush, and George Perry.
This week, Laura Kvigstad chats to Dame Catherine Healy, national coordinator for New Zealand Prostitute collective about how we as a society can better serve those currently employed in this industry.
This week on the Green Desk, Jack has a chat to Karen Schumacher from the East Taranaki Environment Trust about two native kokako finally being able to be released in Taranaki following successful pest control efforts. We started off my asking Schumacher how this all started out