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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Jemima Huston, Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020 The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020, 22.34 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

The National Party's Denise Lee joins host, Laura Kvigstad. This week they chat about the concerns of the politicisation of the police and the recent debate that has sparked around the rising minimum wage. 

New Zealand's Climate Crisis Curriculum: 17th of January, 2020

New Zealand's Climate Crisis Curriculum: 17th of January, 2020 New Zealand's Climate Crisis Curriculum: 17th of January, 2020, 6.72 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

New Zealand will be one of the first countries to implement climate crisis education into the curriculum. Laura Kvigstad conducts a quick report of the subject before delving into a discussion on the subject in our poll position question of the week. 

The Friday Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 17th of January, 2020

The Friday Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 17th of January, 2020 The Friday Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 17th of January, 2020, 104.94 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

On this weeks Friday Wire...

Producer, Rachel Simpson speaks with Unite Union’s Nicola Owen about the protests against New Zealand troops in Iran

After that, Laura Kvigstad conducts a report on the new climate crisis curriculum. 

Next, Corey Fuimaono speaks to Rachel Esson on the National Library’s project to rehouse books throughout this year.

Then, Producer, Benjamin J Goldson conducts the weekly neutral corner segment on the ongoing tensions between Iran and the United States. 

And Finally, The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins Laura to discuss the concerns of the politicisation of the police as well as the recent debate sparked around the raise in the minimum wage expected in April. 

Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020

Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020 Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020, 16.01 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Neutral corner for this week looks at the media coverage of the ongoing tensions between Iran and the USA.

Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020, 9.51 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Mary-Margaret asks Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounandis about the fires, and other Australian news from the Christmas holiday

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020, 78.87 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounandis;an exclusive update on the construction at Auckland Uni; Sam speaks to Sapna Samant about her planned protest; and Children’s Commisioner Andrew Becroft on their first announcement as part of a review of Oranga Tamariki

Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant

Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant, 18.68 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Following the continued protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Bill introduced in India, Producer Sam Denne talks with Doctor Sapna Samant about India's far right government, new discriminatory census measures, protests being led by students and women and what actions NZ Indians are taking to make Wellington listen.

Year of the Seabird w/ Forest & Bird's Geoff Keey: January 15, 2020

Year of the Seabird w/ Forest & Bird's Geoff Keey: January 15, 2020 Year of the Seabird w/ Forest & Bird's Geoff Keey: January 15, 2020, 10.19 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

Forest & Bird declared 2020 to be the year of the seabird. They estimate that up to 14,000 individual seabirds were captured by commercial fishing boats over the past year, many of which are already under threat. Felix Walton spoke with Forest & Bird spokesperson Geoff Keey.

Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020

Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020 Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020, 14.28 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

At the end of last year the government made a huge infrastructure spending announcement. Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced $12 billion of new investment, with $8 billion for specific capital projects and $4 billion to be added to the multi-year capital allowance. Broken down, the $8 billion looks like this:

·         $6.8 billion for new transport projects, with a significant portion for roads and rail.

·         $400 million one-off increase to schools’ capital funding

·         $300 million for regional investment opportunities

·         $300 million for District Health Board asset renewal

·         $200 million for public estate decarbonisation

The specific projects will be announced in the coming months. So, we aren’t actually sure yet how this is going to be spent or what it will look like. Once the announcement had been made, Lillian spoke with finance journalist Rod Oram to ask all of the questions. What follows is a lengthy chat to get you thinking about this money heading into this new political year.

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020 The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020, 22.34 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

The National Party's Denise Lee joins host, Laura Kvigstad. This week they chat about the concerns of the politicisation of the police and the recent debate that has sparked around the rising minimum wage. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020, 35.59 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we are talking about scientific anniversaries and what happens when a science paper is retracted.

Climate Change updates: January 13th, 2020

Climate Change updates: January 13th Climate Change updates: January 13th, 23.29 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

We are back with our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw. The Minister attended the climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) in December 2019 and we caught up on criticisms surrounding lack of substantial action and indigenious inclusivity. We also talked about proposed changes to the carbon emissions trading schemes, and the roll out of climate change education in schools.  

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020 The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020, 41.69 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

On January 3, the United States used a drone to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The Iranian’s retaliated with missile strikes against US military assets in Iraq. Under what legal authority did the US kill Soleimani? Are targeted assassinations legal under international law? Doug Becker discusses the laws of war and the current tensions between the US and Iran with Mark Drumbl, Hannah Garry, and Hamoud Salhi.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019, 25.25 MB
Fri 20 Dec 2019

For the last wire of the year, National MP, Denise Lee joins us to recap her year in National. She tells us about the highs and lows of the year and lets us know what she's looking forward to as we head into the election year, 2020. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 18, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 18, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 18, 2019, 38.35 MB
Wed 18 Dec 2019

Today on Dear Science Allan talks about a new discovery of the lowest point on land, storing data with DNA on everyday objects and Ransomeware damaging not only the functionality of Ukrainian servers but effecting the ability to produce medicine by a Pharmaceutical company. 

The Big Q: How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century? December 16, 2019

The Big Q: How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century? December 16, 2019 The Big Q: How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century? December 16, 2019, 23.78 MB
Mon 16 Dec 2019

How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century and how have new communication technologies facilitated that change? What makes some social movements sustainable and successful while others are more short-term? What is the future for social movements? Maria Armoudian discusses these pressing questions with James M. Jasper, Todd Wolfson, and Anita Lacey.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The National Party with Agnes Loheni: 13th of December, 2019

The National Party with Agnes Loheni: 13th of December, 2019 The National Party with Agnes Loheni: 13th of December, 2019, 33.65 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

The National Party’s, Agnes Loheni, joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss the terrorism suppression bill coming into law, governments' infrastructure spending potentially reviving former National Party road projects and National's Health Discussion Document, and why the National Party wants to ax DHB local elections.

Neighbourhood Watch: Scott Morrison vs The World: December 12, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch: Scott Morrison vs The World: December 12, 2019 Neighbourhood Watch: Scott Morrison vs The World: December 12, 2019, 11.95 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

It's the final Neighbourhood Watch for 2019! Today, Australia is burning (both literally and metaphorically). Correspondent Zoe tells Stewart about the backlash facing Prime Minister Scott Morrison. 

Labour's Andrew Little: How should we think about criminal justice? December 12, 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: How should we think about criminal justice? December 12, 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: How should we think about criminal justice? December 12, 2019, 21.42 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

It's Andrew Little's final Wire interview for 2019 - and his final chat ever with host Stewart Sowman-Lund. 

Today, how should we be thinking about criminal justice reform? Plus, is 12-billion dollars in infrastructure spending too little too late? And what does the Minister think about a possible NZME-Stuff merger?