Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Amanda Robinson, Mack Smith, Ximena Smith (no relation), Jogai Bhatt and Tess Barnett focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
Releasing a budget is one of the most important things a Government can do. Budgets decide what sectors get money, and essentially outline the causes that are significant to a nation. Joel Thomas spoke to Victoria Woodman, a politics academic from Auckland University. They had a chat about the 2017 budget, the reasons behind particular budgetary decisions, and how people respond to them.
This week, Tess and Joel chat to a politics expert about the government’s 2017 budget and what it means for New Zealanders, we also have our weekly chat with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross, about the budget and where National stands in response to the critical comments about the budget. We have our usual weekly feature, Neighbourhood watch for all the latest in Australian news, this week with Radio Adelaide's Jordan Curtis. And lastly, our Fuck Off Fascism feature, all about the relationship between Fascism and the arts. All of this on the full podcast here.
If you’ve been listening to The Wire much over the past couple of days, then you’ll know we’re currently coming to the end of Fuck Off Fascism Week. Each day on the show we’ve unpacked different ideas around the concept of fascism, including its history, how it exists today, and how it interacts with the media and the arts. Today on the show, we look at the relationship between the arts and Fascism, musical protests and propaganda. We speak to Dr. Ciara Cremlin, a sociology professor at the University of Auckland who chats to us about how the arts ties into Fascism historically and today.
Fuck off Fascism Week continues on the Wire: every day this week we’ll be talking to academics, activists and other insightful voices about the concept of fascism and its return to the global political conversation. Today, Wire Producer Harry looks into just what constitutes a fascist state, what exactly makes a modern day fascist, and talks with Giacomo Lichtner from Victoria University about fascism in today's political climate.
Talking Southern Auckland recently published a piece highlighting the bias, binary labels and language employed when covering issues pertaining to South Auckland - and the impact this has on the communities and individuals that inhabit it. Wire host Jogai Bhatt caught with the author of the piece, Te Waha Nui journalist Brandon Ulfsby, to learn a little more about the nuances of reporting on South Auckland in a mainstream media landscape.
Discussions around the mental health sector and issues of under-funding are becoming increasingly relevant with the election right around the corner, and more-so with the upcoming Budget announcement for 2017. bFM reporter Katie Doyle catches up with the Green Party's Julie Anne Genter for more.
If you’ve been listening to The Wire much over the past couple of days, then you’ll know we’re currently in the midst of Fuck Off Fascism Week. Each day on the show we unpack different ideas around the concept of fascism, including its history, how it exists today, and how it interacts with the media and the arts. Today on the show, we look at a question that was making the rounds on everyone’s social media feeds earlier this year, after the video of a white nationalist getting punched went viral - is it okay to punch a Nazi? We speak to Avigail Allen, the co-founder of the antifascist group Dayenu, as well as Randy Cohen, who wrote The Ethicist column for the New York Times for 12 years, to find out their perspectives on the subject.
This week on the show, Ximena and Adam pose the question, ‘is it okay to punch a Nazi?’ as their contribution to Fuck Off Fascism Week. They also hear from Sam Fraser-Baxter for Dear Science, who tells them about New Zealand’s first city to go underwater back in 2015, as well as the co-founder of The Backbone Collective, a national coalition for domestic abuse survivors that's currently focusing its efforts on critiquing the functioning of the Family Court.
The Backbone Collective is a national coalition for domestic abuse survivors, which is currently focusing its efforts on the Family Court. They’ve recently released some damning research about the functioning of the Family Court, which prompted a response from the Family Court Principal Judge Ryan, the Minister for Justice and the Law Society, all of whom disagreed with the Collective’s findings. Co-founder Deborah McKenzie speaks to 95bFM reporter Caitlin McIlhagga about the response the Collective has received so far, the strategy behind how they're approaching the issues and where they think we should go from here.
Shapelle Corby has been released back into Australia, now a part of the national collective memory. However, the Indonesian authorities are reluctant to release her from prison, fearing she may be a part of a syndicate.
Australian Actor rebel Wilson is facing accusations of lying about being a bogan, which are negatively affecting her career, when male actors face less flack for much more series accusations.
Finally, AFL has employed their first female umpire.
Tess speaks to National MP Jami-Lee Ross about the 2017 budget which was announced yesterday. They discuss healthcare funding, for mental health, and the critical responses to the budget. We also talk about whether the tax cuts target the higher earning income bracket and ignore lower income brackets.
That's right, our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! We have some exciting new correspondents we'll be working with from WNYU News, which is the news department of New York University's radio station. This week, we hear from Nick Sawhney, who spoke to Wire Producer Harry Willis earlier this morning.
AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about a study on how journalists cover climate change, free speech in the case of Indonesia's blasphemy law, and Timor Leste journalists facing jail for defamation over criticising the Prime Minister.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson to talk about the party's new parental leave policy package and the updated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement without the United States.
Wire producer, Joel Thomas spoke to Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news. They talk about Christian Porter launching a probe into taxpayer funding of UFO group, ATO official Michael Cranston facing charges over son's alleged involvement in $165m fraud, and Manus Island: Leaked security report says M16, shotgun fired into detention centre.
We speak to National MP, Jami-Lee Ross about the housing plan the government announced where they are planning to build 34,000 over the next decade. We also speak about the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement that appears to be going forward and what that means for New Zealanders.