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.
Sherry continues her report on Banter Gebang, South East Asia’s largest landfill and home to 3,000 families. She visit the landfill as part of her journalism placement in Indonesia, Jakarta over the summer. This week, she talks to Resa Boenard, the founder of BGBJ, the school on Bantar Gebang. Ibu Rastinah, one of the women who work at the plastic sorting companies on the landfill, and the children of the class she helped out with.
The full show podcast of the Wire for Tuesday Rātū the 21st of May 2019. Listen in to hear discussion of the climate strikes and our no longer impending climate crisis,we continue to discuss voter engagement with the General Manager of Democracy Services, Pippa Coom returns to bring us up to speed and we discuss the European Parliamentary elections.
The government has announced a $320 million funding boost for sexual and family violence support services in what is the biggest funding announcement of its kind. Around one million New Zealanders experience sexual or family violence each year and Jacinda Ardern has made it a priority of the so called ‘wellbeing budget’.
Lachlan spoke with head of the Women’s Refuge Dr Ang Jury about the announcement, finding out about its effects on both her organisation and violence rates in general.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Emissions Trading Scheme, climate policy in the Pacific and the cannabis referendum. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Ang Jury from Women's Refuge about the government's recent sexual and family violence funding. Jemima waps it up with Hayley Coles from the new Aotearoa Legal Workers Union to discuss what the union has planned for the legal profession.
Drug driving is an issue that the Aotearoa is yet to get a grasp on. While drug impairment resulted in seventy-one deaths on our roads last year, it has been acknowledged by both the minister of police & minister of transportation that there is no “clear linear relationship” between the presence of a drug and potential impairment. This does not only concern currently illegal drugs, it includes prescription medication, as there is no line drawn in the sand as to how we regulate driving under any of these substances, & with the referendum on cannabis legalisation approaching, its time to speak up fast. So a public consultation into safety testing for drug driving has been launched by the government, hoping to conclude on the 28th of June to get a general consensus on the public opinion. I spoke with Fiona Hutton, Senior Lecturer at the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Victoria university of Wellington, to discuss this issue around testing drug driving.
This week, Minister for Police, Fisheries, Revenue, and Small Business Stuart Nash is here filling in for Andrew Little. Minister Nash talked with host Stewart Sowman-Lund about the Government’s wellbeing budget a week out from Budget Day. Are there going to be any surprises?
Plus, a new report has revealed parliament is a toxic worksplace… with a systemic bullying problem. What does Minister Nash make of it all?
This week on the Southern Cross, Jemima and Lachlan speak to Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew. They discuss the Australian election, the Papua New Guinea government turmoil, the New Caledonian elections, the University of the South Pacific's abuse allegations, and the UN Secretary General's visit to New Zealand.
With the recent introduction of the Zero Carbon Bill in parliament and reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme, Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about climate policy. They began by discussing the Emissions Trading Scheme, the affect of New Zealand's climate policies on the Pacific and the cannabis referendum.
Planet Earth has faced five mass extinctions in its lifetime. Now we may be facing the sixth. What have we learned from the previous mass extinctions that can help us avoid a total collapse? Can humanity rescue the planet that it has imperiled? Maria Armoudian talks to Annalee Newitz and Elizabeth Kolbert about how we can avoid a sixth mass extinction.