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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 Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019

The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019 The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019, 102.58 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

This week on Monday Wire, for the weekly chat with the Green party, co-leader Marama Davidson explains the foregin donations policy and euthanasia bill. Then, Sherry speaks with dietitian Lucy Carey, author of a report publised in the New Zealand Medical Journal criticising the use of BMI tests for pre-schoolers.

Deb speaks to Amnesty’s Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme, Guadalupe Marengo, about Women Human Rights Defenders. She also speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Ann Genter about safer speed limits being introduced around schools.

And, lastly, Louis reports on the bus strikes currently happening, and has a chat with First Union.

The Wire with Laura: 6th of December, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 6th of December, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 6th of December, 2019, 103.62 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

This week on the wire...

The National Party’s, Chris Penk, joins host, Laura Kvigstad to keep us up to date on all the national news. This week they discuss the National Party's concerns around governments' infrastructure spendings. Then, they chat about the foreign donations bill and the draft bill for the cannabis referendum. 

Next, Producer Rachel Simpson speaks with Minister of Health David Clark on the Cancer Control Agency.

After that,  the Commerce Commission released its report into fuel prices. Producer Murray Dennett speaks with Commerce Commission Chair, Anna Rawlings on the report's conclusion. 

Then, Rachel speaks with Terry Bellamak, Abortion Law Reform Association New Zealand National president NHS Report on Women’s Health and it’s recommendations. 

And Finally, in another segment of neutral corner, Benjamin J Goldson looks at the media treatment of the recent NATO summit and some hot mic comments about Trump. 

I/V Cancer Control Agency w/ David Clark: December 6, 2019

I/V Cancer Control Agency w/ David Clark: December 6, 2019 I/V Cancer Control Agency w/ David Clark: December 6, 2019, 4.06 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

The new independent Cancer Control Agency has formally opened this week, delivering on the Government’s plan to improve cancer care in New Zealand.

Rachel Simpson spoke to David Clark, the Minister of Health, about the Cancer Control Agency.

I/V Commerce Commission w/ Anna Rawlings: December 6, 2019

I/V Commerce Commission w/ Anna Rawlings: December 6, 2019 I/V Commerce Commission w/ Anna Rawlings: December 6, 2019, 5.5 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

With a final report by the Commerce Commission on fuel prices publicly released, 95bFM producer Murray Dennett spoke to Chairperson Anna Rawlings about their findings.

Neutral corner: December 6, 2019

Neutral corner: December 6, 2019 Neutral corner: December 6, 2019, 10.69 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

This week's topic is the recent NATO summit in London, England, which attracted controversy for Justin Trudeau's candid comments about American counterpart Donald Trump.

I/V NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform w/ Terry Bellamak: November 6, 2019

I/V NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform w/ Terry Bellamak: November 6, 2019 I/V NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform w/ Terry Bellamak: November 6, 2019, 7.21 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

Britain’s National Health Service, also known as the NHS, has released a report on the state of women’s health in the UK. 

The report recommends measures the NZ Ministry of Health should consider when implementing the pending abortion law reform legislation.

Rachel Simpson spoke to ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa president Terry Bellamak about how to meaningfully incorporate women's rights into the healthcare system. They discuss issues with accessiblity, privatised healthcare, and what the NHS report suggests for women's health in the future.

Justin's International Desk: 5th December 2019

Justin's International Desk: 5th December 2019 Justin's International Desk: 5th December 2019, 24.88 MB
Thu 5 Dec 2019

13 French soldiers were killed during a mission in Mali and Justin looks into what happened in Mali and why France intervened the Sahel region.

Justin's Extra International Desk: France and the Sahel: 5th December 2019

Justin's Extra International Desk: France and the Sahel: 5th December 2019 Justin's Extra International Desk: France and the Sahel: 5th December 2019, 40.16 MB
Thu 5 Dec 2019

Justin talks to security analyst Paul Buchannan about the reasons why France intervened in West Africa, and why Paris is less likely to face a similar situation in the Sahel as the US faced in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Wire with Stewart: December 5, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: December 5, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: December 5, 2019, 102.55 MB
Thu 5 Dec 2019

Stewart's back and he forgot a sting! It could be chaos. 

This week on the show: 

  • Minister Andrew Little wraps up a massive political week. Foreign donations are banned and cannabis is a step closer to being legalised.
  • Then, international desk. Justin tells us about the deaths of 13 French soldiers in an accident in Mali. What is France doing in West Africa and why.
  • After that, Neighbourhood Watch is back for another week. Our correspondent Zoe wraps the latest Aussie politics. 
  • And finally, a live interview with the Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre at the University of Auckland, Dr Nikki Turner, about New Zealand’s role in the measles crisis in Samoa.

All that plus poll position, listener texts and quality conversation. Join Stewart Sowman-Lund and producers Mary-Margaret and Justin on The Thursday Wire.

The Wire with Lillian: December 4, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: December 4, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: December 4, 2019, 100.98 MB
Wed 4 Dec 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are talking meteor’s and testing kids in reading, math and science.

And we are finally returning to our conversations about phosphate from the Western Sahara, today we are hearing solutions from two separate people here in Aotearoa about how people can move away from using so much phosphate. We hear from Kay Baxter from the Koanga Institute, and Clare Bradley from Agrisea

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.

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?

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.