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.
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 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.
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 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?