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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.

All in a Weekend; An Update on Ihumātao: 6 August, 2019

All in a Weekend; An Update on Ihumātao: 6 August, 2019 All in a Weekend; An Update on Ihumātao: 6 August, 2019 , 13.17 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

We bring the listener up to speed on all of the events that occured over the last week and weekend at Ihumātao.

Listen in as preface to the Ihumātao Standoff piece that aired later in the show. 

Ihumātao Standoff w / Lillian Hanly: August 6, 2019

Ihumātao Standoff w / Lillian Hanly: August 6, 2019 Ihumātao Standoff w / Lillian Hanly: August 6, 2019, 25.22 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Last night, police presence at Ihumātao increased significantly and completely unexpectedly. The call was made for supporters to join those on the whenua. Things had escalated and one group of protestors had been isolated from the others. Lillian Hanly was there and put this report together so people can hear and feel some of what happened over the 5 hour stand off. Whakarongo mai.

To get some context and an update from the weekend, listen here

Justin's International Desk: 6th August 2019

Justin's International Desk: 6th August 2019 Justin's International Desk: 6th August 2019, 12.4 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Justin talks to Denis Leven, a student at the Moscow Higher School of Economics who attended protests in the Russian capital for the past two weeks, on what the protests are about and what happened.  He also discussed with Dr Alexander Maxwell from Victoria University on how will the protests affect President Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia.

The Wire with Olivia: August 6, 2019

The Wire with Olivia: August 6, 2019 The Wire with Olivia: August 6, 2019, 110.26 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Coming up on the show today!

  • First up Olivia Holdsworth talks to Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage about a new action plan for biodiversity in Aotearoa.
  • Next up Oscar Perress brings us up to speed with what’s going on at Ihumātao. 
  • Following that, for The International Desk Justin Wong speaks to Russian student and protester Denis Leven and academic Dr Alexander Maxwell to find out more about what’s going on at the Moscow protests.
  • And finally Lillian Hanly, who was at Ihumātao last night when the standoff occurred, brings us a report of her experience there on site.

Biodiversity Strategy w / Minister Eugenie Sage

Biodiversity Strategy w / Minister Eugenie Sage Biodiversity Strategy w / Minister Eugenie Sage, 5.28 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Yesterday morning a discussion document titled Te Koiroa O Te Koiora – Our shared vision for living with nature was launched, aiming to engage all New Zealanders in helping to shape Aotearoa’s biodiversity strategy for the next 30 years. The creation of the discussion document, which was led by the Department of Conservation outlines some key goals to be achieved by 2050. To find out more Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and began by asking how this discussion document differs from the current Our Chance to Turn the Tide biodiversity strategy.

 

The Wire with Jemima: August 05, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: August 05, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: August 05, 2019, 94.72 MB
Mon 5 Aug 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the party's AGM and whether they are moving away from their left of centre political position. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Rahul talks to Terry Bellamak from ALRANZ about Justice Minister, Andrew Little's anouncement today that abortion will be removed from the Crimes Act. Finally, Jemima wraps it up with an interview with James Ranstead, the President of the New Zealand Union of Student's Associations about the governments reform of vocational education announcement. 

Reforming Vocational Education w/ James Ranstead: August 05, 2019

Reforming Vocational Education w/ James Ranstead: August 05, 2019 Reforming Vocational Education w/ James Ranstead: August 05, 2019, 7.15 MB
Mon 5 Aug 2019

Students are in support of the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins' announcement on the Reform of Vocational Education as it is so far in line with the RoVE student wishlist. Jemima spoke to National President of the New Zealand Union of Student's Associations, James Ranstead about the announcement and why the reform is being met with such positivity by students. 

Neutral Corner: 2nd August, 2019

Neutral Corner: 2nd August, 2019 Neutral Corner: 2nd August, 2019, 16.6 MB
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Neutral corner returns for an examination of media coverage around recent tensions between Iran and the United Kingdom over shipping in the Gulf of Oman.

This day in history: 2nd August, 2019

This day in history: 2nd August, 2019 This day in history: 2nd August, 2019, 17.35 MB
Fri 2 Aug 2019

This day in history goes back to 1964 for the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which the United States would claim served as justification for direct military involvement in the conflict between North and South Vietnam.

Helen Kelly - Together w/ Tony Sutorius: August 2nd, 2019

Helen Kelly - Together w/ Tony Sutorius: August 2nd, 2019 Helen Kelly - Together w/ Tony Sutorius: August 2nd, 2019, 18.19 MB
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Helen Kelly- Together is a film screening in this years New Zealand International Film Festival. Helen Kelly is perhaps best described as a unionist, and a friend. She was well known for her work with the Pike River Mine families, as well as fighting for justice for those who lost family members in workplace accidents. Later in her life, she also became an accidental advocate for medical cannabis. Director Tony Sutorious was given access to Helen in the last year of her life, as she continued to do the work most important to her as well as undergoing cancer treatment. Lillian Hanly spoke with Tony this morning and started by asking how he gained that access. 

 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 23rd of August, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 23rd of August, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 23rd of August, 2019, 27.79 MB
Fri 23 Aug 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: August 22, 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: August 22, 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: August 22, 2019, 20.11 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Andrew Little joins host Stewart Sowman-Lund for his weekly catch-up.

This week - a new bill proposes to allow bars to stay open late for the Rugby World Cup. Plus, a major meth bust has seen a number of Australian deportees involved. 

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 21, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 21, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 21, 2019, 23.7 MB
Wed 21 Aug 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about a new form of carbon, the PCR inventor, and subaquatic spiders

The Green Desk: August 20, 2019

The Green Desk: August 20, 2019 The Green Desk: August 20, 2019, 23.92 MB
Tue 20 Aug 2019

At Green Desk today, Reporter Oscar Perress talks to Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at Auckland University of Technology, and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future. A big thank you for joining us! 

The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like?

The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like? The Big Q: What will a post-Brexit Britain look like? , 39.18 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

What does the election of Boris Johnson mean for Brexit and a bitterly polarized British public? What is the future of the British economy? What will the UK likely look like in 2020? 

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019 The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019, 25.19 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia's failure to commit to Pacific climate emergency strategies, support for West Papua and the condemnation of Indonesia, and Tonga considering a ban on Facebook to stop royal slander. 

Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019

Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019 Census 2018 and Clean, Green Transport: August 19, 2019, 18.64 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw speaks to Jemima about the report on the failings of the 2018 online census and the Government's Chief Statistician resigning. They also discuss the recent $4.5 million grant funding for clean, green transport and prisoner voting rights. 

The National Party with Denise Lee: August 16th, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: August 16th, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: August 16th, 2019, 34.14 MB
Fri 16 Aug 2019

The National Party's Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad this week to discuss Simon Bridges commentary around Ihumatoa that suggests the occupants need to "go home". Then, they have a chat around National's stance on coal following the Pacific Forum that platformed issues of climate change heavily. Finally, they round by talking about the 2018 census and whether the lack of engagement comes from an apathetic public or whether the blame rests solely on poor planning by the government. 

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: August 15th 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: August 15th 2019 Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: August 15th 2019, 15.3 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Australian correspondent Zoe Kounadis talks to Stewart on how Cricket Australia has changed on they deal with transgender athletes and the horrifying attack in Sydney’s CBD this week. 

 

Labour's Andrew Little: 15th August 2019

Labour's Andrew Little: 15th August 2019 Labour's Andrew Little: 15th August 2019, 21.73 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little talks to Stewart on prisoner voting, Huawei, sexual violence courts and why could a letter from the alleged Christchurch gunman be sent to a 4chan user in Russia.