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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 Tuesday Wire; May 7, 2019

The Tuesday Wire; May 7, 2019 The Tuesday Wire; May 7, 2019, 103.6 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

The Full show podcast for the Tuesday Wire for the 7th of May, 2019. Segments include, NZUSA talking on the Piki mental health trial, Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum, Climate Justice Taranaki, and the May 4th Protests in China. Tune in to find out more. 

The 'Youth's' Mental Health Crisis? w/ NZUSA; May 7, 2019

The 'Youth's' Mental Health Crisis? w/ NZUSA; May 7, 2019 The 'Youth's' Mental Health Crisis? w/ NZUSA; May 7, 2019 , 7.79 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

A discussion of the Piki program trial expansion from Porirua, what it is, and the role of the youth in the creation of a scheme for the youth. 

Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum; 7 May, 2019

Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum; 7 May, 2019 Chlöe Swarbrick on the Cannabis Referendum; 7 May, 2019, 11.64 MB
Tue 7 May 2019

We were lucky enough to talk to Chlöe Swarbrick about the Cannabis Referendum; what it is, what it means and why it is. 

Rheumatic fever and inequality: a conversation with Peter Malcolm; May 06, 2019

Rheumatic fever and inequality: a conversation with Peter Malcolm; May 06, 2019 Rheumatic fever and inequality: a conversation with Peter Malcolm; May 06, 2019, 8.05 MB
Mon 6 May 2019

Following a press release from Closing the Gap, we spoke with Peter Malcolm about rheumatic fever rates in New Zealand. As a 'developed' country, critics have said it is shocking that we continue to have an increasing rate of this preventable disease. However, the issue is not only medical. Coined 'the canary in the coal mine for inequality', we talked about how this disease could be significantly reduced by targeting inequality in New Zealand. 

Medicinal Cannabis with Michelle Glass: Friday the 3rd of May

Medicinal Cannabis with Michelle Glass: Friday the 3rd of May Medicinal Cannabis with Michelle Glass: Friday the 3rd of May, 16.4 MB
Fri 3 May 2019

Last December the government introduced the misuse of drugs amendment act concerning medicinal cannabis. They have until December this year to determine the regulations for a medicinal cannabis scheme. Following the Government's move to increase access to this, two professors at the University of Otago are cautioning the future changes for medical cannabis products. Professor Michelle Glass, and Associate professor John Ashton of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology have outlined some potential issues regarding medicinal cannabis regulation. Here is the Wire's Louis Laws talking with Michelle about the catering of cannabis.

The Wire with Stewart: May 2, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: May 2, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: May 2, 2019, 100.55 MB
Thu 2 May 2019

Stewart and Grace are back after a couple of weeks away. 

 

On the Wire this week:

  • Grace talks to Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator, Ricardo Menendez, about the effect of rising living costs on beneficiaries
  • After that, Stewart Sowman-Lund chats to Labour’s Andrew Little chats about hate speech, Brian Tamaki and Pike River.*
  • Then, Oscar talks to Otago University Associate Professor  Melody Smith about the health side of a report which says urgent steps must be taken to encourage New Zealanders to walk, cycle or take public transport.
  • And finally, National MP Chris Bishop talks to Stewart about a concerning email from lobby group Family First about the End of Life Choice Bill.

 

All that plus cats, angry texter feedback and Simon Bridges yelling 'slushies'. It's The Thursday Wire!

 

*NOTE: Stewart's interview with Andrew Little was recorded prior to the announcement that re-entry into the Mine had been delayed. 

 

Turning the Tide with Melody Smith: May 2, 2018

Turning the Tide with Melody Smith.mp3 mp3, 14.29 MB
Thu 2 May 2019

Oscar speaks with Associate Professor Melody Smith about the Turning the Tide-from Cars to Active Transport, which was released yesterday. The University of Otago report says that encouraging New Zealanders to be more active is paramount.

Rising living costs too much for beneficiaries: May 2, 2019

Rising living costs too much for beneficiaries.mp3 mp3, 10.07 MB
Thu 2 May 2019

Grace speaks with Ricardo Menendez, Auckland Action Against Poverty Coordinator, about rising living costs and how they are unevenly afffecting beneficiaries.

The Wire with Sherry: May 1st, 2019

The Wire with Sherry: May 1st, 2019 The Wire with Sherry: May 1st, 2019, 121.24 MB
Wed 1 May 2019

On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, scientists discover the Universe's first molecule, a more efficient way to produce Ammonia, and we talk about the recent Flat Earth Society conference.

We have NZ First back on the show after a bit of a hiatus, Lillian Hanly catches up with Fletcher Tabuteau about the Christchurch terror attacks and the Capital Gains Tax announcement recently.

The Women’s Self-Defence Network Wahine Toa was hosting a free self defence session for refugee and migrant women and other marginalised genders along with free lunch and childcare. LIllian speaks with Vivian Chandra from the Women’s Self-Defence Network Wahine Toa to find out more about the event and discuss why it is important for women to know self-defence.

International Desk with Lisa: Sudan, April 30, 2019

International Desk with Lisa: Sudan, April 30, 2019 International Desk with Lisa: Sudan, April 30, 2019, 34.41 MB
Tue 30 Apr 2019

 

December 19, 2018: demonstrators take to the streets in Sudan to protest a spike in living costs

April 11, 2019: Sudan's President of nearly thrirty years, Omar Al-Bashir, is ousted from power. 

What happened? Lisa tells us more (and also mispronounces "Arabic")

The National Party with Denise Lee: 24th of May, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 24th of May, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 24th of May, 2019, 36.98 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: 24th of May, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: 24th of May, 2019 Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: 24th of May, 2019, 16.09 MB
Fri 24 May 2019

Labour's Stuart Nash on Budget Day and Bullying: May 23, 2019

Labour's Stuart Nash on Budget Day and Bullying: May 23, 2019 Labour's Stuart Nash on Budget Day and Bullying: May 23, 2019, 10.51 MB
Thu 23 May 2019

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? 

 

The Green Desk: May 21, 2019

The Green Desk: May 21, 2019 The Green Desk: May 21, 2019, 18.69 MB
Tue 21 May 2019

At the Green Desk, We had the privilige of talking to the organisers of the upcoming student climate strikes about our no longer impending climate crisis and climate action. 

The Southern Cross: May 20, 2019

The Southern Cross: May 20, 2019 The Southern Cross: May 20, 2019, 23.82 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

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. 

The ETS and Pacific Climate Policy w/ James Shaw: May 20, 2019

The ETS and Pacific Climate Policy w/ James Shaw: May 20, 2019 The ETS and Pacific Climate Policy w/ James Shaw: May 20, 2019, 20.07 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

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. 

The Big Q: Can we save the planet from a sixth mass extinction? May 20, 2019

The Big Q: Can we save the planet from a sixth mass extinction? May 20, 2019 The Big Q: Can we save the planet from a sixth mass extinction? May 20, 2019, 17.08 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

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.


The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org
 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of May, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of May, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of May, 2019, 36.33 MB
Fri 17 May 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: 17th of May, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: 17th of May, 2019 Neighbourhood Watch with Zoe Kounadis: 17th of May, 2019, 10.23 MB
Fri 17 May 2019