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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.