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.
recently , it has been announced that further funding & research is going towards medical imaging research and innovation within neurology - a six million dollar development, waita, in tairawhiti gisborne is being made, its core focus of the Centre’s research will be traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion as well as cardiovascular heart disease.
Louis got in touch with Kelly Jones, a leading researcher & senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology specialising in the assessment of children & youth brain-development. She spoke about the severity of these injuries.
Also Steve Jenkins, of Brain Injury New Zealand, about the support they provide for those affected by brain injuries.
95bFM reporter Conor Knell spent some time in Northern Ireland earlier this year. He's in the studio with Stewart Sowman-Lund talking about the status of same sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland.
A campaign is underway to give 16 year olds the vote. The Make it 16 campaign is calling for democratic change, on the basis that those aged 16 have many other rights… so why not voting? Luke Wijohn is one of the campaign’s organisers, and joined host Stewart Sowman-Lund to talk about the issue.
Tensions between Hong kong and China continue over the protests against the extradition bill, and for universal suffrage. Students at the University of Auckland received an email last night from Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon that investigations are underway concerning the fight between three chinese men and a pro-Hong Kong student on Monday. Sherry and Tuwhenuaroa talk on the recent updates in Hong Kong, the significance of white and black t-shirts, and the divisive opnions from pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and CCP supporters in Mainland China. We also talk to 95bfm reporter Justin who witnessed the altercation.
Hands off our Tamariki, the organisation who have been calling for a halt to the removal of Māori children from their whānau, held a rally at Parliament yesterday afternoon. This was to present their letter to MPs with their demands, some of which are:
-to affirm tino rangatiratanga and the right of Māori to make decisions and control the wellbeing of tamariki and mokopuna
-that the current system overseen by the Ministry of Children be overhauled restructured in line with Kaupapa Māori and strengths based approaches that ensure tamariki remain connected to their whānau.
The rally was opened by Dame Tariana Turia and other speakers included Paora Moyle an advocate for those who have been in state care, law lecturer Khylee Quince, kaumātua Des Ratima who was present at the attempted uplift of the baby in Hawkes Bay filmed by Newsroom, and midwife Jean Te Huia who was also present at that uplift. Laura O’Connell Rapira of Action Station was one of the organisers of the rally and spoke to reporter William Boyd immediately after the event. Will started by asking how the rally went.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones we talk about drug-resistant HIV, warm and cold periods in the preindustrial Common Era and poo transplants
The Hands off Our Tamariki rally went ahead yesterday, reporter Will Boyd speaks to Laura O’Connell Rapira who helped organise the rally.
Sherry speaks to writer and director of the play Pinay which deals with issues of migration and assimilation in a town like Christchurch, and how kapahaka and Te Reo Māori helped to connect with the migrant identity.
Tuwhenuaroa speaks to Donna Kerridge about Rongoa Māori in New Zealand, and its significance within Maoridom.
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!
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.
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'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.