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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 Wire with Justin: August 2nd, 2019

The Wire with Justin: August 2, 2019 The Wire with Justin: August 2, 2019, 40.39 MB
Fri 2 Aug 2019

Justin talks to National MP Denise Lee about leader Simon Bridges' recent comments about the Prime Minister, the government's reforms of polytechnics and its bill on the cannabis referendum.

Lillian Hanly speaks with Helen Kelly- Together filmmaker Tony Sutorius about the last year of the unionist’s life.

On Neutral Corner, Ben is talking about the current situation with Iran in the Gulf of Oman.

In This Day in History Ben talks about the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in South Vietnam in 1964.

Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions: Thursday the 1st of August 2019

Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions: Thursday the 1st of August 2019 Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions: Thursday the 1st of August 2019, 27.65 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

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.

The Thursday Wire: 1st of August, 2019

The Thursday Wire: 1st of August, 2019 The Thursday Wire: 1st of August, 2019, 99.6 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

Tēna koutou katoa, good afternoon. You’re with the Thursday Wire. Coming up on the show today:

With protestors still on the land at Ihumatao - we talk the history of protesting in New Zealand. AUT’s Paul Moon chats to Deb.

Plus, bFM reporter Conor Knell is in the studio. He talks the status of same sex marriage and abortion rights in Northern Ireland. 

After that, should people under the age of 18 get the vote? We speak to one of the campaign organisers of Make it 16. 

Then, Neighbourhood Watch with our Australian correspondent Zoe.  

& Finally, Louis will be talking with Doctor Kelly Jones of AUT University's Neuropsychology research department on traumatic brain injuries and concussions.

Protest History with Paul Moon: August 1, 2019

Protest History with Paul Moon: August 1, 2019 Protest History with Paul Moon: August 1, 2019, 6.3 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

As peaceful protest continues at Ihumātao, Deb spoke to Professor Paul Moon, historian at AUT, about protest history in New Zealand, and where we might be headed from here. 

Moon touched on treaty issues, similar protests in New Zealand's history, and how social media is changing the reach and access of protests. 

Abortion and Same Sex Marriage in Northern Ireland w/ Conor Knell: August 1, 2019

Abortion and Same Sex Marriage in Northern Ireland w/ Conor Knell: August 1, 2019 Abortion and Same Sex Marriage in Northern Ireland w/ Conor Knell: August 1, 2019, 14.35 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

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. 

Make it 16 w/ Luke Wijohn: August 1, 2019

Make it 16 w/ Luke Wijohn: August 1, 2019 Make it 16 w/ Luke Wijohn: August 1, 2019, 13.32 MB
Thu 1 Aug 2019

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.

Rongoā Māori - An Ancient way of healing: July 31, 2019

Rongoā Māori - An Ancient way of healing: July 31, 2019 Rongoā Māori - An Ancient way of healing: July 31, 2019, 8.06 MB
Wed 31 Jul 2019

Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Donna Kerridge, a modern day practitioner of the ancient Māori healing methodology of Rongoa Maori about its application in New Zealand today.

Hong Kong and China relations update: July 31, 2019

Hong Kong and China relations update: July 31, 2019 Hong Kong and China relations update: July 31, 2019, 6.05 MB
Wed 31 Jul 2019

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 rally: July 31, 2019

Hands Off Our Tamariki rally: July 31, 2019 Hands Off Our Tamariki rally: July 31, 2019, 6.36 MB
Wed 31 Jul 2019

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.

 

Photo credit: Twitter

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: July 31, 2019

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: July 31, 2019 The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: July 31, 2019, 123.85 MB
Wed 31 Jul 2019

Today is Tuwhenuaroa's first time hosting!

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.

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.