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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 Stewart: July 25, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: July 25, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: July 25, 2019, 104.52 MB
Thu 25 Jul 2019

Stewart Sowman-Lund's back from holiday and back in the hotseat. This week:

  • We get the latest on the ground at Ihumatao - our news director Lilian Hanly is there, she joins Stewart and Louis live.
  • Plus, Andrew Little is here for his weekly catch-up. Today he talks to Stewart about law reform, Ihumatao and attack ads.
  • Then, a new report suggests nudity on tv might be harming our children. The head of the BSA chats to Stewart.
  • Finally, Neighbourhood Watch with our Australian correspondent Zoe.

It's the Thursday Wire and it's wired!

Nudity on TV might be harming our kids: July 25, 2019

Nudity on TV might be harming our kids: July 25, 2019 Nudity on TV might be harming our kids: July 25, 2019, 16.46 MB
Thu 25 Jul 2019

This week, the Broadcasting Standards Authority released new research looking into the impact sex and nudity on our TV screens, have on children. The review found some studies found nudity on screen that is educational can provide a positive context for sexuality education. But, it also found that a large number of studies concluded that exposure to such media impacts on the attitudes and behaviours of children and young people. 

Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to BSA Chief Executive, Belinda Moffat - and started by asking her what the research tells us. 

 

"We will not be moved": Ihumātao, July 24, 2019

"We will not be moved": Ihumātao, July 24, 2019 "We will not be moved": Ihumātao, July 24, 2019, 40.99 MB
Wed 24 Jul 2019

For years now, the development of Ihumātao has been a contentious topic for everyone involved. In 2014 Auckland City, using the Special Housing Areas Act, designated 32 hectares adjacent to the Ōtuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve as a 'Special Housing Area'. This decision has since divided both iwi and public opinion. Here are a few segments dedicated to this, firstly the history of Ihumātao, then the Prime Minister commenting on the issue, an excerpt from a speech made by organiser Pania Newton, and some live coverage and discussion around what was happening at the site on the morning of the 24th July - the day after Fletcher officials and NZ Police moved onto the site to serve an eviction notice.

 

Creative Credit: Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

The Wire with Lachlan: July 24, 2019

The Wire with Lachlan: July 24, 2019 The Wire with Lachlan: July 24, 2019, 114.18 MB
Wed 24 Jul 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about permanent liquid magnets, storing data in music, and new research showing a possible link between spicy food and dementia.

Tuwhenuaroa was at Ihumātao this morning so he will give us some background info and an update as to what has been happening there after Fletcher officials and police moved onto the land yesterday morning.

And we have Fletcher Tabuteau back for NZ First talking about gun law reform and Ihumātao

Justin's International Desk: 23rd July 2019

Justin's International Desk: 23rd July 2019 Justin's International Desk: 23rd July 2019, 9.77 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Justin talks about Ursula von der Leyen, who was confirmed as the president of the new European Commission.  The new commission will take office on the 1st November.

The Tuesday Wire with Olivia: July 23, 2019

The Tuesday Wire with Olivia: July 23, 2019 The Tuesday Wire with Olivia: July 23, 2019, 103.24 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Coming up on the show today!

  • First up for Community Garden Oscar Perress talks to Lina from Auckland Queer Swap about their upcoming market at movespace.
  • This week for Green Desk Mitch and Oscar attend the last Zero Carbon Bill Submission Party.
  • Next, for Board Games Oscar Perress talks to Pippa Coom and Adreana Christie of the Waitemata Local Board about what’s happening, the upcoming elections and Auckland conversations.
  • And finally for The International Desk Justin Wong talks to us about the European Commission.

Board Games w / Pippa Coom and Adriana Christie: July 23, 2019

Board Games w / Pippa Coom and Adriana Christie: July 23, 2019 Board Games w / Pippa Coom and Adriana Christie: July 23, 2019, 22.54 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Oscar Perress talks to Pippa Coom and Adriana Christie of the Waitematā Local Board about what’s happening, the upcoming elections and Auckland conversations.

In the Community Garden with Auckland Queer Swap: July 23, 2019

In the Community Garden with Auckland Queer Swap: July 23, 2019 In the Community Garden with Auckland Queer Swap: July 23, 2019, 19.12 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Oscar Perress talks to Line from Auckland Queer Swap about their upcoming market at Movespace. Listen in to find out more!

 

A big thank you to Auckland Queer Swap.

The Green Desk: July 23, 2019

The Green Desk: July 23, 2019 The Green Desk: July 23, 2019, 25.97 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

This week for Green Desk Mangrove Mitch teams up with the almighty Oscar Perress and head to the last Zero Carbon Bill Submission Party held by School Strike NZ and Generation Zero. The two speak to representatives from both groups about the Bill, what it means to them and exactly what the new buzz word ‘Just Transition’ means.

The Southern Cross: July 22, 2019

The Southern Cross: July 22, 2019 The Southern Cross: July 22, 2019, 23.33 MB
Mon 22 Jul 2019

This week on the Southern Cross Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about West Papuan conflict causing displacement and death as well as the presentation of an Oxford Award for a West Papuan activist's independence campaign. They also discuss the response to the recent Papua New Guinea highlands massacre and the new edition of the Pacific Journalism Review. 

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! 

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 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. 

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.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 14, 2019

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 14, 2019 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 14, 2019, 24.9 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

On Dear Science today we talk about successful Ebola drug treatments, the damage from e-cigarettes, and why cats eat grass

The Green Desk; August 13, 2019

The Green Desk; August 13, 2019 The Green Desk; August 13, 2019, 18.49 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

This week on Green Desk, Mitch talked to AUT’s Head of Applied Ecology, Sebastian Leuzinger, who has recently published a study on newly discovered Kauri tree stump that is keeping itself alive by connecting onto the roots of neighbouring trees via a root graft system. Mitch and Sebastian discuss how the system works and what this means for our understanding of Kauri trees, moving away from the concept of the individual and toward the idea of Kauri as superorganisms. Mitch began by asking Sebastian how he and his colleague came across the new discovery.