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.
This week on the Wednesday Wire Lillian and Sherry were away so Jemima and Lachlan held down the fort. On the show, AUT senior lecturer Marcus Jones was in studio for Dear Science where he talked pig brains, genetic height and sexual harrassment in university science departments. Lillian spoke to Urban Advisory's Greer O'Donnell about shaping Aotearoa's cities. Finally, Jemima talked to Ricardo Menendez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the government scrapping a capital gains tax.
The full show podcast for the beautiful mess that is the Tuesday Wire. Today we cover ANZAC day and Aotearoa's military, the new environmental report and the international week of rebellion. A big thank you to every one who made this show happen.
Yesterday it was announced a capital gains tax would not be adopted by current government. As noted by Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the coalition couldn't come to a consensus on this matter. Laura Kvigstad explains what this means in terms of New Zealand economic development, our relationship to investment in the housing market as well as the power dynamic between landlords to vulnerable tennants.
A new report has come out talking about how current company law is hampering the development of New Zealand’s social enterprise sector. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to co-author of the report Steven Moe, about this legal framework and started by asking him to tell her a bit about current company law.
The full show podcast for the beautiful mess that is the Tuesday Wire. Today we cover oil exploration, optics in politics, Julian Assange and Rāhina Hauora. A big thank you to every one who made this show happen.
Midwives employed by District Health Boards have settled with the government over pay and conditions. Negotiations have been long winded, beginning in 2013 and going through a number of mediations, strikes action, and discussions. Salaries will go up by 17.5% next year, meaning newly trained midwives will make almost $60,000 a year. Lachlan spoke with Jill Ovens, Co Leader Industrial for MERAS, the midwives union in Aotearoa about the agreement.
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?
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.
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.