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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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'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.
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.