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The Wire with Laura: 7th of June, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 7th of June, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 7th of June, 2019, 104.86 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2019

The Wire with Olivia: June 6, 2019

The Wire with Olivia: June 6, 2019 The Wire with Olivia: June 6, 2019 , 96.8 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

On The Wire for Thursday the 6th of June, we present you a large range of topics for your listening and learning; 

For Neighbourhood Watch, we were joined by Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide to talk about the federal police raids on media broadcasters and also talk about the Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to a historic low.

95bFM reporter Isla Christensen also had the chance to talk to exhibition curator Todd Dixon about MOTAT’s new science exhibition.

Child Poverty Action Group Economic spokesperson Susan St John joins Olivia to talk about the shortcomings of the budget in terms of supporting low income families.

Producer Rahul talks to Dr Victoria Plekhanova a taxation expert from Massey University about a digital services tax in New Zealand.

And finally, Olivia talks to scientist Justin Chalker about new research discovering sulfur polymers as environmentally friendly plastic alternatives.

Tune into learn more. 

The New Plastics with Dr Justin Chalker: June 6, 2019

The New Plastics with Dr Justin Chalker: June 6, 2019 The New Plastics with Dr Justin Chalker: June 6, 2019, 6.24 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

New research has just been released looking into the potential for developing environmentally friendly plastic alternatives. And it looks like the answers are lying with sulfur polymers! Olivia Holdsworth spoke to scientist Dr Justin Chalker about this research and began by asking what prompted this study.

A Conversation on Digital Services Tax with Dr Victoria Plekhanova: June 6th 2019

A Conversation on Digital Services Tax with Dr Victoria Plekhanova: June 6th 2019 A Conversation on Digital Services Tax with Dr Victoria Plekhanova: June 6th 2019, 19.04 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

The government has proposed a digital services tax to collect tax from multinational companies based offshore but doing digital business in New Zealand. Rahul Makam talks with Massey University tax expert Dr Victoria Plekhanova to find out more.

The Neighbourhood Watch: June 6, 2019

The Neighbourhood Watch: June 6, 2019 The Neighbourhood Watch: June 6, 2019, 6.06 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

Olivia caught up with Zoe about the federal police raids and Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to a historic low.

Mighty Small Mighty Bright with Todd Dixon: June 6, 2019

Mighty Small Mighty Bright with Todd Dixon: June 6, 2019 Mighty Small Mighty Bright with Todd Dixon: June 6, 2019, 4.18 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

Auckland’s MOTAT has recently opened a new science exhibition called Mighty Small Mighty Bright. bFM reporter Isla Christensen went to check out the new exhibition and talk to exhibition curator Todd Dixon about the display of future technologies.

Child Poverty and the Budget with Susan St John: June 6, 2019

Child Poverty and the Budget with Susan St John: June 6, 2019 Child Poverty and the Budget with Susan St John: June 6, 2019, 4.74 MB
Thu 6 Jun 2019

Olivia spoke to Child Poverty Action Group economic spokesperson Susan St John about the shortcomings of the budget in terms of supporting low income families and began by asking if she thinks the budget has done enough for children in poverty.

I/V w/ Tama Waipara on the Tairāwhiti Arts Festival: June 5, 2019

I/V w/ Tama Waipara on the Tairāwhiti Arts Festival: June 5, 2019 I/V w/ Tama Waipara on the Tairāwhiti Arts Festival: June 5, 2019, 9.75 MB
Wed 5 Jun 2019

Tama Waipara is the festival director of the inaugural Tairāwhiti Arts Festival. His background is in music, and he came to work at the Auckland Arts Festival as programme manager for Māori and Pacific programs and then eventually senior programmer. Now he wants to bring an Arts Festival to the East Coast. He grew up in Opotiki, so this opportunity is to build a festival from the ground up in a place he calls home. Lillian Hanly speaks to Tama about the festival and starts by talking about creating the kaupapa for the festival, which Tama said was the first step.

Ramadan, a reflection: June 5, 2019

Ramadan, a reflection: June 5, 2019 Ramadan, a reflection: June 5, 2019, 18.64 MB
Wed 5 Jun 2019

Last week Lillian was invited to her first iftar dinner by the owners of the Turkish cafe in Grey Lynn she visits weekly, Coffee & Durum. Hassan and Darya opened the cafe in 2016 and have since hosted public iftar dinners three years running. This year, after the terror attacks in Christchurch, there was an added layer of connection. Lillian talks to some of the other regulars who attended the dinner and explores the open-hearted kaupapa through which Hassan and Darya run the cafe. 

The Wire with Lillian: June 5, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: June 5, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: June 5, 2019, 107.63 MB
Wed 5 Jun 2019

On The Wire today,

Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones talks about CRISPR baby life expectancies, multiple conclusions reached from one data set, and the UK being coal free for the past 16 days!

Ramadan came to an end this week and Lillian went to her first iftar dinner last week at her local cafe, we hear a report from her on the owners of the cafe and the customers who have been generously welcomed into the space. 

Tama Waipara is the festival director for the new Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, Lillian speaks to him about the kaupapa behind it.