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Justin's International Desk: 26th September 2019

Justin's International Desk: 26th September 2019 Justin's International Desk: 26th September 2019, 13.39 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University in Montreal.  The election will take place on the 21st October.

Neutral corner: 27th September, 2019

Neutral corner: 27th September, 2019 Neutral corner: 27th September, 2019, 9.39 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Neutral corner for this week looks at media coverage of recent unsanctioned protests in Egypt against President Fatah al-Sisi.

The Wire with Laura: 27th of September, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 27th of September, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 27th of September, 2019, 108.95 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

First up, The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins us to discuss National being told to take their 'attack ads' down by speaker, Trevor Mallard and the recent criticism from National around governments recent steps to implement a bottle depot. 

Next, following along with our local election coverage, mayoral candidates Tricia Cheel and Genevieve Forde join us for a brief insight into their policies. 

 

After that, Bronnie Wilde gives a quick report on the climate emergency strike in Auckland before we live cross down to Queen street where she gives some insight on to what the strike was like. 

Finally, for neutral corner, Benjamin J Goldson covers the protests over in Egypt which has seen nearly 2,000 activists detained. 

 

Auckland's Local Election with Genevive Forde: 27th of September, 2019

Auckland's Local Election with Genevive Forde: 27th of September, 2019 Auckland's Local Election with Genevive Forde: 27th of September, 2019, 14.51 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Disclaimer: Genevive Forde's views are not representative of the view of 95bFM. In the interest of democracy for this local election, we have given every candidate the opportunity to be heard. 

Following our local election coverage, mayoral candidate, Genevieve Forde, joins to discuss her vision for ​a sustainable and environmentally friendly Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Forde's key ideas are around reducing the pollution created by transport. She’s looking to transition our buses to electric buses, incentivise the use of public transportation by making it free and, potentially increase rates in order to pay for the transition towards a more sustainable Auckland.

She gives a quick introduction before diving into her policy ideas. 

Auckland Local Election with Tricia Cheel: 27th of September, 2019

Auckland Local Election with Tricia Cheel: 27th of September, 2019 Auckland Local Election with Tricia Cheel: 27th of September, 2019, 28.36 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Disclaimer: Tricia Cheel's views are not representative of the views of 95bFM. In the interest of democracy for this local election we have given every candidate the opportunity to be heard. 

Following our local election coverage, mayoral candidate, Tricia Cheel joins to discuss some of the plolicies she'd implement if she were elected. 

Some of Tricia Cheel’s policies are as follows: defluoridate the water, ban 1080, have the civil defense force respond to homelessness and have the reserve bank give interest-free loans for public infrastructure. 

She starts off by introducing herself and tells us a little bit about what she's all about. 

 

 

 

School Strike for Climate live cross w/ Bronwyn Wilde

School Strike for Climate live cross w/ Bronwyn Wilde School Strike for Climate live cross w/ Bronwyn Wilde, 18.66 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Wire producer Bronwyn Wilde attended the School Strike for Climate NZ strike at Aotea Square today at 12pm. The third school strike organised by New Zealand students, today's action comes at the end of the international Climate Change week. Unlike previous school strikes, this time the organisers encouraged parents and grandparents to also get involved. We live cross to Bronwyn to see what the turn out was. 

Phil Goff on why he's running for a second term: September 26, 2019

Phil Goff on why he's running for a second term: September 26, 2019 Phil Goff on why he's running for a second term: September 26, 2019, 30.36 MB
Thu 26 Sep 2019

As part of 95bFM's ongoing mayoral series, we're speaking to as many candidates running for the top job as possible. Today, current mayor Phil Goff tells Stewart Sowman-Lund why he's running for a second term and what he'd like to achieve over the next three years.

*NOTE* This is the full version of the interview. An abridged version played on The Wire.

Mayoral Candidate Susanna Kruger on her grassroots approach to politics: September 26, 2019

Mayoral Candidate Susanna Kruger on her grassroots approach to politics: September 26, 2019 Mayoral Candidate Susanna Kruger on her grassroots approach to politics: September 26, 2019, 34.8 MB
Thu 26 Sep 2019

As part of 95bFM's ongoing mayoral series, we're speaking to as many candidates running for the top job as possible. Today, Susanna Kruger tells Stewart Sowman-Lund why she's running for a second time, and what her grassroots approach to politics would mean.

*NOTE* This is the full version of the interview. An abridged version played on The Wire.

The Wire with Stewart: September 26, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: September 26, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: September 26, 2019, 98.8 MB
Thu 26 Sep 2019

It's another packed Thursday Wire this week with host Stewart Sowman-Lund and producer Justin. 

On the show today:

  • Our mayoral series continues, talking to as many of the candidates running for the top job as possible. Today a triple header: Peter Vaughan, Susanna Kruger and Phil Goff.
  • After that, Andrew Little’s back for another political catch-up. Today, he's talking to Stewart about Jacinda Ardern in the UN.
  • Then, Justin’s here for the international desk talking Canada.
  • And finally, how do we stop social isolation in retirees? Stewart talks to Cheryll Martin, General Manager at Volunteering Auckland about their new Ambassador Programme.

All that plus a super speedy Poll Position, listener texts and more (of course). It's The Thursday Wire!  

New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019

New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019 New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019, 11.08 MB
Thu 26 Sep 2019

Social isolation is an issue facing people once they retire. A recent study from the AUT Centre of Active Ageing reports that loneliness in men over 60 impacts their health and well-being.            

Volunteering Auckland is tackling this issue by launching the Ambassador Programme - it’s a world first retirement transition programme that assists retirees in continuing with a purpose by contributing to their community    

Thursday Wire host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Volunteering Auckland General Manager Cheryll Martin and started by asking her about the programme ahead of next week’s launch.