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The Wire with Mack: Tuesday April 18, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday April 18, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday April 18, 2017, 115.64 MB
Tue 18 Apr 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where speak to Otago University's Robert Patman about the political minefield in the Korean peninsula, Marama Fox about Māori incarceration rates and gangs, Auckland University associate professor Nikki Turner about a mumps outbreak hitting Auckland, Victoria University’s Phil Lester about new research into cloning wasps to destroy their species, and more. 

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 16th of April, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 16th of April, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 16th of April, 2017, 28.82 MB
Sun 16 Apr 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of this weeks best bFM news bits.

Fake American Accent: monthly poetry reading

Fake American Accent: monthly poetry reading Fake American Accent: monthly poetry reading, 7.99 MB
Thu 13 Apr 2017

Fake American Accent is a monthly poetry reading brought to you by Thursday Girls, a dream team collaboration between performance artist and acclaimed poet Vanessa Crofskey alongside writer and filmmaker, Amanda Jane Robinson. Wire host Jogai Bhatt speaks to Vanessa, ahead of their first event at the Basement.
 

Cyclone Cook takes NZ by storm

Cyclone Cook takes NZ by storm Cyclone Cook takes NZ by storm, 10.34 MB
Thu 13 Apr 2017

As Cyclone cook approaches NZ, many institutions have had to close down for the day, and a number of warnings put out. Wire host Jogai Bhatt speaks to Lisa Murray from Metservice for a quick update.

 

Tower De Force challenge

Tower De Force challenge Tower De Force challenge, 8.01 MB
Thu 13 Apr 2017

Six teams will compete in a military challenge to retrieve a flag from the highest point of the sky tower to raise funds for the RSA’s annual poppy appeal. New Zealand’s defence personnel and emergency response services will go head to head in the challenge, taking place on April 20th. Wire producer Jess Smith reports.

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 13th April, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 13th April, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 13th April, 2017, 43.97 MB
Thu 13 Apr 2017

This week, Jogai and Jess catch up with Lisa Murray from Metservice to get an update on the weather that's quite literally taking the country by storm, and Jogai chats to performance artist and acclaimed poet Vanessa Crofskey to learn more about her new poetry reading venture, Fake American Accent. Producer Jess also has a report on the RSA's new fundraising campaign challenge, and bFM reporter Natasha Ahmed speaks to Otago University's Corinda Taylor, about the concerns plaguing our mental health system. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat, this time live from a visit to Edgecumbe. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here. 

Catherine Delahunty on environmental issues

Catherine Delahunty on environmental issues Catherine Delahunty on environmental issues, 4.97 MB
Thu 13 Apr 2017

The Green Party said yesterday that the Government’s weak strategy for cleaning up fresh water won’t undo years of abuse, unless we change our farming model and take a hard long look at how we develop land in this country. bFM reporter Ambrose O’Meagher spoke to Green MP Catherine Delahunty about this issue, earlier yesterday morning. 

Moving towards a congestion-free Auckland

Moving towards a congestion-free Auckland Moving towards a congestion-free Auckland, 9.36 MB
Wed 12 Apr 2017

Auckland's transport woes are notorious, from blocked motorways, to never-on-time public transport. But with the release of an updated transit plan, these frustrations may have an end in sight. Proposed by Greater Auckland (formally Transport Blog), the Congestion Free Network 2 aims to reshape the entirety of Aucklands public transport network into a functional, cohesive unit. Adam Jacobson speaks with Greater Auckland Editor, Matt Lowrie, to find out how exactly the CFN 2 plans to implement this.

Generation Zero unveils their new Zero Carbon Act

Generation Zero unveils their new Zero Carbon Act Generation Zero unveils their new Zero Carbon Act, 4.18 MB
Wed 12 Apr 2017

As climate change is becoming ever more of a concern around the planet, advocacy groups are getting into action. Here in New Zealand, a proposal has been released which aims to see New Zealand carbon free by 2050. Generation Zero has unveiled their Zero Carbon Act, which outlines certain milestones and pathways, which the government should undertake to achieve this target. Adam Jacobson speaks to Generation Zero spokesperson Lisa Mclaren about what the Zero Carbon Act entails and the specific actions proposed.

New research looks at re-growing human teeth

New research looks at re-growing human teeth New research looks at re-growing human teeth, 9.33 MB
Wed 12 Apr 2017

Researchers from the University of Otago are well on their way to developing new biomaterials that will help grow new teeth. The research offers huge potential for people with dental health problems, and has just received an explorer grant from the Health Research Council. Ximena caught up with researchers Azam Ali and Karl Lyons to talk about the biomaterials, how they work & why this research is so significant.