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Putting the spotlight on Spotify's playlists

Putting the spotlight on Spotify's playlists Putting the spotlight on Spotify's playlists , 11.02 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

Popular music streaming platform Spotify has been accused of filling its playlists with fake artists. Reporter Sam Smith investigates the accusations and what they mean. 

Green Desk: Recreational fishing conservation

Green Desk: Recreational fishing conservation Green Desk: Recreational fishing conservation, 12.57 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

This week on the Green Desk, Lilly Peacocke speaks with Scott Macindoe from LegaSea about the challenges and issues facing New Zealand’s fisheries.

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 11, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 11, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 11, 2017, 98.87 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Marama Fox about the Ture Whenua bill's setback, the Australian West Papua Association about their call to the Australian government following the arrests of 150 Papuan protestors, an expert in New Zealand aid policy about Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee's talk of removing the word aid, an Auckland University associate professor about new research into the dangers of pedestrians wearing headphones, and more. 

West Papua arrests prompt call for action to Australia

West Papua arrests prompt call for action to Australia West Papua arrests prompt call for action to Australia, 12.59 MB
Tue 11 Jul 2017

The Australia West Papua Association is pushing for action from Australia, authoring an open letter to Julie Bishop asking for her party to put pressure on the Indonesian government after around 150 Papuans have been arrested for peaceful protest with reports that both abuse and torture have occurred. Reporter Jack Marshall spoke with Joe Collins, a spokesperson from the Australian West Papua Association and began by asking what these arrests highlight in West Papua.

 

"A vital step": Dr Lyndon Burford on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

"A vital step": Dr Lyndon Burford on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons "A vital step": Dr Lyndon Burford on the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, 14.28 MB
Mon 10 Jul 2017

With 122 member states in favour, the UN's Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons has been officially aproved. However, the treaty has been criticised, by countries with nuclear weapons, as well as their close allies.

For more, 95bfm producer Ben spoke with Dr Lyndon Burford, of the Disarmement and Security Centre.

Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up

Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up, 10.63 MB
Mon 10 Jul 2017

With various studies and government statistics showing an increase in the prescription of Opioid-based painkillers, experts have warned NZ may be facing an epidemic similar to the United States.

For more, 95bfm producer Ben speaks with Susan Paton, of the Addiction Practitioners Association.

Getting to know Brooke van Velden: ACT's candidate for Auckland Central

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Mon 10 Jul 2017

With the coming election in September, we're seeing a lot of new young people in the political scene. Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Brooke van Velden, a public relations consultant standing in the Auckland Central electorate for the ACT party.

The Wire with Ximena: Monday July 10, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Monday July 10, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Monday July 10, 2017, 117.41 MB
Mon 10 Jul 2017

Ximena joins Ben & Reuben for the Monday show this week while Amanda is away. They take a look at the growing use of opioid-based pain-killers in New Zealand, a new UN treaty that bans nuclear weapons, and a young new Act Party  candidate running in Auckland Central. Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei joins Ximena to discuss the party's new water policy, and Kendall Hutt from AUT's Pacific Media Centre comes up to the studio to tell Ximena about a kiwi Catholic missionary who has been deported from Papua New Guinea. 

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 9th of July, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 9th of July, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 9th of July, 2017, 27.98 MB
Sun 9 Jul 2017

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

The Supreme Court doesn't give a dam

The Supreme Court doesn't give a dam The Supreme Court doesn't give a dam, 16.74 MB
Fri 7 Jul 2017

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that the protected status of Ruahine Forest Park could not be revoked to allow the development of a huge irrigation and water storage scheme. Producer India spoke to Dr Ann Brower, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, about the issues involved in the land exchange between the Department of Conservation and the Hawkes Bay Regional Council that was needed for the development to go ahead. She also spoke to the CEO of Forest & Bird, Kevin Hague, about his reaction to the Supreme Court's decision.