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Emotional Creature

Emotional Creature Emotional Creature, 21.22 MB
Thu 6 Apr 2017

Written by the author of the Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, Emotional Creature is a play that explores the stories of women from around the world and gives validity to emotional experiences. Joel Thomas speaks to theater director Forrest Denize about the play, which is on now at Samoa House until this Saturday.

 

Palestinian poet and activist set to tour NZ in April

Palestinian poet and activist set to tour NZ in April Palestinian poet and activist set to tour NZ in April, 18.85 MB
Thu 6 Apr 2017

Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. She is currently touring New Zealand to promote her second album, ‘We Teach Life’. bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to Rafeef about the album, Palestine, poetry, and activism.

 

More police won't quell crime rates.

More police won't quell crime rates. , 6.37 MB
Wed 5 Apr 2017

The National led government recently announced the introduction of an additional 800 police officers over the next four years. In a Q and A interview, Minister for Police Paula Bennett stated the justification for the increase is to reduce crime rates across the board. But is this really the case? bFm Reporter Adam Jacobson talked to Adjunct Research Associate at Victoria University’s Institute of Criminology’s Kim Workman to find out the facts.

 

The Zeitgeist Movement: No more money, no more war?

The Zeitgeist Movement: No more money, no more war? The Zeitgeist Movement: No more money, no more war? , 10 MB
Wed 5 Apr 2017

A movement is arising, one which plans on abolishing current political and economic systems. The Zeitgeist Movement, which aims to remove the need for a monetary economy, and establish an economic model based upon the communal sharing of global resources. bFm Reporter Adam Jacobson spoke in studio with Coordinators of The New Zealand Zeitgeist Movement, Sam Mentink and Wiri Te-Moni about how the group plans on achieving this, and touched upon upcoming Z-Day events.

 

Art-heists in New Zealand: Picture perfect crimes

Art-heists in New Zealand: Picture perfect crimes Art-heists in New Zealand: Picture perfect crimes , 12.21 MB
Wed 5 Apr 2017

An art heist that saw two prominent Lindauer paintings stolen over the weekend has sparked a conversation around art crime in New Zealand. bFm Reporter Jogai spoke to author of Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters, Penelope Jackson, earlier this morning to learn more.  

Pop! Auckland Pop-Up Art Installation

Pop! Auckland Pop-Up Art Installation Pop! Auckland Pop-Up Art Installation , 11.58 MB
Wed 5 Apr 2017

The Auckland Council and Waitemata local board are back to bring you Pop - an annual series of art installments happening around Auckland city. bFM reporter Jogai spoke to the head of creative strategy at Auckland Council, Tracey Williams, to learn more, starting off by asking what Pop is and how it came about.

The Wire with Adam: Wednesday April 5, 2017

The Wire with Adam: Wednesday April 5, 2017 The Wire with Adam: Wednesday April 5, 2017, 55.13 MB
Wed 5 Apr 2017

Check out the full show from Wednesday April 5th, where Adam and Jogai look at a proposal to increase policing numbers, The Zeitgeist Movement's Z-Day, AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science and more

Hit & Run inquiry ruled out

Hit & Run inquiry ruled out Hit & Run inquiry ruled out , 6.41 MB
Tue 4 Apr 2017

Yesterday Prime Minister Bill English announced that there will be no Government inquiry into the allegations made in Nicky Hager and John Stephenson’s book “Hit & Run”. The book alleges possible war crimes were committed by New Zealand troops in Afghanistan in 2010 and called for an inquiry into the SAS raids. Bill English, however, says there is no basis for launching an inquiry following a detailed briefing from the defence force. English says what the defence force have outlined publicly are facts, and that there is no evidence they are covering up evidence around the 2010 operation. He added the allegations in the book are flawed and labeled “Hit & Run” a widely inaccurate piece of journalism. Inquiries are still taking place around allegations of New Zealand forces beating and transferring a prisoner into potential torture. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Hager about the announcement. 

The battle for the rock!

The battle for the rock! The battle for the rock! , 6.18 MB
Tue 4 Apr 2017

A spat is brewing between the UK and Spain over the future of Gibraltar in the wake of Brexit. Reporter Sam Smith looks at what Brexit means for the British territory. 

Confusion over Tokelau's helicopters

Tokelau's dose of fake news Tokelau's dose of fake news, 13.11 MB
Tue 4 Apr 2017

As the helicopter debacle continues in Tokelau it's been revealed some claims made earlier this year by the media and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were baseless. Mack speaks to Labour's Pacific Affairs spokesperson Aupito William Sio about the developments.