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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Sherry Zhang, Justin Wong Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Sexual Harassment in NZ Politics w/ National Council of Women

Sexual Harassment in NZ Politics w/ National Council of Women Sexual Harassment in NZ Politics w/ National Council of Women, 24.24 MB
Tue 21 Jul 2020

Trigger warning: this piece discusses sexual harassment and assault extensively.

As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She also interviewed Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics, and on the wider context that informs it.

Auckland Transport Infrastructure Announcement w/ Julie Anne Genter: July 21, 2020

Auckland Transport Infrastructure Announcement w/ Julie Anne Genter: July 21, 2020 Auckland Transport Infrastructure Announcement w/ Julie Anne Genter: July 21, 2020, 6.11 MB
Tue 21 Jul 2020

Last week the government revealed its Auckland transport infrastructure plan, which will create 800 jobs through a $182 million dollar investment. Jemima Huston spoke to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the announcement and how it compares to the National Party's proposed transport policy. 

Gender Politics: The Media Framing of a Leadership Race: July 21, 2020

Gender Politics: The Media Framing of a Leadership Race: July 21, 2020 Gender Politics: The Media Framing of a Leadership Race: July 21, 2020, 42.48 MB
Tue 21 Jul 2020

With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians. They talk about the media coverage of Collins and Ardern going "head to head" for leadership with a comparison to Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley in 1999. 

The Wire with Jemima: July 21, 2020

The Wire with Jemima: July 21, 2020 The Wire with Jemima: July 21, 2020, 106.87 MB
Tue 21 Jul 2020

On the Wire today, Jemima speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about the governments Auckland transport infrastructure reveal. They also discuss the National Party's multi-billion dollar transport plan. 

With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition, Jemima has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians going "head to head".

As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She talks to Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics. 

 

The Clean Energy Plan and Maternity Fund

The Clean Energy Plan and Maternity Fund The Clean Energy Plan and Maternity Fund, 19.55 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

Zoe Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat to James Shaw, this week on the Clean Energy Plan and how the Green's hope to help businesses and public services become more eco-friendly. They also talk about the new maternity fund announcement and how to improve the experiences of women and babies before, during and post child birth.  

The Southern Cross: July 20, 2020

The Southern Cross: July 20, 2020 The Southern Cross: July 20, 2020, 18.66 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

This week on the Southern Cross, Zoe Larsen Cumming interviews Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economic recovery budget, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands. 

The Wire with Zoë: July 20, 2020

The Wire with Zoë: July 20, 2020 The Wire with Zoë: July 20, 2020 , 97.86 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

On the Wire today for our regular segment with Green party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë and James spoke about the Clean Energy Plan and supporting businesses to become more eco-friendly, and the maternity fund. 

On the Southern Cross, Zoë and Sri Krishnamurthi spoke on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economy, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands. 

Justin Wong and Corey Fuimaono brought a report on New Zealand First's party launch. 

Finally, Nirvana Halder brought a piece on neurological issues from Covid 19. 

The Neurological Impact of Covid-19: July 20, 2020

The Neurological Impact of Covid-19: July 20, 2020 The Neurological Impact of Covid-19: July 20, 2020, 10.1 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

Are doctors missing out on signs of potential brain disorders triggered by COVID-19?
In a recent study done in the UK, a small pool of 40 Covid-19 patients were examined for
their developed neurological problems. Nirvana Haldar speaks to Jasper Morrow, a Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, about the study. 

The Wire with Jemima: July 17, 2020

The Wire with Jemima: July 17, 2020 The Wire with Jemima: July 17, 2020, 97.76 MB
Fri 17 Jul 2020

This week Jemima Huston explores gender politics in response to the recent announcement of National Party MP Judith Collins taking over the Opposition Leader position. She speaks to Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley from the Victoria University of Wellington about how the public respond to women leaders and why women in government is important for representation. 

Yesterday the government announced a $242 million maternity fund to support midwives, mothers and babies. Jemima talks to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter about the funding boost.

The Matariki Festival celebrating the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori has just ended. Jemima spoke to Stardome's Josh Kirkley about Matariki and its significance. 

Gender Politics: The Case of Ardern and Collins: July 17, 2020

Gender Politics: The Case of Ardern and Collins: July 17, 2020 Gender Politics: The Case of Ardern and Collins: July 17, 2020, 19.43 MB
Fri 17 Jul 2020

With the announcement this week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Is it unusual to have two women in the top spots of the major parliamentary parties? How does the public respond to women leaders? Does the media frame women politicians differently to their men counterparts? Victoria Univeristy of Wellington Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley speaks to Jemima about these issues. They discuss gender stereotypes, representation and policy made by women. 

The Big Q: What is it like living through a pandemic if you are under military occupation? August 3, 2020

The Big Q: What is it like living through a pandemic if you are under military occupation? August 3, 2020 The Big Q: What is it like living through a pandemic if you are under military occupation? August 3, 2020, 10.79 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of people all over the world. The sense of powerlessness and the fear of infection has alienated people regardless of political situations. But in areas of conflict or military and political occupation, populations are even more at risk. One of these areas is the contested provinces of Kashmir and Jammu. Doug Becker speaks to Mona Bhan about what life is like here during a global pandemic.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

Quarantine fees, roadside drug testing, and the Poverty Action Plan

Quarantine fees, roadside drug testing, and the Poverty Action Plan Quarantine fees, roadside drug testing, and the Poverty Action Plan , 22.11 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

This week on Monday Wire, Zoe and the Green Party co-leader James Shaw discuss the Green's stance on the newly introduced quarantine fees for returning New Zealanders, the new roadside drug testing bill and the Green's Poverty Action Plan. 

Labour's Andrew Little: 30th July 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: 30th July 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: 30th July 2020, 26.52 MB
Thu 30 Jul 2020

Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the concerns of returning New Zealanders on charging for managed isolation, the banking sector implementing living wage to its lowest-paid contractors, proposed laws to protect migrant workers, and how the extradition process works even without a treaty.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 29, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 29, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 29, 2020, 31.58 MB
Wed 29 Jul 2020

On Dear Science today Bronnie and Allan Blackman discuss the mystery behind body odour, the effects of lithium in drinking water in lowering suicide rates, and the ongoing litigation surrounding cancer caused by herbicide glysophatem (otherwise known as Roundup). 

 

New Zealand First's Tracey Martin: July 29, 2020

New Zealand First's Tracey Martin: July 29, 2020 New Zealand First's Tracey Martin: July 29, 2020, 25.1 MB
Wed 29 Jul 2020

This week Bronwyn spoke to Tracey about the party’s opposition to the $100 million Southland Recovery Package, especially in the context fo the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter. We also talked abut a number of issues that are topical in Parliament at the moment, such as paid mandatory managed isolation and code of conduct for MPs. Lastly, we spoke about the government's $20 million in regional funding to tackle methamphetamine use and what that means for families and children.

International Desk w/ Nirvana: The Relevance of #DalitLivesMatter: July 28, 2020

International Desk w/ Nirvana: The Relevance of #DalitLivesMatter: July 28, 2020 International Desk w/ Nirvana: The Relevance of #DalitLivesMatter: July 28, 2020, 54.87 MB
Tue 28 Jul 2020

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, a social media movement for Dalits, or the apparent lower caste individuals of India, began. Nirvana speaks to Gladson Dungdung, a human rights activist and an author to Adivasi rights in Jharkhand. They discuss the structure and history of caste system in India, the grievances faced by Dalits and Adivasi’s and the relevance of #DalitLivesMatter.

The Big Q: A city under siege: What are the legal and political implications of the presence of federal agents in Portland? July 27, 2020

The Big Q: A city under siege: What are the legal and political implications of the presence of federal agents in Portland? July 27, 2020 The Big Q: A city under siege: What are the legal and political implications of the presence of federal agents in Portland? July 27, 2020 , 40.79 MB
Mon 27 Jul 2020

Ever since the killing of George Floyd, the city of Portland has witnessed consistent protests and civic action demanding police reforms. However, recently, camouflaged federal authorities without identification badges have begun arresting protesters in the city, while the Department of Homeland Security has deployed unmarked SUV’s to detain protesters. The White House has confirmed its order to send federal authorities to Portland and is threatening to send them to other American cities. Local elected officials, including the Mayor of Portland, have demanded that federal agents leave the city. Doug Becker speaks with Jennifer L. Selin, Nadine Strossen, and David S. Meyer about the legal and political implications of this, as well as the implications for democracy and civil liberties.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

Education and Training Bill Amendments, The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, and Progressive Home Ownership

Education and Training Bill Amendments, The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, and Progressive Home Ownership Education and Training Bill Amendments, The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, and Progressive Home Ownership, 22.97 MB
Mon 27 Jul 2020

Zoë Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat with the Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw. This week's agenda included the Greens' amendments to the Education and Training Bill, the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, and also the Progressive Home Ownership project officially launched this week by Marama Davidson. 

International Desk with Nirvana Haldar: July 24 2020

International Desk with Nirvana Haldar: July 24 2020 International Desk with Nirvana Haldar: July 24 2020, 26.03 MB
Fri 24 Jul 2020

Producer Nirvana Haldar spoke with Siddhanth Prasad and Vaibhavi Dwivedi on India's carbon emissions and environmental laws

Labour's Andrew Little: July 23rd 2020

Labour's Andrew Little: July 23rd 2020 Labour's Andrew Little: July 23rd 2020, 28.37 MB
Thu 23 Jul 2020

Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little about parliament's working culture, the situation on managed isolation, the progress on treaty settlement with Te Whakatotea iwi, and guidelines on advertising for the upcoming referendums.