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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.

Modern Slavery w/ Saunoamaali’i Dr. Karanina Sumeo : July 27, 2020

Modern Slavery w/ Saunoamaali’i Dr. Karanina Sumeo: July 27, 2020 Karanina Sumeo: July 27, 2020 , 27.32 MB
Mon 27 Jul 2020

Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews the NZ Human Rights Commission's Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr. Karanina Sumeo on Australia's Modern Slavery Act and how its influence in New Zealand. 

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

Depiction of Women by the Media with Professor Toni Bruce: July 24 2020

Depiction of Women by the Media with Professor Toni Bruce: July 24 2020 Depiction of Women by the Media with Professor Toni Bruce: July 24 2020, 22.24 MB
Fri 24 Jul 2020

Ollie speaks to Professor Toni Bruce about the depiction of women victims of violence in media and if a man's sporting career is deemed more important 

Violent Video Games with Dr. Aaron Drummond: July 24 2020

Violent Video Games with Dr. Aaron Drummond: July 24 2020 Aaron Drummond: July 24 2020, 10.91 MB
Fri 24 Jul 2020

Jack Marshall asks Dr. Aaron Drummond if there is a definitive link between violent video games and aggression in youth

Privacy Law w/ Liz MacPherson: July 23rd, 2020

Privacy Law w/ Liz MacPherson: July 23rd, 2020 Privacy Law w/ Liz MacPherson: July 23rd, 2020, 20.66 MB
Thu 23 Jul 2020

In the final part of a series on the new privacy law to come into effect on December 1st this year, producer James Tapp talks to Liz MacPherson, the assistant privacy commissioner. Last week we heard from Gehan Gunasekara, a privacy law expert, about what is being added to the privacy law, while this week we are talking about how New Zealanders perceive our laws. In a survey released just after the new privacy act was passed, it showed TWO THIRDS of New Zealanders wanted more privacy regulation among a number of other statistics which James discusses with MacPherson. James starts off by asking about what New Zealanders want in terms of privacy law.

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.

Neighbourhood Watch: July 23rd, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: July 23rd, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: July 23rd, 2020, 15.53 MB
Thu 23 Jul 2020

On Neighbourhood Watch, Justin and Zoe discussed about updates in welfare in Australia, new federal environmental laws, and a campagin on raising the age of criminal responsibility.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 23rd July 2020

The Thursday Wire with Justin: 23rd July 2020 The Thursday Wire with Justin: 23rd July 2020, 91.98 MB
Thu 23 Jul 2020

Justin caught up with Justice Minister Andrew Little and discussed on parliament's work culture, situation on managed isolation, treaty settlement process with Te Whakatotea iwi, and advertising on referendums.

James spoke to Assistant Privacy Commisioner Liz McPhersen on a survey finding out what New Zealanders want from privacy law.

On Neighbourhood Watch, Justin spoke to Zoe on federal environment law, updates to Covid-19-related welfare, and a campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 22, 2020

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 22, 2020 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 22, 2020, 27.53 MB
Wed 22 Jul 2020

Calls for Increased Support for International Students w/ NZISA: July 22, 2020

Calls for Increased Support for International Students w/ NZISA: July 22, 2020 Calls for Increased Support for International Students w/ NZISA: July 22, 2020, 18.69 MB
Wed 22 Jul 2020

Jessica Hopkins spoke with the International Students Association PR Officer Ryan Wei about the impacts our border rules are having on international students.

Southern Cross with Professor David Robie: August 10,2020

Southern Cross with Professor David Robie: August 10,2020 Southern Cross with Professor David Robie: August 10,2020 , 19.83 MB
Mon 10 Aug 2020

Today Zoë Larsen Cumming and Justin Wong spoke with Professor David Robie about authoritarian governments in the Pacific and their crackdowns on media organisations,New Caledonia's independence referendum, Covid-19's affect on elections in the Pacific and new cases of Covid in Papua New Guinea.

The Big Q: A country in crisis: Where is Lebanon heading? August 10, 2020

The Big Q: A country in crisis: Where is Lebanon heading? August 10, 2020 The Big Q: A country in crisis: Where is Lebanon heading? August 10, 2020, 35.65 MB
Mon 10 Aug 2020

Lebanon has experienced warfare, economic hardship, and terrorism throughout its recent history. From the war that raged in the country from 1975 to 1990, when an estimated 120,000 people were killed, to foreign occupation, to instability, Lebanon has had a difficult history. Last week, on August 4th, an explosion devastated Beirut killing over one hundred people and injuring thousands. This incident shocked the nation amidst a horrible economic crisis and a tremendous lack of faith in the competence of the government. Doug Becker speaks with Bassel F. Salloukh and Hannes Baumann about the ongoing political and economic crisis in Lebanon.

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

Justin's International Desk (w/ Conor Knell): 8th August 2020

Justin's International Desk (w/ Conor Knell): 8th August 2020 Justin's International Desk (w/ Conor Knell): 8th August 2020, 17.49 MB
Thu 6 Aug 2020

Northern Ireland politician John Hume passed away earlier this week, aged 83.  His leadership and his faith in the power of negotiations were influential in enabling the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and the peace in the Irish Isles.

Neighbourhood Watch: August 6, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: August 6, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: August 6, 2020, 18.91 MB
Thu 6 Aug 2020

Justin caught up with Zoe and talked about the renewal of eight 2008 Close the Gap targets to improve the lives of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, after reviews found most have failed.  They also talked about the coronavirus outbreak in Victoria, as more than 700 cases are confirmed in one day.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 5, 2020

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 5, 2020 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 5, 2020, 28.32 MB
Wed 5 Aug 2020

On Dear Science today with Marcus Jones we discuss the curious case of a man who can read letters but not numbers, the effect of vitamin D deficiency on COVID-19 mortality rates, and NASA’s most ambitious Mars rover yet.

New Zealand First's Tracey Martin: August 5, 2020

New Zealand First's Tracey Martin: August 5, 2020 New Zealand First's Tracey Martin: August 5, 2020, 26.91 MB
Wed 5 Aug 2020

This week Bronwyn spoke to Tracey Martin about the new $75.8 million dollar funding announcement for counselling in schools, which includes the first allocation for primary school counselling in New Zealand’s history. They also covered the announcement of $160 million dollars in funding for the the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) which provides specialist teacher aide support to student with the highest learning needs. Lastly they spoke about the recent passing of an amendment of the Crimes Act definition of Female Genital Mutilation. This is particularly historic as it marks the first time a bill has been put forward signed by a female member of all four major parties.

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. 

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 

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).