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Sleep Patterns with Psychologist Dan Ford: July 02, 2020

Sleep Patterns with Psychologist Dan Ford: July 02, 2020 Sleep Patterns with Psychologist Dan Ford: July 02, 2020, 11.09 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

Producer Ollie Joblin speaks with psychologist Dan Ford on sleeping patterns and if we could benefit from changing the way we sleep

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: July 2, 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: July 2, 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: July 2, 2020, 83.34 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

Mary-Margaret speaks to Te Ara Whatu’s Nate Rew about the ecological harm posed by Council’s bid to draw more than double their current water grab from Waikato River each day.

Justin takes us through the 101 of what’s happening in Hong Kong, where several protestors have been arrested after China’s issuing of a new National Security law. 

Andrew Little joins us again today, he tells Mary-Margaret about the New Zealand Criminal Cases Review Commission, the restoration of the right to legal representation in the family court, and making justice systems less homogenous.

In Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe explains where the second wave of COVID-19 is happening in Australia, and we find out where funding for the arts is going at the moment.

And finally, Ollie is helping you feel more rested in his discussion with Psychologist Dan Ford about sleeping patterns

Justin's International Desk: 2nd July 2020

Justin's International Desk: 2nd July 2020 Justin's International Desk: 2nd July 2020, 21 MB
Thu 2 Jul 2020

International Desk reports on the details of the national security law imposed in Hong Kong by China.

The Green Party's Poverty Plan w/ Child Poverty Action Group: July 1, 2020

The Green Party's Poverty Plan w/ Child Poverty Action Group: July 1, 2020 The Green Party's Poverty Plan w/ Child Poverty Action Group: July 1, 2020, 7.91 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

Janet McAllister from CPAG spoke to Felix about the Greens' Poverty Action Plan and what it could do for families in need.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020, 27.63 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

Allan Blackman talks to first-time segment host Felix Walton (how novel!) about the news that the world's second largest Ebola outbreak is finally over, the doctor who pioneered hand-washing, and possible evidence that deep red light could improve declining eyesight.

NZ First's Tracey Martin on Oranga Tamariki allegations: July 1, 2020

NZ First's Tracey Martin on Oranga Tamariki allegations: July 1, 2020 NZ First's Tracey Martin on Oranga Tamariki allegations: July 1, 2020, 41.81 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

This morning Lillian spoke with Minister Tracey Martin of NZ First. Originally the proposed discussion was around policy and MMP given Martin has pushed back recently on what she says is a narrative in the media that NZ First is blocking certain policy - she’s asked why there’s less discussion on the policy NZ First tries to get through that also gets blocked. This ended up being a useful discussion about how MMP works and Lillian also asked whether the Minister believed this past government term has been successful.

However, this morning Lillian came across a Newsroom article which follows up on their ongoing investigation into Oranga Tamariki, so I put this to the Minister as well. Today we are going to hear that discussion and either tomorrow or Friday you can hear the rest of the MMP discussion and both will be available on podcast through the bFM website. The article by Newsroom addresses a range of claims made by people currently working for Oranga Tamariki as well as former employees. It addresses claims that describe the agency as ‘plagued with bad practice, bullying and incompetence’, the bullying described is often toward people who don’t toe the company line it says. 

For full transparency, the article blurb is copied here:

“Last week Newsroom revealed details around Oranga Tamariki CEO Grainne Moss’ sudden exit from her previous role at Bupa and asked how, within months of receiving a payout, she had managed to secure a top job in the public service. Influential Māori leaders have been calling for her resignation for more than a year, with the heat turned up again this month after the release of the Children’s Commissioner report into the agency’s uplift practices. In the second part of this investigation we talk to current and former staff from Oranga Tamariki who share serious concerns over a culture in the government agency that they say can put tamariki at risk."

Furthermore, in the article it stated, 'in nearly all the conversations they had, the same issues were brought up no matter where in the country the OT staff were from'. Those issues are:

- Qualified social workers being replaced with unqualified youth or care workers

- Social workers being targeted if they complained

- Doubt over the way caseloads are calculated

- Children being misrepresented in documents going before courts

- Only paying lip service to Te Ao Māori  

- Major issues with staffing at youth justice facilities

This is outlined here because there is not much discussion during the interview of the detail of the allegations.

 

EDIT: Update - Melanie Reid of Newsroom responded to the Minister implying this was a personal attack in an interview on Waatea

Mayor Phil Goff on Auckland's water supply: July 1, 2020

Mayor Phil Goff on Auckland's water supply: July 1, 2020 Mayor Phil Goff on Auckland's water supply: July 1, 2020, 13.45 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

Justin Wong spoke to Mayor Phil Goff yesterday afternoon as he was unavailable that morning for the regular Breakfast Show segment. They discuss Auckland’s water issues and the government speeding up the process of the RMA. Justin started by asking what our water situation looks like right now.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020, 27.63 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

Allan Blackman talks to first-time segment host Felix Walton (how novel!) about the news that the world's second largest Ebola outbreak is finally over, the doctor who pioneered hand-washing, and possible evidence that deep red light could improve declining eyesight.

The Wednesday Wire: July 1, 2020

The Wednesday Wire: July 1, 2020 The Wednesday Wire: July 1, 2020, 108.58 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

On Dear Science today with Allan Blackman we are talking about Ebola, the doctor who discovered the power of washing your hands, and how to possibly improve declining eyesight.

We have NZ First’s Tracey Martin on the show today where we discuss her response to the latest allegations against Oranga Tamariki.

Felix speaks to Child Poverty Action Group to get their thoughts on the Green Party’s Poverty Action plan.

And we have Justin Wong guest appearing on the show today, he has spoken with Mayor Phil Goff about the drought in Auckland and how the government is speeding up the RMA process.

City Counselling w/ Cr Tracy Mulholland; 30 June, 2020

City Counselling w/ Cr Tracy Mulholland; 30 June, 2020 City Counselling w/ Cr Tracy Mulholland; 30 June, 2020, 23.93 MB
Tue 30 Jun 2020

This week, 95bFM reporter Oscar Perress spoke to Cr Tracy Mulholland about the Value for Money Committee and Shovel Ready Infrastructure.