Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachland Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
A news programme in Australia had a discussion on air around who should be adopting Aboriginal children following the statement by an Member of Parliament that white Australians should be allowed to take those children. This morning, there were protests outside the studios of the news agency that broadcasted this segment with people calling out the way this discussion represents a certain ideology prevalent in white Australia and therefore in the Australian government. The news segment itself didn't speak with anybody who is directly affected by this matter, Lillian Hanly decided to talk to Suellyn Tighe, a member of the Grandmothers Against Removal group from Australia who are advocating for the return of Aboriginal children to their families.
Everybody Eats is all about feeding people. They rescue food that would otherwise go to landfill. Every monday night at Gemayze Street in St Kevins arcade, people from all walks of life are encouraged to come along for a 3 course meal, which is a pay as you feel basis. Leonard Powell has a chat with Nick Loosely, the man behind Everybody Eats.
Bronwyn Bent is a co-director of The Race, a play by the Hobson Street Theatre Company in association with the Auckland City Mission, that is on as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival. It looks at the way racism affects those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa and wants to spark a discussion that reminds people that ‘homeless don’t mean hopeless’. Lillian Hanly spoke with Bent before opening night tomorrow night and started by asking what the play was about.
The Government has confirmed the establishment of a four-member ministerial advisory group to investigate the establishment of a Public Media Funding Commission. The Labour Government has placed public broadcasting as a top priority for them this term especially when it comes to how public media is funded. Minister Claire Curran says a well-resourced public media is necessary to tell our stories and inform our democracy and that she wants to be sure we have the right framework for a resilient and sustainable New Zealand broadcasting system. Sam Smith spoke to the minister about the new advisory group and the state of public media.
Today is the first day back at uni for Auckland uni students and it’s a busy day on campus. All of the uni clubs have set up their stalls in the quad and Albert Park in the hopes they’ll get some new sign ups. Mary-Margaret went to ask some of the people at the stalls about joining clubs at uni and what it can add to your uni experience. She started by asking the student running the netball stall how many players are on their netball team.
Soala Wilson from The Works Hair Salon in Grey Lynn, with the help of Nicola Edwards from the Auckland Foundation, have created the charity SPINZ. This is Sanitary Products in New Zealand Schools. An organisation that takes donations and money to supply schools with pads. Lillian Hanly speaks with Soala and Nicola about the organisation and their attempt to raise awareness through a Round the Bays entry.
If you want to find out more, visit spinzs.co.nz or email email@example.com if you want to have a go at running (or walking) with them this weekend.
The government has announced plans to reform abortion law in Aotearoa. Justice Minister Andrew Little has begun the process, asking the law commission to look at the law as it stands and make recommendations for the future. Lachlan spoke with Family Planning Chief Executive Jackie Edmond about current abortion law and what she wants out of reform.
Justice Minister Andrew Little talks with Lachlan about legal aid and a recent surge in the polls for the Labour party, as well as Jackie Edmond from Family Planning NZ about abortion law reform. Jemima talks to AUT senior lecturer Lexie Matheson about Pride, the police, and whether attitudes are changing, while Leah has an interview with Alison Eddy from the New Zealand College of Midwives, about a shortage in the sector. Finally there's This Day in History, which takes us back to 1986 and a revolution in the Philippines.
On todays segment of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about how x-rays have discovered the inner workings of Picassos art, how dietry supplement may not be as they seem, and how an ameture scientific photographer has managed to snap the first image of a suspended atom using a standard camera.
Today on the Green Desk, Conor caught up with Dr Regina Eisert of the Universit of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica programme. Reinga has just returned from a summer spent in Antarctica monitoring the patterns of Killer Whales, and shares her experiences of the project.
Tracey Martin talks to Lillian Hanly about the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, the Housing stocktake report, Māori sovereignty and how important a leader is to a political party. We started by talking about how her week has been.
On todays Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman talks to us about how asparagus has been found to effect the metabolisation of cancer cells in breast cancer patients. We also talk about Moles, not the skin growth nor the burrowing mammal, but the unit of measurement. Finally we discuss how 2019 will be the year of the periodic table, and Will makes some good suggestions for Allans plans to celebrate the famous chemistry tool.
Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.
Joel talks to James Shaw for the first time this year. They discussed his trip to Waitangi and how the Labour Party had not yet admitted that Māori sovereignty was never ceded to the crown. They also discussed the inclusion of questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2023 census and the importance of gathering statistics on rainbow communities.