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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Justin's International Special: 4 years on from the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong

Justin's International Special: 4 years on from the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong Justin's International Special: 4 years on from the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong, 81.63 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

This Friday (28th September) marks the 4th anniversary of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong.  Why did this protest happen?  What has happened since? What does the city's future lead to?  Justin talked to activist Agnes Chow and former lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan to find out.

International News with Conor: September 25th, 2018

International News with Conor: September 25th, 2018 International News with Conor: September 25th, 2018, 16.29 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

This week, Conor gives a rundown of how the Brexit process in the UK has gone so far, starting with why the UK joined the EU in the first place and finishing with the talks surrounding the potential snap election in November.

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: September 25 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: September 25 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: September 25 2018, 68.85 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

Auckland’s TedX event for 2018 is coming up, Mary-Margaret talks to their creative director and one of the speakers about what to expect. This week, the 4th anniversary of Hong Kong democratic protest is taking place, and Justin is speaking to a social activist who headed this movement and a former pro-democrat lawmaker. The Conservative Party could call another general election in the UK, so Conor is giving us a run down. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, Jack looks at Inspiring Explorers, a programme getting Kiwis on Antarctic adventures

Green Desk: September 25 2018

Green Desk: September 25 2018 Green Desk: September 25 2018, 20.23 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

This week on the GreenDesk, Jack is speaking with James Harding from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. For the past few years, the Trust has run an outreach programme called Inspiring Explorers, which takes everyday kiwi’s on adventures to antarctic mountains and the freezing wilderness. Jack asked Harding exactly what the trust does and how one of us can go on an antarctic adventure.

To apply head to https://www.nzaht.org/inspiring-explorers

TEDx Auckland: September 25 2018

TEDx Auckland: September 25 2018 TEDx Auckland: September 25 2018, 13.5 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

Auckland’s annual TEDx event is coming up in a few weeks, so Mary-Margaret spoke to creative director Ethan Alderson-Hughes about what’s in stock for this year. One speaker is Hemi Kelly, who also joined us, to talk about how TEDx provides a platform for ideas that exist outside of the mainstream. I started by asking Ethan to explain what TEDx is.

Saturday the 13th of October

https://tedxauckland.com/events/2018/

You can also get a student discount if you send a photo of your student ID when you purchase tickets.

Are s 27 Reports Important? w/ Khylee Qunice: September 24, 2018

Are s 27 Reports Important? w/ Khylee Qunice: September 24, 2018 Are s 27 Reports Important? w/ Khylee Qunice: September 24, 2018, 15.73 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

The Sentencing Act 2002 s 27 allows those representing offenders to provide a cultural report of their background to support the offender’s case for not going to prison or for a shorter period. Jemima spoke with High Court barrister and solicitor and senior lecturer at AUT Law School, Khylee Quince, about s 27 reports. They discussed why they are making a positive difference for Māori offender. 

The Wire with Jemima: September 24, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: September 24, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: September 24, 2018, 102.72 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima spoke with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about a Warrant of Fitness for housing and the future of electric cars. Southern Cross was back to discuss press freedom in Nepal, protests against President Duterte in the Philippines and the pre-election mood in Fiji. Damian spoke with the Secretary for the Equality Network, Peter Malcom, about the tax interim report. Damian also talked tothe Director of the Office for Disability Issues, Brian Coffey, about NZ Sign Language strategy. Finally, Jemima spoke to High Court barrister and solicitor, Khylee Quince, about Sentencing Act s 27 cultural reports and why they are making a difference for Māori. 

 

Sign Language Strategy with Brian Coffey: September 24, 2018

Sign Language Strategy with Brian Coffey: September 24, 2018 Sign Language Strategy with Brian Coffey: September 24, 2018, 11.4 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

The Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni has recently released The New Zeland Siign Language Strategy to promote the uptake and use of New Zealand sign language. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to director of the Office for Disability issues Brian Coffey about the new strategy.

 

Tax and Equality with Peter Malcom: September 24, 2018

Tax and Equality with Peter Malcom: September 24, 2018 Tax and Equality with Peter Malcom: September 24, 2018, 18.74 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

Tax Working Group recently released its interim report which provides reccomendations for the New Zealand tax system. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Equaltiy Network's Peter Malcom to talk about the report regarding its ability to address inequality.

 

The National Party with Amy Adams: September 21, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: September 21, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: September 21, 2018, 34.81 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

Laura Kvigstad speaks with National MP, Amy Adams on why National opposes a capital gains tax and the issues with the new proposition from the tax working group. Then they discussing Housing New Zealand compensation tenants who were evicted due to illegitimate meth testing. Finally, they discuss how Adam's spent the anniversary of women's sufferage and the new gender pay equity bill. 

Housing WoF and Electric Cars w/ James Shaw: September 24, 2018

Housing WoF and Electric Cars w/ James Shaw: September 24, 2018 Housing WoF and Electric Cars w/ James Shaw: September 24, 2018, 14.79 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

This week Jemima spoke to Green Part co-leader James Shaw about that party's call for a housing Warrant of Fitness to ensure that New Zealand homes are "dry, warm and healthy". They also discussed the future of electric cars in Aotearoa. 

The Southern Cross: September 24, 2018

The Southern Cross: September 24, 2018 The Southern Cross: September 24, 2018, 18.43 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre’s reporters Rahul Bhattarai and Sri Krishnamurthi. We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered on Asia Pacific Report. Topics include the crackdown on the press freedom in Nepal by the government with new legal codes being introduced in the Nepalese constitution, by far the biggest protests against President Duterte of the Philippines on the nation’s 46th anniversary of martial law and Sri is here to update us about the pre-elections mood in Fiji.

 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: September 21, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: September 21, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: September 21, 2018, 12.67 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

For Neighbourhood Watch this week, Radio Adelaide Correspondant, Sam Smith speaks with Laura Kvigstad about needles being found in fruit and the royal commission into aged care abuses in Australia. 

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 20, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 20, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 20, 2018, 23.84 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss overlapping claims, striking Ministry of Justice workers, and potential changes to the Official information Act.

NZ First: September 19th, 2018

NZ First: September 19th, 2018 NZ First: September 19th, 2018, 26.83 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau talks to us about the State of the Government event in the weekend and the extension of the NZ Defence Force's troops in the Middle East.

Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018

Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018 Wire Worry Week: Sexual Harassment I/V w/ Māmari Stephens: September 19, 2018, 15.95 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

For worry week, we are discussing sexual harassment.

When I was looking more into this topic, I came across an article by Vox, which discussed a allegation made by a woman against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Vox discussed how the the New York Times, who were the first to break the story, labelled this as sexual misconduct, and not sexual assault.This got me thinking, of how our media and our society discuss these issues and use the terms interchangeably and what the consequences of doing this could be.

To find out more about this, Darashpreet Johal spoke to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the school of law at victoria university.

As a content warning, this discussion involves Mamari and I talking about what the terms, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct mean and discussing a sexual abuse case that involves a child.

If any of this content was harmful or disturbing in any way, please let us know and if you and someone you know has been affected by this, please know you can call.

 

Rape Crisis - 0800 88 33 00 (Will direct you to a nearby centre)

Victim Support - 0800 842 846 (24hr service)

Women's Refuge (For women and children) - crisis line available on 0800 733 843

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz 

Dear Science: September 19th, 2018

Dear Science: September 19th, 2018 Dear Science: September 19th, 2018, 24.3 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

For Dear Science, Marcus Jones joins us for his last week covering Allan and we talk about plastic in the  ocean, predisposed forgiveness, and Ig-Nobel prizes.

The Southern Cross: September 17, 2018

The Southern Cross: September 17, 2018 The Southern Cross: September 17, 2018, 16.63 MB
Mon 17 Sep 2018

Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include, the Rainbow Warrior's arrival in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence. 

Green Party Priorities w/ James Shaw: September 17, 2018

Green Party Priorities w/ James Shaw: September 17, 2018 Green Party Priorities w/ James Shaw: September 17, 2018, 16.92 MB
Mon 17 Sep 2018

Green Party co-leader James Shaw is back on the Wire this week. He spoke to Jemima about the party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and the Productivity Commission's report on electricty generation in a low emission economy.

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 13, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 13, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: September 13, 2018, 19.68 MB
Thu 13 Sep 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat. This week they discuss amendments to the Family and Whanau Violence Bill and national MP Matt King's coward punch bill.