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

The Wire with Lillian: December 19, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: December 19, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: December 19, 2018, 109.21 MB
Wed 19 Dec 2018

This is the last Wednesday Wire of the year, so we are doing a semi best of 2018 show.

For Dear Science we are recapping some of the biggest science stories from this year

Lisa replays her report on the ghost homes of New Zealand, and part of an interview with Associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter.

Lillian doesn't do best of but instead gives us an investigative piece on the restructure posed by CanTeen NZ in the past couple of weeks and the effect that will have on it’s members.

Justin's International Desk: December 18, 2018

Justin's International Desk: December 18, 2018 Justin's International Desk: December 18, 2018, 25.19 MB
Tue 18 Dec 2018

Thailand will be having an election next February, four years after a military coup.  Justin looks into what was behind the coup and the man behind the current political divisions, Thaksin Shinawatra.

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: December 18 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: December 18 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: December 18 2018, 93.06 MB
Tue 18 Dec 2018

A round up of the Tuesday Wire in 2018! With Tracey Barnett, the Nurses' Organisation, David Menkes, and Daniel Hernandez.

The Wire with Jemima: December 17, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: December 17, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: December 17, 2018, 106.78 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

Today on the Monday Wire we play our best bits from the year. Jemima gives an update on what Green Party co-leader James Shaw has been up to at COP24 and plays a clip from an interview with him on housing warrant of fitnesses. We play a clip of activist Mike Treen talking about his detainment in Isreal for the best of Southern Cross. Damian plays his favourite peice with Jeff Crabtree from the Zebra Collective about sexual harassment in the music industry. Ella is back to finally wrap up the year's crazy weather with Under the Weather. Justin plays two of his best pieces, one with Justice Minister, Andrew Little, on abortion reform and another with Nigel Hampton from the Howard League for Penal Reform on prisoner voting rights. Finally, Jemima plays two short clips from two of her favourite interviews. One with the Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dreifuss, about drug regulation and another with High Court barrister and solicitor, Khylee Quince, about s 27 Sentencing Act 2002 cultural reports. 

Soft On Use, Tough On Supply: New Synthetic Drug Laws

Soft On Use, Tough On Supply: New Synthetic Drug Laws Soft On Use, Tough On Supply: New Synthetic Drug Laws, 36.54 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

The coalition government announced the classification of two strains of synthetic cannabinoids as A-Class drugs. The change will also see punitive action on individual users lessened, with a diversion to rehabilitation services available under police discretion. Jenn spoke to Chief Executive of the NZ Mental Health Foundation, Sean Robinson, as well as Ross Bell, Executive Director of the NZ Drug Foundation about synthetic drugs and this new approach.

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018, 29.15 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams joins Laura Kvigstad to speak about letting fees being banned and the speculation that the ban will raise the cost of rent. They briefly touch on the ethics around these fees. 

She then tells us about the ministerial diaries being opened to the public next. She questions how transparent these diaries will be, keeping in mind that MP's can choose not to disclose certain information under the guise of concern for the public.

They then finish on the United Nations Migration Pact and why the National Party has chosen to not back government in signing it. 

 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 , 7.13 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

In Neighbourhood Watch, Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith joins us to discuss the decission to place an Australian space agency in Adelaide and what this will mean for the community. She then tells us about new laws on encrypted messaging in Australia that will allow police to apply for a warrant over suspicious activity to gain access to people's messages. It raises the age old question around the security of the state and the privacy of the individual. 

The Wire with Laura: 14th of December, 2018

The Wire with Laura: 14th of December, 2018 The Wire with Laura: 14th of December, 2018, 108.58 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

First up, we talk with Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams on the recent decission to ban letting fees, National's lack of support for the United Nations Migration Pact and government announcing they will be opening ministerial diaries to the public for the sake of transparency. 

After that, Jennifer Rose Tamati speaks with Shaun Robbinson from the Metal Health Foundation and Ross Bell from the New Zealand Drug Foundation on synthetic cannabis being deemed an A class drug. 

Following that, Radio Adelaide’s Sam Smith fills us in on all the Aussie news. Sam discusses the choice to have Australia's space agency based in Adelaide and the new encryption laws that will allow police to apply for warrants for encrypted messages. 

Finally, Grace Watson speaks with John Buttle, senior lecturer in criminology at AUT about media portrayal of the Grace Millane case. 

This day in history: 13th December, 2018

This day in history: 13th December, 2018 This day in history: 13th December, 2018, 25.58 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

This day in history goes back to 2003, for the capture of Saddam Hussein by US forces following their invasion of Iraq.

Dear Science Wednesday December 19, 2018

Dear Science Wednesday December 19, 2018 Dear Science Wednesday December 19, 2018, 19.36 MB
Wed 19 Dec 2018

It's time to wrap up a year of science-related news, debates and anecdotes. 

AUT's Allan Blackman goes back to some of the highlights of 2018, and keeps it short (for once). 

Under The Weather: December 17, 2018

Under The Weather: December 17, 2018 Under The Weather: December 17, 2018, 8.53 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

Under the Weather with Ella Christensen brings you all the climate change and weather news from across the globe every Monday. This week Ella discusses flooding in Sumatra, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and India, a heatwave in Guateng, the United Nations Global Compact for Migration meeting, Ireland disinvesting from fossil fuels and more

The Big Q: How does culture affect mental health? December 17, 2018

The Big Q: How does culture affect mental health? December 17, 2018 The Big Q: How does culture affect mental health? December 17, 2018, 39.19 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

How does culture shape our understanding and treatment of mental illness? Maria Armoudian speaks with Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Tanya Marie Luhrmann, and Andrew G. Ryder about culture and its impact on mental health.


The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org
 

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: 14th of December, 2018, 29.15 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Amy Adams joins Laura Kvigstad to speak about letting fees being banned and the speculation that the ban will raise the cost of rent. They briefly touch on the ethics around these fees. 

She then tells us about the ministerial diaries being opened to the public next. She questions how transparent these diaries will be, keeping in mind that MP's can choose not to disclose certain information under the guise of concern for the public.

They then finish on the United Nations Migration Pact and why the National Party has chosen to not back government in signing it. 

 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Privacy Versus Security': 14th of December, 2018 , 7.13 MB
Fri 14 Dec 2018

In Neighbourhood Watch, Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith joins us to discuss the decission to place an Australian space agency in Adelaide and what this will mean for the community. She then tells us about new laws on encrypted messaging in Australia that will allow police to apply for a warrant over suspicious activity to gain access to people's messages. It raises the age old question around the security of the state and the privacy of the individual. 

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

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: December 13, 2018, 31.61 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

Andrew Little and Lachlan have their final interview, disucssin name suppression, synthetic and medicinal cannabis.

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018 Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018, 37.45 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Te Reo Māori was systematically and violently removed from the indigenous people of this country. It’s decline and near extinction was only halted and reversed by major initiatives introduced in the 1970s and 80s, struggles that were led by Māori. In 1972 a petition was presented to Parliament to promote the language. That year, a Māori language day was introduced, and in 1975 this became a Māori language week. In 1978 the first officially bilingual school opened in Rūātoki in Te Urewera. In 1982 the first Kohanga Reo opened in Lower Hutt beginning the Kohanga Reo movement which has been credited with ensuring the next generation held onto the language by immersing young tamariki in the reo. Kura Kaupapa, full immersion schooling, followed. And the first Māori-owned Māori language radio station Te Reo o Pōneke went on air in 1983. In 1985, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the Te Reo Māori claim, which asserted that te reo was a taonga that the Crown was obliged to protect under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori was made an official language of New Zealand under the Maori Language Act 1987.

 

Every single one of these initiatives was fought for. It did not come easy, it did not come lightly and the resistance it faced was incredibly racist at every point. The systematic removal of the language was a conscious effort by colonisers to enforce assimilation to the English culture that was now the majority. Today, Te Reo Māori has had a resurgence but it remains at risk. Today, unlike in 1984 when Naida Glavish was demoted for saying Kia ora as a national telephone tolls operator and refusing to use only formal English greetings, today we hear Kia ora regularly in both formal and non-formal spaces. We hear it every night on the 6 o clock news. On bFM you’ll hear Ata mārie good morning, as well as ki ngā āhuatanga o Tangaroa i tēnei rā to introduce the surf report. On RadioNZ you hear all reporters signing off saying “ahau” which means I or me. As in, Ko Lillian Hanly ahau. In fact, this was the very reason for multiple BSA complaints against RNZ. So, while it has become commonplace to hear, some people still find it, funnily enough, alarming.

 

It’s here where our discussion today begins. Broadly speaking, as a broadcaster myself, I believe it is fairly straightforward to acknowledge not only an official language of Aotearoa NZ, but the indigenous language of this country. And, especially, as a Pākehā from this country, acknowledging the history and doing something about it to undo the damage which has been done, and continues to have effects. This is a personal discussion, but our identity as people’s of this country is personal, and is largely informed by the media. Who is it that we choose to be? And how are we going to achieve that.

 

Guyon Espiner is one of the presenters of Morning Report on Radio NZ. For some time now he has been weaving Te Reo into his work wherever he can. He starts the show with a mihi in the reo, and introduces himself as well. When he first started to do this, he got a lot of slack. People did not like it. At bFM we have also attempted this, and also received some slack. About a month ago, I happened to see Guyon in the supermarket and thought I’d ask whether he was interested in having a conversation on air about it all. In deferring to my tuakana, or older sibling, in the broadcaster scene I wanted to know more about his reasons for learning te reo Māori. Turns out, using te reo on the radio was a secondary priority to his life-long commitment to te ao Māori largely influenced by his family and his hope to communicate with his daughter in Te Reo.

Dear Science: December 12, 2018

Dear Science: December 12, 2018 Dear Science: December 12, 2018, 29.88 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

On Dear Science today we hear about a new, quick, way of testing for cancer, the Voyager 2's 41 year long journey into interstellar, and dangerous soya sauce "cleanses".

The Green Desk: Plastic packaging in a circular economy with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network

Plastic packaging in a circular economy with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network Plastic packaging in a circular economy with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network, 17.45 MB
Tue 11 Dec 2018

Ella speaks with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network about their recent report addressing how businesses can help solve the plastic packaging problem. They discuss what is currently happening to New Zealand's plastic packaging and what this report concluded about what can be done. 

Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018

Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018 Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018, 33.49 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

This week the Wire Worry Week is ethical journalism and broadcasting standards. Jemima speaks to Dr Gavin Ellis about what ethical journalism is and whether the Jami-Lee Ross saga was ethically covered by New Zealand journalists. They discuss the treatment of people in power by the media, simplifying news and the status of ethical journalism in New Zealand.