The Monday Wire with Gary Farrow
Changing attitides towards graffiti03/26/15
Dr Ronald Kramer, University of Auckland lecturer in sociology, talks to George Freeman about attitudes towards graffiti, particularly in light of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s ‘Graffiti Free Week’.
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We cross to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer to talk about Indigenous elders who have rejected a proposal for Australia's biggest coal mine in Queensland, a small town in New South Wales who has launched Australia's first community...
Threat to Aboriginals 'impinges on the rights of all indigenous people'
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced this week his government could not afford to keep funding indigenous communities that were to far away from amenities, such as schools or hospitals. Director of Te Kotahi research institute at the...
Professor Jane Kelsey on TPPA Investment Chapter
WikiLeaks yesterday published the controversial investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The chapter highlights the intent of the parties involved with the agreement, led by the US, to increase power of global corporations. The...
Atheists Close-Minded About Open-Mindedness
People tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. University of Otago research suggests this is partly a result of inferences about religious people’s personalities. Dr Jamin Halberstadt from the University of Otago speaks to...
Student Representation Slashed
Last month the government decided to slash the size of university and wānanga councils. Students and staff have also been left in the cold as they no longer have the right to seats in the councils. President of the Union of Students Associations, Rory...
State of the States
Investigative journalist Jason Leopold joins Anna Bracewell-Worrall to talk about Bowe Bergdahl facing charges and a new report from the 9/11 commission into the FBI’s terrorism work.
Northland By-Election: A Bloody Meatworks Pantomime
The Northland by-election has gone from what looked like a relatively drama-free easy win for National to a bloody meatworks pantomime. NZ First's Winston Peters, who was more than happy to step into the role of the antagonist, visited Moerewa Affco...
Dear Science 25/03/15
95bFM is proud to announce that Dear Science is back with new contributor Professor Steve Pointing from AUT’s Institute for Applied Ecology. For our first week we’ll be looking at anti-obesity bacteria that could be used in dieting, how air pollution...
State Housing: Why don't the Sallies want it?
Ben Leonard speaks to Salvation Army housing spokesperson Major Campbell Roberts about their decision not to take over state housing developments.
Spying for Trade?
The latest release of Snowden documents has revealed that the Government Communications Security Bureau monitored email and internet traffic about New Zealand’s competitors for the job of Director General at the World Trade Organisation. Trade...
The Housing Lobby on state housing sales
The Labour Party are accusing the government of implying charities would take over state housing to encourage support for state house sales, when in reality houses will be sold to private investors. This comes after the Salvation Army announced they...
Zealand-South Korea free trade deal
We speak to Bill Rosenberg from the Council of Trade Unions, regarding the ramifications of the New Zealand-South Korea free trade deal.. How will it effect workers?
The First Union and Cotton On negotiations
We hear from the General secretary of First Union, Robert Reid. It has emerged in the past few days that discussions they were involved in with retail chain Cotton On have taken a turn. The company is now trying to take advantage of the new Employment...
Property Institute: "rethink social housing"
The government's Social Housing Policy have hit a major bump in the road. The Salvation Army, which has constantly been referred to as a “likely buyer”, has decided against participating in negotiations with the government for the transfer of the...
Green Desk - March 24th 2015
For the Green Desk this week, Pippa the Protector talks to Dave Watson, sustainability manager for Splore at Pecha Kucha last week. He joins for a chat about the work he has been doing to make events eco friendly.
Engineering a Less-Deadly Mosquito
A new technique for spreading genes through insect populations raises the possibility that - very soon - we might be able to block the spread of mosquito-borne diseases using targeted genetic mutations. Associate Professor Peter Dearden heads Genetics...
The Right to Life and the Right to Death
Lecretia Seales is fighting for her right to die with dignity. She has a brain tumour which will kill her slowly, but she wants a doctor to help her die on her terms. She's challenging the law which prevents assisted dying. Law professor Andrew Geddis...
Raising the Refugee Quota: Murdoch Stephens
Dame Susan Devoy isn't the only person calling for an increase in New Zealand's refugee quota. Doing Our Bit is an organisation which has been lobbying the government to double the quota for some time. Murdoch Stephens from Doing Our Bit speaks to...
Raising the Refugee Quota: Dame Susan Devoy
Is New Zealand doing enough on refugees? The world is facing more refugees and displaced people than ever before, but New Zealand's refugee quota hasn't been raised in decades. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy tells Nick Bond why she's...
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