The Monday Wire with Gary Farrow
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing07/07/15
This week, Professor Steve Pointing speaks to Ben Leonard about how spiders travel the high seas, why sea-horses have square tails, and why alien sharks and lions could exist.
Reviewing our Intelligence Services: Sir Michael Cullen
Former Deputy Prime-minister Sir Michael Cullen has been appointed to co-lead a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s intelligence and security agencies. Acting Attorney General Amy Adams, has appointed Dr Cullen as well as Dame Patsy Reddy to look at...
New Zealand's Climate Change Plan
Tim Groser this week announced New Zealand's target of an 11 percent reduction of carbon emissions from 1990 levels - a move which has been criticised as shortsighted and insufficient. 95bFM's Ceanne Coutinho speaks to Generation Zero spokesperson...
Blank Noise -- Jasmeen Patheja
Jasmeen Patheja works on projects that help women claim public space. She's the recipient of 2015 International Award for Public Art. Patheja joins Anna Bracewell-Worrall in studio to discuss her activist art.
First Union on planned bus roster strike
New bus timetables to be unveiled this month have been accused of fuelling drivers fatigue, and therefore jepordising passenger safety. A claim has been filed in the Employment Relations Authority by FIRST Union after Auckland Transport company NZ Bus...
How is the council dealing with the housing crisis?
Wire host Alice Gatland and producer Mandus Orarback takes a deep dive into the housing crisis and takes a look at what efforts the council is making to get us out of it.
Green Desk from July 7th
On the Green Desk this week, we'll be hearing from Adam Burling from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society about their new campaign against Blackmores' "EcoKrill" operation. Very much to the contrary of its name, it implies environmental destruction...
Better Public Service
Back in 20-12 the Prime Minister set up the first of ten targets for Better Public Service. Yesterday the government published the progress they’ve made in reaching those targets. One of the major achievements, according to the government, is that...
Hacking the Government
GovHack was held over the weekend at sites all around the country. The hackathon event was an opportunity for clever people got together to “innovate and create with government data” - Cherie Ellis is GovHack’s New Zealand coordinator. She speaks to...
Southern Cross-6 July 2015
This week on the Southern Cross, Alistar Kata joins us from Samoa to talk about the mood there ahead of Wednesday’s historic All Blacks-Samoa test.
Treat-U, Treat-I, Treat-Y
The Auckland Museum is hosting a smart talk exploring fresh perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi in a collaboration with Massey University. 'Waitangi 175: Treat-U, Treat-I, Treat-Y' will include a diverse range of panellists, including Kiritapu...
Long Live King Tupou VI!
Tonga’s King George Tupou VI has just been crowned. The coronation has been a huge event, with more than a week of celebrations and thousands of Tongans returning from overseas to attend. New Zealand-based Tongan social commentator Sef Hao’uli has...
This Week's Bits -- Fesitval Line-ups
Sara Shirazi looks into a lack of diversity in typical festival line-ups and Mandus Orarback tells us a story about dog training.
Peer Pear Review
The pear among its peers is very overshadowed. Contending with the apple and banana is quite a tiring task. Ellen Moorhead alongside Anna Bracewell-Worrall discuss and review this majestic fruit with puns galore. Enjoy.
Mandus Orarback and his girlfriend got a dog two years ago and in a snap got a glimpse into a world they knew very little about. Mandus tells us about the drama you find among dog trainers and dog owners and the different schools of thought in dog...
Writing for Children
A new course aims to teach adults in developing countries to write stories for children. The course content is free -- or very cheap for those who want an official qualification for it. Anna BW talks to Dr. Sue Watson, chief executive of AT Summit...
State of the States
We cross to the States to talk to our US correspondent, Jason Leopold about those leaked Hillary Clinton emails.
Women at Music Festivals
Do music festivals have something against women?? Analysis by The Guardian of twelve UK festivals has found that 86% of advertised performers are men. 95bFM Producer spoke to Mark Kneebone from Laneway, Suzanne McNamara from Splore and woman about...
State Housing Sales w/ Phil Twyford
The last few days have seen several new developments in the ongoing debate on the government’s state-housing policy. Labour’s Housing Spokesperson Phil Twyford joins us to talk about changes in who can buy and control one of New Zealand’s largest...
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
This week on Dear Science we look at how cells record Earth's rotation, this year's leap second, and we find out whether iron is in fact a biological element. Thanks to Professor Steve Pointing from AUT University.
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