The Tuesday Wire
How did the Budget address child poverty?05/21/15
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley, Labour MP Jacinda Ardern and Green co-leader Metiria Turei speak to bFM reporter John-Michael Swannix about how the 2015 Budget addressed child poverty.
Neighborhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We cross to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer to talk about Tony Abbott saying "nope, nope, nope" to taking refugees from Burma, Australia's man in the Vatican denying he tried to bribe the victim all of a pedophile priest to keep quiet,...
Budget "will go down in NZ political history" - Bryce...
Political commentator and Otago University lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards speaks to bFM's George Freeman about the 2015 Budget.
Andrew Little on the Budget 2015
Labour leader Andrew Little speaks to bFM's George Freeman about the 2015 Budget.
Creating a Safe Space in Music
Eyegum Music Collective is a Wellington group who want to put on music events free from harassment. They put together an anonymous survey that will help them define what harassment is and what a safe space looks like. Wire host Anna Bracewell-Worrall...
State of the States with Jason Leopold
Every week, investigative journalist Jason Leopold delves into the big stories from the United States of America. He speaks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall. This week, Anna and Jason discuss Hilary Clinton emails, Osama bin Laden documents and the Federal...
Protecting Our Bees
Bees all over the world are struggling. The Green Party says the Environmental Protection Agency needs to stop the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, saying they are harming our bees. Steffan Browning, Green Party spokesperson for Primary...
Special Housing Area 62
Special Housing Areas are the joint Council and Government attempt to solve the housing crisis in Auckland. Certain areas are being fast-tracked for residential developments and one of these areas is Ihumatao Pa in Māngere. The Pa is one of the oldest...
Should gender reassignment surgery be funded? Part 3
Young Labour have put forward a proposal to publicly fund gender reassignment surgeries for trans New Zealanders. In part 3 Lynda Whitehead, President of Agender New Zealand Incorporated, speaks to Alice Gatland about the disappointing response to the...
Should gender reassignment surgery be funded? Part 2
Young Labour have put forward a proposal to publicly fund gender reassignment surgeries for trans New Zealanders. In part 2 Jan Logie from the Green Party speaks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall about the proposal.
Should gender reassignment surgery be funded? Part 1
Young Labour have put forward a proposal to publicly fund gender reassignment surgeries for trans New Zealanders. Currently there are 61 people on the wait-list to receive gender reassignment surgery. Funding from the government is available for 3...
Hymens: What? Where? Why? How...?
Head of family planning Christine Roche spoke to Sylvia Burgess about hymens, why we have them, their role in sex and virginity, and what are common misconceptions surrounding them.
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
Today on Dear Science we look at a link between maternal obesity and infant health, bone development in early humans, and mouse research that indicates we may one day be able to restore ageing brains.
But why are nipples sexy?
Off the back of the social media attention garnered across social media for NZ's arm of the Free the Nipple campaign, questions remain about exactly what its success would look like. Dr Panteá Farvid discusses the angles in society, politics and porn...
Southern Cross 18th May 2015
This week on the Southern Cross, Alistar Kata from the Pacific Media Centre discusses AUT's Rainbow Warrior Project, and Papua New Guinea.
Free The Nipple NZ
Men have nipples, women have nipples. What's the fuss about? Janelle Chitty, creator of the NZ arm of the Free The Nipple campaign, speaks to Chlöe Swarbrick.
UN Scrutiny of NZ's Prisons
The United Nations Committee Against Torture has just released its latest findings on New Zealand. One of the things it has expressed concerns about is our prison and justice system. The Committee's findings highlighted the over-representation of...
Stranded at Sea With Nowhere to Go
A shocking human rights tragedy is unfolding in the Andaman Sea. Boats full of Rohingya migrants fleeing persecution in Myanmar have been left stranded at sea, with no country prepared to accept them. What little information there is about the...
The Green Desk - 19 May 2015
On the Green Desk this week, FALLOUT is a play opening this week at the Basement Theatre, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. Director Jennifer Ward-Lealand and composer Paul McLaney join Nick Bond in the studio...
Relationships Aotearoa at Risk of Closure
Relationships Aotearoa is New Zealand's largest provider of counselling and support services by it is at risk of collapsing due to a lack of funding. Relationships Aotearoa receives $8 million of government money per year, but last year reported a...
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