The Best of the Friday Wire 201412/18/14
Join Anna Bracewell-Worrall as we canvas political representatives on the issue of climate change. A self-described ‘freelance jihadist’ speaks to us from Syria, where he is still fighting for Islamist rebel group, Jund al-Aqsa. Sarah Wilson speaks...
Kermath and Amnesty Intl. Executive Director Grant Bayldon
Kermath speaks with Amnesty International's Executive Director Grant Bayldon about the sickening Taliban school attack that has highlighted the vulnerability of civilians
The Best of Wednesday Wire 2014
The Best of the Wednesday Wire 2014 - containing some of our favourite interviews of the year: "Question Time" feature on economic inequality, dance laws in Japan with Daniel Robson from the 'It Came From Japan' podcast, women in comedy with Jennifer...
The Best of the Tuesday Wire 2014
The Best of the Tuesday Wire 2014 - containing some of our favourite interviews of the year: Council of Trade Unions President Helen Kelly joined host Gary Farrow to explain the possible results of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, which Prime...
The Best of the Monday Wire 2014
The Best of the Monday Wire 2014 - containing some of our favourite interviews of the year: With the election less than a month away, and the 95bFM offices sitting in the heart of the Auckland Central electorate, host Madeleine Farman spoke to current...
Hawaii - Updates from the Occupation
Hawaiian academic Dr Keanu Sai says that the Hawaiian Kingdom was never legally annexed to the United States, and continues to exist as an independent nation. Sai previously spoke to Wire producer Nick Bond about his . In this update to the earlier...
Hawaii - An Illegally Occupied State? (Full-length)
Hawaiian academic Dr Keanu Sai says Hawaii was never legally annexed to the United States and has been illegally occupied for the past 121 years. Wire producer Nick Bond asks Sai whether Hawaii really is a nation under occupation. This interview was...
The History of Christmas
Peter Lineham, History Professor at Massey University, speaks with Chlöe Swarbrick about the history of Christmas.
State of the States - December 11th, 2014
US Correspondent Jason Leopold speaks with Chlöe Swarbrick about the CIA report on terrorist torture.
Christmas and Charity
Corie Haddock, Service Manager for Lifewise and Co-chair of the NZ Coalition to End Homelessness, speaks with Chlöe Swarbrick about homelessness and charity around Christmas time.
Tax Avoidance in New Zealand
Specialist Tax Report James Coleman speaks with Caitlin McIlhagga about tax avoidance in New Zealand.
CIA interrogation report released
The US Senate Intelligence Committee this week released their report into the CIA interrogation program, which was established after the 9/11 terror attacks. The select committee concluded in the report that the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation...
Saving Seal Pups -- Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson
Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, about an historic moment in 1979. Members of the Sea Shepherd sprayed a thousand seal pups with harmless but permanent dye in order to render their pelts worthless to seal hunters....
The Year In Politics 'Disappointing'
What a year in politics. Dr Jennifer Curtin, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics and Public Policy at the University of Auckland, recaps with Anna Bracewell-Worrall. Dr Curtin says the year has been 'disappointing'.
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We crossed to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer this week to talk about Tony Abbott ending the year with a series of 'back downs', the establishment of a dedicated taskforce to ensure the Great Barrier Reef isn't listed as 'in danger',...
The History of Christmas with Peter Lineham
In the olde dayes, Christmas was ‘typically celebrated with a great deal of drinking’. But was there any gift-giving and when does Santa join in? Peter Lineham speaks to Chlöe Swarbrick.
New Zealand has one of the fastest growing rates of income inequality among the developed nations, according to a new OECD report. The report shows that countries including New Zealand, Finland, Israel, Sweden, and America have rapidly growing gaps...
Mobile Families: Young families under pressure from rental market
A new report has found large numbers of families with young children are frequently moving between rental properties. The report extracts information from the longitudinal study, Growing Up in New Zealand and shows that 45 percent of children had...
Today on Dear Science we’ll hear about: The new Nielsen report showing that New Zealanders love science but often find it too complex with too much conflicting information. We’ll also get an update on the Lima climate change meeting and hear about the...
"Racist and Xenophobic": The case for a foreign home buyer registry
It has been revealed that Government officials have been gathering information on the potential for a register of foreign buyers of New Zealand real estate, after the Government said such a registry was unnecessary and even xenophobic. Earlier this...
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