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New Research says Suicide is 'not a selfish act'

7/25/2014
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A new study done by mental health charity SANE Australia and the University of New England found that many who have attempted to take their own life claim that suicide is not a selfish act. They interviewed 31 people across Australia who had attempted to take their own life, and were asked about their experience, the support that was available to them, whether they talked to family and friends about their attempt, and what helped or slowed recovery. Wire producer George Freeman spoke to SANE...

Duration: 00:08:26


Gareth Hughes Hugely Into Solar Schools

7/25/2014
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The Green Party yesterday announced the latest element of their energy policy. The policy is a scheme to install solar panels to 500 schools over five years. The policy would cost $20 million, and the Greens say it’ll result in annual savings of $ 1.64m (exclusive of GST) over the 25-year lifespan of the panels installed. Anna Bracewell-Worrall spoke to Green MP Gareth Hughes on the policy.

Duration: 00:05:53


Celebrity Culture

7/24/2014
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In light of the upcoming election, we’ve been investigating voter apathy. Perhaps the largest, self-perpetuating attention grab these days is celebrity. With this in mind, we decided to investigate the nature of celebrity culture, and why we care, with Emeritus Professor Dr Graeme Turner, Founding Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland.

Duration: 00:14:04


Humans of Remuera

7/24/2014
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bFM reporter Sylvia and Chlöe speak live with the founders of the Humans of Remuera Facebook page, on why stereotyping is sometimes okay and sometimes necessary.

Duration: 00:06:23


State of the States - July 24, 2014

7/24/2014
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In this week's State of the States with Jason Leopold, he and Chlöe speak Palestine/Israel and the US media's terrible coverage of it (including their pulling reporters off of covering the crisis because they were deemed to be too sympathetic to Palestinians), alongside MH17.

Duration: 00:16:56


K Road Cycle-lanes

7/23/2014
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Generation Zero spokesperson Elliot Rysenbry speaks to Ben Leonard about their successful campaign to have dedicated cycle lanes trialled on Auckland's Karangahape Road.

Duration: 00:06:14


Save Cheeses

7/22/2014
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The Slow Food Company has reported that by the end of this year up to one thousand artisan cheeses could be extinct. Sylvia Burgess spoke to Alberto Farinasso from the Slow Food Company all the way in Italy, about this distressing news and what we can do to prevent it.

Duration: 00:19:04


Tau Henare's Goodbye to bFM

7/22/2014
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Tau Henare has spent almost 21 years in Parliament and is retiring at the upcoming election. He spent time as the Minister of Maori Affairs, the Deputy Leader of New Zealand First and for the last nine years as a List MP for National. Jordan Bond spoke with him this morning and asked him what the fate of Colin Craig is.

Duration: 00:07:31


Gary Farrow's Transport Bonanza

7/22/2014
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Gary Farrow spoke with six political parties to get their opinions on transport in Auckland and the country. He spoke with Laila Harre from the Internet Party, Phil Twyford from Labour, Julie Anne Genter from Green, Colin Craig from Conservative, Winston Peters from NZ First and David Seymour from ACT.

Duration: 00:21:00


Taylor v Attorney-General

7/21/2014
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The High Court's recent decision in Taylor v Attorney-General broke new constitutional ground, potentially setting the stage for a showdown between the courts and Parliament over human rights. 95bFM reporter Nick Bond spoke to Professor Andrew Geddis from Otago University's faculty of law about the decision.

Duration: 00:13:54


Health In Focus - 21 July 2014

7/21/2014
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Madeleine Farman speaks to Pippa Grierson from the Science Media Centre about Alzheimer's disease. Pip discusses the nature of the disease, its symptoms, and brand-new research on identifying the disease early.

Duration: 00:08:44


Family Violence: "The Way Forward"

7/21/2014
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A new report on family violence "The Way Forward" says New Zealand's current approach to domestic violence is fragmented and inconsistent. It proposes an overhaul of New Zealand's family violence networks. Madeleine Farman spoke to Leonie Morris from the Auckland Woman's Centre about the report.

Duration: 00:09:49


Chlöe Swarbrick Speaks to Kim Dotcom

7/21/2014
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95bFM reporter Chlöe Swarbrick speaks with Kim Dotcom about the Internet party, his views on the New Zealand Government, youth voting and his extradition trial.

Duration: 00:13:58


Public Register for Sex Offenders

7/18/2014
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Last Sunday, a public debate took place on the issue of a public register for sex offenders. Some believed a publicly accessible online register of convicted sex offenders is a solution, saying the public have a right to know. Others believed public registers have proven to be ineffective, such as in the United States, and ultimately do not protect individuals or families. One of those people was Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. Wire producer George Freeman...

Duration: 00:10:13


Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer

7/18/2014
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This week, we talked to our Australian Correspondent Catherine Zengerer on MH17, parliament axing the carbon tax and Ian Thorpe coming out.

Duration: 00:11:58


Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Christchurch

7/18/2014
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The international workforce is increasing for the Christchurch rebuild however the experience has been a disappointment for many workers. There are issues regarding oppressive contracts, job losses, working without pay and crowded accommodation. There is also the issue that three months after arriving many workers have been told they no longer have jobs. This is a real disappointment for workers who have on average paid FOUR THOUSAND dollars to recruitment agents in the Philippines to be...

Duration: 00:06:56


Palestinian Perspective on Israeli Offensive

7/18/2014
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This morning, NZ time, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement saying the Israeli Defence Force would be initiating a ground invasion of Gaza. Since July 8, 237 people have been killed by the Israeli offensive. Anna Bracewell-Worrall spoke to Dana Amr, a Palestinian civilian living in the West Bank. She works as a lawyer at an NGO and describes herself as an ex-peace activist. She no longer believes peace is possible.

Duration: 00:09:56


State of The States - July 17 2014

7/17/2014
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American correspondent Jason Leopold delivers your regular Thursday feature State of the States. He and Chlöe talk Israel, the NSA's targeted spying on Muslims, and the brave Guantanamo Bay nurse refusing to force feed prisoners.

Duration: 00:14:47


David v David: Green's Economic Policy

7/17/2014
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Caitlin mediates a debate between David Slack, speech writer and Metro magazine NZ columnist, and David Farrar of Kiwiblog on the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand's Economic Policy.

Duration: 00:18:12


#YouthvsMPs

7/17/2014
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Chlöe Swarbrick speaks to Ruby Sands, Youth Ambassador for UNICEF New Zealand on the #YouthvsMPs debate. They discuss lowering the voting age, democratic involvement, why New Zealand might not be a terribly good place to be a child, and how to improve youth voter turnout.

Duration: 00:09:57

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