The Wire

All the latest interviews and reports from 95bFM radio’s news and current affairs show The Wire.

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July 18 – Is gender identity an issue in sport?

July 18 – Can fish change their sex?

July 11 – How can we engage the ageing workforce?

July 11 – Can we reduce the production of methane in living organisms?

July 4 – What is New Zealand’s relationship like with Israel?

June 27 – What do changes to New Zealand’s electoral process mean for voters?

June 19 – How bad is food poverty in New Zealand?

June 19 – How can kelp help us locate earthquake locations?

June 10 – Does New Zealand’s criminal justice system need reforming?

June 7 – Are we in the middle of a climate emergency?

June 7 – What is the state of political lobbying in New Zealand?

June 6 – What are the alternatives to plastic?

June 6 – Digital Giants: To tax or not to tax?

May 20 – Death on the roads: Do we need to do more to stop drug drivers?

May 6 – What are the risks of moving to a medicinal cannabis regime?

May 6 – Turning the tide on transport: why is time for us to start walking?

May 1 – Turning the tide on transport: is it time to give up our cars?

April 30 – What is wrong with New Zealand’s prisons?

April 25 – How are our diets damaging the planet?

April 9 – What are the implications of gun laws on public health?

April 3 – How is climate change affecting Māori burial grounds?

April 2 – How is New Zealand doing on climate change?

April 1 – What is kauri dieback and what can we do about it?

March 21 – Can new gun laws make a difference?

March 18 – Is gene-editing ethical?

March 13 – What is the intersection between Tikanga and climate science?

March 4 – How is sex education framed?

February 18 – What happened to Pride?

February 13 – How do myths about contraception come about?

February 13 – Do political polls still matter?

February 5 – Should the teaching of New Zealand history be compulsory in schools?

February 4 – Should GP visits be free?

January 29 – What are the new global ecommerce rules?

January 23 – Why has inequality grown in New Zealand?

January 21 – How much do we actually know about contraceptives?

January 21 – Is religion in decline?

January 14 – What is Huntington’s disease and how can it be treated?


December 12 – How important is it that New Zealand media use Te Reo in their coverage?

December 12 – How bad is domestic violence in New Zealand?

December 10 – Does New Zealand have a problem with bias media?

December 10 – What is ethical journalism?

December 7 – Is academic freedom under threat?

December 6 – Expanding International trade or Soft Colonisation?

December 4 – A history of militarization in the Pacific

November 27 – Is a predator free New Zealand possible?

November 23 – What does it mean to be a feminist?

November 21 – What are the dangers of government algorithms?

November 19 – How are political ideologies labeled?

November 8 – What was Parihaka and why is it significant?

November 7 – Why do people get excited about royalty?

October 31 – Is New Zealand committed to zero carbon emissions?

October 31 – My body, my business: sex workers in an era of change

October 16 – Is conscious Kava consumption a thing?

October 9 – When is something cultural appropriation?

September 28 – Why are more children being prescribed Fluoxetine?

September 24 – Are s 27 reports important?

September 14 – Lost in translation: what is the meaning behind and within languages?

September 6 – What is being done to help the conservation of New Zealand’s native bees?

August 31 – Publish or perish? Fraudulent data in academia

August 28 – What does the leadership spill mean for Australian politics?

August 27 – What is the difference between colonial and indigenous land management?

August 15 – Dr. Cornel West on free speech, utopian futures and music

August 7 – How will the US-China trade war impact India?

August 6 – Having a cold one with the kids?

August 6 – Is reality TV ruining society?

July 31 – What is the Keto diet?

July 24 – What is our relationship with food?

July 17 – What does Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination mean for politics and law in the US?

July 17 – What are the political consequences of the latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza?

July 11 – Why words matter when it comes to refugees

July 2 – How severe will two degrees of warming be for the planet?

June 25 – Are bail laws too tough?

June 21 – Does working with gangs help reduce crime?

June 13 – Has the US committed war crimes in Syria?

June 12 – How should suicide be reported on in the media?

June 7 – What are the psychological effects of earthquakes?

May 29 – Remembering Bastion Point: What was learned?

May 28 – Is the mental health of workers worsening?

May 8 – Are robots really taking over?

May 2 – Captain Cook: To celebrate or to educate?

April 27 – What is the future of climate policy in New Zealand?

April 26 – What should be done about New Zealand’s colonial statues?

April 20 – Are your clothes ethically sourced?

April 18 – How can we break the stigma of mental health?

April 10 – Are governance styles changing in China?

April 9 – What were the long-term ramifications of the War in Iraq?